More photos from wandering around the Pudong area of Shanghai. While in Paris people photograph the Eiffel Tower. In Shanghai you photograph the TV Tower. It’s a huge sci-fi looking tower that appears like it was planted here by aliens. I like to photograph architecture in black and white because it reminds me of the opening sequence of Woody Allen’s movie “Manhattan” – complete with Gershwin music.
I went up to the observation tower of the Jinmao Tower and grabbed some high altitude photos of Shanghai. Then I visited the “Super Brands Mall”, which is the biggest mall in Shanghai (30th largest in the world). I had lunch there and then planned to see a movie. I had hoped to see Batman in a country that has outlawed all lethal weapons, but it wasn’t playing here yet.
I also checked out the Apple flagship store in Shanghai. It was my second visit to an Apple store in Shanghai – and no – I’m not an Apple fanboy.
I’ve taken a total of 2,857 photos on this 3 week trip. About the same as my trip to Tibet, but that was only 1 week long. For the photo-geeks, this is some technical data about the Shanghai series (I & II):– All of these were shot in RAW format and under-exposed about 2 stops so the sky and clouds didn’t get blown-out. The images were then processed in Adobe Camera RAW and the dark areas were recovered. – I used a full manual 8mm fisheye lens to capture some ultra-wide angle views both outdoors and indoors. During processing I use the Lens Correction filter in Photoshop to remove some (but not all) of the fisheye distortion. – Most photos were shot at ISO 100 (low noise) so I could compose the image twice – once in the camera and another time on the computer. For the street photos (and my sneaky Apple Store photos) I was literally “shooting from the hip”, not even framing the shot through the viewfinder. I just pointed the camera and pressed the shutter release when I walked by an interesting composition. After reviewing the images in Lightroom I would crop the composition I liked.