Shanghai 1, 2, 3…

Shanghai 1, 2, 3...Shanghai 1, 2, 3… by Frederic

Walking around the big city at night presents so many different angles and situations and lights and… The Shanghai Tower in the middle is 632m, has the world’s highest observation deck (in a building) and the world’s fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 metres per second.
Enjoy!

Panoramic Shanghai

Panoramic ShanghaiPanoramic Shanghai by Frederic

There are many rooftop bars in Shanghai but only very few have this kind of view! And I was surprised to learn that at 23h the “lights” of the skyline are actually switched off (to save power). Unfortunately I had only my phone with me on that trip.
Enjoy!

Photo Topic: Night Shots

One thing I really want to do (some day) is night shots. I am not talking about going out at night and shoot stuff (done that) but about night scapes. You can find a lot of examples on e.g. vimeo using this keyword, one of my favorite ones was done by Daniella Sibbing (and Marsel van Oosten).

Namibian Nights from Squiver on Vimeo.

I have been to Namibia before but have not yet managed to take shots like that. Another artist that I have found is Royce Bair. He does stunning night photos and is also maintaining a blog where he shares his experience. You should check out his NightScapes set on flickr.

Things you should consider when you too want to do something like this: A tripod, wide angle lens and a camera with reasonable noise performance and a location far away from other “light sources” (aka cities) is a must. Everything else is, as usual, learning by doing…