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Shanghai - Pudong skyline

Skyline of Pudong's Lujiazui Financial District. Shot from the Garden Bridge (Chinese name: 外白渡桥 waibaiduqiao). See where this picture was taken. [?]

 

The Garden Bridge is the last bridge crossing Suzhou Creek before it flows into the Huangpu River. A great photo location, but the bridge vibrates notably when trucks or buses drive over it - not desirable for long exposures, one has to be patient. (View Large On Black).

 

Here is a detail shot of the Pearl Tower, shot from the same location.

 

In this shot the automatic white balance was used, leading to warm orange tones. Click here to see a different version, shot with the "Tungsten" white balance setting. Slight PP: due to the hazy conditions the contrast was ever so slightly increased, using curves.

 

Explore #163 on Sunday, January 3, 2010

 

For those interested in the rapid growth of Pudong: DvYang has a photo from 1993 in his stream - the Pearl Tower just under construction and no skyscrapers at all.

 

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Taken on December 27, 2009