CF008542 Guangzhou Skyline Marked - 17-Dec-2017
The patio of this little restaurant has a great outlook over the landmarks in Guangzhou, with the added benefit of having the roads and tram tracks running below it.
Walk in early, take a table near the east edge and shoot with the camera rested on the railing of the patio. Order something some food and drinks too while you're there. As long as you don't use a tripod, the staff will not interfere.
This is a sunset location, and the Canton tower will light up well before the light completely fades, giving some opportunity to capture great colors.
Here I wasn't so lucky with the weather as the clouds near the horizon and the thick smog blocked the best light at sunset. But do go in summer, when the air is cleaner and the clouds more pronounced.
This was a single exposure of 60s at ISO50 (if I remember correctly) with 12mm front rise on the camera, cropped into a 2:1 ratio panorama in post.