Photo: Shanghai Sunset
The view from a second or third story restaurant window into the sunset over Shanghai. April 2009

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Photo: Eat Your Heart Out, Las Vegas!
 
Our friends in China really love to light up their buildings.

We made our way across Shanghai after our last dinner before flying back to Beijing and then home the next morning. I had been impressed throughout our trip with the sheer amount of neon, LED and other lighting on both public and private buildings at night. Large Chinese cities are a colorful sight after dark.

I snapped this shot through the window of our moving bus. I thought that what appeared to be an office building with pulsating, moving color LED lighting warranted the risk of a little camera shake. The RAW file was grainy, and full of chroma noise, so I've cleaned it up as well as I can. The sky was a color similar to what is shown here, but I had to fake it. I'm no purist.

It would be an interesting project if one had the time and resources to do a photographic night study of Shanghai or any large city in China.

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Photo: Pagoda
A nice place to sit and contemplate.

It was Easter Sunday, 2009. We'd flown from Beijing to Xian where our first sightseeing stop was the Giant Goose Pagoda. There are peonies growing everywhere on the grounds surrounding, creating a very nice setting for the shrines, monuments and other sights encountered.

This pagoda is not the Giant Goose Pagoda, but is within the grounds. When I first saw it there were probably a dozen or so people lounging around and having a good time chatting inside. No one could blame them- it's a beautiful, restful place to sit for a while and talk with your companions.

The pagoda sits on a little rise, no more than six or eight feet high, overlooking the rest of the grounds. So when I went down below, I was able to shoot upwards through the peonies eliminating any people that might be inside the structure.

As throughout most of my China visit, the sky was a dull grey that occasionally would throw down some mist or spit a drop or two, and the air was quite hazy. Many things were slightly obscured, even at a close distance. And, you know, I can't leave a dull sky alone. If I remember correctly, the sky in the final product was from Oakland, California.

Anyway, here is my photo of "not-the_Giant-Goose-Pagoda-but-the-little-wooden-one-next-to-it." Enjoy!

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Pagoda
A nice place to sit and contemplate.

It was Easter Sunday, 2009. We'd flown from Beijing to Xian where our first sightseeing stop was the Giant Goose Pagoda. There are peonies growing everywhere on the grounds surrounding, creating a very nice setting for the shrines, monuments and other sights encountered.

This pagoda is not the Giant Goose Pagoda, but is within the grounds. When I first saw it there were probably a dozen or so people lounging around and having a good time chatting inside. No one could blame them- it's a beautiful, restful place to sit for a while and talk with your companions.

The pagoda sits on a little rise, no more than six or eight feet high, overlooking the rest of the grounds. So when I went down below, I was able to shoot upwards through the peonies eliminating any people that might be inside the structure.

As throughout most of my China visit, the sky was a dull grey that occasionally would throw down some mist or spit a drop or two, and the air was quite hazy. Many things were slightly obscured, even at a close distance. And, you know, I can't leave a dull sky alone. If I remember correctly, the sky in the final product was from Oakland, California.

Anyway, here is my photo of "not-the_Giant-Goose-Pagoda-but-the-little-wooden-one-next-to-it." Enjoy!

#Travel   #China   #Xian   #GianGoosePagoda   #flowers   #peonies   #Photoshop   #Lightroom  

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