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Over The Rooftops

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 15 January 2019 in Cityscape & Urban.


Hello! Time to get back into swing of things in 2019! Hope you all had great Christmas and New Year. We have returned from a little trip to the south coast of Western Australia that we enjoyed very much. For now, I am resuming my photo series from the earlier trip to China. I will endeavour to post a bit more regularly, especially since we have a lot planned for the second half of the year and that will mean a diminished presence on the internet during that time period.

This is a little composition from a city previously unknown to me - Chongqing in south west China. It just shows how little sometimes one knows about the world. This is China's biggest third biggest city by population and during (and after) the Second Sino-Japanese War it was Chiang Kai-shek's provisional capital. Well, I admit, I never knew that.

I liked the arrangement of rooftops, older style house and modern skyscrapers in the scene that I saw as we were walking out of a restaurant. Gloomy and hazy conditions made it instantly appealing for a black and white photo. I especially liked the detail and texture provided by the roof tiles and the contrast that modern buildings added in the background. It felt like looking at two different worlds. The quiet old suburban dwellings against the new age busy, packed apartment buildings. There was just a touch of haze on the ground level and that gave the skyscrapers a little bit of extra separation to enhance the feeling of disparity between foreground and background.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 800 56 mm

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