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Three Towers

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 11 February 2019 in Architecture.


Previous photo presented the Shanghai skyline from the opposite bank of Yangtze River. Today I am getting in between the skyscrapers, right at their feet so to speak, where it was possible to truly appreciate their height and construction. The three towers are the ones I mentioned last time - from the left: "bottle opener" aka Shanghai World Financial Centre, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Tower. This was our last morning in China and the air quality and clarity were much much better. We were able to see the detail of each building very well.

The slight haze, or rather glare, effect that you can see here comes from the sun hiding directly behind the middle tower. I liked how the intense sunlight was spreading around the central tower and how it was reflecting off the other two towers to create interesting visual effect such as rays, glow and reflections. Back light also helped to create good contrast between the three structures. I kept the taxi going along the street at the bottom to hopefully show a little bit of scale. It is easy to understand the height and size of these towers when you are standing right next to them, but it can be often a lot harder to achieve similar result in photography.

I think this might be the last monochrome for a little while. I feel like it is time to bring back some colour into my posts ;-)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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