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The Apple “Cathedral” in Shanghai. With a fish-eye lens.

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Spotting the Apple logo from afar.

Spotting the Apple logo from afar.

Last week I was staying at a hotel in the Pudong area of Shanghai.  In my routine photowalk I happened to notice the Apple logo. Being a partial Apple-phyte, I walked over to the glass structure curious of what it might be.  As it was in the middle of the plaza, I was a bit mystified until I got closer and noticed that the structure was the entrance to the Shanghai Apple Store located below the structure and the plaza.  I did a quick walkthrough and then came back out for a few more photos.  One quick spin around the store told me the Apple phenomenon is as strong in Shanghai as in many other locales around the world.    It bodes well for Apple’s future.  And by the way, it’s design appeared similar to some modern cathedrals.  Just substitute another icon for the apple and you get my drift.

All photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor Fisheye 16mm f/2.8 lens.

Look into the store.

Look into the store.


Shot from the spiral staircase.

Shot from the spiral staircase.

Other direction.

Other direction.

Shanghai icon dwarfed by another "icon".

Shanghai icon dwarfed by another "icon".

Enough is enough.

Enough is enough.

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Written by leolaksi

August 15, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Impromptu wedding photos in Vietnam

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So sweet.  Good luck.

So sweet. Good luck.

I’m not a wedding photographer but when you run into couples having their wedding photos shot, it’s difficult not taking a few photos here and there.  The area around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh city is bursting with couples and their photographers.  You find them on the sidewalks, in gardens and in the streets.  If you find yourself in Ho Chi Minh City, take a stroll over to the cathedral and get prepared.  By the way, neither the couples nor their photographers care if you take their photos.  Try your hand, its a lot of fun.

Photos taken with a Nikon D300s and Nikkor AFS 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII zoom lens.

In the hot sun.

In the hot sun.

In front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

In front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

In the street.

In the street.

Taking a break.

Taking a break.

Written by leolaksi

March 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm