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Shanghai boulevard at night with Nikon wide angles lenses.

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Shanghai tower with Nikon fisheye lens.

Shanghai tower with Nikon fisheye lens.

Last month I spent a week in Shanghai on the Pudong side of the river near the large TV-radio tower.  One night I took a long walk with my Nikon D700 and two lenses, the Nikkor – fisheye 16mm f/2.8l lens and the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 lens.  These photos are some of the results of the photo walk.  I don’t know which ones I like more, the photos with the 24mm or the fisheye.  They lend a different feel to the photos but I think that they are both pleasing.   I happen to like the fisheye results as the severe distortion does focus attention on the center of the photo, that is, the area in the photo that has the least distortion.

Taillights in motion.

Taillights in motion.

Passing bus.

Passing bus.

Bus in fisheye.

Bus in fisheye.

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August 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm

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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August 15, 2010 at 5:16 pm