Nice series Dirk... I really liking that 1st shot, well done...
+1 I like #1 too :smile:
all nice grabs Dirk, but i like the comp of #3.
off topic, are you in HK?
Me too, like them all, excellent, Dirk!
Another fine set Dirk!
Beautiful set, Dirk. I like all three!
Hi Dirk, these are very nice. I have a question for you: I will be in the Shanghai area on in late April, and I'm planning to go to Xitang to photograph the Chinese water town look. Do you recommend Xitang? Or some other water town such as Tongli or Wuzhen?
I'll also be in Shanghai for a day or two as well, and I'm thinking of doing some street photography in the Nanjing Lu area or the Bund. What do you recommend for shooting street in Shanghai?
Dude! Three more winners! The first is a stunner... great tonal range, lovely bokeh, beautiful comp... Wow! The 35 does rock, Dirk! My fav is #2, though... love the angle and the feeling of movement. The 50 is a pretty fair lens, too! And #3, well, you show off your fine eye and sense of form and shape. Just lovely. Really fine shootin'!
If you come around, give me a message!
I have been only to Xitang so far, but as most places touristic, I have seen, it is very busy and not much original to me (proof is, that until today, I have not developed the 3 or 4 rolls I shot and the digital files from that weekend).
When I was in Xitang, it has been a busy weekend with the main routes around the place very crowded.
If you are interested, I recommend, to try, to stay one night in one of the hotel rooms in the place, to enjoy the great look at evening/night/morning. This should be quite nice (we left in the late after noon).
I am not a big fan of shooting around Nanjing Pedestrian Rd. as of the people, advertising their shady business sternly concentrated on foreigners (watch, bags, DVD, massage, lady bar, …). This is very annoying, but got cleaned up quite substantially with the push of the officials during the EXPO.
I recommend (as a low light and night shooter) the closing hours in Shanghai in every major shopping place.
It is always very busy with many opportunities, as shops close and people rush back home, trying to catch a taxi or the last metros.
The usual sightseeing places are always a nice thing to visit, with many photo opportunities, as people are busy around them - even after seeing the usual suspects many times with visitors, it doesn't bore ;-)
As a town person, I can only say, that 1 or 2 days are wayyyyyyyy to short for a visit to Shanghai.
Only recently had I friends here, who couldn't have possibly seen enough after two weeks.