The Motion of Shanghai

I crossed under the river one night from the Bund to get a closer look at the Oriental Pearl Tower. There was a cool fountain at the bottom and no tourists around.

This is a good thing, since it is always hard to make tourists look “cool” in photos. No matter what, everyone ends up looking like a gawking Rick Steves. Speaking of which, his travel series on PBS called “Europe through the Back Door” always gave me cause for concern.

The Motion of Shanghai

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • I love the colors in the sky – great job as always

  • I do believe you are the first to capture a UFO rather clearly (far left). Love the sky and perspective used.

  • notti

    amazing shot – you were really lucky that there weren’t any tourists or locals. this normally a buzzing area

    greez from shanghai

  • Great colors, Trey!

  • Great work Trey.

  • Naureen


    I was at this very location 6 months ago and this is a beautiful picture of course. cant wait to see more from your trip.

  • Adam

    Another great shot Trey! The colors are fantastic for a night shot.

  • Facebook User

    Fantastic shot Trey – steady eddy shot, with beautiful colors and treatment.

  • Great shot, lucky you not having any tourist around. I wish that was how it was for me on my last trip!!

  • Sweet, sweet job my boy, loving the colours

  • yea, it’s amazing how such a crowded area can look so deserted in this pic. The tower isn’t so high but looks deceivingly so at this angle (esp the smaller skyscraper in the background)

  • Nice shot! I’m heading off there tomorrow, adn it’s nice to be abe to plan the trip through looking at someone else’s shots.

    And you make it look so cool.

  • cool catch of the statue reflected in the orb!

  • Great shot! One of my favorites so far. Keep it up!!

  • Cool – thanks — glad you guys like this one.

    David – you’ll have a great time exploring.

    Cumidanciki – the long shutter speeds with high aperture settings help blur out any tourists that might have been walking through – that is a nice trick.

  • Hahaha! So you don’t use the back door method of exploration?!?! lol
    I think you’re right; that title could really confuse some people : P

    Great shot as always! Love the sky.

  • Wow there is so much going on here I love the circle of lights going around the globe, nice took me a while to put all the pieces together…but once I did Wham Baam…another Trey masterpiece…

  • casusan

    Super cool shot Trey!

  • WOAH!!! Sweet photo, and I love the new design for the site too!!!

    Amazing stuff.

  • very cool I would love to learn how you do this although I am sure, my camera is not good enough!

  • Fantastic shot, well done!

  • It kinda looks like a rocket to Mars…good shot!

Newsletter Sign Up

The most beautiful newsletter ever!