Shanghai – Stuck in Customs

Shanghai in the Rain

Weird bug today … so if you see this text twice, sorry! 😀
Here’s a photo of Shanghai on a rainy evening that I recently re-processed with Luminar Neo (this is not a paid post – I don’t do those). I’ve been using it a ton lately and trying to wean my way off of Lightroom. I still keep my master library of 800,000 photos in there, so I kind of have a foot in both camps. If you are confused by this, then you should be in my brain where confusion also abounds.

Daily Photo – Shanghai in the Rain

Shanghai in the Rain

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-23 01:38:23
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai With the Lights

Daily Photo – Shanghai With the Lights

Following on from yesterday, here’s a chunk of Shanghai with the lights…

Shanghai With the Lights

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-18 23:32:42
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai Without the Lights

Daily Photo – Shanghai Without the Lights

Shanghai is one of those cities that absolutely comes alive at night, just so amazingly vibrant. During the day though and especially when there is a storm or mist in the mornings it has an entirely different feel.

Shanghai Without the Lights

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-19 18:25:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length64.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring Shanghai

Daily Photo – Exploring Shanghai

In Shanghai an old industrial area has been converted into an art space. We arrived a bit late to go inside but there was still plenty of fun to be had wandering around and grabbing some night HDR.

Exploring Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-22 00:04:43
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai

Here is one of the special animated creations for the recent drop on OpenSea.

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The Disney Store in Shanghai

Daily Photo – The Disney Store in Shanghai

This entire area of Pudong completely empties out at night. I was like literally the only person walking around the streets. It was kind of eerie in a post-apocalyptic kind of way. It did make for some great photos… I just had on my earphones and was dancing around with my tripod like a loon. I’m sure if any Chinese people did actually see me… they’d be thinkin’ “Man, these tourist people are crazy!”

The Disney Store in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-21 02:30:36
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture10
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai at Midnight

Daily Photo – Shanghai at Midnight

Pudong is the Blade-Runner area of Shanghai and it’s pretty much empty at night. There are not many hotels there and there are no living areas for the Chinese, so it’s pretty much a ghost town every night. You can just walk around and take as many photos as you can until you are exhausted. It’s a bit weird and lonely in a way because there is nobody else around… no convenience stores… no restaurants… no bars… it’s just a bunch of office buildings sleeping for the next day of activity.

Shanghai at Midnight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-21 00:24:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Art Tour in Shanghai

Daily Photo – Art Tour in Shanghai

Here’s a rarely visited area of Shanghai where this old factory has been converted into an art space. Unfortunately, we got there too late and we could only kinda look through the window. There was a lot of contemporary art in there that looked completely confusing, so it’s probably just as well that I didn’t go in… I could be confused from the outside rather than be confused from the inside.

Art Tour in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-22 00:08:17
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length21.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Lighting Lamps in Shanghai

Daily Photo – Lighting Lamps in Shanghai

As part of my “thing” with the Ritz-Carlton, they let me take whatever photos I want to take, which is great! They usually have a few suggestions here and there that might be photogenic. Some are good ideas, and some kind of come out to be duds. Anyway, at this hotel in Shanghai they have a nightly ritual where they light lanterns to illuminate the main hallway that leads to the lobby. The women dress up in traditional garb, so I thought it would a fun shooting opportunity, and it was!

Lighting Lamps in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-21 21:53:16
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Prepping for the Shanghai Photo Walk

Daily Photo – Prepping for the Shanghai Photo Walk

This monolith along the Bund, Shanghai is where the whole group met for the photo walk while on the Asia tour. Besides all the great people I met there, it was also amazing to run into Liam Gowing, who was a guy I went to Jesuit High School with! He was like the “cool” guy that was the lead singer of the band… I was not cool in high school, believe me. But now, we were both kinda cool, I guess. Hey, cool is a state of mind, right?

Prepping for the Shanghai Photo Walk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-17 22:03:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture9
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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