Shanghai – Stuck in Customs

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

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  • 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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Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong

Daily Photo – Shanghai Tower in Pudong

I’ve never actually been up inside this thing, but maybe I should go sometime. Well, I don’t have any plans to go to China soon… at least in the next five years or so. I kind of had my “fill” of China after being there about 10 times. Maybe that sounds a bit snobby or something… I don’t really mean it to sound like that. But the pollution and the not-living-in-balance-with-Earth stuff kind of grates on me after a while, you know? But they do have some cool cities, on the other hand!

Shanghai Tower in Pudong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-21 02:24:24
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture10
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Best of… Shanghai!

Continuing our “Covid-fun” to get people excited to travel again… well, even though China may NOT be the first on your list, here are some favorites from Shanghai!

The Wormhole Shanghai has this incredible tunnel that goes under the river to the Bund.  It's just wild inside!  They have a series of robotic trains that shuttle people back and forth.  Robotic doors whir open then shut again.  The front of the capsule has a bubble-window that allows for a stunning view as you dip below the river and back up again.  Colored lights in every lighting configuration fly by in beautiful colors.  This is an amazing experience that I recommend if you ever get to Shanghai!  - Trey Ratcliff Read the rest here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Asian Blade Runner

Shanghai, China

Shanghai,, China

A Rainy Evening In Shanghai

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Starting Point for the Shanghai Photo Walk

Updated my /Now page

It’s been a while, but I finally updated my Now page!

Daily Photo – Starting Point for the Shanghai Photo Walk

See that obelisk thing there in the lower left? That was the gathering spot for our big Shanghai photo walk! That was a particularly fun one! I saw an old friend from Jesuit High School, Liam Gowing. I was completely surprised that he randomly happened to be there in the middle of Shanghai! I had not seen him in about 20 years and it was really fun to catch up. Thanks again to everyone that came out for that event!

Starting Point for the Shanghai Photo Walk

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  • Date Taken2018-06-19 00:04:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai at Dusk from over the Bund

If you’re a Passport Member then today you get to see the creation of this fun panorama from Shanghai. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise!

Shanghai Surprise

This is made out of 9 different photos that I stitched together in Photoshop. I was trying to get an “angle” on Shanghai that no one has ever seen before, so I flew it out over the Bund to get this angle.

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Daily Photo – Shanghai at Dusk from over the Bund

I’m pretty sure flying a drone in China is illegal. I mostly think this because I was arrested a few years earlier for doing it. But I figured, hey, if I can talk myself out of Chinese prison once, I can do it twice, right? This is how I think… anyway, when I went to launch this down by the coast, I saw about three other Chinese dudes launching their own quadcopters. This only emboldened me!

Shanghai at Dusk from over the Bund

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-23 19:12:21
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO194
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Wet Pudong at Night

Beard on Beard

That recent Elon Musk video reminded me of this classic one.

Daily Photo – Wet Pudong at Night

Wet Pudong sounds kind of naughty, eh? This is the “business” area of Shanghai where nobody really lives. So, at night, it’s pretty much empty! That makes it great for nightcrawlers like me that enjoy taking nighttime cityscapes without a bunch of people getting in the way.

Wet Pudong at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-23 04:26:09
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai in the Rain

Daily Photo – Hong Kong in the Rain

On one of our crossings, the rain started to howl down so we popped out the umbrella. I usually don’t include the umbrella as a prop for these sorts of scenes, but I thought it made for a nice contextual element. There is a ferry that goes back and forth, but we ended up staying on it for three trips just so we could get lots of photos!

Hong Kong in the Rain

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-22 23:20:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length23.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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