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Old Dec 2, 2010, 8:20 AM   #11
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Kevin, these pictures look like the pictures I took from a fusion restaurant called Laris in the same area of the Bund (It could have been the same restaurant you were at). It was on Guangdong Rd. If you have not eaten there I highly recommend it.

It was a grey day like you had and very hard to capture the spectacular view. You did an excellent job with these! Those coal barges must constantly parade up and down the River as it was like that when I was there. Perhaps with all that coal burning it is the reason for all the grey days.

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Old Dec 2, 2010, 7:32 PM   #12
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I like.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 11:12 PM   #13
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Thanks John !

Hi Lou - Thank you ! Yes, M on the Bund is on Guangdong Rd right opposite 3 on the Bund (where Laris is also installed). '3' also includes the famous Zagat rated Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant - one of the World's top eateries. The 3rd shot above is actually looking across at their open air terrace. All those restaurants are superb (and cost a fraction to eat there that the same quality would cost in London, Paris or New York).

Actually coal burning in not allowed within (I think it is) 50 kms of the city. This was an edict issued by Jiang Ze Min and continued by Zhu Rong Ji (both are ex-majors of Shanghai - before they went to Beijing to rule the country) about 20 years ago. Most of the pollution here is from the vast quantities of cars and especially trucks.

Next time you are in Shanghai you must give me a call !
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Old Dec 3, 2010, 3:30 AM   #14
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Great series, happy you got out to get some shots.
Really like nr2 because it' not a view that is not common.
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Old Dec 3, 2010, 11:12 PM   #15
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Thanks Ronny - with the 43 I just had to compose what I could but I was happy the way some of them came out and especially with the amazing sharpness and resolution allowing sharp tight crops (although all except the first 10-20 shot are uncropped).
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well you cant complain about the detail of either lens these are really detailed photos
and i think the grey day really helped i feel a bright contrasty day would of hidden a lot of stuff in shadows
those are some interesting buildings
whats the spire looking one
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Lovely pictures, very well done for a grey day. And that lens sure looks outstanding, very sharp. I'm another who's unlikely to ever visit your beautiful city, but I'd love to some day.
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I agree John & Harriet - the 43 Ltd is one sharp cookie - to think I nearly sold it a couple of months after picking it up for a song ! And thank you for your comments too.

Harriet - Shanghai is just an amazing city, the most populous in China and on some scales (depending on how they measure it) even the most populous in the world. An eclectic mix of the ultra modern with it's colonial past. Wonderful.

John - the spaceship-like building is the Oriental Pearl Tower (currently the 8th highest building in the world). I plan to do a shoot from here on a clear Winter's day - they have a transparent observation deck - like standing on air !
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Thanks for sharing.
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