Small Tour (Inspired by San Jose)and more Shanghai

damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
edited October 24, 2004 in Landscapes
Here is one of my favorite shots from the Coolpix 885.2929213-S.jpg
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  • lynnmalynnma Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,207 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2004
    damonff wrote:
    Here is one of my favorite shots from the Coolpix 885.2929213-S.jpg
    Nice shot Damon..I really like that. What settings did you use.
    Lynn
  • pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,694 moderator
    edited March 21, 2004
    damonff wrote:
    Here is one of my favorite shots from the Coolpix 885.2929213-S.jpg
    Was this shot in Shanghai? Can we expect a lot of photos from there? Very nice..... I always liked my CoolPix 995 - still do as a matter of factlickout.gif
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  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2004
    Settings
    lynnma wrote:
    Nice shot Damon..I really like that. What settings did you use.
    Lynn
    Hi Lynn, thanks. The settings are programmed auto exposure, multi-pattern metering, -0.3 EV, ISO 100, direct sunlight white balance.
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2004
    Shanghai Outskirts
    pathfinder wrote:
    Was this shot in Shanghai? Can we expect a lot of photos from there? Very nice..... I always liked my CoolPix 995 - still do as a matter of factlickout.gif
    Hi! Thanks for the comment. This was shot on the outskirts of Shanghai in a neighborhood called Zhou Zhuang. Very nice canal district.
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2004
    More Shanghai Canal District
    Here are a few more for the Shanghai-philes (thanks)!!

    A bridge over the main canal.
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    We happened upon this cart out of nowhere.
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    The light coming in through the doors was beautiful.
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  • ShakeyShakey Registered Users Posts: 1,004 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2004
    I like the cart photo !!
    Thanks
  • ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,897 moderator
    edited March 21, 2004
    damonff wrote:
    Here is one of my favorite shots from the Coolpix 885.
    Nice shots!

    Ian
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  • pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,694 moderator
    edited March 21, 2004
    Shakey wrote:
    I like the cart photo !!
    Thanks
    I do too, but the bridge with the reflection in the water has the potential to be outstanding. Thank you - more please.....lickout.gif
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  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2004
    More Shanghai
    I'm glad that people are interested in this city! Here are a few more. Thanks for the kind words!!
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  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2004
    Thanks Pathfinder
    pathfinder wrote:
    I do too, but the bridge with the reflection in the water has the potential to be outstanding. Thank you - more please.....lickout.gif
    Outstanding!? Wow, thanks. My wife likes that one too. I posted some more for you. I'm going out today to look for some moving transportation shots.
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2004
    Center of the City
    What life looks like in the center of Shanghai...enjoy.

    Sunset downtown
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    A blind beggar plays a homemade lute.
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    An old lady sells food on the street - small capitalism.
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    An alley market bustling as usual.
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  • bikehikerbikehiker Registered Users Posts: 79 Big grins
    edited March 22, 2004
    Some great photos, I really like the top one.
  • pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,694 moderator
    edited March 22, 2004
    bikehiker wrote:
    Some great photos, I really like the top one.
    Agree - it seems to have a timeless quality and seems to cause a feeling of tranquility....lickout.gif
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  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 22, 2004
    Easy Scenery
    Thanks guys. I enjoy this place. I'll be sad when I leave this summer. Until then, I'll keep snapping!
  • lynnmalynnma Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,207 Major grins
    edited March 22, 2004
    damonff wrote:
    Thanks guys. I enjoy this place. I'll be sad when I leave this summer. Until then, I'll keep snapping!
    Very nice shots Damonff, very interesting, looking forward to seeing more. How come you are in China??
    Lynn :)
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 22, 2004
    Question
    Hi Lynn

    I'm teaching here at a boarding school. I'm headed back home (USA) in July. I haven't been that far outside of Shanghai but I hope to hit Beijing and the Great Wall before I leave.
  • SeamaidenSeamaiden Registered Users Posts: 339 Major grins
    edited March 22, 2004
    All I can say is WOW! wow.gif
    Youth and Enthusiasm
    Are No Match For
    Age and Treachery
  • SeamaidenSeamaiden Registered Users Posts: 339 Major grins
    edited March 22, 2004
    On the backs of the scooters, are those lunchpails? I really like this stuff.
    Youth and Enthusiasm
    Are No Match For
    Age and Treachery
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 22, 2004
    Food
    They deliver all kinds of food in those.
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 22, 2004
    Happy
    Thanks Seamaiden. I'll put some more up later today.
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    Small Tour (Inspired by San Jose)
    Here's a small tour of Shanghai...

    We happened upon this girl about to get on her bicycle.

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    Later we saw some interesting food for sale...

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    Time to get on the subway and head into downtown...

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    These cops are always helpful...

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    People often take their kids to work with them.

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    There'a a lot of construction going on here, constantly.

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    This couple takes a leisurely stroll.

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    Unfortunately, some of the city must make way for the new construction.

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    What better way to end than with a sunset?

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    I hope you enjoyed the mini-tour!!

    ~Damon
  • kometkomet Registered Users Posts: 117 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    Nice pics! I'll wager Shanghai is a bustling place!
    komet gives light so that you may find the way.
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    Bustling
    Very bustling komet. It's hard to live in a city of 17 million.
  • SeamaidenSeamaiden Registered Users Posts: 339 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    Boy, we've got a real NatGeo fellow here. I am really enjoying these pics, Damon. Please keep it coming!
    Youth and Enthusiasm
    Are No Match For
    Age and Treachery
  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    Inspired!
    Hey guys, here are some more. This weekend I'm going out to Yu Yuan, a very cool place with traditional Chinese architecture. I'll take you there!

    Basket weaver in action.

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    I wanted to ride this scooter...

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    These women are making baby shoes - by hand (they were singing too).

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  • fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    damonff wrote:

    Basket weaver in action.

    2956303-S.jpg

    That is a fantastic shot, damonff. can you post larger ones?

    What's the "ff" in your username signify?
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
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  • damonffdamonff Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    Large
    Hi Fish. Thanks for the kind words. I'll post larger from now on. The ff stands for the first initials of my middle and last names. Here's the basket weaver large until I post more later.

    BTW the basket guy was very cool and I have more shots of him in the process of making his basket but this one is the best because he looked at me - I got lucky.

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  • SamSam Registered Users Posts: 7,419 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    These are great photos, and very interesting. Keep it up. Since you will be returning soon, I hope you take a ton of them.

    Sam
  • SeamaidenSeamaiden Registered Users Posts: 339 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2004
    I actually see the beginnings of a great little coffee table book here. (Too bad paying for publishing yourself is so much.)
    Youth and Enthusiasm
    Are No Match For
    Age and Treachery
  • wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited March 24, 2004
    Please keep those pics coming. I'm really enjoying seeing a city that's foreign to me in more ways than one. Very enjoyable and informative. Keep it up! thumb.gif
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