Awesome Earth People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
Trey Ratcliff - StuckInCustoms.com - Creative Commons Noncommercial contact firstname.lastname@example.org
One great thing about a zoom lens like this 70-200mm (linked above) for landscape photography is it allows this nice effect called “compression,” where you can do effects like this: Bring in the two layers of sand dunes from beyond and make them look nice and overpowering.
You don't know how difficult it was to get this photo! It seems pretty easy because there is an entire mile of railing on the Bund side that looks across to the Pudong side of Shanghai. But, on this evening (the evening of the photowalk), people were stacked 6 deep along the railing. And not just any people. Chinese people. Their stacking density is 4x normal cultural stacking density. The means that getting up to the front with a giant tripod was a bit like a salmon trying to swim up a waterfall. And none of them knew any English, so I had great trouble explaining I was only going to be there 30 seconds and they can get back to their normal uncomfortable situation.
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