Sunday, April 26, 2009

A walk in the dark

An Orgy of Escalators
Shanghai Times Square

Meyer-Optik Görlitz Lydith 30mm f/3.5

A colour image is impossible: lighting in the escalator atriums consist of a nasty mix of tungsten and fluorescent light. If I white balance for one, I get swathes of maroon/green for areas illuminated by the other.

Shanghai has a few elevated highways, all of which are massive infrastructure developments and enable motor vehicles to drive in the sky.

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This is the pedestrian bridge from which the previous photo was taken. Due to the pedestrian bridge's longish span, it is prone to a bit of oscillation when heavy vehicles thunder overhead. Feels like a cruise ship.

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Blogger 陈一豪 said...

Hobo can puke sleeping on the bridge

11:45 am, April 26, 2009  
Blogger Tan Yee Wei said...

Not necessarily so, hobo can have sea legs. But he'd sway and wobble when he returns to grade.

11:56 am, April 26, 2009  
Blogger k.t.x said...

really intersting collection of shots under that subject! and shanghai seems an intersting place to visit...and work! hehehe,

1:28 pm, April 27, 2009  
Blogger Tan Yee Wei said...

Thanks :)
Yeah Shanghai has got its sights.

3:37 pm, April 27, 2009  
Blogger albert said...

In theory, you could use Hue/Saturation/Lightness to pull the green into an orangey hue and tweak everything back to neutrality. I think.

1:14 pm, April 28, 2009  
Blogger albert said...

Also a bit slow I know but I just realized why you got the 30mm... makes a great view on APS-C.

1:15 pm, April 28, 2009  
Blogger Tan Yee Wei said...

Since i shot using RAW, i have them white balanced for two light sources. But the blending between two images would be a royal pain. So screw it.

I think your method requires some careful blending too. So screw it, too.

The view is decent, comparable to that of a 50mm on film. A tad slow though, would love to get my grubby hands on a 28mm / 1.4 haha dream on.

1:44 pm, April 28, 2009  
Blogger sabrina said...

I love love the escalator shot! Actually it's quite the turn on.....hmmmm.....i think i might be needing a man!

11:08 pm, May 01, 2009  
Blogger Tan Yee Wei said...

Oo thanks!
A man? No that's troublesome. How about an orgy instead?

9:03 am, May 05, 2009  
Blogger sabrina said...

Can also!!!! :p

9:51 pm, May 05, 2009  
Blogger Pixelated Mo said...

i love the escalator shot too.... hold the orgy thought...

5:17 pm, May 11, 2009  

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