Thursday, June 21, 2007
Pearl by day, Pearl by night
Pearl base in the daytime
Shanghai, China, May 2007 [Click all images to enlarge]
Time of day plays an enormous role in the tone of a picture. I'm rarely in the same place enough times to test this theory, especially when I'm attending a conference where the schedule is intensely tight and my time is incredibly short.
This trip was an exception. I got lucky by being able to return to the same spot along the river, directly across from Shanghai's fast-growing financial district. I first wrote about the Oriental Pearl Tower in this entry (click here to go back and read it. I'll wait. Really!) When I saw the base of this incredible structure, it occurred to me that it might be an even more interesting view than the big skyline-type view in the typical tourist shot.
I liked how the unique fixtures just above ground level interacted with the immediate area, and the river on which they fronted. You could tell that whoever designed this didn't just want to isolate the structure from its neighborhood.
And again at night...
Your turn: Do you often go back to a given scene to shoot it at different times of day? Do tell...