Ancient Watertown of Qi Bao, Shanghai


Frogfish

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 08:53
Qi Bao is a town just 5 miles from my home in Shanghai, it is a recognised, but very minor, Water Town, of which there are a few in and around the Shanghai municipality. This was taken with the Sigma 10-20 on a K7. Manual exposure, 1/200, F5.6, ISO 200, at 12mm. Light was fading but I wanted to keep the speed up (wind) and ISO down !

A larger version can be seen here : http://frogfish.smugmug.com/Shanghai...753_CLpgE-A-LB




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i-Berg

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 09:31
A great way to introduce yourself here Kevin. Very picturesque.
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Algernon

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 10:31
Gorgeous shot.... looks so peaceful.
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K10D

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 10:55
A great shot and to think I just turned down a five year posting to Shanghai!!!!!

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pschlute

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 12:46
Very nice, very serene. I love the reflection.
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CoDa

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 13:44
Lovely shot.

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Colin

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Frogfish

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 17:30
Thank you for all your kind comments - very welcoming indeed, I think I'm going to like it here !

I'm on a few other sites but, although living in China, how could I not register on my 'home' forum

K10D - you shouldn't have turned that down mate (though of course I'm not privy to the reasons why of course) but 99% of expats love it here ! Totally amazing city, I've been here for 13 years now.
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thoughton

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 22:43
A great introduction Nice and crisp plus great reflection. Pagoda possibly a little central for my taste but we'll let it slide seeing as how it's your first post and all

Spent a fab weekend in Shanghai about 7 or 8 years ago, soaking up atmosphere and scouting out a possible move. Ended up remaining in Hong Kong but thought Shanghai was a lot of fun. I hear it's even more full-on now!
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Last Edited by thoughton on 11/09/2010 - 22:52

simonkit

Link Posted 12/09/2010 - 09:44
Lovely shot which only adds further to my excitement of our upcoming China holiday, it will be the first time we've visited the area so if this is anything to go by we're definitely in for a treat !!

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Frogfish

Link Posted 13/09/2010 - 06:15
Comments appreciated Thoughton, very generous of you

Simon - thanks ! If you are coming to Shanghai p.m. me and I'll give you an email address and some tips. Mold ? My parents now live in Pwllglas, Ruthin !
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Last Edited by Frogfish on 13/09/2010 - 06:16
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