sarathvitala
sarathvitala

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China
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People's Choice in People Walking Photo Challenge
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Contest Finalist in My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol8
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5 Comments | Report
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen November 18, 2019
wonderful shot!
sarathvitala
sarathvitala November 19, 2019
Thank you Ellen
NaturesBounty PRO
 
NaturesBounty January 06, 2020
Simple composition, yet so artistic.
sarathvitala
sarathvitala January 06, 2020
Thank you
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh March 28, 2020
Congrats
sarathvitala
sarathvitala March 28, 2020
Thank you Harmeet
Alf_Myers
 
Alf_Myers April 12, 2020
Congratulations, your image really stood out and therefore it is my winner for the Street - In Colour challenge.
sarathvitala
sarathvitala April 13, 2020
Thank you
Glimpse_Photography Platinum
 
Glimpse_Photography September 11, 2020
great composition!
sarathvitala
sarathvitala September 11, 2020
Thank you

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo from the 17th floor balcony of my apartment in Shanghai, China.
Time
This was taken on July 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM. I generally go out on the weekends to visit tourist attractions but it was a gloomy Saturday and I was bored to death. I used to live in Xuhui, a core urban district of Shanghai and there is always something interesting on the streets so I took my camera out and I was lucky to get some nice photos from my balcony.
Lighting
It was a bit dark, overcast and nothing interesting as far as lighting is considered but I guess the tarmac and small puddles on it reflecting the sky created a nice background for the image.
Equipment
This was shot using a Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.
Inspiration
On that day, the street was unusually crowded and I could see plenty of umbrellas from top view against a tarmac background.
Editing
All my photos are cropped to 16:9 aspect ratio. Once I was happy with the composition, I reduced the highlights and slightly colour corrected the image in Photoshop using LUTs.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, a variable ND filter and TRIOPO M2508+D-2A professional aluminium alloy tripod.
Feedback
Aerial views are always interesting and if you are trying minimalism in aerial view, I think, an umbrella is the best prop.

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