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SHANGHAI by xMEGALOPOLISx SHANGHAI by xMEGALOPOLISx
Shanghai, China

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Photograph is a part of the series: 'Nightscapes'.

Copyright Martin Stavars. All rights reserved. My images may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.

Full series you can find only on my personal website: www.martinstavars.com
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People usually expect from night city photography a colour effect: lights of different colours interferencing with each other and the best on sunset or dark blue sky.

Here we observe a totally different approach, focusing not on the "colours of the night", but on the structure of architecture located next to the water (sea, lake, river).

While the photo from the first sight might just not be very original - you may find a lot of similar ones even on dA using colorless square-cropped approach to night cityscapes - the main advantages of the photo are:
- great tonality including all transitions between total black to almost ideal white
- contrast between sharp lines of the buildings on the top and their delicate smudged reflection on the water.

Concluding: wonderful black & white technique and great sense of composition.
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is incredible, very nice lighting!
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eembuc1000 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in such a cool city! :D Amazing photo; it really captures Shanghai's essence. :D
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shelbycobraguy1966 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
FUUUUUUU*
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lee941030 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
as a Shanghainese,u photo really touches me
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guidemehome86 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning....
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StardustShimmy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NICE view!
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Schokolade6 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Normally, I couldn't classify Shanghai as something as amazing or breathtaking, but this photo certainly captures its beautiful side. Well done!
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YelloYellow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
la plus belle
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2wingo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I remember the first time I saw the Paris of Asia. I thought it was the most beautiful city I'd ever seen.
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symbiandj Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Looks like its out of a movie scene...
sin city.. maybe :)
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A-l-a-s-s-e-a Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
featured here: [link]
thank you for sharing your wonderful work :love:
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StFamous Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Photographer
Hey, your work have been featured here in my journal :giggle:
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Henrietta0001 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I've been to Shanghai, and it is an amazing city. I love the entire Nightscapes series, but this photo particularly struck me. It reminds me of the first time I saw this view from The Bund; it was absolutely breathtaking. How the black and white seems to make the city shine is fabulous. I saw this during the day, but the way the view is presented here is much more similar to how I remember it than my pictures are. It's definitely the glow, it stirs the emotional feeling you get when you see this, and it draws your attention to all of the architectural details. And I love city photos. Thanks for providing me with a tool to reminisce!
The picture is brilliant. :D
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lacusonline4 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how this shows the bund. The city seems like it's glowing. = awesome :D Composition is perfect. What camera did you use to take it?
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SvitakovaEva Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010   Photographer
impressive and I would ever look there
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K-Boyd-Photography Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Beautifully done!
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gabber06 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I really like this one.. the style is great ! :)
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dfm63 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
GREAT!!!! as always ;)
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JingWeiLiu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional
Ah, you come to Shanghai friends. I'm here, I feel good now Shanghai.
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:iconreigo:
Reigo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
stunning, Contrast is like coke to me!
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Nice
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Akonza Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
You have been featured! [link] :hug:
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DDUNIGAN Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   Photographer
Nice photo
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vtangophotography Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
perfect
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gaarazz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
OH MY DEAR thankyou so much for stunning me mind with such brilliance!!
This is fantastic. I visited Shanghai last year (along with Cixi, Xian & beijing) and i fell in love immediately.
Im assuming this is from the western view of the Bund? :]

GREAT work and u successfully managed to capture the moment. :)
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mysweetpea Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
This is amazing
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Akonza Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Amazing! :D
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shunbelaro Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Photographer
WOW :jawdrop:
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electric-lime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
this is absolutely brilliant! i love the b&w and the intensity it brings to the photo :D
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marcopolo17 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning...
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mstargazer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010   Photographer
Stunning and BW was the way to go!
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UJz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great art,
If you don't mind join our group at [link] it'd be great to have you :D
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punkybaby Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Nice!
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SteveMcClelland Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
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Katarjana Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Perfection in city scape photography. A lot of impact. I want to go so bad now, but I don't think it would be as beautiful.

I personally wouldn't have known where to crop it. lol /wants a tripod terribly now.
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Rajneet Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! amazing! :]
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Squirrelflight-77 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Congratulations! This image has been chosen as today's Featured Deviation on the front page of :icondramatic-photography:
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:iconmikper:
mikper Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
great one :)
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:iconmuskeg:
Muskeg Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Photographer
Gorgeous Shot!
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:iconmille94:
Mille94 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
my absolute favorit city! The view brings a lot of memories. Fantastic picture!
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:iconkykel:
Kykel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
This is really beautiful.
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:iconpribeiro:
PRibeiro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice
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:iconhoaxeye:
hoaxeye Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work, as always.
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:iconmarinveraja:
marinveraja Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work! Again! :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Great stuff
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PrefabrikYapi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
really good photo.nice view from Shanghai thanks for sharing
Prefabrik
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stonedonline Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Good One !!!!
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yomeli Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
woow *__* indescribable!
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PrettyDemons Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
This is absolutely amazing. I love it, how did you edit this, assuming you did edit it.
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