Just wrapped up my first visit to Shanghai, China and while most of it was filled with business meetings, training sessions, a trade show, customer visits, and the like, I was able to get a few days and hours here-n-there to go hunting for that next unique shot.

I’ve known that China in many ways was becoming more modernized in recent years, but I was a bit surprised at how much.  The skyline of Shanghai is breath taking and rivals any big city in the world.  Next to Zhongshan Road and along the western bank of the Huangpu River is a walkway known as the Bund.  Views from the Bund across the busy river traffic offer many opportunities for great architecture shots.  Buildings such as the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Jin Mao Tower, the distinctive Oriental Pearl Tower, and nearing completion is the twisting Shanghai Tower that is the tallest building in China.

Skylines can make for nice shots, but I was fortunate enough to catch this image of an artist at work.  I learned about a very cool project as there were artists stretched all along the Bund from the Peace Hotel and artist in residence program sponsored by Swatch … www.swatch-art-peace-hotel.com/ …  Was running short on time, so hope to learn and see more on my next visit.

Enjoyed great food, spending time with friendly people, some shopping along Nanjing Road, and timed it just right for some beautiful weather.  My Samsung NX100 has served me well, but has seen better days after all our travels together, so I visited the Xing Guang Photography Equipment Center … 6 floor building filled with vendors selling all kinds of cameras and accessories.  I have to say I was totally disappointed though that I couldn’t find a single #Samsungcamera in the entire place!  Totally bummed!

Anyway, looks like I may be back in Shanghai soon … have to go photo hunting in the Yuyuan market next time …