Zhicai Ren  


Lujiazui, Pudong New Area outside the window by Zhicai Ren

June 2022 - Lujiazui, Pudong New Area outside the window

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Title:《Lujiazui, Pudong New Area outside the window》
Lujiazui on the other side of the Huangpu River was shot through the curtain wall glass of a high-rise building.
Equipment Used:NikonD800+Ultra wide angle 16mm+hand held。
Camera Settings: iso25600,1/100sec,f/7.1¼Manual transmission, speed priority。
Lighting Conditions: natural light。
Where and When:13th Floor, Ocean Tower, Shanghai, China¼Beijing time May 16, 2015 19.09。
Post-Processing: stretch, crop, noise reduction, denoise
The use of ISO25600 ultra-high sensitivity, I don't know if it is acceptable


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5 comments posted




Gary Walter   Gary Walter
I do not have a fisheye lens, but I like the concept. The image seems a little blurry on each end (right, left) to my eyes. Perhaps this is the way a fisheye lens treats the subject.
The reflections of the interior light a distracting to me. Placing the camera lens directly on the glass (if that were possible at the location) may have reduced or eliminated them. Probably a circular polarizer won't fit over a fisheye lens, but that would also help to eliminate the reflections.   Posted: 06/13/2022 16:24:06



Dr. Isaac Vaisman   Dr. Isaac Vaisman
(Group 4)
Zhicai, fish eye photography is not allowed in PTD because of the distortion created as you can see in your own image. Obviously, the image was shot through a glass window on an illuminated room (the only way to avoid the reflections is to have a dark room, or to put the lens flat against the glass) The subject photographed is very interesting cityscape from a very high vantage point   Posted: 06/17/2022 09:40:06



Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
(Group 1)
As I recall the definition, extreme distortion is what is not acceptable with that caused by a fish eye as an example. This would probably be a judgement call in an exhibition. The reflections off the glass would probably seriously also result in a low score. I consider this a good shot to include in a story of your trip which can have significant value to you, but I would not enter it in an exhibition.   Posted: 06/20/2022 10:50:41



Les Lincke   Les Lincke
Zhicai, interesting panorama. I wonder if any of us stayed in the same hotel room during our visit to this Shanghai location?   Posted: 06/20/2022 15:51:15
Zhicai Ren   Zhicai Ren
This picture was taken while dining at the Shanghai Ocean Starfish Revolving Restaurant. Address: Ocean Building, No. 378, Dongdaming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, China.
Attached hotels: Hyatt on the Bund, Seagull Hotel, Hanting Hotel Shanghai Bund Waibaidu Bridge, Hundred Holiday Hotel, Shanghai Bund Bay Plaza Hotel, Hanting Express Shanghai Bund International Passenger Transport Center (Mainland guests), Grand Canyon Hotel, Fanyuan Hotel, Junxin Hotel   Posted: 06/25/2022 07:51:53
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