this is, actually, a digital work as you can see... merging a shot with its mirrored version.
as an answer to your comments (about "western-looking" china) on previous posts, bare in mind that shanghai is not a typical chinese city. shanghai is widely regarded as the citadel of china's modern economy. the city serves as (one of) the most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers of china. once became the third largest financial centre in the world, ranking after new york city and london, as well as the largest commercial city in the far east in the late 19th century and early 20th century. (read more)
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Incredibly well-done. I absolutely love this image. Dennis Rogers @ 11th September '06
This is unbelievable! AMAZING!!!! Intern @ 11th September '06
whoow what a crazy perspective! it looks awesome! greets
Sebastian Sebastian @ 11th September '06
Great effect! Very SF looking.
Interesting facts about Shanghai.
I guess the divide between the cities & countryside, between poor and rich must be quite big. Sidney @ 11th September '06
Very effective and fun manipulation and great detail, too. AG @ 11th September '06
This is a fantastic work of art. It is mesmerizing. After looking at it for awhile, I noticed a 'face' looking right down the center of the roadway with perhaps the 'arms' being the black areas on either side. I have to learn how to do this. :-) Lois @ 11th September '06
Oh, i love what you did with this shot. what a great idea! esepcially that cloud in the middle! looks like a huge space moth! ana @ 11th September '06
The symmetry of the shot is captivating. Excellent merge. WOW! Don @ 11th September '06
Wow, I love this effect! Paul @ 11th September '06
Shanghai looks mental!!! I know that you have worked on this one but you see the skyline jump up and it is mental...fantastic and I feel that you have captured that in this photo. Phil [t e r r o r k i t t e n] @ 11th September '06
Great shot. Amazing symmetry effect. I love this shot! Claude @ 11th September '06
very surreal photo in Salvador Dali style! fabrizio @ 12th September '06
Wow, this really cool. Love the mirrored effect. It looks like it was an awesome shot originally also. =) Karen @ 12th September '06
wow ! Great great ! Cool shot :) slowdown @ 12th September '06
This is great! Good idea that really worked.. Ian @ 12th September '06
excellent work. i wouldn't have known...the line of convergence is perfect. rayts @ 12th September '06
Love the reflection, its amazing. Craig Wilson @ 12th September '06
This is very well done, Why don't my own attempts come out this way? not fair :(
Sweet sweet work here. i like this
Suby Suby @ 12th September '06
The mirrored effect is cool. Progress is good, but it's a bit scary how fast China is modernizing. I hope they don't destroy the environment in the process. I was only able to visit Shanghai briefly. It seemed like a fast paced city. Alicia @ 14th September '06
Great concept! Very entertaining to study the detail. Corinne @ 15th September '06
totally cool--love the perspective and effect. It's like a carnival ride. Susan B. @ 20th September '06
A place with wonderful dream and a great photographer. I like this.^. Legabal @ 8th October '06
Simple !! As said above -amazing ! :) Mads Eneqvist @ 22nd October '06
A very well done fun picture. sophie @ 5th November '06
wow, very amazing shot!! well done! TyBo @ 25th February '08