On the drive from the coast up into the mountains around Baguio we stopped to get some lunch (pic #1), and right across the street is the Darf Cockpit Arena. Check it. We then drove further up the Naguillian Highway (yes, that 2 lane road is a highway!) and into Baguio… sweet drive if you ask me!
Day’s 3+4 of shooting with the 12-24mm Sigma lens… first two are near my office building (left, in picture #2), while the others were taken around Jing’An Park.
And yes, there is a semi-naked dude chilling in the subway entrance in that last image… keep in mind, it has been +35C all week (right now it’s 39C)!
Check out these smurf-tastic elevated highways!!
The left image I captured back in September, whereas the right was taken this past weekend. You can now witness the effect the blue lighting has on the surroundings of the elevated highways. Standing under these monstrocities is surreal, and because most street lights are tungsten (red-tinted), the mix is quite remarkable. You won’t hear this from me often, but thank goodness for digital, as color-correting these in a traditional darkroom would be hell.
Elevated, illuminated, and bluer than a Smurfberry milkshake, are Shanghai’s elevated highways.
The first two images are part of the spiralling ramp (because there was no space) leading up to the Nanpu Bridge (best seen from this angle or via satellite…now if only I could get access to the building that photo was taken!).
The second two are of Nanbei Eleveted Road (Nanjing West Road intersection) opposite a mall which only sold fake shoes, clothes, and other goodies like remote-controlled helicopters, shurikens, and brass knuckles. The blue lights are surreal, and mixed with the tungsten street lights, this photographer had a field day, too bad it was -2C.
No worries, I’ll be bahk.
As for the last image, it was just on the bus I took back home… and considering I never ever take city buses (I’ve been on 4 city buses in the past 10 years), I just had to take a flick (and think of Loelia Ponsonby’s famous quote): “A Man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure“.