Hong Kong Lucida

A Thinking Street Photography Blog

Shanghai Colours

My previous post was of Shanghai in monochrome, using my Minolta AF-C with Ilford XP2 400 film.

This is my Olympus XA2 talking, speaking the language of Fuji Superia 800.

These 2 cameras with the respective films are my favorite double combo.

We’re still at Huashan Street and its vicinity.

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I’m quite proud of this, with the reds at the bottom left as a counterweight to the rest of the image.

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The papers fell off and he basically made a U-turn and stopped to pick them up.

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Yes, a feisty lauwai (aka gweilo/angmoh/expat/foreigner) who has adapted to Shanghai and its traffic.

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Taking a break.

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He glared at me.

I said “ni hao” (hello/how are you) and smiled and he rolled his eyes and looked away.

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Yay! Three modes of transport in a single image.

I can’t decide whether it’s a small scooter or an electric bicycle…

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She glared at me for a bit. So I bowed slightly, smiled and hastened off.

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Children being children.

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Fashionable Shanghai.

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Hard at work.

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Waiting.

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Yummy street food! (Resist I must.)

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I like the redness of the car and his T-shirt.

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A security kiosk with my reflection.

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The other side of the kiosk (and my reflection).

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An alleyway – I like this a lot as it looks rather painterly to me.

Some of the images here are available at my Saatchi Art page as affordable open edition prints. Do check it out.

 

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5 comments on “Shanghai Colours

  1. Rajiv
    July 11, 2014

    I do love Shanghai… It is like my second home

  2. Borja
    July 11, 2014

    I really enjoyed viewing your street scene images. Have you tried an Olympus OM-2n with a Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 lens? They are a very small investment with priceless results. I find shooting with Fuji ProH color and the OM-2n are a perfect match. Thank you for sharing your images.

    • eddietay
      July 11, 2014

      Thanks for the tip! Will keep a lookout for them.

  3. apathwithajourney
    July 20, 2014

    Really cool photos! Keep them coming 🙂

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