Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ye Olde Shanghai

Inspired by the photographic art of Martin Becks (blogged here), my own attempt at creating a surreal landscape by making a modern architecture shot look ancient. I took this shot of the Shanghai Pudong skyline earlier this year, and applied some rigorous post-processing in Picasa (black and white conversion, high contrast) and Picnik (Holga effect), topped off with a texture taken from the stream of fellow Flickrite SkeletalMess. I like the result - and so do a lot of other people, based on comments and faves.

Camera: Canon EOS 400D Digital 10 Megapixels, handheld
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/11.0
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Post-processing: Picasa 3.0, Picnik, texture