This photograph is taken towards a Putong new division from The Bund（Wàitān） which faced Huangpu River of Shanghai. A Putong new division is the area inserted into Huangpu River and the mouth of Yangtze River. It was a ground where the waste land spreads before development. Some divisions of this area were unified and a Putong new division was inaugurated in 1993. The inauguration purpose was to establish a status as Top Development Center in China. It is the time that Deng Xiaoping (August 22, 1904 - February 19, 1997) tackles reconstruction of the People's Republic of China exhausted by the Cultural Revolution, and began to promote a "reform opening" policy. This area is one of the special economic zones which introduced foreign funding positively and built the foundation of modernization construction of the country in such a meaning. It could be said to be the subject which aims at introduction of the market economy under socialist economy. It is interesting in the point of old and new contrast when comparing with the Bund on the opposite shore with old high-rise building of Western type in a line which is a settlement area from the 19th century second half to the first half of the 20th century. Although the photograph was taken in 1997, many skyscrapers already stood in a row. It is a television tower that is visible to the left side. I have memorized there was the day when the light rain is falling and which fog generated.
This photograph is scanned with CanoScan Lide60 and digitized.
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danos (82649) 2013-05-16 11:38
nice the view of this section of Pudon in the fog as makes the scene even ore attractive and looks like as an postcard.Excellent presentation as light and colour management.
pajaran (47768) 2013-05-16 12:40
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobar rad skeniranjem, lepa fotografija.
Good text with the given data ...
Good work by scanning, beautiful photos.
All the best.
corjan3 (2021) 2013-05-16 12:46
Wow! I have been there and took some fabulous images but this is very unusual for me. What a pleasure! Well done.
holmertz (36399) 2013-05-16 13:52
At first look this seems very grey, but watching the photo more carefully I find a lot of colours. It is a fine panorama and the fog partly hiding the skyscrapers has created a peculiar atmosphere. This is a well taken and sophisticated composition.
mcmtanyel (10021) 2013-05-16 13:58
The composition of the photo is immaculate. You might want to attempt another scan at higher resolution, though.
Excellent original photo!
ikeharel (51431) 2013-05-17 2:45
We probably would not recognize Shanghai, by comparison to nowadays.
yet, 1997 is not so long as history goe's back - but the town changed a lot since.
Documented the place from good POV, just the fog is a disturbance.
jhm (134416) 2013-05-17 3:16
Thank your very much for your interesting notes.
For a scanned picture get we a nice image.
The misty atmosphere care for a good picture.
Composition and presentation be superb .
Very well done, TFS.
Have a terrific Pentecostal weekend
abmdsudi (38796) 2013-05-22 7:48
Quality of this is still good despite its age! Love the simplicity of this pano skyline but lots of feeling, a dreamy atmosphere engulfed by the fog. The softness with clear definition of the elements in the near the fg and the tonal contrast are excelllent to suit the mood very well. Nicely done, Congrats.