Skywalk at 474 Meters High

image In Shanghai, stands the current highest building of the world. The Shanghai World Financial Center is the tallest with 492 meters. This is 1614 feet high! Although there is one tower in Taipei higher, this is because of the long TV antenna on the roof!

On the 100th floor, there is the Skywalk, where you can walk from one side to the other over a floor of glass. This is a wonderful way to see the skyline of Shanghai. Last night we went to the tower to see the skyline at night, and especially to see if we can make some nice night shots from Shanghai, from 474 meters high!

The night shots were very difficult, as the windows were dirty from all the hands pressed against the window for the whole day, the light shining upwards were distorting the pictures. I managed to get some fun shots with the fisheye lens. For the rest, not all of the other pictures are really worth it to publish. Just a few are ok.

The rest of the pictures can be found on my flickr account.

Shanghai-by-Night

SWFC-Shanghai-10

SWFC-Shanghai-airbridge-8

SWFC-Shanghai-18

SWFC-Shanghai-11

SWFC-Shanghai-19

Shanghai-skyline

Fisheye pictures

I recently got a new toy, a new Fisheye lens of the minimal 4.5mm! The pictures you can make are just amazing. You even have to be careful not to get your own feet into the shots, while you make the photo. I bought the Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for Canon.

Here are some shots I recently made with this lens:

Palmtrees

Palmtrees Fisheye

Having Pizza for Lunch

Pizza for lunch

Suburbia

I’m sure I will have a lot of fun with this lens in the future. As soon as you get sick of the round pictures, just drop me an email… :)

All pictures taken with a Canon Rebel XT, with a Sigma 4.5 mm Fisheye lens.