Early Morning at the Bond

© Anthony Arendt

Early Morning at the Bond

Uploaded: April 22, 2002

Description

While working in China, I took this photo of a young chinese girl looking out over the ocean at a street called the Bond in Shanghai, China

Comments

Debbie Groff May 10, 2002

I love the fading in and fading out of the, well, I think what might be fog, in the background? Great job! How does one goe about getting a photo such as this? I mean what f/stop did you use? Did you focus on her and then move the camera to get the whole scene into the picture? Love the effect. #5469

Anthony Arendt May 10, 2002

Thank you for the kind words. My Pentax 67 was tripod mounted, with a 75mm lens.
That morning was very hazy, I used a red 25 filter to help cut through the haze a bit, while adding contrast to a non contrasty scene. The exposure was 1 second at f 5.6 This was as fast as I could shoot the scene with the red filter and the 100 asa plus x film. The lens being so wide already had plenty of depth at all apetures. The effect is in the scene. Besides what the red filter helped with and the 1 second shutter speed to blur the people in the bg. It was set up and shoot as usual.
beyond the technical, it was beautiful to see this seaside street so early in the morning, and to see how these people so different from myself started there day. There was tai-chi, a group of elders dancing to classical western music from an old phonograph. Life in Shanghai starts early..... #7849

Anthony Arendt May 10, 2002

Thank you for the kind words. My Pentax 67 was tripod mounted, with a 75mm lens.
That morning was very hazy, I used a red 25 filter to help cut through the haze a bit, while adding contrast to a non contrasty scene. The exposure was 1 second at f 5.6 This was as fast as I could shoot the scene with the red filter and the 100 asa plus x film. The lens being so wide already had plenty of depth at all apetures. The effect is in the scene. Besides what the red filter helped with and the 1 second shutter speed to blur the people in the bg. It was set up and shoot as usual.
beyond the technical, it was beautiful to see this seaside street so early in the morning, and to see how these people so different from myself started there day. There was tai-chi, a group of elders dancing to classical western music from an old phonograph. Life in Shanghai starts early..... #7850

Cheryl Meisel May 16, 2002

This is just wonderful I love it!!! Cheryl #8023

Rick G. Vincent June 03, 2002

I was looking through your gallery and found this image very interesting. I'm glad the girl stayed still for you through that entire second. She did a good job, and so did you at composing and planning this fine photograph. #8381

Robert Pranagal July 09, 2002

Hi Anthony,

Just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love this photo.

It is so full of mood and atmosphere...
And the girl, just couldn't be better.

Terrific stuff... #9629

William C. Raco level-classic May 26, 2019

Beautiful image.
I like how the wall winds through the image and disappears into the fog.
Good use of the diagonal.
Excellent exposure, as well.
Well deserving of the award.
Congratulations. #70793

Anthony Arendt May 26, 2019

Thank you for the kind words William.

This Photo won the merrit award in National Geographic Traveler this past special photo edition issue. That was really exiting for me.. Thanks again for the nice comments... #71176

Marja H. Konimäki December 12, 2004

Superb!!! #967024

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