Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghi at night

Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghi at night

From the Zhapulu Bridge looking east along the Suzhou Creek towards Waibaidu Bridge and the Shanghai skyline behind. This might be one of my favourite views of the city. There’s still a good reflection of the building lights on the water but it gives a bit more old and new. Older Shanghai architecture of the Former Rowing Club on the right and iconic Waibaidu Bridge. Contrasting with the shiny new buildings on the east side of the Huangpu Bridge. In particular the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Tower. Aside from the west banks of the Huangpu River at The Bund, this was the most crowded location at dusk. There were at least 40 other photographers with tripods all along the footpath of the bridge. A couple even had drones with them for an aerial view.

The Bund and Zhongshan Road at night

The Waibaidu Bridge in the foreground connects traffic along the Zhongshan Road. Which winds around the curves of the Huangpu River. This was the view from my hotel room, the Broadway Mansions Hotel Shanghai. I forget which floor this was from but I would stay there again. It is in an ideal location for exploring The Bund and tourist areas of central Shanghai. I’m not sure the names of the buildings along the river. The dark area across the bridge is Huangpu Park which is lovely to explore.

The Kelpies at night

North of Falkirk alongside the M9 motorway you’ll struggle to miss seeing The Kelpies. These 30 metre high horse head sculptures depict shape-shifting water spirits. They opened to the public in 2014 so I hadn’t had a chance to see them before. After our dusk adventure to the Falkirk Wheel I wasn’t expecting to get the chance but we made it. They are well worth a visit – huge and impressive. Next time I visit I’d like to get there a little earlier at sunset. The coloured lights cycle through the colours of the rainbow. With the black night sky behind I thought the blue lighting made them stand out the most.

Media City at night

On the left is the footbridge leading to the main MediaCityUK buildings in Salford Quays. Back in 2011 when this was brand new I photographed the same scene from this point. Architecturally little has changed, but my camera and photography skills have clearly improved. This was taken in April 2019 on a very rainy evening. I was out with my friend Mark and we were determined to try and capture something in the Salford Quays area. Setting up the tripods our cameras quickly got completely soaked from the heavy rain. This was the best of about a dozen quick snaps but the camera had to go back in the bag as we ran back to my car.