Weekly Photo Challenge – Angular

22 Nov

The topic for this week’s weekly photo challenge is Angular – what it means to you and to shoot an image from your perspective i.e. from any angle above, below etc. To the author it meant “Repeating patterns that once seemed boring aligned to form another shape with more depth”.

My inspiration for this topic was the Shanghai Tower in the Pudong area of Shanghai. This is an under construction tower and the tallest amongst its famous neighbors – the Jin Mao and the Shanghai World Financial Centre. Upon completion this is expected to be the tallest building in China and second tallest building in the world (second only to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai). The tower takes the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other, all enclosed by the inner layer of the glass façade. These layers seem to twist as they rise. In the day this building looks like this –

The Shanghai Tower - pic courtesy wikipedia

The Shanghai Tower – pic courtesy wikipedia

But I saw this building at night and clicked this pic from below i.e. the base of the building. This angle somehow gives an illusion that the top of the building is lost in the clouds and the multi colored lit up twists create a unique spiral design. So my interpretation is “Twists to a building and Multicolored Lights, infuse life into just another architectural masterpiece”.

And I cant wait to check out the interiors of this building someday 🙂

Shanghai Tower at night

Shanghai Tower at night

For more interpretations on this topic, check out this link here.

20 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Angular”

  1. Raconteur November 23, 2014 at 01:52 #

    Amazing shot.


  2. parulthakur24 November 23, 2014 at 09:06 #

    Wow! I loved the way the picture is shot.from below, the base looks so big but that’s how angular shots are – a different view from different angles.


  3. setmeravelles November 25, 2014 at 01:25 #

    At first I thought it was the Torre Iberdrola in Bilbao (Spain) but then I noticed the twist. Very cool!


  4. equinoxio21 November 29, 2014 at 00:51 #

    Twisted towers seem to be a growing trend. My only question is: how do you hang a painting on the wall? 🙂
    Have a nice week-end!


    • getsetandgo December 14, 2014 at 15:40 #

      The twisted portion is just the outer wall… They have another inner wall 🙂


  5. chirose November 29, 2014 at 08:46 #

    What a fantastic shot.!! Thank you for the blog follow too 🙂


  6. Julia Manuel December 4, 2014 at 12:07 #

    Well done! I love the night photo – the angle and colours so vibrant! Many thanks for visiting my blog, I’m chuffed! Peace & light, jules


  7. restlessjo December 5, 2014 at 21:38 #

    Gorgeous shots! 🙂


  8. RDoug December 6, 2014 at 05:55 #

    Great shots. I managed to snap the same structure in February, but it was in the final stages of completion and unlighted. Now I’m going to have to go back, I guess.


  9. poojacalling December 6, 2014 at 09:10 #

    This is a great shot! The tower is so similar to the Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden.


    • getsetandgo December 14, 2014 at 15:48 #

      Thanks. I haven’t been to Sweden yet but hopefully should be able to visit it soon 🙂


  10. Rachel Marie December 8, 2014 at 03:17 #

    That tower is incredible. I’ve never been to Shanghai unfortunately, but this is something I will have to check out. I love modern architecture.


    • getsetandgo December 14, 2014 at 15:49 #

      Thanks Rachel and all buildings in the Pudong area are amazing…


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