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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

This is my first time in joining the weekly photo challenge by wordpress team with the title- “Urban”. Though I usually take nature and outdoor photography, I managed to find some of the urban images from my archive and collection which I’ve taken from the past few years.  Most of these images were taken here in Shanghai City, China. A great place to explore around the streets corner and many building with unique style or design from old to new. Hope you enjoy this beautiful city of Shanghai through these photos. Cheers!

Urban and city photography

City streetscape and urban photography in black and white

Old brick houses and street photography

Stunning city skyline effect in black and white

Street side photography

Urban skyline with beautiful sky photography


Paul Chong is a landscape fine art photographer base in Shanghai, China. He is dedicated to capture the beauty of nature scenery in which he also creates colorful fine art photograph for sale in various format and sizes, featuring museum archival quality fine print. Some of his work can be seen published in various magazine, website, event brochure and flyer.

He owned a collection of magnificent artwork which can be seen by visiting his online gallery at www.paulchong.photoshelter.com

Copyright © 2012, Paul Chong Photography, All rights reserved.

Email: paulchongphotography@yahoo.com

China Contact: +86 1376 4064 081 (GMT +8 hours)


20 responses

  1. Paul! Thanks for stopping by; I just looked at your images, and they’re stunning! Wow, there are some with the barren trees reflected in the mirror–like water that are breathtaking! Si, sign me up – I look forward to reading more! Lisa/Z

    August 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    • Thank you Lisa, I’m glad you like these photos. I hope that they can be an inspiration to you 🙂

      August 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      • Your work is amazing. I look forward to when I’m caught up and can spend more time on your posts. You have some great images as well as great information. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Z

        August 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      • Thank you. Cheers!

        August 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  2. Nice shots Paul, I especially like the light on the faces of the buildings in the last one. Great job!

    August 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    • Thanks Jeff, that shot was actually taken along the construction site as I passed by during one evening before getting home. Saw the color of the sky and so quickly I took up my cam and give it a shot.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

  3. Great shots in beautiful composition.
    I really love the atmosphere that I can sense from your photographs.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    • Thank you and I appreciate you comments, glad that you likes these photos 🙂

      August 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

  4. Welcome first timer to the challenge. It is a lot of fun to view fellow bloggers responses to the weekly theme. I enjoyed looking at your urban shots and look forward to following your future photo posts.
    Best, Ruth in Pittsburgh

    August 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    • Thank you Ruth. I’ve just noticed the blog “weekly photo challenge” weeks ago. Saw many interesting and creative photos taken base on the weekly theme, and so would like to give it a try and join in. Looking forward to it! Cheers…

      August 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  5. Northern Narratives

    I really like your photo with the trees 🙂

    August 27, 2012 at 2:50 am

    • Thank you Judy, Glad that you like these photos.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  6. I really like the 4th B&W shot – looks almost Sci-Fi. Nice selection of shots 🙂

    August 27, 2012 at 3:59 am

    • Thank you, this particular photo was taken in color during one cloudy evening. The day does not look promising for an outdoor shoot. Anyway I went out and manage to take this shot which I later converted into black and white, looks better with that.

      August 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

  7. Just beautiful, Paul.

    August 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

    • Thank you 🙂

      August 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm

  8. Excellent choices Paul. 🙂

    August 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    • Thank you!

      August 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  9. Hi,

    my name is Terence and I posted this week’s photo challenge. I would like to put together a gallery of all the amazing submissions and wanted to ask if you would like to participate. If so you simply upload (one of) your photo(s) to the gallery here:


    there is a submit button next to the title – please also add the location and if you have, a title (less important).


    August 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    • Thank you Terence for the invitation, I’ve just submitted the photo to the gallery. Very nice photography site 🙂

      August 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm

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