On the last day of the lunar year of the Sheep, this was February 7th 2016, I looked out of my window from my bed, and Chongqing had a very nice and clear blue sky. Now, this is nothing like the clear blue skies I would usually encounter when going back to Denmark or even when I went to Sanya in Southern China last summer, but it was still pretty nice and I thought it was very fitting for the last day of the lunar year, to be sent off in this manner. So I decided not to spend the whole day, sitting inside my apartment doing nothing. Most of my Chinese friends would be celebrating with their families today, with good reason, and most of the Foreign Teachers I know were out of the country for holidays or maybe a little struck with colds. it had been really cold for the last few weeks, but today, was nice. So I grabbed my camera, and I decided to go and photograph around the area of Nanbin Road and a bridge that I have seen in many photographs from Chongqing but never photographed myself.
The photo above is taken with my phone, with the built in HDR function, so the image isn’t exactly what everything looked like, but unlike the grayish whitewashed sky that Chongqing usually produces, this was a great step up. And I thought to myself that this would be a good time to “not miss the opportunity”. I quickly packed my bags and I got on the subway to go to the opposite of the river from Jiefangbei on the southern bank and there was my bridge and I got to it. Now, it has been a while since I have been out and my skills are getting rusty, along with my post-processing but I figured some okay-looking shots would be better than none at all.
So I photographed the bridge from a couple of different angles, walked around on the bridge and finally went down to the street under, moving further away along the scenic route of Nanbin Roan. The view was staggering, and despite the sky being bluish, there was also quite a bit of fog, especially in the distance which allowed me to capture some eerie looking photos of the Chongqing sky-line.
I’ve spent most of today working on these pictures, editing them with a new workflow method and I got inspired to work on all my pictures from Chongqing that I have published. So I eventually went through my galleries, found all my favorite photos from Chongqing, re-worked them and re-published them in my photography gallery. So here they are: