March 3, 2014

I Heart My City: Shanghai

Photograph by Bin Yu, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot community member Bin Yu answered our call for pictures that capture the essence of a place with this colorful photo of Shanghai. "Though slow exposures of cars rushing on busy highways is a common way to visually express a city, this photographer elevated the scene by capturing the ambient magenta lights seeping below the roadway," explains senior photo editor Sarah Polger. "The lighting is reminiscent of lighting from a club, and the viewer is reminded of the vibrant activity tucked away in the city."

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