The Winter Tree

Shanghai | The Winter Tree | © DM Barlow (2017)

A 25-second, 17mm tilt-shift lens photograph taken in the old city in late 2015. It was the first in a series called Heaven & Earth, highlighting the delicate balance between old Shanghai and the new. The house in the picture has gone now, demolished, the tree chopped down as firewood; the view to Pudong has been blocked by foundations to a new series of high-rise luxury apartments.