The neon forests of Asia’s metropolises are a night photographer’s dream. Hong Kong’s Nathan Road, Tokyo’s Shinjuku district and Shanghai’s Nanjing Road, shown in this photograph, are some of the classic Asian urban landscapes to photograph at night. These densely populated cities are also high energy so regardless of how exhausted you are from a full day of pounding the pavement a second wind easily kicks in.
I’ve often stayed until the lights have been shut off on Nanjing Road. A few miles long it is the main and busiest shopping street in Shanghai, part of which is pedestrianized. It’s also a great place to people watch---families gather, couples canoodle and Shanghai’s fashion conscious strut their stuff.
The above photo was taken in November of last year.