This photo expresses the Chinese mentality of self-sufficiency and selfmaking particularly well. At the same time, it also shows how technology enables personal freedom of self expression in a country under centralised governance. This photo works in the current social context of modern China very well. Bravo!
Not every picture needs to be a breath-taking, mind-bending experience. The clarity of the picture despite the smog is great and it's a quaint insight into commonplace things we usually ignore.
This photo is on the fine edge between being a banal, tourist photo itself, and being a brilliant commentary on the soulless banality, egoism and polluted urban environmental degradation of modern times. My first impression was the former, but I'm shifting over to seeing it more appreciatively.
I think this picture is particularly fascinating. They both have the same hair cut, similar outfit, similar shoes, and same purse. That must be what's hot in China right now.
This would actually be a boring pic if it weren't for the women in it but I like the way they have posed for it, sort of brings out their character and the character of the city.
Selfies have become very popular, as they are with these two young women. But that Shanghai skyline is even more so. Coming at the top of photographed places in this world, I admire the skyline,as much as they do. Nice to have a pic: in pic: to view today. j.e.s..........
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@Tom Laundroche Smog selfie. That's a good one...
@Wendy Wilton Well, if they didn't make money off of it then yes, it's amateur. Your point?