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The World-Famous Pacific Park by Dennis Bernhard

The World-Famous Pacific Park against the setting sun.

The World-Famous Pacific Park against the setting sun.

I’ve wanted to create this photo for a while and it came together perfectly. The lights and motion of the rides set against a background of dark clouds and a setting sun.

I still find it astonishing that there is a theme park on a pier, but it sure it pretty.

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Shanghai Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

Shanghai is an amazing city. It’s full of lights, sounds and movement. I thought it would be perfect as a time-lapse subject.

This time-lapse was shot over two days during my trip to Shanghai. Unfortunately my third day of shooting was rained out. Nevertheless I had a great time running around this incredible city trying to capture a fraction of all there is to see.

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The Oriental Pearl Tower by Dennis Bernhard

The Oriental Pearl Tower

The Oriental Pearl Tower

The Oriental Pearl is a beautiful building all of the time but especially at night. The lights add a spaceship like feel like to the needle like building.

There is a very cool Shanghai history museum in the bottom of this building as well.

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The Bund, Shanghai, China by Dennis Bernhard

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I recently went to Shanghai, China for a quick trip. This next set of photos is from that trip, leading up to a time-lapse on Friday.

This is my favorite photo from the trip. Even though it was foggy and you can’t see the other buildings (one being the second tallest building on earth), you still get a great view of the Oriental Pearl tower.

I took this photo from the Bund, which is a very cool part of Shanghai that has a bunch of old colonial style buildings and incredibly fancy shopping. Of the many cool areas of Shanghai I visited, this was my favorite. The view of these buildings, especially lit up at night, is crazy beautiful.

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Crane City by Dennis Bernhard

Two of the many cranes around Nashville.

Two of the many cranes around Nashville.

If you’ve spent any time in Nashville you’ve seen all of the cranes around town. I like this photo because of the way the cranes frame up the Children’s Hospital and really stand out against the dark, muddy sunrise behind.

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Early Morning Love by Dennis Bernhard

Downtown Nashville early in the morning from Love Circle

Downtown Nashville early in the morning from Love Circle

Today’s post is the first in another sunrise series of Downtown Nashville. This time from Love Circle which is a cool park/high point in the middle of a very nice neighborhood, just outside downtown.

This particular sunrise had a very muddy feel to it. I’m not sure if it was from the clouds or maybe a little fog, but the colors weren’t as sharp which led to some really interesting colors.

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San Francisco Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

I visited San Francisco for the first time in early March. I've spent years looking at all of the iconic photos fog, bridges, and steep streets. It was very cool to get to run around the city and actually see them in person. 

While the weather didn't fully cooperate (I never got to actually see the Golden Gate Bridge), The temp was perfect and what I did get to see was spectacular. 

Have you ever been to San Francisco? What's your favorite part?

- Dennis 

Nashville's Parthenon Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

We got the first of what most people consider to be nice weather, last week in Nashville. Even though it was cloudy, the temperature was in the 70s and that usually bring people out in throngs. I think that's too hot but that's a different post. 

With the "nice" weather and people out, I knew Centennial Park would be packed. I already had planned to catch a sunset over the Parthenon but thought it would add a cool extra feature to have people out and about around the building as well. 

Turns out the sunset never developed because of the cloud cover but the people milling around, the clouds moving through and the transition from day to night made for a pretty solid time-lapse. 

- Dennis