Wei Gensheng is a professional crane operator. Maybe he should think about changing professions, because these pictures are breathtaking, probably the best we’ve seen of Shanghai’s skyline. Wei won second prize at the Shanghai City Photography Competition with these, which were snapped 2,000 feet (610 meters) above ground on the Shanghai Tower. (The building will be the world’s second tallest, behind the Burj Khalifa, when it’s completed later this year.)
The Daily Mail and Guardian appear to have gotten the jump on all of us with this story, first publishing some of these pictures in November, but the images have just begun to recirculate this week. Check out more via Bored Panda.
Awesome pics! Glad to see those crane operators make enough cash to afford good camera equipment too!