Photo of the Day (5/11/08)

I’m a sucker for a good sunset. Aside from being beautiful, the lighting conditions are also perfect for some great photography. Flickr user matt.hintsa has the right idea in today’s photo. Matt’s shot of Shanghai captures a little bit of everything. The silhouettes of the two ancient Chinese buildings do a great job of framing the ultra-modern skyscraper in the background. And the top of the skyscraper is bathed in that beautiful light you can only get at the very end or beginning of the day, when the sun sits low on the horizon. Nice work.

Think you’ve got a great shot of a Shanghai sunset? Or maybe just one from Springfield, Illinois? Add it to the Gadling photo pool on Flickr and we just might feature it as our Photo of the Day.