All this week, Radii is posting a photo essay by Edward Evenson of snaps from outside the buzz and noise of the Chinese megacity. Rural landscapes for a quick daily moment of serenity…

Outside of the sprawling metropolis of Shanghai, the Yangtze River flows into the East China Sea. A short trip from the city, you already experience a different world; one of fishermen, cargo ships, nature enthusiasts, family picnics, and sweeping views of the ocean. I chose black and white for this picture, as it was mostly composed of the muddy browns of the sea and ships paired with the grey, overcast sky. Without much color present in the scenery, black and white romanticized the seascape while providing some nice contrast.