Subway

I was in London last friday and used a new access point into the Underground (subway) at Victoria station (one day re-development will be finally over). New corridors: largely empty, inherent contrast, angular lines. Perfect for B&W images.

There’s going to be an image down here, I thought. I wound the ISO up to 1600 and walked at a slow pace. A man passed me going the opposite way. I waited and shot this image.

How nice it is to come home, upload the images from the day and see potential. I would have liked him to be a foot to the left to give a little separation from the right wall, but I’m happy with what I’ve got. And next time I’m in London I will be back for more.

Off to speak at Reigate Photographic Society tonight. Don’t forget to click to enlarge the image.

 

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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22 Responses to Subway

  1. Great shot Andy!! 🙂

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  2. Jenn Mishra says:

    Love it! Love those London stations!

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    • LensScaper says:

      Welcome to my Blog Jenn, and thanks for your comment. A camera is almost always in my hand when I’m out in London: you never know what’s around the next corner.

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  3. Sue says:

    Interesting to see a tube access tunnel deserted….makes a great image

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  4. E. Brooks says:

    Andy, I can see your point about the gentleman being a little more to the left but certainly what you got works very well indeed. Well done!

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  5. Jane Lurie says:

    Good eye, Andy. Love the perspective.

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  6. Heide says:

    I actually like the gentleman being a bit out of position, because it adds to the “off-kilter” imbalance that makes the image so striking. Wonderfully seen, Andy!

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  7. paula graham says:

    Yea, looks like a super location.

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  8. Zezee says:

    Oh I love this! It boggles the eye just a bit, which makes it a touch eerie to me, but I like it.

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Zezee. Converting to B&W really upped the contrast. A lone man in underground corridors can be a little scary, especially when all in black. Not perhaps where you want to be late at night, but good for a photograph.

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Yes, the perfect place for black and white images, and it’s nice to hear about your experience along with seeing the photograph. Maybe your passer-by would be too much in the middle if he weren’t over to one side.

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Lynn. This was such a ‘grab’ and I’m just pleased how it turned out. I will ‘loiter a bit longer next time I am there, which might be tomorrow because I’m back up in that part of London again

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  10. Superb photo Andy. I really like how the black edging curves through the frame.

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