Recently found this unedited raw file lurking on the hard drive after seeing a shot of this building and thinking to myself I must have taken a long exposure shot of this place when I visited….so here it is 🙂
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AZCA, near Castellana Street, between Europa and Picasso towers, Madrid (Spain).
Canon EOS 450D | Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM @ 10 mm | f/22, 0.6s, ISO 100.
HDR/DRI from 3 exposures on a tripod Manfrotto 055XPROB + 322RC2 Joystick Head.
Lightroom for catalog > Photoshop to generate HDR file> Tonemapped with Photomatix 4 > Color Efex Pro + Topaz Adjust + Noiseware + High Pass filter Sharpening technique with Photoshop CS5.
The postprocessing workflow for this image was split into two stages: I captured five bracketed exposures early in the morning while the station was empty, and used luminosity masks to achieve a balanced finish for the bright lights and the gritty texture along the platform. I then used separate four-second exposures for the first westbound Central Line train of the morning — one as it pulled into the platform, and another as it departed — and blended these together to produce the final image.
Another awesome station on the London Underground network and worth a visit if your like me and you enjoy a good Underground station.
I just like the way the light beams in through essentially what is a big skylight, gives Bermondsey a cavernous feel the the station and it certainly feels like that when your there.
Its a station I do intend to revisit on my next trip to London as I have a few new ideas I could try out, whether they will work or not is a different matter.
I am not sure if it was best to go with this crop with the large amount of black on the edges or do you think I should have gone for a square crop? I just couldn’t decide and felt this worked best.
Probably one of my favourite, if not my favourite Underground station on the whole network. I just love the timeless modern architecture going on here at this station, its certainly stood the test of time as this station was built in 1999.
My favourite part of the station has to be this Obelisk in the middle of the two platforms, its stunning, certainly reminds me of a lighthouse. Its quite unique as I can’t think of this architectural feature anywhere else on the tube network, even on the newish Jubilee Line Extension stations.
Seeing stations like this built about 15 years or so ago gets me really excited about the brand new Crossrail stations, I bet they will be a great addition to London’s growing transport network and I am hoping that some of these stations will be available for a sneak preview during Open House London this year, fingers crossed!!
Well my new Flickr account has been well received and I’d like to thank those who have moved over from my old account to my new one and of course your comments and likes too!
I will be following some of you back but can’t at the moment due to the 20 followers that Flickr puts on new accounts, odd I know but I think its some anti-spam thing.
This is another photo from my Charing X ghost station tour. This is one set of escalators within the station complex, sadly they don’t work anymore but are kept in very good cosmetic condition. Again these were used in the James Bond film Skyfall where famously James Bond slides down the escalator, something that would probably be impossible in real life or if you did attempt it, it would result in some horrendous injury!
If you get chance to visit this station it is well worth a visit so keep an eye on the London Transport Museum website.