I couldn’t resist in playing around with this tunnel and this was the result, another to add to my ‘Conceptional Fabrication’ photo series, it is good fun.
I have done two versions of this, one in this monochrome feel and the other in a colour feel. Personally I prefer this one as it gives it a more sci-fi futuristic feel to the image but I might upload the other later on and let you see which you all prefer.
This is one tunnel I plan to revisit next time I am down in London which will hopefully be Open House London. As always I can’t wait for it and look forward to seeing what the Open House team have in store as the main events!
I am planning on doing a blog post maybe next month of some of the places I have visited in the last 5 Open Houses that I have done to help those make decisions on where to visit and photograph.
Would this be of interest to anyone?
Hope you are all having a great week so far and looking forward to tomorrow being Friday and all! 🙂
nother from this fabulous elevated walkway or really a bridge in my eyes. I have done this to add to my ‘Conception Fabrication’ series, I couldn’t resist in doing this edit on it as I wanted to try something different on what is already a photographed place even though it has only been open a couple month. To me it looks like two rockets boosters or warp nacelles if your into your Star Trek :-).
I really can’t wait to see the other stations of the Crossrail project, if this is anything to go by I am sure they won’t disappoint!
Fingers crossed they will be in the next Open House London that is coming up this September which as always I am really looking forward to.
Anyone else planning on going?
The hippest place to photograph in London at the moment! I think most of you will know where this is but for those who don’t its the brand new elevated walkway over Adams Place taking to you to the new Crossrail station (not open yet), this bridge only opened a month or so a go so as you can imagine its popular with photographers.
Whilst in London the other week I couldn’t resist in visiting this stunning looking structure and what makes it even more interesting for me is that its designed by Sir Norman Foster, I am a big fan of his and there is a lot of buildings in London now designed by him.
I really enjoyed editing this photo, its one of them photos that seem to edit well and I have many idea of doing another few different edits to this photo, I might do a triptych at some point.
As you can see there is a chap at the end of the bridge which I quite liked as an addition to the photo and believe it or not he came up to me and apologised for being in my photo but I thanked and said it was no problem. Not long after another guy came up to me and said how great it is this station and how Canary Wharf was proud to have something like this, whats happened in Canary Wharf? People are not generally this polite to photographers here but keep it up Canary Wharf, I like this new you!!
Have a great Monday!
Another from my little series from my tour of the closed off areas of Charing Cross station. This is one of my favourite tunnels on the whole of the Underground.
Some of you may recognise this tunnel too as it was used in the Horror film called Creep. Not a massively famous Horror film but the Creep creature emerges from a darkened cupboard just off around the corner and its a scene in the film I have always remembered.
When I watched this film back in 2004 it was before was involved in photography and even before I had a DSLR but at the time I wondered where this tunnel was and thought it would be awesome to photograph it and explore the station where the film was filmed one day, well fortunately this came true!
One thing I do find with the London Underground or railway stations is how stations that are packed during the day and then become empty at night (something I have been privileged to working nights on the railway) is how different they can be, they almost take on a sinister feel, imagine walking around this station and down this tunnel at night, completely by yourself!
Would you, wouldn’t you?
My first photo from the ‘Hidden London’ Charing X tour organised by the London Transport Museum.
Last Friday I went down to London primarily for this tour and do a few other bits of photography. The tour was excellent, by far my favourite too that the LTM have organised.
This part of the station was closed off when the Jubilee line was closed off when the Jubilee extension opened and was no longer required. London Underground still turn and stable trains here so I suppose its still partly used, just not to the general public.
Its very surreal that a massive part of Charing Cross station is closed and hidden away from public eye, some of you may pass by the two doors and fake wall that hides these set of escalators. Also some of you maybe thinking that you recognise this station and you would be right, this Ghost station was used in the latest bond film Skyfall and also Horror film called Creep as well as many more.
I am trying to work out what the orange and yellow patches are here, I have not found them in any other stations although I think they are tactile strips to help people who are visually impaired get around on the London Underground, they often test things here before rolling them out to other stations.
I could have spent hours down here but unfortunately I only had one so I got as many photos as I could possible get.
This is one of my favourite tunnels on the London Underground, well the image above is slightly edited but you get the idea. Last year when it was opened it was the in place for every photographer to visit (well up until the Canary Wharf Tunnel thats just opened which I have yet to photograph) so I wanted to do something a bit different with my image.
I have already previously uploaded a classic version of this tunnel but felt it would work as part of my ‘Conceptual Fabrication’ series and the image you see above is the result of it.
I hope you like it and let me know your thoughts.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Just back from a weeks holiday down in Devon, nice and relaxed. The weather was great for most part compared to here in North Yorkshire so I made the most of the Sun that we got down in Devon.
I did get a few photos which I will work through in the next few days but todays upload is from the vaults and is of Southwark Underground station. I love this view, one of my favourites within the station but for some reason it is a pig to get all lined up, I am not sure if its the spacing between the tunnel arches or the unusual patterns going on with the roof at the end but in the end I think I got it right.
I am really looking forward to my Underground ‘Ghost’ Station tour a week on Friday at Charing X, can’t wait to get some photos of that awesome station, well the closed Jubilee Part of it.
Oh also just to let everyone know, I have finally joined Instagram, yes I know I am a bit slow but if your on it and wish to follow me click the link below