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Faultlines by Turnipfarmer

Faultlines – Canada Water Library, London, England – http://ift.tt/V5qrF7

Sorry I have been quiet on here lately, I have been eagerly wanting to upload my Open House London images but I wanted to just wait a little as sometimes there can be too many uploaded onto Flickr in one go and sometimes can get missed with the mass upload.

This is Canada Water Library and one spiral staircase I didn’t know existed so was glad to add it to my ever growing list of Spiral Staircases. The staff here were very polite and allowed you to wonder around the building which from the outside is very interesting, almost looks like a bunker but when inside you would never know it looked like that from the outside.

Of course this is the centre piece of the whole building and my wide angle lens was just big enough to get it all in frame. Just a nice little touch to the overall image was the other photographer on the chairs at the bottom, I don’t know who she is but I like that little addition to the photo, I hope I was just as photogenic in your photo too :-).

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The Void by Turnipfarmer

The Void – One New Change Shopping Centre, London, England – http://ift.tt/V5qrF7

A new image this time and one that I must have edited 5 or 6 different times, each time just not happy with the edit I did. I then revisited it yesterday and did this edit of it and instantly liked it, its odd how things occur sometimes. I think what was putting me off is the lack of clouds or textures in the sky behind St Paul’s, to me I need something to fill that gap or the balance of the highlight with the lowlights was just putting me off.

Anyway, with all that aside this is One New Change shopping centre, almost becoming a bit of a cliche now within the photographer fraternity so I tried something a little different and went for a low POV and surprising it worked really well although I did get an odd look from the gentleman in the photo but I don’t care :-).

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall by Turnipfarmer

Marienplatz Metro Station, Munich, Germany
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I have had so many uploads I have been sitting on and not getting round to upload them until now as I feel its the right time to upload them with my new Flickr account.

I will be returning to the Open House London archive uploads shortly but this is another addition to my ‘Conceptual Fabrication’ series. I have done this one in colour with the distinctive Orange tiles that you often get with German metro stations but I wanted to try a black and white image and this was the result, really like the high key feel that the orange tiles create when converted to Black and White.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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The Stage by Turnipfarmer

Charing Cross Underground Station, London, England – http://ift.tt/V5qrF7

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.

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Prometheus by Turnipfarmer

Kings Cross Underground Station, London, England – http://ift.tt/V5qrF7

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! 🙂

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Energize! by Turnipfarmer

Golden Lane Estate Carpark, Barbican, London, England – http://bit.ly/1FZgNen

Always wanted to visit this carpark in London after seeing several photos from here and finally found it. Such an atmospheric carpark and very Brutalist in nature.

I took several photos of this carpark and would have preferred if the sunlight was more central but this is where the sun was at that time of day, ah well! I bet here would be great at dusk or dawn with softer light coming through the circular openings.

Hope you all are having a good week, I am slowly working through my latest London photos and will get them uploaded soon.

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Warp Speed Mr Sulu by Turnipfarmer

Adams Place Elevated Walkway (Canary Wharf Crossrail Bridge), London, England – http://bit.ly/1FZgNen

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?

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X Fighter Command by Turnipfarmer

Adams Place Elevated Walkway (Canary Wharf Crossrail Bridge), London, England – http://bit.ly/1FZgNen

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!

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Hide and Creep by Turnipfarmer

Abandoned Ghost Station Tour) Jubilee Line Charing Cross Underground Station, London, England – http://bit.ly/1FZgNen

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?

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Another World by Turnipfarmer

Abandoned Ghost Station Tour) Jubilee Line Charing Cross Underground Station, London, England – http://ift.tt/V5qrF7

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.

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