Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 11/06/2012


Photo taken on November  3, 2012




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Twin Tracks Arriving and Departing [Explored #12]

Twin Tracks Arriving and Departing [Explored #12]
4th shot in a row to reach Explore. Thanks all.

The Shot

Last Saturday 3rd November I took a Photographic day trip to London, about 1 hour 40 minutes from home by train.

This is Shepherds Bush, one of few underground stations in London where trains travelling in opposite directions can be caught from the same platform which makes for a great photo with a wide angle lens. I think the only other stations are 2 on the Northern Line at Clapham.

I had to wait 15 minutes to catch 2 trains moving at the same time. I was lucky that a man came and stood in the right place and very still for the ¼ second exposure.

Due to a central barrier for most of the platform this picture can only be taken from the far end of the platform.

Soon after I got the shot 2 Station Staff came up to me and gave me a very polite lecture on London Underground Photography Policy. Casual photos are ok but anything more requires a Photography permit. Apparently the drivers were quote “freaked out” by my standing at the end of the platform all the time. Oops, sorry drivers.

My usual photography method on the Underground is to spend only a short time at any given station and keep the photos casual! Note that neither flash nor tripods are allowed.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens at f8.

This picture was enhanced with a false HDR and followed by Topaz Adjust to bring in more detail. Then Photoshop was used for further adjustments

Full details of the processing together with before and after images are on my Blog
see Edwin Jones Photography Blog

For Galleries, Prints and Licences see Edwin Jones Photography

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