Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 06/14/2013


Photo taken on November  3, 2012



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Train Arriving Shepherds Bush

Train Arriving Shepherds Bush
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The Shot

This is one of the shots I took here last November. I posted a shot then with 2 trains arriving at once. I thought it worth processing this one because it is such a great location and the woman in red looking at her smartphone was such a photographic gift!

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. At this station the only place to see both platforms is at the far end furthest from the stairs. The rest of the platform has a central barrier.

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

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