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Canary Wharf Tube Station

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 January 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A photo looking upward along the line of escalators that rise toward the exit in the cathedral-like space of the London underground station at Canary Wharf.

This is the last of my London shots. Starting Monday I'll be posting a series of colour and b&w photos that I took during a recent trip to the beautiful city of Paris.

NIKON D800 1/30 second F/11.0 ISO 560 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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JacklineG from Béarn, France

On a l'impression d'un passage vers un autre monde ! l'effet est superbe ! Bonne journée Ian

25 Jan 2013 6:28am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A pure "science-fictionnesque" image !

25 Jan 2013 6:53am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard. It's certainly a dramatic architectural space and one of the busiest in London with 40 million people a year using it.

tim /\ʌ° from desert lapping at the feet of mountains, United States

"that's no moon" - Somehow both beautiful and slightly menacing. This is why I continue to be intrigued by photography: it doesn't have to be earth-shattering, but that a 2-dimensional presentation of light values/hues can somehow make us think and make us feel is fascinating. You pull that off more than most of us. Good stuff Ian.

25 Jan 2013 7:50am

@tim /\ʌ°: Thanks Tim - with such strong architectural shapes and contrasting light you can't really go wrong taking a photo in this space. The main constraint in many areas of London these days for photographers is actually getting the shot quickly before security arrive to tell you that it's forbidden.

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I'm entering a space ship !

25 Jan 2013 9:01am

@Veronique: :-)

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

not a tube station...surely the set of the next Bond movie?):-
As ever Ian, you have a great eye.

25 Jan 2013 10:22am

@Ted: Thanks Ted!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great shot Ian! I know how awkward it is to get this angle with that big pillar in the way. I was there last week testing out my new RX100, but didn't quite have a wide enough angle. However, there is a double exit at the other end in a similar design, but smaller - I'll try and post them soon.

25 Jan 2013 10:26am

@Ian Smith: Yes, that pillar is certainly awkward. It means composing the shot without the benefit of the viewfinder or LV screen. I didn't see the other exit unfortunately.

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Nice perspective and angle.

25 Jan 2013 11:11am

@Focales: Thanks Marie!

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Beautiful work in London! No problem setting up a tripod in the station? Usually the guards ask to see the permit to photograph in Canary Wharf station.

25 Jan 2013 11:58am

@Hans ter Horst: Hi Hans - I didn't use the tripod for this one and I was no more than about 30 seconds taking the photo.

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, as usual another fantastic image. I was in London this week for the first time inn years and its a great place for photography.

25 Jan 2013 12:50pm

@Andrew Atkinson: Hi Andrew - looking at your recent photos I can see that you had a great time there with your camera!

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Cracking compo as usual, nice to see a wider aspect ratio working well for you too.

25 Jan 2013 1:01pm

@digitalCG: Thanks Peter!

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Beautiful architecture, same as good capture.

25 Jan 2013 5:19pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


25 Jan 2013 5:39pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Wonderful, but why a so small size of pciture ???

25 Jan 2013 5:52pm

@Bruno F: Thanks Bruno! Re the size, although I'm an A member I prefer the standard 800px wide layout to the larger option.

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Superb !

25 Jan 2013 8:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image. Gorgeous light and frame. I love the POV!

26 Jan 2013 1:18am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this looks like something out of a futuristic movie! just another example of your superb vision and composition skills!

26 Jan 2013 2:22pm

tom from Germany

Like the futuristic feeling of this shot. Like the geometry of curves and lines.

26 Jan 2013 7:45pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Space age impressions!

28 Jan 2013 9:36am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Great composition and lighting. Fine work as always.

29 Jan 2013 10:51am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

exquisite photography

5 Feb 2013 3:26pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

The geometry and symmetry are mesmerising...

6 Feb 2013 8:26am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


8 Feb 2013 8:17am

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BW and Monochromix by Viewfinder

1/30 second
ISO 560
16 mm (35mm equiv.)