London Underground‑May 2016; Ten New Photos.

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Digital photography has made photography of the London Underground vastly easier than with film.

ISO 400 too slow? Notch it up to 1000, or 1600, or higher.

In the old days with film I’d rarely experiment with any lens longer than 100mm underground. Not only were my longer lenses relatively slow, but trying to keep them steady at low shutter speeds was impractical.

Today, I push up the ISO and snap away.

The adjustable rear screen on my FujiFilm X-T1 is a great tool for photographing from the hip. Back in the old days, I’d take the prism off my Nikon F3T for a similar technique, but this made focusing difficult.

I made these photos in Early May 2016. For me the Underground is more than just photos of the trains and tunnels.

Which is your favorite?

Lumix LX7 photo.
Lumix LX7 photo.
Lumix LX7 photo at West Brompton.
Lumix LX7 photo at West Brompton.
Telephoto view at Embankment with my Fuji X-T1.
Telephoto view at Embankment with my Fuji X-T1.
I like a bit of subtle humor or irony in my photos. FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
I like a bit of subtle humor or irony in my photos. FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
FujiFilm X-T1 photo. Auto white balance is a blessing when working with artificial light.
FujiFilm X-T1 photo. Auto white balance is a blessing when working with artificial light.
View of the Circle Line at Embankment.
View of the Circle Line at Embankment.
Some of the Tube is well below the surface.
Some of the Tube is well below the surface.
Bond Street Station at Oxford Street.
Bond Street Station at Oxford Street.

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This is London Euston, please mind the gap!
‘This is London Euston, please mind the gap!’

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3 thoughts on “London Underground‑May 2016; Ten New Photos.”

  1. Just listened to your radio interview (was referred to it by a fellow Bronxite).

    I have some of your books already!

    Question (if you read the comment section): when I define “exotic”I would say it should include unusual.

    That would put the train on Malaysian Borneo (Sabah) definitely in the running. I did ride it 1/2 way up from Beaufort and back in 1990. The KK (Kota Kinabalu)-Beaufort section was o/o/s. I would say it is not in the least luxurious, but I would rate it very exotic.

    The other one is the Litorinha from Curitiba to Paranagua.

    BTW – I am not a frequent or even big time rail traveler, but somehow these two have fallen in place.

    1. In my introduction I delve into the perception of what may deemed exotic. It really sort of depends on your perspective. In the book I tried to vary the interpretation to allow inclusion of various uncommon or unusual railway experiences as well as some of the more popular overseas routes. BS

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