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Taken 25-Feb-13
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Photo Info

Dimensions5189 x 3459
Original file size7.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Feb-13 14:12
Date modified9-Mar-13 17:38
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A700
Focal length10 mm
Focal length (35mm)15 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/6 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom0x
Ascent to the Light Southgate Underground

Ascent to the Light Southgate Underground

Another shot taken on the northern part of the Piccadilly Line, London. This one is of Southgate Station. Like many others on this part of the line this station was built in the 1930s and has a lot of Art Deco design.

For a change I went for mono in this image which I felt worked best. I got lucky with the figure ideally placed at the top of the stairs and the processing aimed to emphasise that. With all the enhancement processing I used masks to remove any of that from the people coming down the stairs so they remained in the shadows and did not detract from the central figure.