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Going Underground..

By Jasper87  
But I don't get what this society wants
I'm going underground (going underground)
Well, let the brass bands play and feet start to pound
Going underground (going underground)
So let the boys all sing and let the boys all shout for tomorrow
.......... The Jam

Named after a nearby pub, and built in 18034, Swiss Cottage Underground Station was originally called Swiss Tavern. The new station initially operated as part of a combined station with the Metropolitan Line (Metropolitan Line and 3 and 4 were Bakerloo Line) but the Metropolitan Line station was closed on 17 August 1940. The station was subsequently transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened on 1 May 1979. The reason for the photo - the wonderful Art Deco brass lamps.

Couldn't use the tripod so Iso2000, 1/125s, f4.5. Grabbed a few shots then jumped on the train before the Station Supervisor sent the posse down GrinGrin


Tags: Architecture Low light Art deco Swiss cottage London Undergound

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3 Jun 2013 8:19AM
Super image Dave, like this one a lot,

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ColleenA Plus
5 347 5 Australia
3 Jun 2013 8:22AM
Superb capture, great symmetry , the brass lamps are really something....
Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:24AM
Great lines, no not the song, the imageGrin

3 Jun 2013 8:28AM
Great shot Dave love itSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1770 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:35AM
Wonderfully disorientating, it has the sense of falling and of rising at the same time.
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:41AM
This is becoming more of a familiar sight for me - those lamps single it out as a rather unique "way out" SmileSmileSmile
fentiger 16 916 23 England
3 Jun 2013 8:42AM
Excellent piece of photography.

Wonderful comp well worth beating the posse , Moira sums it up so well ..."Wonderfully disorientating, it has the sense of falling and of rising at the same time."
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:58AM
Brilliant shot Dave, excellent composition, surprising to see it so empty Smile

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:01AM
Nice symmetrical comp, all the more impressive for being hand held; ISO 2000 looks good at this resolution. The lamps are lovely and the iconic tube sign indicating the way out offers location information as well as a bit of social comment on the rat race (note only one person following the advice while the rest roll down into the bowels of London). Smile
8 10 10 England
3 Jun 2013 9:05AM
Very quiet for the time of day when the shot was taken! Excellent comp.
johnke 4 223 15
3 Jun 2013 9:12AM
Fantastic Dave, just awesome photography, so evenly lit and without blur, Wow..John
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:22AM
Great image, the capture of the lighting is superb.
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:25AM
Great image..
Love it...

franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:28AM

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
3 Jun 2013 9:36AM
Another quality shot, Dave, as is usually the case with you with or without a tripod. Perfect capture in all aspects! Love it!
You get some great results when you use the ISO. Like this one good expose
with natural tones. Well done Dave. WesternRed.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
3 Jun 2013 9:51AM
Wonderful Dave add another UA.


Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Jun 2013 9:52AM
An excellent high quality image Dave !!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 145 15 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:55AM
Great song, great title, and great image, well captured DaveSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

TimMunsey 6 86 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:58AM
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 10:17AM
Well composed and captured - a superb image.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 10:39AM
All of the above plus congratulations for getting this and not being chased by the posse!
3 Jun 2013 10:41AM
Brilliant shot with great clarity Dave.
3 Jun 2013 10:42AM
This image should look like this! Excellent! Smile
Goldfynche 4 306 England
3 Jun 2013 11:22AM
My son is a driver on the Jubilee line, so he could have been your getaway driver! Grin
I don't suppose he's ever seen that scene.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 11:41AM
Excellent image especially without the trusty tripod!
You always amaze me with your knowledge of words of songs - I usually can't make the word s out
on pop music!
The yellows just pop in your image!
jdinne 14 16 England
3 Jun 2013 12:03PM
Top class Dave, and brilliant intro Smile

3 Jun 2013 12:11PM
This is an excellent image, Dave!
So vibrant, sharp and clear.

3 Jun 2013 12:12PM
Well composed & framed. Very interesting.

User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 12:25PM
Another superb image Dave.
Regards, Alf.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 12:55PM
arent you the brave lad then....
This used to be my local .....
great image
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 1:05PM
Wonderful shot! I love the composition! Grin
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 1:09PM
Love the symmetry in this image Dave - can almost see those escalators moving! Smile

Stunning use of light the exposure is spot on dave love this image
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
3 Jun 2013 2:19PM
Yes,I was a jam fan Dave.
No,not the flavoured stuff I have with cheese,
but the group !!
And after working in the railway,I certainly was NO FAN of Station Supervisors !!
Good shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
3 Jun 2013 2:50PM
A great capture, Dave, and so very symmetricalSmile I too love those old lamps Wink
Trev Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
3 Jun 2013 3:37PM
I must get meself one of these shots one day. Grin Nicely done.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 3:37PM
Nice one Dave! There's lots of scope for images underground and this works really well in this old station. Just love the lights - I hope they never get rid of them! Well done to get such an excellent image hand-held. Smile
3 Jun 2013 4:01PM
Good picture, Dave! I would love to see two or three London Underground stations ... I think it would be interesting for many people who have not been to LondonSmile
Regards, "stranger Valery" LolWink
User_Removed 4 920 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 4:17PM
Excellent shot
3 Jun 2013 5:07PM
Excellent composition . love it
danbrann 13 636 17
3 Jun 2013 5:48PM
Amazingly good Dave.
3 Jun 2013 5:53PM
Going underground to escape the daylight now are we, Dave TongueWink

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 Jun 2013 6:29PM
I am enjoying the colors and image design!
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
3 Jun 2013 6:50PM
I agree with Jenn -- enjoying the metallic lusters and your comp.
In addition to the art deco lamps -- I really like the "Way Out" sign.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 7:00PM
Brave guy you are dodging the inspectors. and the words are so appropriate. This image has such an impact. the colours the perspective. Great work Dave. paul
DixClix 8 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 7:16PM
Fantastic shot and so beautifully sharp too! Worth it for those amazing lamps which nobody in the picture seems to be noticing! Typical! I bet they would complain, though, if they were removed for "modernisation"!
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 7:34PM
A superb shot, such a rich image full of detail and wonderful light, must have been a bugger to expose for... I have no hesitation in giving this a GEA very well deserved.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 7:53PM
a really wonderful shot
saltireblue Plus
7 7.2k 33 Norway
3 Jun 2013 8:01PM
Seeing this reminds me I must get back down the Oslo underground, Jason. There are no restrictions on tripods, etc as long as you don't delay the trains. Jam...good musical memories.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:09PM
Brilliant capture my favourite this evening yet
Phil_L 8 19 1 Wales
3 Jun 2013 8:19PM
....'and the public gets what the public wants'. All those ads eh. What a great shot.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
3 Jun 2013 8:23PM
A Great image but No Way I would go there,I f I cant see out I dont go inSmileSmileSmileSmile
xwang 8 56 8
3 Jun 2013 8:24PM
Excellent shot.. very well done.. Dave. I was thinking how you managed that.... it is hard to take photos in station, shop centre... Oh.. you name it.
5 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:49PM
Wonderful detail and clarity, and an excellent pov. A stunning image!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:04PM
Terrific work Dave - can't believe you have managed that without a tripod - well done
capto Plus
5 4.7k 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 10:13PM
Excellent photography.Smile

3 Jun 2013 11:06PM
Dave, fantastic the bill boards..........very nice mate.

4 Jun 2013 8:31AM
Excellent! Love the symmetry and brightness of it. You weren't taking pictures in the tunnel from the Natural History Museum a few weeks back were you??
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
4 Jun 2013 10:12AM
Fantastic image, so well captured. Ann.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
4 Jun 2013 11:46AM
Excellent composition
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
4 Jun 2013 12:40PM
It's all been said, but I will add my Spectacular!!!!!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 1:15PM
Thought I recognised the escalator design. Same as St Johns Wood nearby.
Lovely image Dave. Excellent clarity considering the aperture was wide open and your ISO high. Skillful photography (and processing) gets the image.
Well done for escaping the High Viz Posse.
1881 5 India
4 Jun 2013 6:28PM
EXCELLENT image Dave,

MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
4 Jun 2013 6:51PM
Like the details Dave, excellent

A stunning image Dave. Until I saw this I would never have believed The London Underground could be made to look almost magestic and the touch of gold in the image is masterstroke. S
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
5 Jun 2013 10:27AM
Congrats Dave this is wonderful.
As said above, the escalator can be seen as both
up and down, it plays tricks.

Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 11:52AM
Way Out manGrin
Stunning image Dave! Congrats on the very worthy awardsGrin
xwang 8 56 8
5 Jun 2013 1:48PM
Thanks again for your comments, Dave. I'll rebuild the fence...Grin
You've made the underground look spectacular, Stunningly sharp, great symmetry & the placement of the " way out" sign is perfect.. hand held excellence Wink
5 Jun 2013 10:42PM
What an amazing image; stunning....

Jenny Smile
zapar40 7 66 5 Wales
6 Jun 2013 12:02AM
i'm tapping away to a tune i remember well, lovely shot too.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 7:07AM
You are featured e2 piccy at the moment Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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6 Jun 2013 10:56AM
fine work with this Dave superb result excellent exposure control a winner

dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 3:53PM
Excellent composition and light, congrats on your awards too.
6 Jun 2013 7:28PM
Very interesting ! love the lamps . Great detail ! gill
6 Jun 2013 8:43PM
Stunning Dave,wonderful image..Lin
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 10:27PM
Well what more can I say that has not been said above this is another of your super images with an interesting and informative narrative - Elizabethxx
8 Jun 2013 10:01PM
Superb capture
Philpot Plus
5 35 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 8:02PM
Stunning....just stunning, superb control of the light and the colour saturation is great. Smile Phil
Great shot and well snatched, What's wrong with down in a tube station at midnight.

Another Whiterose masterclass.


19 Jun 2013 10:38AM
Love the symmetry in this Dave Smile

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