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5 Dec 2013 4:44AM
I wonder if the people on the right are travelling to where the folk on the left are arriving from.
Another interesting and different picture, Marian.

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Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 6:22AM
As Peter said something different from you today. Its amazing that number of people that time of day. Grin Peter.
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
5 Dec 2013 6:26AM
Tha't going to be a tight squeeze, Marian Smile. Carol
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
5 Dec 2013 6:36AM
Oh my goodness, a scene that fills me with dread, give me the open hills and a clear blue sky any day.....

It is however a very nicely composed and processed shot, the sort of shot that would look really good taken on some grainy film, you should try a film camera Marian, I think you would like it.

Andy
5 Dec 2013 6:47AM
Well composed, Marian - now that does look busy?
And it's only midday!
Richard
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
5 Dec 2013 7:18AM
That is a lot of people all coming and going...great shot
5 Dec 2013 7:57AM
kinda busy then ....Wink
dudler Plus
13 468 908 England
5 Dec 2013 8:28AM
It's seeing things a bit like this from platform level on the Underground that reminds me why I don't live in London, or a similarly-large city!

On a technical level, there's scope for cropping at the top - while the big black area adds a feeling of oppression, there's too much of it compositionally.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 9:13AM
The impression that this creates is of seething humanity placed under a giant microscope, like a colony of ants...
The crop/composition is interesting. I love the way that square 'contains' strong lines, but here I think that cropping off the top to leave landscape, with still a slice of black at the top, would actually convey the weight of the black better.
Moira
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
5 Dec 2013 10:12AM
High density in the city Marian, a reminder of a Salgado image !!!!
Ron
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
5 Dec 2013 11:41AM
Wow! What a crowd to commute, a super shot, Marian.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 12:41PM
Great image Marian,Smile squeezed in like sardines comes to mindWink


Cliff
Potra 3 Venezuela
5 Dec 2013 12:57PM

Quote:High density in the city Marian, a reminder of a Salgado image !!!!
Ron


That's quite an honor, Ron. Thanks!

Quote:Oh my goodness, a scene that fills me with dread, give me the open hills and a clear blue sky any day.....
It is however a very nicely composed and processed shot, the sort of shot that would look really good taken on some grainy film, you should try a film camera Marian, I think you would like it.
Andy


I too love being in nature, that's why I sometimes get overwhelmed by the city. I might take one of my dad's cameras. I am afraid I will waste a great deal of film...

Quote:I wonder if the people on the right are travelling to where the folk on the left are arriving from. Another interesting and different picture, Marian.

It is the busiest station of the 4 lines we have in the system. Three of the four lines converge there. On the line of this shot, there are 21 stations, it runs East-West. This shot is facing West.
Thanks so much for your comments.
Marian
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
5 Dec 2013 1:44PM
Oh, My What a huge number of people at this train station--- I am echoing andysnapper's comment--

You image processing/conversion is excellent!
5 Dec 2013 3:05PM
Your original crop is very dramatic, very daring, and works brilliantly. That doesn't mean everyone will like it. Obviously! But if it looks the way you want it to look, then it's right.
The suggested crop is the predictable one, and is basically playing safe. Composition is not so much a technical issue as a creative one.
Are you happy playing safe and doing what people expect, Marian??? I don't think so.


Alan
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 5:13PM
It makes me glad I no longer go to work.
This must be a daily nighmare.
Wwell captured Marian.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin
5 Dec 2013 6:25PM
Great pov and scene, Marian.

P.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3555 Canada
5 Dec 2013 6:30PM
I like this. I downloaded it and tried something different that you might like.

Select and copy the first, bottom carriage of the left train. Paste it, and flip horizontal, and place it on the right tracks, aligned with the bottom of the frame. Apply a 10 pixel motion blur in the direction its pointing. Its looks like a train moving into the station.

The using the shadow tool. increase shadow detail in the roof. Depending on the viewers monitor, they may see only a solid black, while theres actually a complex structure there that adds to the working/industrial look of the shot. making it more apparent could work. Ive done this and its very different, but quite nice.



Regards

Willie
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 336 England
5 Dec 2013 8:25PM
It is better for the crop.
Mono works better here, better than colour, it conveys the mood and congestion so well. Or is it that without colour we look deeper into the image and so get more involved.
jacquig 3 3 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 10:38PM
What a station! Great shot. Smile
Potra 3 Venezuela
6 Dec 2013 12:53AM

Quote:The impression that this creates is of seething humanity placed under a giant microscope, like a colony of ants...
Moira


I honestly love your interpretation of the image.
Thanks Moira.
Marian
Potra 3 Venezuela
6 Dec 2013 1:37AM

Quote:Your original crop is very dramatic, very daring, and works brilliantly. That doesn't mean everyone will like it. Obviously! But if it looks the way you want it to look, then it's right.
The suggested crop is the predictable one, and is basically playing safe. Composition is not so much a technical issue as a creative one.
Are you happy playing safe and doing what people expect, Marian??? I don't think so.
Alan


To be honest I feel that the black needs to be there. It balances the hectic scene below.
I did try several crops, and square worked perfectly I only had to cut a stripe of the balcony at the bottom of the image.
I have never played safe, that's why I don't color my hair, don't drive, don't watch TV and never married... WinkGrin
Thanks Alan, photography is better than paying a shrink.
Marian

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