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Old April 16th, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Default Underground Stations have their own beauty

As I mentioned earlier, I like Underground Stations and details in these Stations.

The Munich Underground Net has 100 Stations. Four views:



There is a lot more to explore...

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Old April 16th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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The colors are amazing, Michael, and each photo is a joy. Thanks for sharing these and I'm looking forward to seeing the results of further explorations.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Michael,

These are outstanding compositions and that makes them excel. Of course the artists who designed them were pretty talented.

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Old April 16th, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Hi Michael, servus,

outstanding views on remarkable situations. The first one is near to an expressionistic interpretation of a guitar ... Picasso would have been pleased.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:34 AM
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They are superb, love the second one, so blue with the bit of red makes it seem quite warming.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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Wonderful, Michael. Thanks. I especially like 1 and 2 for there simpler, stonger design and large color forms. The blue in the second is special.

These make the Chicago "L" and Metra stations look Middle Ages. Although I'm sure there is some charm there, too, on a careful look.

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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Michael,

All these are examples of exceptional photographs of great public art. How easy is it to screw up taking such shots. Can you dig up examples where your intent did not come through?

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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Tom - thanks, I put this series together for the colors. I also have b/w captures, I am curious on your take on these.

Asher - thanks, the last two were achieved without cropping, the second is slightly cropped, the first heavily, but this was clear when shooting that I could not do otherwise.

Wolfgang - thanks. I did not think of the guitar, but now as you suggested it. A long time ago I went to visit the Musée Picasso in Paris. I remember that visit fondly, not only for the work shown, but also for the way the work was shown. There was a simple, but appealing statue of a cat. It was exposed on floor level next to a door and not on a pedestal. It was simply there where you could expect a cat. Picasso had an amazing way to see things.

Helène - thanks. The station seen in the second photo has so many different views and this one is indeed warming.

John - thanks. Most Underground stations have some charm when you look, in Munich there are also some ugly ones...

Asher - my kudos go to the Artists who designed these stations. Yes, it is easy to screw up such a shot and it happened to me quite a few times (a great occasion to learn each time). Here are two shots. the first shows (in my eyes) a reasonable realization of a contrast - standstill - motion. I hoped to do the same, but with reversed roles the second time, but I missed.

Here are both:





I will add a few more successful ones (I hope) afterwards.

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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Here are three more from the station shown in the first photo of my initial post - Marienplatz (the city center):




More to follow. I will expand this a bit as long as it is interesting for you.

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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Here are three more views from the second station - Westfriedhof:




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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Three more from the third station shown - Candidplatz:




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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:02 PM
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One more from the fourth station shown - Georg Brauchle-Ring:



Here are two b/w as promised above:




I stop now. More (including quite a few misses) can be seen here. I am open to critique.

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Old April 24th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Michael, a very enjoyable series of well composed photos. This is a very interesting project and probably fun to go along. I've always admired photographers who see beauty in things that surround them and don't need a special set-up for their work.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Michael, beautiful presentations. Extremely well composed. Lovely color and light management.

A delight to view.

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Old April 24th, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Michael, beautiful presentations. Extremely well composed. Lovely color and light management. A delight to view. Best regards.
I agree completely with Fahim. :)

I also like the idea of capturing either the movement of people or the movement of the train fascinating.

You do have "material" for s great series. :)

Good and nice work again. From the Architects, designers etc and yourself. :)
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Old April 25th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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Some georgous pics here! Especially, Opening, Three Colors, Rainbow with fault and Lights leading up, great stuff.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Jarmo - thanks. Yes - I expand this series from time to time. There are, however, stations which are not beautiful like the shown. Taking good shots fom these would be the real thing.

Fahim - thank you. I enjoyed taking these photos and I am pleaesed to see when others see through my eyes and are pleased.

Antonio - thanks. Contrary to my initial approach I now tend more an more to include people in my photos. This is an ongoing series, but not a series that is meant to consume every bit of my time.

Ben - thank you.

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Old April 26th, 2012, 02:05 PM
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What a wonderful body of work. Thanks for sharing this Michael.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 12:53 AM
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Jarmo - thanks. Yes - I expand this series from time to time. There are, however, stations which are not beautiful like the shown. Taking good shots fom these would be the real thing.
Michael,

I do hope you cover the "lesser" stations and bring them into the fold. I can imagine that your work with the stunningly modern and well designed spaces will give you a new perspective from which to look again at the other, otherwise, "lesser" locations. Doing that will be really masterful and I so look forward to more seen from those ever refined eyes of yours.

This series is of a high standard and a special treat for us all!

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Old April 27th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Winston - thank you!

Asher - I already started to cover these stations, but it will take a little time before I will add other stations in this thread. I will have to stop more than once at one of these 'lesser' stations to get a grip and see better.

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Old April 28th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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These are wonderful additions, Michael. Sorry for my delayed response; been distracted lately and only found these today.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Tom - thank you!

Here is the first of the IMHO 'lesser' stations.
The pillars use up a lot of space in this station and the ceiling is pretty low - the pillars are approx. 2.5m high. The station could use a new paint, but this is less visible in the pictures.



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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Here are two from another 'lesser' station.




In the following there will also be better stations.

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Old May 15th, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Great stuff. ;-)
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Old May 20th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Winston - thanks ;)

These are from a recently renovated station.



The last one shows the color used for the walls.

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Old May 20th, 2012, 11:39 AM
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This series is from a station that could use a renovation.


The elevator shown in the last picture was added later, the container-like structure on the left contains the machinery.

I will update this thread from time to time.

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Old May 21st, 2012, 02:01 AM
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Michael, the latest photos create a slight bend in the road for the theme, don't they? A place that shows signs of needing renovation is also showing the effects of the passage of time. The work is very nicely done for these, as usual.
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Tom, thanks, that bend was intentional and originated from Asher's question if I could include some of the 'lesser' stations.

I will continue with a mix of newer and older stations.

I will focus on stations which will soon be renovated to be able to do the before-after comparison. Currently there is only one (large) planned in the near future, but the comparison will be interesting.

The Munich U-Bahn (Underground) Network is not old, just a little more than 40 years. Now the network has a length of more than 100km and 100 stations. There is a lot more to explore as you can see...

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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Keep 'em comin'...one of my all-tiime favorite threads.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Winston - thank you.

As a contrast to the previous station, here is a relatively new station (~10y old). The photos were taken 3 1/2 years ago.




I could not resist to play with the colors on this one:



These reflections close to the panel with informations were inviting:



Time to take some more photos.

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