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Goin' Underground

Goin' Underground
Copyright ©2006, Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $

I've been working on another project image and having to re-start a couple of times and this is how I feel - goin' underground. Hopefully it will be as they say third time lucky!

Photographer: Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $
Folder: Eugene Donohoe - Misc Rated
Uploaded: 2006-Mar-11 16:05 EST
Current Rating: 9.00/4 (Weighted rating: 8.50)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 200
Aperture: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/6
Focal Length: 19
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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Eugene, for the not so many humans on the stair. For me the picture is made by the one who´s blurred going down and the others just arriving cutted the "overground". Beside this the conversion is spot on.

Kind regards,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $ at 16:53 EST on 2006-Mar-11 [Reply]


Eugene i agree with Horst the photo is great but i think if you could get rid of the legs on the top left stairs it would be better, hownever it is a good photo, can i ask is that connolly station?

Noel Bates ¤ ¤ at 17:05 EST on 2006-Mar-11 [Reply]


Love the conversion and the blurred figure. But what I really like is the way the photo is cropped so that it perfectly hugs the edges of the poster frames on the walls and still gives the perfect amount of space around the escalator hand rails. The lighter poster on the left might have tried to draw my eye to that side of the image, but your framing gives just the right amount of tension to keep me focused on the center part of the scene. I agree with Horst's comments about the figures. One thing I find interesting is the crumpled up center section of the escalators. Makes me wonder how they got that way... Anyway, a very interesting image I can spend a lot of time looking at.

Elisabeth Spector HoF Win ¤ $ at 17:12 EST on 2006-Mar-11 [Reply]


you used a fantastic angle to shoot this Eugene and even a better way to cropp it. That's what makes the photo. The blurry sole person descenting and the great conversion are an added value.

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $ $ at 07:03 EST on 2006-Mar-12 [Reply]

Thanks all

Horst; Yes I agree about the solitary figure. A lucky moment for me.

Noel; yes this is Connoly. An interesting station. The legs is always about choice! Thanks for sharing your idea with me.

Elisabeth; interesting comments and critique. Thanks for that. The image is the full frame with no crop. I spent ages making sure it was aligned. The centre bit is like that I think cos of people jumping on it?!

David; thanks for your compliment. You should see what I chuck away *:-)*

Vaggelis; thanks as ever for your comments which I appreciate.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 07:55 EST on 2006-Mar-12 [Reply]


Enjoyable atmosphere and mood.Good conversion. Not so sure about the legs/feet just visible on the top left.

Grant Mundell ¤1 at 12:23 EST on 2006-Mar-12 [Reply]


Thanks Grant. Yes it's a difficult decision alright! I couldn't wait for the people on the top to get off because then the guy I wanted would have left the escalator! Life can be awkward and throw difficult decisions at one!

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 12:32 EST on 2006-Mar-12 [Reply]


Outstanding conversion and very creative and skilful framing. The lone passer-by adds mystery and tension.

John Greenberg ¤1 at 16:08 EST on 2006-Mar-12 [Reply]


Thanks John and welcome to mft.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 12:52 EST on 2006-Mar-13 [Reply]