Turnpike Lane Underground Station, London, England

This is my first HDR process in ages and ages, I have sort of go off them and don't know why but I prefer processing my photos in the non HDR format as of late. I tried processing this photo like that but I lost so much of the details in the highlights and shadows so I thought I would give HDR a go and it helped with that problem.

I still however prefer processing in the non HDR at the moment way as I feel it compliments my subject matter better and normally prefer the results it produces.

This is a photo that I took yesterday of the passenger circulating area at the bottom of the escalators from Turnpike Lane Underground station on the Piccadilly Line, a Charles Holden designed station. Charles Holden was a man who was almost solely responsible for the way the Tube looks and feels today and his Art Deco designed stations never fail to impress me. I am planning to visit most of his stations in the next few weeks as they all vary in design and are great image material. Also noticed another thing about this image when I was editing is that lights above don't quite line up and neither do the metal panels at the top. I originally thought it was my lens or the way I lined up the image however on closer inspection of other images it appears the ceiling is not quite symmetrical, its almost like Charles Holden is saying 'I did this because I can' :-).

I was not originally going to go out yesterday as it was -5 at 8am where I live but in the end I decided that I should go out as everyday is photography day regardless of weather, so glad I did as I really enjoyed photographing some of these stations however did come back with my face and hands frozen :-).

I hope you all have a great Friday and Weekend.

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