{W/NW}: Metro

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by nels, May 13, 2006.

  1. Nels, are you in the District?
     
  2. I was in DC last weekend, visiting an old buddy of mine from college who just relocated there. Love the place, and will go back in fall for another trip. Hate the muggy weather.
     
  3. Taken with a digital camera ?
     
  4. Hate the sight of digital. I'm a well known film die-hard. Develop my own film in the wet darkroom, with agitation helped by the resident Rap DJ Brad.

    Check the EXIF, dude.
     
  5. Just realised, pbase doesn't link EXIF to files smaller than original size. Your better bet is to check the stuff out here at original sizes.
     
  6. Nice stuff! I haven't found the Metro here beautiful for 25 years. Thanks for the reawakening. I rarely use it anymore, as I live near the cathedral.
     
  7. Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 520/2
     
  8. <img src=http://www.widereach.net/rodina/images/portfolio/subway.jpg>
     
  9. <img src="http://www.stuartrichardson.com/jietai-mae.jpg">
     
  10. Rosslyn station, first day, July 1, 1977. Note that the only signage is still the pylons. Advertisments? Telephones? Safety warnings? Crowds? Dimple strips for the blind? All in the future... The escalators were very fast then, too! That's why there are so many level steps at each end. The lawyers have since solved that. Ektachrome film, presumably High Speed Ektachrome. Topcon Super-D. Could be either 58/1.8 or 35/2.8 lens.
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  11. Friendship Heights rotunda, also in the innocent early days. One of the coolest spaces in the system. Kodachrome 64, with some rather forceful color corrections - it doesn't like the mixed fluorescent and vapor lights. Topcon Super-D again, probably with 25/3.5 lens.
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  12. John,

    Very nice to see a historical perspective on places like this. Thanks for sharing.

    I found DC Metros to be among the most architecturally compelling metro stations anywhere. Sadly I only managed to snap a few shots while on my way in and out to catch trains, wishing I had more time.

    I did spend quite a bit of time at the totally awesome and stunning Union Station, and have about 4GB of shots to sort through....someday.
     
  13. NW}: Metro
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  14. }: Metro .
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  15. Ooops...........................
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  16. third time...
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  17. John S.: That's the Metro I remember well. Thank you for sharing the old photos.
     
  18. Response to {W
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  19. <img src=http://www.widereach.net/rodina/images/portfolio/bostonsubway009.jpg>
     
  20. <img src=http://www.widereach.net/rodina/images/portfolio/trumpeteer.jpg>
     
  21. Someone has got me working hard....
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  22. London Underground
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  23. Brilliant show! James Kim that 7:57 upload is one of the best. G had a similar image that threw quite a few off :)
     
  24. "Hate the sight of digital. I'm a well known film die-hard. Develop my own film in the wet darkroom, with agitation helped by the resident Rap DJ Brad.

    Check the EXIF, dude"

    Checked the Exif... Canon 5d ... hmmm

    But then again, Nice digital picture.
     
  25. Nice showing, guys.

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