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Old 9th August 2012
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A work day out

I popped into the office a little later today after about a week of long days. Did a little work, chewed the fat with some people in the office and then had to go back out on my travels to capture colleagues in action.

I'm not going to post up any pictures of them just yet as I have a nice idea for a montage that I want to do when I have them all

Anyhow my travels took me out on the Jubilee line to Stratford whereupon I managed to get a few shots. All with the brilliant 14-42, a little too slow for some of my tunnel shots but excellent in most conditions.

Coming into West Ham


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Then we picked up another Train Operator (There was already myself, the driver and another booked on in the cab!) Who claimed it was getting a little hot in the cab! What goes on on the Jubilee, stays on the Jubilee - quite a character whom I know pretty well from my previous job on the Jubilee line Upgrade


What goes on on the Jubilee... by a_t_b321, on Flickr

And a shot of Stratford with us going into platform 14 in the middle, 13 and 15 with trains eagerly awaiting to depart framed from the instructors' position.


Bases loaded by a_t_b321, on Flickr

Pictures taken, crowds dodged, a couple of lary "Stewards" and two trains later I was on my way home on the front of a Piccadilly line train


Platform by a_t_b321, on Flickr

The "one person operation" mirrors and monitors to ensure a safe departure. Please excuse my ghost elbow...


OPO by a_t_b321, on Flickr

And another train coming towards us, note the fog repeater on the left hand side on without any fog in sight. One of the better initiatives.


1973 tube stock by a_t_b321, on Flickr

And I couldn't help but chuckle at this cheeky chappy on the way home


Squirrel by a_t_b321, on Flickr

I took some others after switching to the 40-150, all useless however bright enough on a sunny day. I don't get along with the lens

And back to watch the 200m Mens' finals and to watch the repeat of Nicola Adams doing her thing

Hope you enjoyed them.
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Re: A work day out

The tunnel shot is fantastic

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Re: A work day out

Very interesting views and perspectives not normally seen on the tube, your work is anything but dull! No 4 is just awesome, needs to be earmarked for a suitably themed competition!
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I did enjoy these. As said, the tunnel shot is great and really gives the feeling of speed.
Grandfather was a railwayman, and I always enjoy seeing,and riding on, trains.
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Re: A work day out

Love the feeling of movement in the B/W.

Well done.
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Re: A work day out

Thanks all. I slightly blurred then B&W the picture. It was pretty grainy in colour but I knew that I was always going to desaturate some of the shots, this one just stood out straight away.

I took some going over a crossover but even at 1/2s and ISO 1600 the movement of the train at 35mph threw light trails over most of the frame! The feeling of movement is amplified by being able to see what is up ahead.
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Re: A work day out

Tunnel shot is great and the B&W treatment really works
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Re: A work day out

You're not going to get in trouble at work for taking pictures are you?

My favourite is the B&W a real sense of movement.

Ouch!
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Re: A work day out

Thanks for the story Al.
Your 40-150 giving you grief? Strangely that's a favourite lens of mine, maybe most of your scenes need the wider perspective, or something's wrong with your lens.
Any examples of crummy pictures from it?
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Re: A work day out

Ouch!: no, there is someone in full control of the train at all times. I'm not using flash and permission from the Train Operator was sought and adhered to. Work often encourages capture of images for which accreditation will be given if we choose to submit them to the TfL stock.

Ulfric: Unfortunately yes I'll get some more with it, I keep binning them all once they get on the computer because I'm so disappointed with them. Even at 40mm I still can't seem to get a crisp shot of anything
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