Underground Station Wettersteinplatz

Day 67 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After an excursion day into nature photography, I continued my photo series about the underground stations of Munich today. This time the destination was the underground station Wettersteinplatz.

The 4.40-meter high station has aluminium panels reflecting on the ceiling, which partly cancel out the low ceiling height. They also serve to achieve a high lighting effect with the lamps. The rear track walls are painted blue-green on track 1 and red on track 2, creating a strong contrast effect.

Unfortunately, some of the aluminium plates were missing due to electrical work. Still, this absence intensified the surreal atmosphere in the station.

What do you think?

Underground Station Grosshadern

Day 65 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today’s destination of my photo trip was the underground station Großhadern.

The station was opened on May 22, 1993, and is named after the district Großhadern.

Like in the underground station Klinikum Großhadern, the backtrack walls are made of tiles showing a mountain landscape.

The columns are covered with yellow tiles.

Above the platform, which is covered with granite slabs, a reflector construction is mounted. It consists of aluminium lamellas and is aligned to the lamps between the columns.

As in the previous stations, I use a low camera position to focus the vanishing lines in the middle of the picture.

Underground Station Josephsburg

Day 64 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

For this photo, I spend another day in Munich’s underground. This time I visited the underground station Josephsburg and is located in the Munich district Berg am Laim.

At both platform ends, there are counter halls that bring daylight into the column-less platform.

Furthermore, the station is illuminated by two light bands with green, blue and yellow glass plates across. The rear track walls are in red.

The ceiling is made of concrete, from which hangs a pyramid-shaped metal band that slopes downwards and also serves as a light reflector. The floor is covered with light grey and black granite slabs, which are laid out like a chessboard.

For this photo, I chose a low camera position and centred the guiding lines of the walls and the platform in the middle of the shot.

As a lens I again used my Nikon 14-24mm f2.8, which is ideal for architectural photos because of its low chromatic distortion as well as sharpness.

Moving Sky

Day 55 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After concentrating on nature and landscape photography in the past days, I decided to shoot an object in the urban area.

Because of the fantastic cloud drawing in the sky, I had the idea to include the Oskar-von-Miller Tower of the Technical University of Munich in the photo again. As a meteorological measuring tower, it offered itself as a foreground for the fast-moving clouds.

A polarization filter and a 10 stop neutral-grey filter were used. Thereby I could extend the exposure time to 3 minutes to capture the movements in the cloud layers.

I hope you agree with me that the cloud play is impressive!

The Large Red Sphere

Day 45 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I visited the City Centre of Munich for maintenance of my Nikon D850. It took the Service Point one hour to clean and services my camera. It left me enough time to visit the nearby located Old- and New Pinakothek for a short location scouting for one of my upcoming photo projects.

I also visited the Turkish Gate, which currently hosts the sculpture Large Red Sphere by the American artist Walter De Maria.

I liked the sculpture very much, especially the reflection of me, photographing the scene. 

Hope you enjoy the image!

The Oskar von Miller Tower

The Oskar von Miller Tower is the meteorological measuring tower of the Technical University of Munich in Garching, completed in 2010.

This would actually have been my photo for the 26th day of my 365 Photo Challenge. Due to the lousy weather, I changed to another topic. When the weather suddenly improved, I had to get out again and started an attempt.

But I will try it back in the next days. This time from different angles and perspectives.