Underground Station Duelferstrasse II

Day 76 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

The motive of today’s photo was the subway station „Dülferstrasse“.

I visited the station a second time. For this photo, I concentrated on the western part of the platform, which has an underground mezzanine in the form of an accessible gallery. Daylight enters the building through two light openings in the ceiling and a vertical opening above the platform.

I used a panorama head again and made a two-line panorama photo because even with a 14-24mm lens, it was not possible to capture the hall ceiling and the raised mezzanine in the right perspective.

For the first time, I used DXOs newest software, the Perspective Efex Pro to straightened the lines.

I have to commit; it did an impressive job!

Underground Station Milbertshofen

Day 72 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I visited the underground station Milbertshofen.

The platform, which is covered with light-coloured panels, is illuminated from large reflectors mounted on the ceiling as a canopy. The fluorescent tubes are alternately tilted outwards and inwards.

The hexagonal columns were covered with reddish shining granite. The turquoise primed rear track walls are fitted with horizontally running support elements, which are covered with mosaic glass tiles.

This arrangement is only interrupted in the middle, as there are significant support elements with red and blue mosaic tiles.

Also here I use a shallow camera angle and a 14-24mm lens to avoid falling lines.

This is the ninth photo for my Munich subway station project. Unfortunately, it is now becoming more challenging to find new stations. But that’s the way it is with photography, you have to continually invent new ones to be able to continue to take attractive pictures.

Have fun watching.

Underground Station Candidplatz

Day 70 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Because of the continuing bad weather, I decided to take another Subway photo.

This time, I visited the subway station „Candidpaltz“.

The station was opened on November 8, 1997. The square above is named after the painter, and sculptor Pieter de Witte called Peter Candid, who worked in Munich and the surrounding area in the 16th century.

The platform area is painted in rainbow colours that merge into one another and dissolve the dominant constructive longitudinal lines.

The extension concept, as well as the design of the colour scheme, were drawn up by Paul Kramer and Sabine Koschier (U-Bahn department), the implementation planning by Egon Konrad, Munich.

Unfortunately, the station is already ageing and the sidewalls show traces of decay. Instead of removing them in Photoshop, I decided to include the passing trains in the picture composition, which hide the signs of age.

Have fun looking at them!

Underground Station Duelferstrasse

Day 69 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After a 4 hours mountain tour with 13 km distance, I grabbed my camera equipment again to take another picture in the area of the Munich subway.

The motive of today’s photo was the subway station „Dülferstrasse“.

The station was built between March 1987 and October 1993 and designed by Jürgen Rauch and the architectural office Lanz. It stands out from the other stations due to its colourful design by Ricarda Dietz and the Lanz office.

The spatial structure is also unusual: the entrances were initially concentrated on the western part of the building, which has an underground mezzanine in the form of an accessible gallery. Daylight enters the building through two light openings in the ceiling and a vertical opening above the platform.

In the east, the space above the platform becomes a large hall with a vaulted ceiling and high central columns. The colourful glass panelling by Dietz creates a cheerful atmosphere here.

For this photo, I used a panorama head and made a two-line panorama photo, because even with a 14-24mm lens, it was not possible to capture the hall ceiling and the gallery in the right perspective.

It should be noted that this was really fun. Some of the passing passengers must have been very surprised by what I was doing with all the equipment.

Let me know if you like the picture!