Photographer's Note

Underpass II (Subway St XII)

The underpass between the Wilhelminaplein subway station in Rotterdam and its Wilhelminapier / New Luxor exit is displayed here. This subway station was realised to serve as public transport hub for the Kop van Zuid quarter. In 1996 it was added to the all ready existing north-south ‘Erasmus’ subway line. The exit and underpass was opened some months ago.

As said in the note of the first Underpass picture modern subway-station design applies high ceilings, spaciousness and daylight openings in the roof to give the commuters/passenger a safe and “not caged in feeling”. And, as in the case of the Beurs station, this wasn’t possible here due to the fact that it’s tunnel passing under another major thoroughfare, the Posthumalaan leading to south ramp of the Erasmus bridge, aka De Zwaan. The south ramp is on the right of Lars’ picture. The solution applied here is again almost textbook. The square lines of the box formed tunnel are considerably softened by the gentle curves of the partly perforated metal cladding which are backlit by colored light sources. The moving sidewalk is lit from within too.

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Camera Model : C8080WZ
Exposure time [s] : 10/200
F-Number : F2.4
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 50
Date taken : 2005:11:05 16:30:42
Components configuration : YCbCr
Exposure bias value : -3/10
Metering mode : Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 28 mm
Colour space : sRGB
Image width : 3264
Image length : 2448
Exposure mode : Manual (1)

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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