Milton Keynes Central train station (UK).

Late last night, coming back from work, on a respite from the pouring rain … First time that I saw the platform completely empty!

[Casio Exilim EX-S10, f:2.8, 1/2sec, ISO-50, gorillapod compact]


night, urban, rain, platform, lowlight, b w, train station

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 5 years ago

    lines, reflections & shadows!
    very cool work george!

  • Thank you my friend, glad you like it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyabout 5 years ago

    wet wet wet……

  • yes yes yes – windy too! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Appel
    Appelabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot, George! Sweet Lines & Patterns!

  • Thanks Ann – Haven’t done any proper B&W in a while, so I’m happy this worked out :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

    POV and composition are excellent, it works beautifully in BW !
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you very much Francis! Sometimes a little P&S camera is all you need! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinabout 5 years ago

    nice to see a man carry a camera at ALL times :o) ready for anything :o) nice shot george

  • LOL “Be prepared… Dip Dip”! thanks Dean :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicabout 5 years ago

    Wow,,, love how the lines made by the lights overhead and their reflection draw you into the image,,,wanting something more to happen,,,, great in bw,,,fab composition!!!!

  • Wow! Many thanks Linda, I really appreciate it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • RRoca
    RRocaabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture! Congratulations on your feature!!

  • Thank you very much! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 5 years ago

    The wet really enhances and sharpens the reflections on the platform.
    Excellent b&w George.

  • LOL – thanks Richard :-) The wet look was what attracted me as we entered into the station.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks Steve :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Rosej
    Rosejabout 5 years ago

    Who would have thought that Milton Keynes could offer up such a great image – love it.

  • Thanks Rose :o) Milton Keynes has many hidden treasures, you just need to look beyond the dual carriageways ;-) It’s a much maligned town.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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