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Busman's holiday

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 29 July 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Took this at the beginning of June in the Bents Park, South Shields where the annual Tyne Tees Run for historic commercial vehicles had gathered. This is one of the original double decker buses of the old South Shields Corporation lovingly restored to full working order.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Your processing comes so close to letting us see the miles she traveled ! I take it these were/are the Corporation colors.

29 Jul 2012 5:35am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yeah the dark blue, light blue, and yellow were the corporate colours of South Shields back in the day. They were also the colours used in my Grammar School tie, and in the school rugby jersey, and in the colours of the South Shields and Westoe Rugby and Cricket Club.

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great shot and love the title

29 Jul 2012 5:43am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Great shot. I love the treatment and the colors are beautiful.
Good Sunday.

29 Jul 2012 5:52am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful bus!

29 Jul 2012 5:59am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5***

29 Jul 2012 6:12am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

29 Jul 2012 6:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This bus is so cool ! It has nice colors.

29 Jul 2012 6:54am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I bet you hopped on and off a few of those in your time. Nicely done, Curly

29 Jul 2012 6:57am

@Richard: Oh yes, the number of times that I hopped on and off the platform on the street corner (never waiting to reach the official bus stop) on the 2d ride from school.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely frame

29 Jul 2012 7:07am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

The processing is awesome... looks almost surreal, but not quite!

29 Jul 2012 7:33am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

nice reflection of the clouds on the blue of the bus

29 Jul 2012 7:51am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image of this old bus

29 Jul 2012 7:51am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic colors, processing and scenery

29 Jul 2012 8:14am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Lovely work you"be done here!

29 Jul 2012 8:36am

@Othersideblue: Thank you for choosing this for your Remix :-)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great with this processing, the colors and rendering are splendid. Good day.

29 Jul 2012 8:40am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Soooooooooooo Kool, I'd trade my little Alto for that any day:)

29 Jul 2012 8:48am

Florence from Paris, France

What a fantastic and successful post process dear ! Suits so well this bus. Such a good idea to restore them, they are so... charming indeed.

29 Jul 2012 9:18am

@Florence: Are you still away Florence? Which exotic resorts have you visited?

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice HDR. Cool

29 Jul 2012 9:26am

@João Mourão: No HDR here, just a touch of the Lucis Arts plug in.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looks like a Routemaster, is it? Excellent treatment Curly, I think its a shame you lost the top rear corner though

29 Jul 2012 9:46am

@grouser: I know, I was backed up against another bus.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel captage il est fantastique ce bus merveilleux.

29 Jul 2012 10:03am

David from Avranches, France

Great reflections on the bus.

29 Jul 2012 10:16am

Florence from Paris, France

No dear I'm back in Paris ! Exotic ? Not really. I've satyed in France. Beautiful landscapes and sunny weather. I was definitely lucky. :-)

29 Jul 2012 11:10am

@Florence: Many years ago I had a two week visit to our twin town "Epinay sur Seine", one day I'll find a scanner that does good works with slides and try and show some of the shots I took in Paris on my old Ricoh XR2S.

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Wonderful that some people want to restore old vehicles, a great picture!:-))haleja.

Beautiful day, my friend!

29 Jul 2012 11:39am

Florence from Paris, France

Excellent idea dear. Impatient I am. :-))))

29 Jul 2012 11:49am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, what an adorable find Curly! This yellow blue double decker is soooo cute especially through your depiction! Your treatment makes me feel like reading an old storybook!:-)

29 Jul 2012 11:56am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

She's a beauty! I love the red vehicle visible in the background as well.

29 Jul 2012 11:56am

@Rick: Well here are links to a couple of other pictures of the old Economic for you.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I love this.... The colors are brilliant ! Perfect post-processing, 5***** dispite the small cut at the top (I know it's not easy to have everything in frame all the time;) Enjoy your sunday :)

29 Jul 2012 12:12pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is wonderful! I love your processing, I feel like I can reach out and touch the bus!

29 Jul 2012 12:30pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Now, the old bus driver's eye rests. I've always been interested in those duplex. I have traveled in a Dublin. There are a few two-story charter traffic.

29 Jul 2012 1:07pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Extremely well done Curly!

29 Jul 2012 1:31pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous shot of these beautiful old buses !!! Excellent processing, really well done ...

29 Jul 2012 3:15pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Very nice meeting

29 Jul 2012 4:00pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This is really fine processing. The blue colors with reflections are particularly beautiful. I also like the casual stance of the two people in the entrance as it sets the tone for the image, which is not just about a vehicle as much as it is about the people in the preservation group who obviously love this vehicle.

29 Jul 2012 4:53pm

Sylvie from Bords de Loire (Anjou), France

Blue this car ! beautiful ttt.

29 Jul 2012 5:09pm

Tara from Los Angeles, United States

Wow! What a bus!!! Looks like fun!!

29 Jul 2012 5:48pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

fabulous bit of heritage...the one in the background looks equally impressive.

29 Jul 2012 7:17pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Its rumoured that Boris is going to bring back the hop on hop off system in london. That would be great

29 Jul 2012 7:39pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

Whaou !!!!! beautiful !

29 Jul 2012 7:43pm

philedmond from Angers, France

Great processing!

29 Jul 2012 8:39pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

I hope they went "all the way" Reg style.

29 Jul 2012 9:09pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

special shot curly, bravo

29 Jul 2012 9:39pm

glenn from New York, United States

Thin this is a royal blue bus for the queen and all that want to ride.. Wonderful work fiend. cheers

29 Jul 2012 10:03pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Thanks for the link back, Curly. I recognized the image right away :-)

29 Jul 2012 10:50pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting processing.

30 Jul 2012 2:36am

myky from Ontario, Canada

Excellent image, Curly! You captured great expressions and they look so natural!

30 Jul 2012 3:59am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Splendid in every way! Curious to know, do you use a Mac or a pc, Curly?

30 Jul 2012 4:45am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is beautiful! I love the colors and processing but especially the sweet couple in the bus.

30 Jul 2012 5:00am

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

Très bels effets, et belles couleurs !!

30 Jul 2012 12:35pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great work!

30 Jul 2012 4:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool old bus. Great rich colors.

31 Jul 2012 6:57pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great treatment!

31 Jul 2012 7:03pm

David from ELLEMFORD, United Kingdom

Great to see this outcome which suits it perfectly. Sadly I am old enough to remember the trams, keep on preserving South Shields!

1 Aug 2012 8:58pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wow ...that is one pretty double decker....great details and colors

2 Aug 2012 1:51pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Nice looking bus. I like the way you processed it, bringing it to life, so to speak.

2 Aug 2012 3:36pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Excellent colours and processing!

4 Aug 2012 3:44am

Christine from Montereau, France

Nice shot !

8 Aug 2012 9:40am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

now that´s a bus! great treatment and tones here!

13 Aug 2012 7:03am

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1/350 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)