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The Old Chap, sturdy and trustworthy!
The Old Chap, sturdy and trustworthy!

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Challenge: Transportation II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Manchester, UK
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Black and White, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

Taken at the Manchester Science Museum, apparently there is an exhibition of these old double deckers. This one was circulating in the street giving me a chance to shoot it at work.

Being from Mexico these buses are really something different and special. I really love them!!

Note: Sorry for the weird color at the side of the bus, but with basic editing rules there is not much to do about that.

Place: 8 out of 283
Avg (all users): 6.7375
Avg (commenters): 8.4706
Avg (participants): 6.8987
Avg (non-participants): 6.6584
Views since voting: 2229
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 240
Comments: 27
Favorites: 4 (view)

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03/09/2007 01:18:20 AM
good work on the editing too - makes the bus stands out from the otherwise busy composition.

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02/15/2007 03:45:23 PM
Great image.
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01/09/2007 05:30:28 PM
Looks good, but what does a full B&W look like, with a bit of ageing! Good work!
01/08/2007 12:09:24 PM
Cool desat on the background and keeping the bus red. OH I miss UK. :)
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01/08/2007 01:22:33 AM
Nice use of selective coloring, usually I am strongly against it but in this photo it works well especially with the muted colors.
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08/20/2006 06:58:48 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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08/16/2006 07:04:57 PM
I picked this as my hands down winner, I was suprised to see it didn't finish 1st. Congrats on the top 10 anyway. This is a GREAT picture!
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08/16/2006 01:38:31 PM
Thank you very much for commenting on this picture. This is my first top ten result and it feels AWSOME. It is a great incentive to go for that elusive Ribbon.

With this challenge I learned that you have to be always ready to get the picture you want, cause it's not always there sitting for you :)

08/16/2006 06:05:00 AM
Awesome picture ! Congratulations on your top 10 finish !
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2006 07:48:29 PM
Red, red, red...
08/15/2006 05:49:39 PM
WOW!!! This is awesome. The color is great - my abosolute favorite and
top pick ~ 10
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08/14/2006 11:01:37 PM
Love It nice shot
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08/14/2006 09:54:08 AM
Is that the only colour in GB?
08/13/2006 01:34:44 PM
this is a lovely period olde worlde type picture. the sepia works for the most part, dating it back to the right sort of era, and the selective desat (using some schmancy mix of hue /saturation i'd imagine) is effective against the sepia colours. something went a bit awry on the front wings of the bus though, which given it's the main subject, kind of makes them more prominent and hard to miss. being super picky also, the shiny bollards lessens the authentic old feel too. but the rest of the surrounding cityscape 9including the lamppost which doesn't distract) helps maintain a 1950's illusion (as does the language of your title!). generally feels a fun, warm image with a nod to happy times. 7.
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08/13/2006 10:03:37 AM
love the shot - really like how the bus is on the side and not in the middle - gives a lot to the photo
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08/12/2006 04:15:58 PM
I really love the nice effect of the desat , the composition is really good too ! my vote : 9
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08/12/2006 10:01:41 AM
nice processing
08/11/2006 05:51:25 PM
Yeah, good old english buses! Gives the shot an nice antique look.
08/11/2006 04:49:28 PM
The best one so far, by a country mile! I'm not a fan of selective desaturation normally, but in your pic it works great. It looks so British! 10 from me.
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08/11/2006 02:43:18 PM
Nice! I like the contrast on colours (hmmm..Hmmmmmmm !!!!) hope you are not braking any rules here `cause I really liked it and I hope it doesnt became DQ`d...9
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08/11/2006 11:08:54 AM
Nice mate ;) 8
08/10/2006 09:12:25 AM
Love it
08/09/2006 07:07:44 PM
Cute name. I like the tone and composition.
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08/09/2006 06:03:09 PM
i like the desaturated colors.
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08/09/2006 12:01:41 PM
I love all the vertical lines in this, plus the old fashioned bus;)
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08/09/2006 07:25:13 AM
This is a winning shot in my book, and give you my first "10".....
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08/09/2006 03:14:30 AM
A Wonderful image so nicely presented
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