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Old Jan 7, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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Coming home from work today, I saw this new tire store had opened up.
They had this little buss as an attention getter so.I stopped to take a couple snaps. It had some body damage on the top right corner in the front and a broken grill. I did a quick patch job in PP so it wouldn't look do bad,







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Old Jan 7, 2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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Now that would make any kid want to go to school! Very cool! Nice color, sharpness and contrast on the pix.

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That's a pretty amazing rig GW. Great photos. But how do the kindergarten children climb up into the doorway?!?
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Old Jan 8, 2011, 12:26 AM   #4
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nice pix...nice modified school bus...got a chuckle out of the 'higher educatio'n sign on the bus.
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Very cute! Though I think I'd be tempted to leave in the bit of body damage - what's an off-roader without a few war wounds? Shows it's not just a showroom doll. On the other hand, I can't tell what you might have done as part of the processing, very well done.

I really like the last one with the selective desaturation, it's my favorite. Only give-away for me was the color you left on the door (the transparent part) where the building becomes two-toned. I wonder what it would have looked like if you had gotten even lower and shot up more? You might/would have run into dynamic range/contrast problems, but it could have been a very cool shot. Maybe a scene for HDR? What a fun subject to play with!
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They have one of them u[p here they even gave free rides in it the boys and I rode and have fun years ago... some of them big boys toys know my own family.. in fact one use to sit in my front yard it was owned by a young man whom sold it and it became the first USA Lord ya bring back the fun I did have watching them work on them and run em... thru the mud rally's. Great shot there Gold Winger
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That looks great, the shots and the bus. You can even climb the tires to get into it.

Thanks for sharing this

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Thanks for looking and all the comments guys.
Harriet, Thanks for the suggestions on the low down shot. If the weather is nice Monday, I'll give that a try. below is an un touched shot of the damage I touched up, along with some lens flare.
I don't know why that one window panel didn't desaturate all the way. It might be a result of applying extra vibrancy to the bus after the fact? I didn't even notice it before you mentioned it but, now it really sticks out!


Mtman, You know how lively 5 year olds are, they do a running dash at the door and then a quick handspring and they're in!

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What some people's children will do for fun! What a hoot!!!

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