Wensleydale Wanderer

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Whilst en-route between Castle Bolton and Aysgarth Falls, I passed this bus.

The passengers boarded and asked for a four-penny one (4d) and have now claimed their OAP passes before journey's end.

This was a quick grab shot with K10D/16-45 as a jpeg and then converted (for the sake of it) to sepia, in Picasa.

Did I see this in David's bus rally collection?

p.s. No, that was 'LHN 860', interesting that they are so similar though.
04/08/2010 - 20:47pgweber
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/2000
Focal Length40mm


Link Posted 04/08/2010 - 23:26
I like the period treatment you gave this Peter, its very 1950s or 1960s. Its the same sort of bus as the one of mine you mentioned, that was also a United bus from the same fleet as this one of yours. My bus, photographed at the Morpeth Meet in April, often features in the TV series Heartbeat.
BTW what happened to the picture you posted of the Black Duchess earlier today? I went to comment on it but it had vanished.
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 04/08/2010 - 23:37


Link Posted 04/08/2010 - 23:36
I think the sepia and film grain are a little over the top but I might have got away with it.

Once I had posted the Duchess, I clicked on it myself to see it full size (well 1000x667 anyway) and did not like how it appeared.

Usually I take the 3872x2592 and often crop down to 3000x2000, where there is any unwanted space around the subject. Then I reduce it to 50% and post it. I usually do RAW conversions in SILKYPIX, which gives satisfactory results.

The Duchess pic, I processed in PhotoShop4 where I additionally used Unsharp Mask. I also reduced it from 3000 to 1000 pixels wide. When I selected the image on screen, there seemed to be jaggies along the lining on the running board and some of the detail was poor.

I have had a go at re-processing (my old way) and will re-post.


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Link Posted 05/08/2010 - 10:04
The busses of those days had character or that's what I feel and think today. It's good to see that there are people who think the same and find them worth saving and remembering. I agree with David about the treatment. Well done, thanks for sharing Peter!


Link Posted 05/08/2010 - 21:02
I loe the shot and the treatment. Very nice. it's having a camera to hand when an opportunity like this presents itself...
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Link Posted 05/08/2010 - 22:01
Thank you for looking in and leaving your comments, Nezih and Andrew.

Perhaps there are many of us who are fond of old buses, in the form of the AEC RouteMaster, seen for so long on the streets of London and part of the national identity.

When I saw the bus approaching, Andrew, it was one of those times when my hands did not seem to work fast enough. I had to stop my bike, swing my rucksack off my shoulders, pull out the camera removing the lens cap and switching on, then raising it for the shot.

As you see I just managed it except that I did not have time to frame and set exposure as usual. Just camera to eye and fire, though I was happy how it turned out.


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Link Posted 18/08/2010 - 15:13
Late comment I know but if you lived in Malta this could well be the 14:02 to Valetta! Great place - old cars and old busses.

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