This is a type of bus commonly found in Burma, body is part steel plates and part wooden. Wooden windows too and no power steering, no power brake and like Willy Jeeps, this bus has three speeds manual transmission. Some have gear sticks still hold with woods, brake oil mixed with something and with 100-120 horsepower this would have been powerful in the war years but good enough for running in Burma tough roads. The engines are actually from WWII remnants such as this refurbished Chevrolet truck.
To think that this chassis is some 60 years old, is just a prove that things made over 50 years ago was made to last! I love taking this bus, a truly life time experience for me and it's wonderful to be able to hear a 'powerful' petrol engine working, eco-friendly air conditioning -wind from out side- and the roller coaster rides around town are the best. You will also get an experience of drivers racing over each other for getting passengers.
Shot taken at Merchant Road in the city centre during afternoon rush hour and this monster is all set in the race, using CNG!
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amaryllis (37039) 2012-12-02 2:54
et merci de ce partage avec cette photo de ce moyen de transport ancien, mais qui dure encore!
et certes de pouvoir prendre ce bus avec les personnes qui attendent, découvrir le pays, du moins une petite partie ainsi laisse de beaux souvenirs
merci de ta note explicite sur le bois et reste de matériaux de ce bus
leo61 (0) 2012-12-02 2:58
Dear Abmdsudi !
From your POV you managed a good and well balanced shot, to show some locals and the typical old bus.
Tomorrow in three weeks I`ll arrive there and celebrate christmas eve with two TE members.
Can`t wait, because it`s snowing here.....I hate it....
jhm (156536) 2012-12-02 3:22
Almost incredible that a camion almost 70 year is active.
Lovely presentation, nice done.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
pajaran (63484) 2012-12-02 3:38
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o starom autobusu sa datim podacima.
Lepo napravljen autobus na starom kamionu ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo pokazan autobus i putnici.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Good article on an old bus with specified data.
Well-made bus on an old truck ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Shown nice bus, and passengers.
All the best.
papagolf21 (105342) 2012-12-02 4:07
Cela paraît incroyable que ce type de bus puisse encore donner de tels services compte tenu de sa fabrication et de son moteur.
Sujet intéressant à tous points.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-12-02 5:34
inquadratura stretta e immagine ben realizzata con il bus e le persone che vi entrano.
Mi piace la resa del colore che dà un tocco di vivacità al tutto,
Fis2 (102384) 2012-12-02 6:05
Interesting old car.
Good reportorial photo.
I like curioud colors and light.
Kielia (24077) 2012-12-02 6:13
a proof of your outstanding ability to handle the troubles of life! Here you have captured a very nice scene. This vehicle is really wonderful. My compliments also for the notes!
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-12-02 6:23
Abmdsudi - the POV you chose here is outstanding, and despite its simplicity I don't know that many would have chosen it. You've turned this daily life scene into an almost 2D piece of art by presenting us with a dead ahead view, and the two people examining you through the window add lovely character to an already character-filled scene. Great color and illumination throughout.
holmertz (56173) 2012-12-02 6:24
The buses of Rangoon looked the same 40 years ago and people dressed the same. This picture is rather nostalgic to me for that reason, although I usually moved about on foot or by rickshaw. Thanks also for an amusing note,
mesutilgim (96304) 2012-12-02 9:02
What a wonderfull face !!! No more the youngest model but has still a kind of own charm. Also here in Turkey we have some "oldies" like this ıne which are still in traffic and have almost no more original parts !
Interesting notes makes your entry a good TE job.
TFS and best regards
rychem (39465) 2012-12-02 10:01
Documentary photo of a historical bus, it should be admired, that still runs, well seen, well done
ourania (48802) 2012-12-02 11:11
a superb tight composition that focuses on the amazing bus which -packed already- has made a brief stop to collect some more early morning passengers. Those anticipating to board look anxious and there's great interest in the faces seen through the windows. I love the lighting and the wonderful rendering of colours. All the features of the bus are defined very boldly in accordance with its dominance of the frame. Blue, red, green and yellow stand out effectively in this original frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-12-02 12:31
a very effectice scene even it looks to easy to shot onto. however the trick is here is simply to have a capability to create this frame to get a sense.
emilbo (22616) 2012-12-02 13:42
Cette scène avec ce vieux véhicule et ses deux gros yeux qui nous regardent est intéressante. J'aime bien la composition et les gens qui entourent le véhicule. Ta note explicative pique la curiosité et j'ai compris que pour avoir l'air climatisé il suffit d'ouvrir la fenêtre, économique.... bel éclairage et parfait rendu des couleurs.
Félicitations!... et bon début de semaine,
grebe1 (412) 2012-12-02 17:07
These are great and iconic parts of Myanmar. Too bad they're about to be taken off the road. I'll need to capture some before it's too late.
aliabazari (16234) 2012-12-02 19:10
Hi abmdsudi Dear
Old bus attractive to me. Good exposure and color. I love you. Good composition.
Thank you for registering for this nice picture
shevchenko (20548) 2012-12-02 20:04
Good frame to show the front look of an old bus, lively daily life shot with include the passengers that line up to take the bus too, just recall my childhood memory, while I'm still a child the buses in my hometown are always full with passengers, and without the air-cooling system we feel so hot inside the bus too, iunteresting composition, distinct photo, good shoot.
siamesa (28123) 2012-12-02 21:50
Bom dia Abmdsudi
Very interestind old car. The details are perfects. Superb photo.60 years old is a long time.
dkmurphys (62053) 2012-12-03 3:23
That's quite a picturesque bus! Lovely colors and textures, a superb capture.
Have a nice week.
kato (11630) 2012-12-03 3:42
You're capturing well this daily scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the vintage bus and many passengers. This bus seems to be so tough. The entire color is managed well by a good balance.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-12-03 3:52
The vivid colour grabs the eye, as do the flared sides. I like the moment of daily life and the clarity of the shot. One can actually see through the window, which touches enhance the shot and people seems like painting. Well seen and captured.
Have a nice evening,
willperrett (11464) 2012-12-03 4:07
Although lacking your trademark dark, mystical, atmospheric lighting, this is nevertheless an excellent street shot. The people to one side of the bus (?) are an important element, and the four-square framing of the vehicle is good. I hope you got out of the way in time!
adramad (47690) 2012-12-03 5:44
Very interesting article, which introduces us to understand the image that today offer us a fabulous photo, it's all a story of daily life in the capital of Burma.
All a museum piece, but with the ingenuity of the population to go repairing it, is still performing a service therefore important, children bring a charming touch to the image.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (122589) 2012-12-03 9:06
Bien pris l'avant du bus en gros plan avec les personnes sur le coté, sacré détails de ce vieux bus qui tient bien le coup, bonne lumière et couleurs
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-12-03 10:20
Nice contrast and good details.
Have a nice day.
Didi (60590) 2012-12-03 10:49
I remembere this sort of truck
The Sugar compagny of Egypt where my father working has many lorries dating from worls war II
macjake (70519) 2012-12-03 17:34
now thats one sweet ride! haha
but you're right, quiet often when it comes to machinery, older is often better and longer lasting.
I honestly believe items today are not even MEANT to last long, that way companies make money on service charges.
as for the shot, I would love to see another angle of the bus, a side angle to view it from end to end.
looking at the expression on the mans face on the left behind the glass is comical.
love the sturdy, hard, rustic look of the truck, and just look at the size of that front grill!
TopGeo (38216) 2012-12-04 9:14
A wonderful picture of daily life in the city, a superb POV closed on this plane, on the beautiful old face of bus with these beautiful and colorful drawings, good detail of all those people who share it,strong POV and ideal color tones.
Well done. I like it.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-12-05 2:00
maybe atnique type of the transport,but very picturesque and charming(for photographers,I think it´s not so comfortable when you travel with it).But as far poorer and less varied would be the life in many countries without such relics of the past.Iconic like the famous Lisbon trams.
And concerning the picture itself-it´s excellently framed and zoomed.It has also superb clarity,contrast and fabulous,well-saturated colors.Great contribution to show us a part of daily-life in Myanmar.
Wish You all the best
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-12-05 9:32
It maybe antique but still very usable! Same with some of the buses in the Philippines, they are very old but still running. Great documentation of the daily life of people. Nice lighting and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Graal (103036) 2012-12-05 23:38
unusual old car here. An interesting reportage and presentation. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
bayno (18344) 2012-12-07 5:42
A bus fully mechanical with no electronic parts, much easier to repair and do maintenance and missing pieces probably made by hand ... great scene with nice colors and light, well-composed,
sacavem (18620) 2012-12-10 6:28
A wonderful composition from the standpoint of the technique. Looks like a photo movie with a great plan. The mini-bus seems we enter the screen. A great realization.
Angshu (56760) 2012-12-12 1:59
A real vintage & a much reworked truck now converted into a bus. Occassionally we do see such vintage stuff in the rural areas of our country as well. Good picture with the bus dominating the frame, but you kept space, enough to show us the ladies boarding the bus. Well captured my friend!
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-05-04 20:50
it really does look like the ultimate antique.very nicely seen and fantastically executed.i like the frame and the inclusion of the kids on the left frame.nice saturated colors.i like the expression on the car.lol.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-07-26 20:41
a great note accompanying a legend vehicle that is still running and this happens a lot to keep them and maintain them for years..nice to see and a great attraction for kids..
all the best
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (56344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-20
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW 200
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-02 2:39