When travelling I'm a big fan of public transport. In my home country I'd be a bigger fan of it, were it not that most western countries seem to be built for cars.
Personally I don't really believe in the "my car, my freedom" motto - unless it's the freedom to choose the music played in it. Quite important too, actually...
This picture shows the front of a public bus in Colombo.
It was not moving when I took this picture.
And, o yes, with ManuMay's dedication in mind...
I just had to come up with another deep purple reference, didn't I?
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bema (26351) 2011-11-23 6:17
for sure in such country it may be the better way to travel.. and your famous capture today is a nice addition to the "deep purple theme" so far..
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
serp2000 (40920) 2011-11-23 6:18
I think, this title is good tribute to Deep Purple.
Yes, I also remember these Indian colourful buses and tracks. Amazing view. TFS!
macjake (57712) 2011-11-23 6:42
good cropping to make the final product.
this bus is psychadelic!
There would be NO reason for anyone to miss THIS bus !
I'm a big fan of vehicle shots, and this one is no different. Colors in abundance!
bayno (18342) 2011-11-23 6:48
Hi Benny, Mr Tata is one of must rich people in the world, nice crop, nice idea, lovely colors, have fun, valter
sacimar (25977) 2011-11-23 7:02
you had a good eye here, the composition is really interesting, the visual effect is eye catching, I like it,
lousat (78993) 2011-11-23 7:07
Hi Benny,great idea to take this colorfull machine head,i remember to saw a lot of colorfull tuk tuk too in Sri Lanka..ehehe..perfect point of view,sharpness,light balance and crop,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (42683) 2011-11-23 7:16
The designer of this bus never heard the expression "less is more".
Well seen, however, and very nicely cropped.
sevy (15365) 2011-11-23 9:42
During my travels in India and Népal I tried to do similar shot but I was never convinced by the results of my shots. It seems you succeeded with this shot. The front point of view was a good idea as the composition is then balanced by the colors.
dale54 (6673) 2011-11-23 9:50
very tastefull pic.hi benny.love the rainbow of colors in your pic,nice!! have a great day! dr
JFS (32459) 2011-11-23 10:41
Benny, what a good eye here! Graphic shot with lots of colors. I like it!
dkmurphys (50376) 2011-11-24 2:36
A very picturesque detail. Spicy exotic image, like thecountry itself.
Enjoy a calm day.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-11-24 9:31
Beleza esta tua foto com este Tata bem coloridos , bons detalhes enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bartleby (13552) 2011-11-25 1:15
Deep Purple in the title and Led Zeppelin in the note! I guess I wouldn't have any problem sharing the road (and the stereo!) with you for a while! Cool frontal shot, especially with such a colorful bus!
delpeoples (53469) 2011-11-25 13:26
Just you keep rambling dear Benny
I hear you loud and clear! As I do the dulcet tones of Deep Purple. Love the reference and also agree with you about public transport. Now that we have iPods ecc, the choice of music on pub trans is even better! Excellent tight framing, wonderful vivid colours and choice of subject. You and Craig must have been telepathic today with your choice of subjects.
PS: anniversary of Freddy Mercury's death yesterday. I've still not recovered properly
brianmcc (6185) 2011-11-25 15:59
this is a great close up composition. the colours are very bright and energetic. excellent sharpness.
bukitgolfb301 (36668) 2011-11-26 1:25
Hi bounjur my dear Benny
Sorry for my dull reaction weekday as usual, but I still enjoy your garalley very much.
So nice bold close-up frameworked shot.
Very impressive image indeed.
Sharp and tasteful various rainbow color touch is marvelous as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday,
Takero from early winter Tokyo.
COSTANTINO (57176) 2011-11-27 3:36
a different shot frm the usuals
the front of public bus in Colombo
colors and colors and colors
good idea for a different shot
have a nice new week
korbee (6617) 2011-11-27 4:11
Tata must be happy with you Benny,all Asians are masters of decorating public transport,they have good feeling for colorcombination.
vjmite (3980) 2011-12-10 4:52
A well chosen and framed shot. The close cropping works perfectly. Great colours and sharpness. You would feel like a highway star driving this bus.
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (13862)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-27
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sri Lanka 2011
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-23 6:10