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By Sasanach  
Today I saw this old MACBRAYNES bus parked in the lower carpark in Portree. I only had my pocket camera with me but I just had to photograph it whilst I had the opportunmity.

Tags: Transport Bus Omnibus Charabang Veteran bus Skye tradition

Voters: tudu, RonnieAG, KeithMac and 7 more


tudu 9 4 6 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 12:37AM
Looks like my old school bus. Stunning capture, great detail and colour. Well done.

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8 Jun 2010 1:50AM
Looks very much like the coach used in the film "The Titfield Thunderbolt". Different livery but similar model.
porty2003 16 97 Scotland
8 Jun 2010 7:20AM
SmileBrings back a few memories.Vaguely remember as an 11year old going from Glasgow to Ballachulish in 1967 by Macbraynes bus.If memory serves the Glasgow-Ft William/Ft William-Glasgow buses met at either Tyndrum or Crainlarich where the drivers,after the 'tea stop', swapped busesSmile.They were,I know,THE bus server for most of the west highlands/islands/kintyre in the sixties,as well as ferry operator and haulage firm.All that changed in the 70's but not sure what caused the changes?.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
8 Jun 2010 8:33AM
great set...if you could change the backdrops? perhaps a Scottish mountain scene?
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
8 Jun 2010 8:20PM

Quote:Great set...if you could change the backdrops?

Dead right unfortunately.

All of these are really good images, V and V5 in particular for me but the background lets them down.
Obviously, there wasn't a lot you could do about that which is a shame because the bus itself really deserves better.


Edit: I've just treated V5 to a tighter crop, losing the bit on the right and given it a quick boost in levels, shadows/highlights and a touch more contrast and it's really come to life.
V2 will probably respond equally well but it's going to need a bit of work with the airbrush to remove the newer buses on the right.
When I've got more time perhaps!
Sasanach 9 9 1 Scotland
9 Jun 2010 11:22AM
Hi guy and gals. I wrote a long reply and then deleted it. I am sorry if the image is spoilt, for some of you, because of the situation in which the photos were taken but I felt it was better to record what I could than to miss the opportunity altogether.
Sasanach 9 9 1 Scotland
9 Jun 2010 11:25AM
Oh and in version 5 the van in the background is my van. Sorry, I should have cropped it out too.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 7:25AM
v2 and v4 work best for me - a super bus !!

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