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Vintage Line-up.

By Tooma
Two treatments of a line-up of lovely old vintage busses at the SVBM/Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond in Fife.

The lead shot, where I am going for a richly toned mono reminiscent of a quality publication from pre-colour times. Relied on the reflections and windows for highlights

In the V, I tried for an older toned colouration with a wee push on the reds - didn't want it looking too blue. Agfa? Smile

Tags: Mono Transport Fife Fifeshire Scottish Vintage Bus Museum SVBM vintage busses Lathalmond

Voters: taggart, FrancisChiles, dales and 33 more

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taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
12 Apr 2019 1:21AM
Well! I liked the old fashioned black and white version--- a skillful conversion--- but was completely astonished to see the busses in color! Both versions are wonderful!

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12 Apr 2019 1:44AM
I like both versions but the colour image is more interesting to me.
12 Apr 2019 1:55AM
Terrific capture of these wonderful early coaches Tom , a great collection to view ,( both versions ).
Wonderful lineup in this excelllent B&W capture. Well done 👍.
Such a contrast in the two! Both equally good
Ted447 Plus
6 216 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2019 7:37AM
Two great versions. Ted. GrinGrin
PhilT2 Plus
9 513 29 England
12 Apr 2019 10:16AM
The lead image stands out for me Tom. Adds character to the line up of multi coloured buses and enables the individual details to be more prominent. Nice one
(Your comment about manky mallards was useful although not totally convinced yet. Thanks for the link)
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
12 Apr 2019 12:15PM
Certainly takes you back a decade or two! They used to be quite bone-shakers. Well caught with the angular view used bringing them all together.
12 Apr 2019 10:03PM
Delighted to make it thirty! Both images are beautifully presented and I know what you mean about the colour. In my long lost youth I was very partial to a roll of Kodachrome slide film - largely influenced perhaps by my dad's partiality! However, I liked Agfa which I recall being rather warm in tone tending towards a subtle orange cast and there is an echo of that recollection in your image. The black and white is wonderful but I have to settle for the version because those old buses were painted in a wonderful range of colours. (This is sending me all nostalgic and wistful for the old coach companies: Black and White; Shamrock and Rambler; Royal Blue .... sheer poetry! Then there was Cheltenham Coach Station - now gone - at turn around time when it emptied in about ten minutes; the particulates are still rattling around my rib cage!)
All the best to you and Mo, G. SmileSmileSmile
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
12 Apr 2019 11:58PM
@Eric/Graham - Yes , I liked Agfa Colour for slides too because of the richness of the colour, but for some reason, and I really can't remember exactly, there was a time before I used it, where it was less intense/rich and tended to the blue tonality. I reckon it must come from AP mags, before I had my own camera, lol, for that is my farthest memories. I joined the Camera Club at school, not just to get access to the darkroom, but to be able to borrow the club camera. Yes, I was just a boy, and camaraless. Smile
bluesandtwos 10 409 1 England
13 Apr 2019 7:03AM
It has to be the colour version for me. Smile
In all manner of things mechanical progress has been made in leaps and bounds in quality and comfort, but modernity has taken the soul from so much, there is no real character anymore. Shopping places all look the same, cars/buses all look the same, trains and carriages all look the same. No character, no soul, but these ones are great!!!Smile


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