Images & Observations

Man At Work

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 52mm ISO 320 1/100 f/11 Lr3, HEP1; FP2

A final image this week from my spot in front of the Pottery Barn on Colorado Boulevard in Old Town, Pasadena, California.  Like many other working stiffs, this is a man at work in his office.   It is quite likely that this gentleman commutes to his office every working day, but then his “office” becomes the commuting vehicle for his “business clients” all day long.   Better than a fixed office in some building, this office always has a changing panorama out side of its windows.  I wonder if the man ever gets the urge to deviate from his assigned route, after all the same view cycling out his windows, day after day after day must get old after a while.  Maybe this is the day that the display “780 TRANSIT HUB” above the driver’s windshield changes to “ THE UNKNOWN”?

I applied my usual processing to this image using Lightroom and Nik’s HDR Efex Pro then selectively blurred the areas around the bus using OneOne’s Focal Point 2.

6 responses

  1. ken bello

    This is a really nice, colorful image, Wayne. However, I prefer my drivers to stick to the scheduled route. The last movie I saw about a bus didn’t end well for some passengers.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:38 AM

    • Thanks, Ken. The driver does look like he is looking in his mirror, I wonder if he is worried about what might be developing inside the bus behind his back?

      June 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

  2. I’m a little late here, but wanted to say I really like this one. Ordinary bus, on an ordinary day becomes a colorful work of art. Nicely done!

    June 15, 2011 at 7:26 PM

  3. Thanks, Charles.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM

  4. I like how bright and vibrant the colors are Wayne.

    June 20, 2011 at 6:12 AM

  5. Thanks, Ryan. With a paint job like that it was begging to be captured.

    June 20, 2011 at 9:32 AM

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