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Magical Bus Ride



I can only imagine what fantasies were going through her head as she had the entire run of the bus.

I can only imagine what fantasies were going through her head as she had the entire run of the bus.
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dcarasso PRO+
 
dcarasso March 09, 2014
Charming!
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LornaSmithPhotography March 09, 2014
Thank you - she is a little charmer!
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios March 14, 2014
This is an excellent shot! Love the emotion and expression! Beautifully edited as well!
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LornaSmithPhotography March 14, 2014
Many thanks!
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fotogalmexican March 26, 2014
love it freedom
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kathymuhle June 22, 2014
Love the tones in this photo - beautiful :)
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LornaSmithPhotography June 22, 2014
Thank you! It's amazing how a less than lovely bus interior could come up looking so retro/vintage, instead of just plain shabby. :-) I love the feedback too - very appreciated as I find it hard to instigate comments although I never have a problem waffling in my replies LOL
amyktoney
 
amyktoney November 19, 2014
Yes! A vintage bus! Brilliant thought and adorable child having fun
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LornaSmithPhotography November 19, 2014
Thank you. Luckily I had my camera on-hand as we weren't at the wedding in an official capacity and moments before I had been serving drinks to thirsty guests :-)
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography March 19, 2015
LOL! She was thinking..."I'm FREE!!!"" hahha! :-) What an adorable little flower girl. Love the story in this image. Another fantastic capture!! :-)
sheraylmcnabb
 
sheraylmcnabb May 18, 2015
Great shot.
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LornaSmithPhotography May 18, 2015
Aha Sherayl - thank you! But now you are on ViewBug you realise you will never get your book finished ;-)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 23, 2015
Great capture. Congrats!
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LornaSmithPhotography May 24, 2015
Much appreciated, thank you.
magdavandermerwe
 
magdavandermerwe June 05, 2015
I love this photo, amazing pic
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LornaSmithPhotography June 05, 2015
Thank you :-)
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CharlieV September 02, 2016
fun
ricrog
 
ricrog January 07, 2019
Very Nice !

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at a friend's wedding. I was helping with unrelated tasks but had taken my camera "just in case" I saw some good shots. This was a moment I'm glad I didn't miss.
Time
It was late in the afternoon when the little flower girl, who had arrived earlier on the bus, wanted to show it to me while it was empty. I'm sure she thought it belonged to her. The bright sunshine was filtered by the roof of the bus but enough light came through the windows to make it a workable shot.
Lighting
The lighting was purely opportunistic as there was no stopping the flower girl, she was running around so fast.
Equipment
I had - my then - second camera a D300s Nikon and 14 - 14mm lens. The lens is one I used mainly for landscape but because I wasn't the main shooter at the wedding I was trying some different types of shots.
Inspiration
My inspiration was the pure joy the small girl was expressing. the best I could hope for in the seconds I had was to capture some of this joy.
Editing
My post-processing involved the usual LIghtroom exposure and temperature checks. I cropped a lot as the girl was lost in the very big frame but I still left a lot of context in the photo. I then ran it through a grunge type of filter on Color Efex Pro4. Technically the shot isn't perfect but the emotion is there and I was glad I was ready with my camera at hand.
In my camera bag
I used to have a big equipment bag but increasingly I rely on my 50mm lens with a D700 Nikon. This is my go-to for candid photography and it's relatively easy to carry. My other lenses are the 14 - 24mm, 75mm - 250mm and my backup camera D300s.
Feedback
My main advice - as usual - is to carry a camera. Post-processing software is so amazing these days you can do almost anything if you just get the shot! Having said that, I still dislike iPhone photography as I hate working with a screen when composing shots. A viewfinder rocks!

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