The Bus Counter

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  1. Black_Square

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    Hi guys,

    I met this gentleman whilst out shooting portraits. He was stood at a busy stretch of road in Bristol City centre. He was busy scribbling down numbers in a notebook. My curiosity piqued, I tried to strike up a conversation to enquire what the numbers related to. He was so pre-occupied scribbling down the numbers, that he was reluctant to talk. Just as I was about to give up, he quickly explained that the numbers are serial numbers on the buses that pass by. He then continued recording. The notebook was filled with 5 digit codes, there musy have been thousands of entries recorded.

    As I bid him farewell, he looked straight at me. I lifted my camera, he smiled, I shot, I walked.

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  2. Jeff15

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    Plenty of character in that face.......
     
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    Did you use a strobe or natural light? It's a 9.5/10 shot for me; the one and only change that could make this a 10/10 shot for me is if you were to brighten the catch-lights in his eyes, without which the eyes are lacking life and are missing a magnetism that would make my eyes go straight to his and linger long enough to wonder more about this person and their life.
     
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    Great story and a better image. You are my hero.
     
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    You always manage to find the most interesting characters.
     
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    What Dan said ^ but I'd give it a 9.85. Good work, as usual. :)
     
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    Fabulous Shot!
     
  8. Black_Square

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    Thanks Jeff :)

    Thanks Dan, the image was lit using natural light. I can certainly brighten the catch lights in the eyes which i think is a good idea. Thanks again.

    No, you're my hero! I love your work!

    thanks Dean, I do seem to stumble on some cool looking people!
     
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    Excellent image.

    Nominated for POTM.
     
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    Thanks Granddad !

    Thanks Enezdez - glad you like!

    ah, thanks zombie! That's really cool :)
     
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    Unbelievable detail, great photo!
     
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    That’s a lot of serial numbers. There’s got to be a conspiracy here somewhere.


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