PEOPLE 245 – GOING TO WORK 13 – AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!
December 25, 2016 13 Comments
And so to a bus driver, before sunrise, wearing a Santa hat as he prepares to pull out into the traffic near Temple Meads, Bristol’s main railway station – a grab shot made possible by the D700’s instant and unerring autofocus.
Things to see? Well, the 376 is on its way south to the Somerset town of Street, which is so named because there is a Roman road nearby. It will also call at nearby Glastonbury – the second half of that iconic destination’s name can also be seen up there on the front of the vehicle.
The driver has his cab light on, and is looking up checking something in his cab. As well as his Santa hat, he is wearing his seatbelt, and he has hung his yellow, high visibility jacket up behind him. Then, faintly seen, there is the curved, black top of the vehicle’s steering wheel, just catching the light. And to the right the ALMEX machine that reads travel cards and prints tickets.
To the right is the transparent (but reinforced) plastic screen with many holes – which allows the driver to communicate with his passengers, while being kept safely away from those who might feel constrained to become “over-familiar”. And further back are some of the vehicle’s seats, and the stout pink bars for hanging onto while the vehicle navigates Somerset’s twisting roads and lanes.
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D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 25,600 ISO; 23 Dec 2016.