We wanted to get an image of one of the then recently introduced Gold-specification Enviro 200MMC single deck vehicles that Stagecoach had bought for its 48 Atherstone/Leicester-Nuneaton-Coventry service.
We had covered the media and stakeholder launch a few weeks earlier but the weather was overcast and did little to emphasise the ‘gold’ colour scheme carried by the new buses. Bus stations are restrictive so we headed out to do some shots in a semi-rural location, which was a success.
When we returned into Nuneaton we noticed the planting in grassed area next to one of the bus loading stands. And it was the stand that was used by the 48 service. We spent some time assessing focal lengths and also positioning. We opted for a location that allowed the ornamental grasses to fill the left hand corner of the image. It was then a case of getting the best focal length and we opted for the maximum wide-angle capability of the lens.
Editing of the image was minimal, but we have removed the unsightly stand number from the end of the shelter.
The result was satisfactory but lacked in composition on the right hand side. Stepping back a few paces allowed the trunk of a tree to be used to frame the right hand edge. This, in our opinion, worked and the result saw the image used as a centre double-page spread in a Trade magazine.
Shutter Speed 1/500
Nikon lens giving 12-24mm zoom set at 12mm