Whilst we are out and about we often come across locations that we think would make ideal photographic locations. We visualise what it would look line. Then when we have access to a bus the shot either doesn’t work or the area we need is taken up with parked cars.
For some time we have thought about getting a photograph that which included the ornate village sign of Cowbit in Lincolnshire.
After using the Stagecoach open top Bristol FLF on service last August we were returning from Spalding to Peterborough to fuel the bus when our route took us through Cowbit. The lay-by area was relatively free of cars and the sun was in the right position.
A few minutes to position the bus and the shot was ‘in the bag’. We were really impressed but thought we could improve the finished image - we did that by giving it a ‘Art Deco’ appearance.
Steven Knight is a Transport Specialist who has over 40 years experience in the bus and rail industries as well as in specialist transport journalism. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.