The brief was, photograph an Edinburgh tourist sight, with a tour bus passing in front.
I visualised the castle, and a bus, and something welcoming to visitors - such as a pub. Cowgate seemed an obvious place to start.
The fun was in the trying to make the image happen. Buses come every ten to fifteen minutes, and pass by quite quickly. So I spent about half an hour practicing - which isn’t many buses. The red buses pass from left to right. There are green buses from right to left, but they aren’t as bright, fun, visual. I tried a few though, of the green sort, because perhaps the castle, not the bus, was the subject. I decided on the fun red bus instead.
Then, I decided that the three subjects - bus, castle, pub - should be equal. I wanted enough of the pub signs to show their welcome, and that meant catching the back of the bus as it passed, not the front as it arrived. Is the back of a bus as interesting as the front ? The back has the Edinburgh word on it, the front doesn’t. Sigh.
I’ve decided the back of the bus and the pub’s doorway and ‘Live Music’ are important. So, middle photo it is.
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