I'm now in Indianapolis, IN and am thinking about bidding on a vintage bus auction. I've spent a good amount of my time today inspecting the bus, but haven't really come up with my high bid quite yet. I have until Saturday to decide how much I'd like to bid on the bus.
I know of a 1954 Flxible for sale for $6,000. It need an interior.
Hey Ben, when we were in Indy 2 summers ago attending your PS for photographers seminar we srtayed at the crowne plaza hotel attached to the convention centre there If you haven’t been in the hotel you should check it out. It was made from an old railway maintenance shed and still has about 20 old vintage train cars on the second floor that they have converted into hotel rooms, and are still on the tracks. The place is full of great photo ops also because all of the original structure, iron beams full of rivets, etc are still exposed. It the coolest hotel we have ever stayed at and am hoping your new show will return there so we can return there. Good luck with the bus
Scott… I’d be interested as long as it’s got a clipper style body.
Chris, I’ve stayed in a few train cars… always been fun.
Nice to here from you Ben.
Let us know if you win the auction and good luck.
You ask previously about where to shoot in Maine, lots of places but my favorite is Bar Harbor. If you like the sunrise, that is the place to be on a beautiful sunny day forecast. I don’t remember the Mountain names, but it is claim that’s where the East Cost sees the first peak at the sunlight and sun rays. Also, marvelous history area, ask to resident about the buildings, boats and areas and they will over detail everything and way more then you need but it is interesting.
If you don’t mind, embarrassing moment! Last time I was their, I was taking pictures of the Sailboats. A fisherman comes by and says to me, if you really want interesting photos, comeback tomorrow morning around 4 ish and be ready to be spook!! Next morning, Yep, a tick cloud of fog in the Harbor, the smell, the sounds or Pirates of the Caribbean!! style. WOW! AMAZING! But back then, didn’t know what I know now, and I was shooting with film. So, expensive! had something like 15 poses left. Took them all! Comeback home to discover nice super dark photos. Until I understood how cameras work, I though it was an haunted fog!! Then a few years later, got to understand a work flow is CRITICAL!, “QWIEF”, quality, White Balance, ISO, Exposure, Aperture. So, the ISO 100 wasn’t the best thing and 1/400 didn’t do to much good but the day before was awesome settings. Yeah, interesting what you learn from mistakes!
Have a wonderful time and keeps us updated. Especially if you happen to take pictures of Bar Harbor 🙂 Remember my story!!
Well, did you buy her? She looks like a beauty? Charlie
I have emailed you a picture of the flxible for sale.
Hey Ben –
You out there? Did you bid? Did you win?
Send up a smoke signal or something.
I did bid… I didn’t win. I didn’t get the vintage bus 🙁
Now I plan to have another one restored and made custom for my needs. In the end that will be much better, but will also cost a lot more and take more time to complete.
I’m looking forward to your Seminar in Richmond next Monday. I’ve missed you on the seminar tour in Washington, DC so am driving to Richmond to attend. One think that I am having problems with and I hope to get from the seminar is, deciding exposures for HDR, how many to take and where to start with the neutral image. I hope you can help.