Photographer's Note

The Travelers

I decided that this travelogue should be primarily dedicated to the actual proces of traveling. On display here is the Athens Liosion KTEL bus station.

From the Moleskin travel diary:
“….We paid our bill at the hotel and chatted with the clerk waiting for the taxi. We told him that the hotel in some aspects made us think about the Economy hotel. He smiled and said that this was no coincidence. The hotels once belonged to the same family company and the Economy is still run by his uncle. Such coincidence!
The taxi zoomed speedily through the light Sunday morning traffic to the Liosion bus terminal. We bought the tickets to Agios Constantinos on the bus to Lamia, got two diplos and took a seat on the station café terrace. After a while I went exploring – I love Greek bus stations they’re often even more lively then train stations.
We got in the comfy Mercedes O404 bus. My new photo/laptop backpack didn’t fit in the overhead stowage nor the space under the chair so I had to keep it on my lap. Oh damn, this must be the punishment for buying a thing that’s called ‘Opulent Rooster’. Well, you can’t deny the Austrian manufacturer a sense of humour ;-). Approaching the artery out of Athens the traffic got very heavy but after the gates of the toll road we made good progress and a very enjoyable journey followed. One of the remarkable things were the bus stops – they are on the shoulder of the toll road near junctions so the bus doesn’t have to deviate offloading passengers. The pattern is that passengers phone ahead from the bus to friends or relatives and then are picked up by them by car from the junction bus stop. Very efficient. ….”

The Travellers is a song from Tom Russell’s “Modern art” album, released on Hightone in 2003

The PCS3 tech: I corrected the slight tilt and perspective distortion, cropped, altered the saturation, contrast, curves, levels and used the high pass filter in a gentle setting for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, USM-ed added a frame and resized, and enhanced the edges and did a gentle USM (0,8px, 17 %) again on a 32 % transparent layer.

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : FUJIFILM
Camera Model : FinePix F30
Exposure time [s] : 1/900
F-Number : 8.0
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 100
Date taken : 2008:06:16 10:02:33
Exposure bias value : -1/1
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 36 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Norma

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