How to Photograph from a Moving Bus
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The above photo was made, through glass from a moving bus, near Salzburg in Austria. I'm going to release a more detailed discussion on how to actual make decent photos from a moving bus but, assuming you can't actually open the window, get as close to the glass as possible without letting your lens, or lens hood, touch it (as vibration would likely result). By doing so you'll greatly reduce the area of the window that's likely to reflect light back into your lens. Wearing a black top is also a good idea.
By following the above suggestions and photograping at a relatively fast shutter speed (i.e. 1/250 second or higher) I was able to make a series of photos like the one above. It really is a very picturesque part of the world, not far out of Salzburg where the Sound of Music was set all those years ago.
We stopped for a vanilla slice and ice-cream, which absolutely made my day, and then drove past the amazing Red Bull headquarters. Its a very modern structure, not at all what I expected in this part of the world.
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