Early Morning Chicken Bus
One of the things I really like about Guatemala are the buses. Tourists usually call them “chicken buses”, and I assume that means you might find a chicken on them every so often. They are generally old American schools buses that have been retired from that duty, and transported south into Central America to begin a second life. They’re usually painted in bright colors, and covered in chrome. I consider them rolling works of art.
I had wanted to get some nice shots of them when I was in Antigua. I like wandering through the bus terminal, but I also wanted some action shots of them in the streets. Typically the streets are very busy, so isolating the bus might be hard. I found a good looking spot where I knew buses would be passing, and stationed myself there early one morning before there was too much traffic. The light was soft, Volcan Fuego was visible, and there was a nearly full moon setting. I probably took about twenty shots before the light changed and the traffic picked up. I was pretty happy with this one.
There will probably be a lot more chicken bus photos to come. They are one of my favorite subjects!