The "Summer of Love"

© Jeff W. Robinson

The "Summer of Love"

Jeff W. Robinson Student 7/19/2010 3:01:22 AM

On more view #1289625

Avril Mrs Young 7/19/2010 3:04:55 AM

it sure looks great, excellent DD work Jeff....what fun it would be to ride in that bus... #8772668

Jack Gaskin 7/19/2010 3:07:03 AM

Nice Find ,Capture and Work.
Looks like the one seen on 'LAUGH IN "
The 60's No question we are both dating ourselves by remembering all that was HAPPENING.

Happy Shooting
Jack #8772670

Gord MacEachern 7/19/2010 3:17:46 AM

Used to see a few of these at one time.
Super capture Jeff.
Peace Man! #8772683

Alan L. Borror 7/19/2010 3:19:26 AM

Wonderful image, Jeff! The effects worked beautifully to enhance the image! #8772688

Tammy M. Anderson 7/19/2010 3:19:55 AM

What a cool find, Jeff. Fantastic colors and treatment. #8772689

Douglas Perry 7/19/2010 3:22:01 AM

I think I remember that summer. #8772698

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/19/2010 3:46:25 AM

I was living near the Haight-Ashbury that summer..Just a couple of blocks over..it was quite a time. I wouldn't have missed it for anything. I remember my dad came to visit and I thought he would have a stroke when he saw all that was going on. Nothing like Iowa for sure. LOL #8772772

Agnes Fegan 7/19/2010 3:47:46 AM

Wow...what a flashback! Love this! #8772775

Aimee S. McMaster 7/19/2010 3:59:26 AM

....very cool find Jeff...looks like a miniature.... #8772802

Ray Thoms 7/19/2010 4:01:45 AM

This takes one back a few years Jeff......great work! #8772813

Ujjwal Mukherjee 7/19/2010 4:18:17 AM

Fantastic clarity,colours and details,Jeff!! Excellent capture!! #8772868

R. J. Laudenbacher 7/19/2010 4:18:33 AM

You just have to love these VW Buses. :)Great find and capture your DD work really sets it off.! #8772870

Ken Smith 7/19/2010 5:04:34 AM

Ahhh, those were the days...if only I could remember them! :-) Excellent find, Jeff! #8772927

Lorna Shutter 7/19/2010 5:12:20 AM

I had the same thought as Aimee! It looks like a little toy! The colours and DOF are really awesome! Reminds me of the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour Bus! Very cool capture, Jeff! :) #8772942

Bobby Ray Goodman 7/19/2010 5:17:48 AM

Hi Jeff,that is a awesome capture.I don't remember much about that year.I was only 13 at the time!!! #8772951

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 7/19/2010 6:22:20 AM

Awesome capture Jeff. Great colors and composition. Well done.
JP #8773099

Monnie Ryan 7/19/2010 6:25:26 AM

Ah yes, I remember it well...terrific, colorful find, Jeff! #8773110

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/19/2010 7:04:53 AM

I always envied the free spirits who could just pile in and take off. Sigh, guess I was too constrained. Wonderful step back in time, Jeff. #8773203

Lynn M. Whitt 7/19/2010 7:12:25 AM

Great work on this cool van... #8773230

David Phalen 7/19/2010 7:14:08 AM

Wat cool find and capture!! Love the colors and details!! #8773239

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 7/19/2010 7:15:13 AM

Fantastic capture and work Jeff!,
Amalia #8773245

Jyri Vissak 7/19/2010 7:15:57 AM

Very creative! Well done. #8773248

Jack Ryan 7/19/2010 7:17:13 AM

Ah! What fun it would be to be "On the road again" in this beauty...if it has air conditioning!!! Great find...wonderful color and detail...very well done. #8773253

Melissa Olsen 7/19/2010 8:11:03 AM

Fabulous color and capture...it almost looks like a miniture. #8773364

Murry Grigsby 7/19/2010 8:15:04 AM

What a great restoration of the van and the photo Jeff :0) This really brings back some super memories and your post processing is excellent! We used a version of this van for a lot of camping in the Colorado Rockies when our kids were growing up and it never let us down. Terrific work here!! #8773373

Linda M. Walker 7/19/2010 8:18:53 AM

Well done...brings back a lot of memories #8773380

Denny E. Barnes 7/19/2010 8:59:55 AM

Ah, right out of the 60s! I remember it well but didn't get involved much, too busy drag racing and hot-rods..LOL..Beautiful work and effect here, Jeff! Love both images! Beautifully done!! #8773427

Marilyn Cornwell 7/19/2010 9:44:58 AM

What a beautiful image- the pov and composition are so wonderful! You really bring to life its distinctive features!! #8773468

Kate Jackson 7/19/2010 12:12:10 PM

A brilliant nostalgic image Jeff! Love It! Many congratulations on your win! #8773624

Kate Jackson 7/19/2010 12:14:24 PM

OK I know you didn't win anything on this - yet!!!! I had a 30 minute telephone call in between starting to write this and I have a short term memory. I think I'd best go back to your winner and have another go! Don't you wish you could take things back sometimes! #8773627

Stacy Lankford 7/19/2010 12:21:15 PM

Very color and a wonderfully fun image! #8773636

Tiia Vissak 7/19/2010 12:25:04 PM

very cool! #8773647

frank w. degenhardt 7/19/2010 1:00:33 PM

Jeff- LOL, what a find my friend. Oh man, does this take me back. Love the title, can't remember the last time I saw a vw van. probable back at the time this came out. The colors, the composition, the treatment, so beautifully done. The colorful symbols painted on it sure do take us down memory lane and what this period of history meant. I am so glad I was a part of it, never will be one like it again. Thanks for the fond memories, at least what I can remember, with this gorgeous work of art.
Have a great day my friend. #8773700

Ann H. Belus 7/19/2010 1:19:45 PM

Fantastic work on this one, Jeff...love the effects! #8773725

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/19/2010 1:24:26 PM

How interesting, great find, love the effects Jeff..

jo ann c. #8773733

Susie Peek-Swint 7/19/2010 2:41:08 PM

Ah the wonderful VW micro bus ~ a must have (and we did!) ~ great find and capture Jeff! #8773910

John Connolly 7/19/2010 3:46:03 PM

An excellent find and capture, Jeff! It would be a worry if your daughter arrive home from a night out in this bus! #8774026

Renata Gusciora 7/19/2010 3:53:56 PM

What a cool find,great focus and effects,Jeff! #8774044

Ken Jarvis 7/19/2010 3:58:40 PM

Awesome capture, Jeff! Excellent effects. #8774053

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/19/2010 4:28:53 PM

Coooooooool find and fantastic shots and effects, Jeff! #8774117

Sam Britt 7/19/2010 6:36:36 PM

I wasn't even old enough for kindergarten then, but I had siblings that were teenagers, so I remember a little about that "groovy" year. Great find & effects, Jeff. #8774356

Laura L. Gonzales 7/19/2010 9:00:23 PM

Way cool Jeff! I have always liked these VWs. They look pretty roomy, and seem to be able to keep on going....Wonderful capture and find!! Laura #8774532

Dick W. Wyatt 7/20/2010 12:42:28 AM

I remember those days so well.
Oh for those long summer nights and my youthful friends.

Great image Jeff. #8774653

Jeff W. Robinson 7/20/2010 3:01:23 AM

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #8774762

Lorraine A. Cook 7/20/2010 4:58:55 AM

I bet that bus has many a tale to tell, Jeff!<:))

You've discovered the 'Age of Aquarius'!<:))

LOVE THIS PHOTO, My Friend!!<:))

Nasty thunderstorms rolled through Philly (all day yesterday)...had to shut down the computer. I live in northeast Philly...an area known to 'attract' these storms (I-95 Corridor). Several years ago a Tornado (stage 2) touched down not far from my neighborhood. Luckily, no one was injured (it happened in the middle of the night...on a weekend). #8775000

Gary Enloe 7/20/2010 5:48:17 AM

This is a very cool find Jeff. Takes you back a few years

Gary #8775104

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay 7/20/2010 6:04:06 AM

Awesome find and capture Jeff! I haven't seen one of those in ages!
WTG! #8775137

isabel C. Zepeda 7/20/2010 7:55:40 AM

Jeff

Great find,its like a flash back,very nice colors

Ysa... #8775396

Robyn A. Terrell 7/20/2010 9:07:11 AM

Whoooo Hooooo...slug bug van, I get five points! I love to play that game with my kids. Fantastic image...love the groovy presentation, Jeff! #8775553

Pamela Shane 7/20/2010 11:24:39 AM

Talk about a blast from the past!!!! What a find Jeff; love your composition, & super colors! #8775811

Jessica Jenney 7/20/2010 12:16:18 PM

Brings back memories, Jeff! Terrific find, POV, colors and effects! #8775885

Mitch Spence 7/20/2010 1:19:40 PM

What a great shot and post processing, Jeff. Oh, yeah, I remember these. I found a beetle at a car show all decorated like this. I'll have to go back and take a look at that shot sometime. #8775964

Jeff W. Robinson 7/20/2010 4:18:35 PM

Thank You!! Jeff #8776325

David Van Camp 7/20/2010 4:44:57 PM

Hah! Sooo Cool!! :) The added blur makes it look like a toy, which is cool :D Nice effects on this and great find, Jeff! #8776381

Jeff W. Robinson 7/21/2010 3:09:52 AM

Thanks David!! Jeff #8777140

Douglas Perry 7/21/2010 3:16:57 AM

Congrats on your EP. #8777149

Judy V. Kennamer 7/21/2010 3:47:05 AM

Too cool Jeff! I love this shot! Brings back good memories! #8777200

Kathy Wesserling 7/21/2010 7:44:00 AM

This is a whole lot prettier than the ones from my youth! One of the guys at school used to drive his van down the ski hill, across the soccer field, and up another hill to the "Tree of Knowledge" (so named because we smart alecks thought we were learning a lot from partaking of the "portable tavern!" What Idiots! lolll #8777883

Ronald Balthazor 7/21/2010 9:01:05 AM

Congratulations on the recognition, Jeff. As a previous "vanner" I applaud your work. #8778049

Debra Booth 7/21/2010 9:57:20 AM

Love your DD work, Jeff!! Congrats! #8778147

Karen E. Baumann 7/21/2010 11:13:53 AM

Congratulations on being featured in the Digital Darkroom, Jeff! Great find and wonderful effects! #8778338

Marilyn K. Lincecum 7/21/2010 11:14:44 AM

Fantastic shot...wonderful colors, detail and post processing. #8778340

Dianna Murphy 7/21/2010 11:46:32 AM

Congratulations on your feature in this weeks DD newsletter. #8778380

Kathleen Brennan 7/21/2010 4:03:46 PM

Congratulations on your DD feature, Jeff! #8778852

Jeff W. Robinson 7/21/2010 4:21:06 PM

Thank You - It was a nice suprise to see this one in the DD newsletter today!! Jeff #8778904

Lorna Shutter 7/21/2010 4:45:19 PM

WTG, Jeff!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your DD feature today!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8778970

Janet McNeil 7/21/2010 5:42:15 PM

Congratulations for being featured in Digital Darkroom!! #8779112

Rona L. Schwarz 7/21/2010 7:39:58 PM

Congratulations on being featured in DD today, Jeff! Boy, does this bring back memories! Great find and super effects! #8779268

Christine R. Lobsinger 7/21/2010 8:27:13 PM

Hey, I spotted you over in DD today... CONGRATS JEFF...
WOW.. I remember seeing these on t.v.
Wish I was able to have one personally!!!
Awesome work ~ what a beauty Jeff...
RIGHT ON!
CHRISTINE
SMILING
PS what does bara mean? #8779324

Brett Dolsen 7/22/2010 12:40:04 AM

Fantastic find and capture Jeff!!You know I still want one or something similar! #8779472

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/22/2010 2:54:23 AM

So creative and cool Jeff, congratulations on your DD feature! #8779558

Nadia Paul 7/22/2010 4:47:55 AM

Great find Jeff and the effects are fantastic - great work! #8779739

paola A. Jofre 7/22/2010 7:02:47 AM

Very cool find!!!! awesome editing job!!! #8780007

Emile Abbott 7/22/2010 9:47:33 AM

Too Kool Jeff and nice DD work. Off to Europe for 3 weeks #8780236

Jeff W. Robinson 7/22/2010 3:01:17 PM

Thanks Everyone! Jeff #8780742

Mary K. Robison 7/23/2010 2:49:14 AM

Hi, Jeff!
A big CONGRATULATIONS! to you for your Digital Darkroom inclusion! This too-hip-to-be-square image turned out beautifully. #8781466

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 7/23/2010 12:44:46 PM

HA! I do remember those days!!
I love this one, Jeff. Wonderful capture and treatment. Straight into favs! #8782226

Gail Vitikacs 7/23/2010 6:34:03 PM

It the van is rocking....LOL!
This is seriously a wonderful capture Jeff! Love it! #8782662

Jeff W. Robinson 7/25/2010 5:31:07 AM

Thank You Mary, Kiki and Gail! Jeff #8784732

Marty Straub 7/27/2010 9:31:23 AM

Wonderful isolation of this trippy tourbus, Jeff. Great job in the digital darkroom, too. #8789250

Anne McKinnell 7/27/2010 11:11:05 AM

What a beautiful work of art! Wonderful DD work Jeff! #8789354

Jeff W. Robinson 7/27/2010 4:17:48 PM

Thank You Marty and Anne! Jeff #8789838

Michelle Alton 8/13/2010 1:00:45 PM

Congratulations, Jeff. This is a wonderful choice for finalist! #8825749

Jack Ryan 8/13/2010 1:46:48 PM

Congratulations, Jeff...a very deserving selection. #8826198

Lorna Shutter 8/13/2010 2:01:58 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this great image, Jeff!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8826332

Val Feldman 8/13/2010 2:14:09 PM

I totally missed this one and I'm totally sorry I did! But glad to see a Silver attached to this fantastic (and I remember these VW's VERY WELL!) capture now. WTG, Jeff and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #8826467

Monnie Ryan 8/13/2010 3:22:49 PM

Everything old is new again, Jeff -- congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist! #8827007

Anita N. Hogue 8/13/2010 3:33:34 PM

Warmest Congratulations for your awesome finalist, Jeff! #8827115

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/13/2010 3:34:42 PM

A Big Congratultions,Jeff.Excellent capture!! #8827130

Joseph M. Muench 8/13/2010 3:57:09 PM

Well done, Jeff. Congratulations!
-Joe #8827336

Pat Abbott 8/13/2010 4:51:56 PM

What a great find. Nice work Jeff. Congrats! #8827802

Tammy Espino 8/13/2010 5:04:00 PM

A huge congrats on this awesome finalist!! :) #8827906

Robyn A. Terrell 8/13/2010 5:15:24 PM

Congrats again, Jeff! This is so cool. #8828000

Renee Doyle 8/13/2010 5:49:42 PM

Now this is very cool!!! Big congratulations to you Jeff!! #8828286

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 8/13/2010 5:55:36 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, good luck in the next round :-)

Love it.....:-) #8828350

Phyllis Burchett 8/13/2010 5:59:11 PM

What a great find! Congrats on your finalist! #8828386

Jodi Zimmer 8/13/2010 6:19:55 PM

congratulations on this cool image! #8828551

Denny E. Barnes 8/13/2010 9:34:40 PM

Outstanding!! Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jeff!! It's well deserved!! #8829549

Sam Britt 8/13/2010 9:42:27 PM

Big Congrats, Jeff! #8829570

Stefania Barbier 8/14/2010 5:25:31 AM

huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8830326

Datha Y. Thompson 8/14/2010 6:57:09 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Jeff!! :) #8830873

Christine R. Lobsinger 8/14/2010 8:11:40 AM

RIGHT ON JEFF.... a HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU on your COOL FINALIST... awaiting GOLD!!!
CHRIS
SMILING #8831326

Carol Eade 8/14/2010 8:26:06 AM

Terrific finalist, Jeff, congratulations! #8831363

Debra R. Harder 8/14/2010 10:48:29 AM

Ohhhhh...how I love this, Jeff!! Brings me back to my Berkeley days!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #8831977

Janet McNeil 8/14/2010 11:51:55 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! (very cool capture!!) #8832201

Bill Foxworthy 8/14/2010 3:33:48 PM

Well done Jeff, congratulations! #8833336

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/14/2010 4:49:30 PM

Very cool, Jeff! Congratulations! #8833754

Judy V. Kennamer 8/14/2010 5:35:04 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Jeff!!! #8833909

Bob D. Hall 8/14/2010 7:26:24 PM

Way to go, Jeff!!!!! #8834278

Anne M. Young 8/14/2010 10:41:23 PM

Super Finalist - congratulations! What a find! #8834637

Ann Coates 8/14/2010 11:37:40 PM

Love what you have done with this Jeff, and congratulations on your finalist. #8834784

Usman M. Bajwa 8/15/2010 4:53:53 AM

HUGE CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!!

UB. #8835199

Patrick Rouzes 8/15/2010 5:20:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this "too cool" finalist, Jeff! WTG! #8835269

Aimee S. McMaster 8/15/2010 6:21:53 AM

...congratulations, on your most fun 7 cool finalist Jeff........ #8835474

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/15/2010 7:21:43 AM

Congrats again, Jeff!

Great work as always!
Debby #8835767

Emile Abbott 8/15/2010 10:55:06 AM

Congrats on the finalists Jeff I am not surprised. Good luck next round. #8836388

Terry Cervi 8/15/2010 7:19:46 PM

Congrats on this very cool Finalist, Jeff! #8837791

Eivor Kuchta 8/16/2010 9:46:51 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Jeff! #8839334

Tamara K. Walker 8/16/2010 2:23:57 PM

Congratulations! #8839814

Jeff W. Robinson 8/17/2010 3:30:43 AM

Thanks Everyone Very Much!! Jeff #8842261

Christine R. Lobsinger 8/17/2010 9:20:07 AM

Congrats to you Jeff, a great Finalist!!!
Christine
SMILING #8843330

Jeff W. Robinson 8/17/2010 4:39:30 PM

Thank You Christine! Jeff #8844286

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I found this VW Bus at a 5K Race on the 4th of July! Many layers; adjustments with PSCS4 and Topaz Adjust. [One more view in the comment section]

Lens 6.1 - 30.5 at 6.1mm. Early Morning, ISO 400, 1/60th @ f2.8 (CA)



Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 6.10 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot G10

Uploaded on 7/19/2010 3:00:55 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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