The Tour Bus From Hell by Dale Lockwood


Small (23.2" x 15.5")


Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.0"
Large 46.9" x 31.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

Legend has it that this bus parked in Issaquah, Washington was one of the actual tour busses that was part of the 1958 Tour of the Stars that Buddy Holly headlined. Later on January 31, 1959 during the Winter Dance Party Tour (dubbed the Tour from Hell) Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a tragic plane crash just outside of Clearlake, Minnesota. The reason they took the plane was they were tired of riding uncomfortable and frozen busses in the dead of winter like this one…. Is this the real bus? I don’t know, but it takes me back and helps me to imagine the time in the 1950’s when Rock and Roll was King!

Canon Rebel 450D Xsi
18 mm – 55 mm lense
Focal Length 18 mm
ISO 100
F-Stop F/11
Exposure Time 1 second
Photomatix 6 Exposes tonemapped, 1 and 2 stop brackets

Born and raised in the logging town of Snoqualmie, Washington (the logging days in Snoqualmie are mostly in the past now). I currently reside in Issaquah, Washington. My Canon Rebel 450D was a Christmas gift that has kept on giving me hours and hours of pleasure. I recently aquired a Canon 5D Mark II and I am now learning to use this awesome instument. I hope you enjoy these pictures half as much as I enjoyed capturing them!

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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 3 years ago

    Very nostalgic. Nice capture.

  • Thank you Sheryl! Merry Christmas.

    – Dale Lockwood

  • Bami
    Bamiover 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thank you so much!

    – Dale Lockwood

  • Dean Mucha
    Dean Muchaabout 3 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Thanks!

    – Dale Lockwood

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