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Photo of the Month - February 2014

Started by Barry Drive, January 14, 2014, 10:12:16 am

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Vote for Photo of the Month

ZIB 546 on London Circuit (RATEC collection)
5 (41.7%)
Bus 128 at Bradley St layover (ACTbusspotter)
1 (8.3%)
Bus 983 at City Platform 10 (743)
2 (16.7%)
Bus 716 on Cohen St (743)
3 (25%)
Bus 716 on Macfarlane Burnet Av (L.W.F.)
9 (75%)
Leyland Decker on Monaro Hwy (Bus 400)
1 (8.3%)
7524-MO on Marcus Clarke St (Bus 400)
2 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: January 31, 2014, 10:35:40 pm

Barry Drive

Nominations are now open for the first Photo of the Month for 2014. In addition to being shown on the actbus.net front page for a month (and added to the POTM archive), the winning photo will also be loaded to ACT Bus on Facebook and, if suitable, will be used as the cover photo for the ACT Bus Facebook page (subject to cropping). The winner and runner-up(s) will also be included in the Photo of the Year vote.

A few changes to Photo of the Month rules. Each month, a photo from the past will be selected as a starter photo. This photo will be included in the vote, but in the event of insufficient photos being submitted it will be used as the Photo of the Month on facebook and the website.

Secondly, previously submitted photos may now be re-submitted, limited to one per user provided that the photo did not win and was submitted over 12 months ago. Users may also submit up to 2 original photos.

Here are the rules:
  • photo must be user's own work or submitted with permission of the photographer

  • where the photos have not previously been submitted - user may submit up to two photographs

  • in addition, a user may submit a photo which was previously submitted (by the same user) more than 12 months ago, provided that photo did not win Photo of the Month or Photo of the Year

The photographs must feature:
  • bus infrastructure (such as bus stop, bus station, bus depot) within the ACT / Queanbeyan region (location must be specified)

  • a bus from the ACT or Queanbeyan (taken within the region or a former ACT/Queanbeyan bus) where -
    • the bus is the main subject of the photograph (or features prominently)

    • the bus is in focus

    • the fleet or registration number of the bus is identifiable (or supplied by photographer if not visible in photograph)

If possible, user should supply date or month of photo.

Refer here for full ACT Bus photo submission conditions.

To ensure consistency, photos must be displayed with a width of 640 (or height if 640 if a "portrait" aspect). Photos narrower than 640 pixels will not be accepted; photos wider than 640 MUST use the option width=640 in the image tag - as follows "[img width=640]".

Submissions close midnight 24 January, Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

A minimum of 4 photos must be submitted for voting to commence. Nominations may be extended if four have not been submitted, but at the end of the extended period if there are still fewer than 4 photos no vote will take place, all nominations will roll over to March 2014 and the starter photo will instead be used as the Facebook and Website photo of the month.

Barry Drive

January 14, 2014, 10:14:36 am #1 Last Edit: February 16, 2014, 10:55:36 am by ACTbusspotter
This month's starter photo comes from the RATEC collection:

Bus 546 at London Circuit bus stop.

Barry Drive

Since no-one else wants to go first: here is a re-submitted photo. Bus 128 at Bradley St, Phillip. Photo was taken on 20 Jan 2011 and was submitted for Feb 2011 POTM.


Bus 983 operating a Pompously-bound Route 770 outside the Sydney Building on 2 December 2013.

Bus 716 concludes a Route 51 from the City at Belconnen Depot on 20 December 2013. Bus 419 is behind.


January 23, 2014, 03:05:25 pm #4 Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 03:13:43 pm by ACTbusspotter

In keeping with the artic theme, here we see 716 in the streets of West Macgregor

Bus 400

January 23, 2014, 05:29:03 pm #5 Last Edit: January 24, 2014, 10:25:06 pm by ACTbusspotter

Lets start things off with Decker1 that was brought up from somewhere to Canberra by Tiny's. Photo taken on the Monaro Highway, Guises Creek. (Photo taken 23-Dec-2013)

Next is QCity Transit Bus 7524 seen on Marcus Clarke Street, City. (Photo Taken 24-Dec-2013)

Barry Drive

Barry Drive

And it's welcome back to POTM for LWF.

Winning photo will be posted to Facebook later.