Photo of the Month - August 2016

Started by Barry Drive, June 03, 2016, 11:06:11 am

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Photo of the Month

Bus 360 - Forest Drive
2 (33.3%)
Bus 569 - John Gorton Drive
1 (16.7%)
Bus 986 - Tuggeranong Bus Station
4 (66.7%)
Bus 986 - King George Terrace
3 (50%)
Bus 566 - Woden Bus Station
2 (33.3%)
Bus 986 - Himalayan Cedar Road
6 (100%)
Bus 986 - Bielski Street
5 (83.3%)
Bus 955 - King George Terrace
0 (0%)
Bus 602 - Cohen Street Bus Station
0 (0%)
Bus 607 - City Bus Station
1 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: August 01, 2016, 12:09:39 pm

Barry Drive

June 03, 2016, 11:06:11 am Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 11:43:10 am by Barry Drive
Advance warning for this month's "bonus photos". Trying something different again.

For this month (and possibly the next few months), the POTM bonus photo challenge is to replicate as closely as possible a photo from the past. Specifically, one of these four photos from the past:

1. Yarra Glen from Carruthers St overpass looking towards Woden

2. Barton Bus Station, National Circuit

3. Higgins Shops (old service station site), Fullagar Cres

4. East Row

Barry Drive

June 18, 2016, 11:43:59 am #1 Last Edit: July 15, 2016, 11:39:22 am by Barry Drive
* Nominations now open *

In summary: Nominations close 27 July.

The full rules:

The winning photo will be loaded to the front page for a month (and added to the POTM archive) and posted to ACT Bus on Facebook. The winner and runner(s)-up will also be included in the Photo of the Year vote. By submitting a photo, you are giving permission for it to be loaded onto the ACT Bus Gallery and Facebook page.

The rules:
  • photo must be "owned" by the person submitting it (if not, you must have the permission of the photographer to submit the photo - and identify the photographer)

  • two* photographs may be submitted by any one person, provided they have not been submitted before

  • submitted photographs must prominently 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 in focus

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

  • photos narrower than 640 pixels will not be accepted

If possible, please supply date or month of photo.

Refer here for full ACT Bus photo submission conditions.

Photos can be submitted four ways: (1) by posting to this forum topic (2) by posting on ACT Bus facebook page (and mentioning POTM) (3) by tweeting to @actbus (4) by contacting ACT Bus (submit a "contact us" form, send a message to our Facebook page or send me a Private Message) - and we'll send you an email address.

* This month we are seeking photos which closely replicate those displayed above - also recent AOA buses (from April onwards). If you submit such a photo, you may still submit up to 2 other new photos (3 photos in total).

To ensure consistency, photos must be displayed with a width of 640 (or height if 640 if a "portrait" aspect) - photos wider than 640 are required to use the option width=640 or height=640 in the image tag. For example: [img width=640] instead of [img].

Submissions close midnight 27 July, Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Voting will commence on 28 July. Voting will close on 1 August.

Barry Drive

Given the lack of photos submitted thus far, POTM will be rolled over to next month.

Sir Pompously

BUS-360, a Scania L94UB CNG, is seen on Forest Drive in the National Arboretum on a route 981 tourist loop service. South Canberra and Woden Valley can be seen in this photo as well as part of Lake Burley Griffin near Government House

BUS-569, a Scania K320UB with Custom CB80 body, is seen on John Gorton Drive in Wright on a Route 983 service to Cooleman Court in Weston


My submissions

BUS986 by Zac Mathes, on Flickr
BUS 986 at Tuggeranong Bus Interchange July 3 2016

BUS986 by Zac Mathes, on Flickr
BUS 986 at the from of Old Parliament House July 3 2016

Barry Drive

July 15, 2016, 11:42:16 am #5 Last Edit: July 17, 2016, 03:21:53 pm by Barry Drive
The bonus category has been modified to add recently applied AOAs (from April onwards). So this refers to the following buses:

440 385 432 587 460 582 429 409 586 341 591 589 554 566 585 135 145 147 148 150 & 151.

Update: also 511

King of Buses

July 23, 2016, 06:21:29 pm #6 Last Edit: November 28, 2016, 10:26:15 am by Barry Drive

566 at Woden in AOA for the National Zoo and Aquarium.

986 descends Himalayan Cedar Road in the Arboretum.

986 poses on Bielski St, Denman Prospect.

Barry Drive

July 27, 2016, 10:55:59 pm #7 Last Edit: July 27, 2016, 10:57:03 pm by Barry Drive
Paul has requested this Facebook submission to be included:

Bus 955 at Old Parliament House / MOAD

And two recent photos from myself:

Bus 602 at Cohen Street Bus Station

Bus 607 in City Bus Station

Barry Drive

Submissions closed at midnight and voting is underway.

Barry Drive

Given the recent spate of newly fitted Hanover LEDs, next month's POTM bonus photo category will be PR100.2s with LED desto.