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Photo of the Month - December 2016

Started by Barry Drive, November 15, 2016, 10:08:02 am

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Photo of the Month - run off poll

546 on Fred Daly Av
3 (50%)
617 on Athllon Dr
3 (50%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: December 02, 2016, 09:53:09 am

Barry Drive

November 15, 2016, 10:08:02 am Last Edit: December 02, 2016, 10:27:51 am by Barry Drive
* Nominations closed - voting underway *

In summary: Voting closes 1 December.

Last photo of the month for this year!

The rules:

The winning photo will be loaded to the actbus.net website 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.

  • 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 or @actbusspotter (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.

Unhosted photos may be uploaded into the ACT Bus Gallery which will apply a watermark. Requests to remove the watermark will not be considered.

*This month we are seeking photos of multiple buses in the photo. If you submit a photo (or two) matching this criterion, you may post up to three photos but you may only submit a maximum of 2 photos in this "bonus" category.

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 November, Australian Eastern Daylight savings Time.

Voting will commence on 28 November. Voting will close on 1 December.

King of Buses

BUS.532 operates S/R 665 along Templestowe Ave, Conder.

BUS.312 operates a route 1 along King Edward Tce, Parkes.

935, 944 and 967 depart Tuggeranong Bus Station.

Sylvan Loves Buses

November 19, 2016, 10:01:24 pm #2 Last Edit: November 24, 2016, 09:43:32 am by Barry Drive
Thought I'd experiment a little with some multi-shot action, mostly for this, but also to practice.

1. (615 + 603 passing through Russel) Now even though it doesn't look like it, and although I was advised against doing this, this shot was actually taken from the front seat of 615 through 2 windows. (taken: 7/11/16)

2. (615 + 975 passing through Narrabundah) Experimenting a little on shots from inside buses, this one could've been better imo. (taken 7/11/16)

3. (302 + 593 on Cohen Street) This one was just for fun! (taken 15/11/16)


November 20, 2016, 04:54:00 pm #3 Last Edit: November 20, 2016, 04:55:09 pm by Busfanatic101
I haven't found the time to sort through the thousands of photos and submit for a couple of months, so glad to be back.

Bus 334 on Sternberg Crescent (6/11/16)

Bus 610 operates a southbound 932 down College Street, followed closely by bus 339 operating a southbound 900

A line up of buses at Woden Bus Station (26/8/16)

Bus 400

Bus 546 on Fred Daley Avenue, Coombs

Bus 617 on Athllon Drive, Kambah (if you squint your eyes & look wwwaaayyyy over the hill, you'll see a couple of hundred buses resting-it may not count for the bonus round though).

Barry Drive

Barry Drive

It's a close vote (sort of) - but we need more votes to help decide the runner up. If there isn't a decisive result, voting will be extended a further 24 hours.

Barry Drive

December 01, 2016, 09:59:06 am #7 Last Edit: December 01, 2016, 10:03:24 am by Barry Drive
We have a tied result.

In accordance with clause 4.7.ii of the Photo of the Month by-laws, should there be a tied vote there will be a 24 hour run-off vote to decide the winner. So new vote is now open.

Should the result still be tied tomorrow, there will be a random coin toss. Or I'll just pick one.

Barry Drive

December 02, 2016, 10:40:11 am #8 Last Edit: December 02, 2016, 11:03:37 am by Barry Drive
After examining the entrails of a chicken* (refer clause 4.8.vii), the photo of 546 has been declared the winner.

(* no chickens were harmed)

A POTM photo category for next year will involve "bus oddities" - that is something about the bus body which is non-standard. Examples include the all-green front on 478 and 351; the front fleet numbers on 317; the large ACTION logo on 956 or the lack of logo on several buses including 614.