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Canberra Region Multimedia => Photo of the Month => Topic started by: on January 01, 1970, 10:00:00 AM

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Question: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Option 1: 589 - Cohen Street Bus Stn votes: 2
Option 2: 928 - Belconnen Depot votes: 0
Option 3: 445 - The Valley Av layover votes: 2
Option 4: 639 - Efkarpidis / Gungahlin Pl votes: 6
Option 5: 390 - Belconnen Comm Bus Stn votes: 0
Option 6: 419 - Cohen Street Bus Stn votes: 1
Option 7: 991 - Callam St votes: 7
Option 8: 304 - Commonwealth Ave votes: 4
Title: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Barry Drive on May 14, 2018, 01:35:57 PM
Submissions are open for Photo of the Month. And here's 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.

  • two* photographs may be submitted by any one person, provided they have not been submitted before
  • photos 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)
  • photos must be have taken legally - ACT Bus does not encourage or condone trespassing

  • submitted photographs must prominently feature:
    • public transport infrastructure (such as bus stop, bus station, bus depot, Light Rail line, tram depot) within the ACT / Queanbeyan region (location must be specified)
    and/or
    • a bus or tram from the ACT or Queanbeyan (taken within the region or a former ACT/Queanbeyan bus) where -
      • the vehicle is in focus
      • the fleet or registration number 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 (http://actbus.net/gallery-submissions/) 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.

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 which include an iconic Canberra sight in the background #. If you submit a photo (or two) meeting this criterion, you may post up to three photos but you may only submit a maximum of 2 photos at any particular location.

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 May, Australian Eastern standard Time.

Voting will commence on 28 May. Voting will close on 1 June.


# fairly broad scope for this - examples include Telstra Tower, Parliament House, War Memorial, the Captain Cook Jet and the Belconnen Owl.
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Sylvan Loves Buses on May 21, 2018, 01:11:05 PM
My two entries this month:

589 at Cohen Station setdown
(https://i.imgur.com/HMdNZ8A.jpg)

and 928 resting in the depot around the corner
(https://i.imgur.com/nGQPNCY.jpg)

Both taken Friday 18th May

Note to admin: as usual, photos taken of within the depot were taken from outside the fence with the lense through the wire
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: King of Buses on May 21, 2018, 01:23:06 PM
Two Gungahlin photos from me this month...
(https://www.actbus.net/gallery/cache/ACTION-Buses-Current/MAN-18-320/Bus-445/Bus-445-The-Valley-Avenue_640_W18.jpg)
445 lays over at sunset on The Valley Ave, Gungahlin, before starting a route 956 to the City.

(https://www.actbus.net/gallery/cache/ACTION-Buses-Current/Scania-K320UB-VST/Bus-639/Bus-639-Efkarpidis-Street_640_W18.jpg)
639 turns around at Efkarpidis St before operating a route 52.

A third photo may or may not be added at a later date.
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Barry Drive on May 26, 2018, 12:14:55 PM
To boost the numbers a bit:

(https://www.actbus.net/gallery/cache/ACTION-Buses-Current/MAN-18-320/Bus-390/Bus390-BCBS-1_640_W18.jpg)

Bus 390 about to depart BCBS without its recent AOA (25 May 2018)

(https://www.actbus.net/gallery/cache/ACTION-Buses-Current/MAN-18-320/Bus-419/Bus419-Csbs-3_640_W18.jpg)
Bus 419 departing CSBS (2 Apr 2018)

Reminder: entries close midnight tomorrow (Sunday).
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Sir Pompously on May 27, 2018, 08:19:23 PM
To bulk up the entries this month I have another one from the archives, sadly none from this month as I haven't been out and about.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1160/1081642241_d99d81cb94_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1160/1081642241_b2c3777b60_o.jpg)
BUS-991 (Renault PR100.3CNG) in AGL AOA outside Woden Interchange in 2007
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Snorzac on May 27, 2018, 11:33:52 PM
Gone back into the archives this month like Todd-

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2666/3794978002_07ae93e4c3_o.jpg)
304 (https://flic.kr/p/6MmfKd) by Zac Mathes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacmathes/), on Flickr

BUS-304 is seen on Commonwealth Ave on a route 900 with Parliament House in the background
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Swagman on May 28, 2018, 10:25:01 AM
As a relative newcomer to the Board can I ask how you vote on this? I've read all the Blurb from Barry D but there's no mention of how to vote - sorry to sound dumb but if anyone can point me to the voting section I'll be happy to vote 
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Barry Drive on May 28, 2018, 10:40:03 AM
After a slight delay, voting has now commenced. You can choose up to 3 photos.
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 28, 2018, 12:47:47 PM
Quote from: Swagman on May 28, 2018, 10:25:01 AM
As a relative newcomer to the Board can I ask how you vote on this? I've read all the Blurb from Barry D but there's no mention of how to vote - sorry to sound dumb but if anyone can point me to the voting section I'll be happy to vote 

Nominations occur first. The poll is added about a week out from the end of each month, so you should now be able to vote in the poll at the to of the page.
Title: Re: Photo of the Month - June 2018
Post by: Barry Drive on June 02, 2018, 11:15:00 AM


Indeed he did.

The "Canberra Sights" bonus category may return (if/when I run out of ideas). But with some new vehicles expected (or at least possible) during June, the bonus category for July will consist of any of the following:


  • a Canberra Metro tram undergoing testing (for once, fleet number won't need to be supplied if it isn't visible)
  • Bus 711 in service
  • a new Volgren Optimus rigid bus in service (652, 653, 654 are delivered)