Mini Challenge 236 ~ Public Transport

pegellipegelli Major grinsBelgiumPosts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
edited November 13, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
The theme of this mini-challenge will be "Public Transport", in the broadest sense.

It can be boats, buses, trams, taxi's, stations, people on it, planes, etc. etc. As long as the connection with a means of transportation for hire by the general public it's fair game

It will run from today October 30, 2016 for two weeks until Sunday November 13th, 10:00 GMT

Below the rules there are a couple of examples from my own collection to get your thoughts going, but don't feel limited by those, I can imagine many different pictures fitting this theme.

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OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and YOU POST 1-3 IMAGES. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter. The 1st place winner becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and re-size your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post, change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (See here for help).
7. Don't be hesitant; share 'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round, your first step is coming up with a new theme and starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!

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Good luck all, I'm looking forward to your enties!
Pieter, aka pegelli
My SmugMug

Comments

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 30, 2016
    Wow, another great theme for a challenge - very nice examples, too :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 379Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 31, 2016
    1) Waiting

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    2) Headed your way!

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    3) All Aboard! :D

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    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 31, 2016
    Very hard to decide which one to submit... :)

    Here are my 3 entries

    1. Bus terminal in David, Panama



    2. Crossing Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

    Departure

    3. Union Pacific Las Vegas in early 1900's

    Nevada State Museum Las Vegas
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 820Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 31, 2016
    Washington State Ferry.

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    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 166Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 31, 2016
    #1 Naumburg/Saale Street Car

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    #2 Hamburg Train

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    #3 Bamberg Wedding Bus

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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 989Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 31, 2016
    I didn't think I had any, but I found some from our trip to NYC!

    1. Staten Island Ferry on a very overcast day
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    2. Lined up ready to go.
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    3. Lots of Taxis
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    Sherry
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2016
    Nice entries so far. I can see a difficult judging at the horizon. ne_nau.gif
    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,435Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2016
    My three entries:

    1) Public transportation in Venice

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    2) Parisian tour boat (does this count? if not, I've got another)

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    3) Also in Paris, waiting for my train to be announced in Gare de l'est (my bike is my form of public transportation...)

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    and Pieter, I just couldn't NOT post this one (not for consideration)
    In Schiphol with time on my hands...
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    also not for consideration...
    After passing through passport control in Antalya (Turkey) Airport
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  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 166Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2016
    After passing through passport control in Antalya (Turkey) Airport
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    lol3.gif I LOVE this shot!!!
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,435Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2016
    Thanks, I about died laughing myself! Public servants hard at work.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2016
    Thanks, I about died laughing myself! Public servants hard at work.

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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 4,235Super Moderators moderator
    edited November 3, 2016
    Just examples here for this interesting topic. As always, do not consider for final judging.

    1. Tarcoles river tour boats



    2. Big red busses of London



    3. Horse and buggy taxi in Bruges, Belgium


  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2016
    Thanks for participating Sara, your extra's are much appreciated (and funny)

    Thanks JAG, I like all three of your examples. It's a pity moderators can't participate. Why is that? I see no problem since the judge is a "normal" member so there can't be a conflict of interest in my mind.
    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 4,235Super Moderators moderator
    edited November 5, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »
    Thanks for participating Sara, your extra's are much appreciated (and funny)

    Thanks JAG, I like all three of your examples. It's a pity moderators can't participate. Why is that? I see no problem since the judge is a "normal" member so there can't be a conflict of interest in my mind.

    Just how the powers that be have had to make tough calls for all circumstances. It's ok. Now I need to think up some new challenges for the new year coming up!deal.gif
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,513Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2016
    I've been on a cruise ship with very slow internet - especially for any kind of graphics. So I will start looking for entries tomorrow
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/4a9c6/
  • art0056art0056 Big grins Posts: 78Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 6, 2016
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,513Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 9, 2016
    Somewhat recovered from my trip - so here are my entries

    1. Hat on a Porthole

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    This is my granddaughter's hat in the porthole of the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.

    2. Headless on a German Train
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    3. Then and Now
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    This is the central train station and trolleys in Antwerp. On the left is my dad's photo taken in 1950. On the right is my photo of the same scene in 2016. I printed out my dad's photo and showed it to a cab driver (who did not speak much English) and asked him to take me to that location so I could take a photo of it. He was very excited to do this, and he wanted to take a picture of my dad's picture with his cell phone. So when we were finished, I just gave him the print.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/4a9c6/
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 9, 2016
    Thanks grandmaR, three very special entries! thumb.gif

    An the next time you're in Antwerp let me know, I'll treat you to a a coffee or beer and we might be able to recreate more of your dad's pictures!
    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,513Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 9, 2016
    I did two of the RR station, and we also visited Rubens house. I would have liked to go to the zoo also, but did not have time. He also took a lot in Brussels

    If you are interested in looking, the 1950 photos are here https://get.google.com/albumarchive/106980008852702705641/album/AF1QipMqG4BUMkAs56NoK4C2BHWs-MTRcTGQl9dgjviX?source=pwa

    The first 21 are of the ship going over and a couple from Paris, but I think the rest of them are Belgium. I was 12 and my sister was 10.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/4a9c6/
  • TMcEwenTMcEwen Big grins Posts: 99Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 9, 2016
    From my trip to Tombstone, AZ. The stage coach cruising down Allen Street.
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    - Thomas McEwen - (Nashville, TN)
    http://www.tmcewenphotography.com/
  • TMcEwenTMcEwen Big grins Posts: 99Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 9, 2016
    Tombstone, AZ
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    - Thomas McEwen - (Nashville, TN)
    http://www.tmcewenphotography.com/
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Posts: 1,428Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 10, 2016
    Here are my three:

    1) A different view from the Ferry leaving Whidby Island, Wa.

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    2) Not so public Boeing B-52D Stratofortress bomber - Castle Air Force Base, Ca.

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    3) Tehachapi Loop, Ca. completed in 1876, a profound achievement in its day - by civil Engineer William Hood of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. A 4000 foot train will cross 77 feet above its rear cars in a tunnel below. In the photo, you can see the front of the train entering the tunnel (in the lower right).

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  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 10, 2016
    1 - NYC Subway

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    2 - After you...No, after you...

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    3 - Stormy night at the airport

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2016
    Thanks for all your participation, this mini-challenge is now closed. I'll post the results after some judging/thinking time :)
    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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