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Photo of the Month - November 2013

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Photo of the Month - November

Bus 335 operating Route 6 (The Inspector)
3 (37.5%)
450 & 389 on Alinga St (The Inspector)
4 (50%)
Bus 506 on Paddys River Road (Bus400)
2 (25%)
Bus 441 on Ellery Cr (Bus400)
0 (0%)
Bus 418 departing Tuggeranong (King of Buses)
2 (25%)
Bus 508 at Box Hill Ave (King of Buses)
2 (25%)
Bus 355 at City West (ACTbusspotter)
2 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Voting closed: October 31, 2013, 11:30:26 pm

Barry Drive

October 16, 2013, 12:39:26 pm Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 10:26:59 am by ACTbusspotter
Yes, it's time again for Photo of the Month nominations. In addition to being shown on the 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.

Here are the rules:
  • no more than two photo submissions per user

  • photos must not have been previously submitted for POTM

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

The photographs must feature:

  • bus infrastructure (such as Bus stop, bus station, bus depot) with 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)

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 October, 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 December and a runner-up photo from last year will instead be used as the Facebook and Website photo of the month.

Possible photo ideas: updated AOA livery on 394, new bus stops on Commonwealth and Kings Ave.

Barry Drive

October 18, 2013, 01:39:48 pm #1 Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 01:55:49 pm by ACTbusspotter
The Inspector has nominated two photos via Facebook:

Bus 335 (location not disclosed):

A Blue Rapid platoon arrival of Buses 450 & 389 on Alinga St with unidentified artic behind.

Bus 400

October 20, 2013, 02:20:39 pm #2 Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 10:28:26 am by ACTbusspotter
Lets add some competition to those photos with these ones below:

Bus 506 on Paddys River Road heading towards the Cotter Dam.

Next is Bus 441 on Ellery Crescent City.

King of Buses

Okay, haven't done this for ages...

First is BUS.418 Departing the Tuggeranong Bus Station on a 900 to Belconnen.

And Secondly is BUS.508 laying over on Box Hill Avenue Conder before operating a 319 to Kippax.

Barry Drive

And to make up the numbers, here is 355 in its new AOA at City West:

Bus 355 at City West by ACT Bus spotter, on Flickr

Barry Drive

Congrats to The Inspector. Winning photo will be loaded onto website today or tomorrow.