Photo of the Month - September 2014

Started by Barry Drive, August 17, 2014, 12:25:35 pm

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Nominations are now open for Photo of the Month for September 2014. 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 banner 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.

Photos can be submitted three ways: (1) by posting to this forum topic (2) by posting on ACT Bus facebook page (3) by emailing ACT Bus - refer to "contact us". Voting will take place on facebook - more about that later.

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

  • a user may submit up to two photographs, provided they have not been submitted before

  • in addition, a user may submit a photo which was previously submitted (by the same user) more than 12 months ago, provided that photo did not win Photo of the Month or Photo of the Year

The photographs must 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 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)

If possible, user should supply date or month of photo.

Refer here for full ACT Bus photo submission conditions.

This month we are looking for more photos of Renault PR100.2 Mk1s, if you submit a photo of one of these, you may submit up to 3 new photos in total.

Photos posted here need to 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 are required to use the option width=640 in the image tag - as follows "[img width=640]".

Submissions close midnight 24 August, Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Once nominations close, all submissons will be shown here and on facebook. The photo with the most facebook likes will be the winner. There will be a voting method for those who are not on facebook, or who wish to vote anonymously.


August 17, 2014, 10:59:42 pm #1 Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 02:09:14 pm by ACTbusspotter
Three night shots for me this month.

1. BUS 543 on Hibberson st Gungahlin

2. BUS 140 in the same location

3. BUS 835 is seen at Aikman Dr Layover back in 2011

Bus 400

August 19, 2014, 09:12:41 pm #2 Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 02:04:04 pm by ACTbusspotter

Bus 549 on Crisp Circuit, Bruce.

Bus 523 on a rainy afternoon at City West Bus Station.

King of Buses

August 20, 2014, 12:37:27 pm #3 Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 11:39:38 am by ACTbusspotter
BUS.855 at Woden Bus Station (I love the desto! ;D)


August 21, 2014, 09:59:54 pm #4 Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 11:40:37 am by ACTbusspotter
Welcome to Canberra, Bus 552! Taken on Dickson Place, Dickson, 21/8/14.

Also, Bus 514 chilling out at the old Watson Terminus (near Stirling Avenue, Watson) on 14/8/14.

Photos taken by Matthew S. and shared with permission.

Barry Drive

And another photo of 543 - at Mort St (Platform 9)

Barry Drive

August 25, 2014, 11:44:51 am #6 Last Edit: November 27, 2014, 11:29:49 am by ACTbusspotter
And finally, a facebook submission from Peter Kane of 873 at Woden Depot in 1991:

Voting is now open - through ACT Bus on Facebook. However, if you do not have a facebook account or wish to vote anonymously, simply send me a private message nominating which photos you wish to vote for (no limit) and your votes will be added to the count.

Voting will close at midnight on 31 August.

Barry Drive

Winner was photo #3 which scored 13 likes; runner up was photo #2 with 7 likes.