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Photo of the Month - April 2016

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Photo of the Month - April

Bus 410 on Corinna Street
1 (12.5%)
Bus 498 on Furzer Street
1 (12.5%)
Bus 403 on Benjamin Way
0 (0%)
Bus 536 at City West
1 (12.5%)
Bus 571 (& others) at City West
2 (25%)
Bus 585 at WBBS
2 (25%)
Bus 509 at EPIC
4 (50%)
Bus 323 on Bugden Avenue
2 (25%)
Bus 471 on London Circuit
2 (25%)
Bus 581 on Alinga Street
5 (62.5%)
Bus 433 on Marcus Clarke Street
1 (12.5%)
Bus 990 at City West
3 (37.5%)
Bus 991 at Belconnen Interchange layover
3 (37.5%)
Buses 445 & 446 at Woden layover
3 (37.5%)
Bus 526 at Tuggeranong Bus Station
6 (75%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Voting closed: April 01, 2016, 11:58:15 am

Barry Drive

Submissions for Photo of the Month are now open.

The winning photo will be loaded to the actbus.net front page for a month (and added to the POTM archive) and posted to ACT Bus on Facebook. The winner and runner-up(s) 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.

The rules:
  • 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 (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.

This month, the "bonus photo" category is undecided. So the first contributor may select a category for which a bonus photo may be submitted #. If a photo which fits into the bonus category is submitted, a further 2 new photos may also be submitted (3 photos in total).

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 March, Australian Eastern Daylight savings Time, unless extended.

Voting will commence on 28 March. Voting will close on 1 April.

# - a bonus category can be for a particular bus model (e.g. Dart) or a particular feature of a photo (such as photos which include a street sign). But try not to select something too obscure or too common.

Bus 400

March 15, 2016, 04:59:30 pm #1 Last Edit: March 15, 2016, 06:15:48 pm by Bus 400
I'll start things off, with a bonus category of "Buses off route due to road closure"

Bus 410 turning onto Corinna St, Woden. With part of Corinna St closed for realignment.

Bus 498 turning around Furzer St, Woden. Same diversion as above.

Bus 403 turning into Cohen Street, Belconnen from back when the red bridge was removed

Bus 503

March 15, 2016, 05:31:40 pm #2 Last Edit: March 15, 2016, 05:35:49 pm by Bus 503
Good evening everyone. Here are my submissions. The first photo was taken with my proper camera.

Bus 536 at City Canteen about to run a route 775 to Lanyon Market Place. This bus now features the ACT Government logos under the ACTION logo.

Bus 571, Bus 909 and Bus 966 lined up together.


March 15, 2016, 09:41:43 pm #3 Last Edit: March 27, 2016, 01:39:29 pm by Skitube
One from my own collection, 585 at Belconnen Westfield

also one from someone on facebook who wanted his photo to be in PotM (with permission)


March 16, 2016, 07:35:54 pm #4 Last Edit: March 16, 2016, 07:36:12 pm by Busfanatic101

Bus 323 operates a 966 loop on 27/3/16 through Fadden

Bus 471 operates a northbound 313 along London Cct (4/11/14)

Sir Pompously

Scania K320UB BUS-581 is seen on Alinga Street

MAN 18.320 BUS-433 is seen at City West on Marcus Clarke Street

The Love Guru

March 19, 2016, 10:32:52 am #6 Last Edit: March 27, 2016, 11:51:19 am by Barry Drive
Digging through my photos and I stumbled upon a bunch of photos of buses and infrastructure that is no longer with us.

So we have sister buses 990 and 991, both ex CNG trial Renault 100.3s which were originally allocated to Tuggeranong depot. They were both repowered with diesel engines and transferred to Belconnen depot where I drove them regularly for a number of years.

King of Buses

445 and 446 at Woden Bus Station with matching AOAs

526 departing Tuggeranong Bus Station on a route 992 Skyfire Special

Barry Drive

Buzz Killington

We currently have a three-way tie for first place. Voting closes Friday just before 1pm, so if you haven't voted yet (or used all of your votes), please do so!