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Photo of the Month - February 2017

Started by Barry Drive, January 14, 2017, 09:59:49 am

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Photo of the Month - February 2017

455 & 540 at Woden Layover
3 (30%)
Bus 542 at Spence Terminus
3 (30%)
Bus 385 on Mort Street
1 (10%)
Bus 301 at Spence Terminus
5 (50%)
Bus 563 at Gungahlin Bus Stn
6 (60%)
Bus 460 exits Chapman Terminus
4 (40%)
Bus 502 at Belconnen Comm Bus Stn
2 (20%)
Bus 460 at Belconnen Comm Bus Stn
1 (10%)
Bus 318 at City Bus Stn
4 (40%)
534 & 973 on Athllon Drive
7 (70%)
Bus 547 on Alinga Street
5 (50%)
Bus 898 at City Bus Stn
4 (40%)
Bus 503 on Bugden Avenue
3 (30%)
Bus 938 on Bugden Avenue
4 (40%)
943 & 344 on Flemington Road
3 (30%)
Bus 395 at Belconnen Depot
1 (10%)
Bus 620 at City Bus Stn
1 (10%)
611 374 & 387 at Woden Layover
1 (10%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: February 01, 2017, 10:58:21 am

Barry Drive

January 14, 2017, 09:59:49 am Last Edit: January 27, 2017, 11:01:31 am by Barry Drive
* Voting has commenced *

Time to start this again. We are now accepting nominations for the February 2017 photo of the month.

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.

  • 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)

  • preferred photo width is 800 pixels or more, but 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 or @actbusspotter (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 of buses that feature something which is non-standard - more details below. By submitting a photo which matches this criterion, you may post up to three photos - but all three must not be of the same bus.

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 28 January, Australian Eastern Daylight savings time, unless there are insufficient photos for a vote to take place, in which case nominations will be extended.

More details about the bonus category: the photo must feature a bus with something that is non-standard for that bus model, and the non-standard feature must be visible in the photo and  mentioned in the caption; however, the photo does not need to be a close-up of that feature.

Examples of non-standard features are: missing or odd fleet numbers, stickers or logos, mis-matched body panels, trial or evaluation parts (such as Saydair seats in 940 or the Hanover desto on 307).

What is not considered as non-standard: bike rack differences (DL2 vs VeloPorter2), flip-dot vs LED destos (other than 307), anything related to advertising (such as missing ad panels), missing badges from the front or rear of the bus (but rearranged badges are acceptable), unrepaired accident damage such as dents or broken panels.

Barry Drive

January 14, 2017, 11:51:33 am #1 Last Edit: January 18, 2017, 12:18:00 pm by Barry Drive
Getting in early via Facebook was Paul with this image of Bus 455 & 540 at Woden "piano keys" layover. (5 January)

And three from me:

Bus 542 at Spence Terminus

Bus 385 on Mort Street

Bus 301 at Spence Terminus. Following repairs to the nearside body, a non-standard ACTION logo was used.

Bus 400

January 16, 2017, 05:33:16 pm #2 Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 06:29:32 pm by Barry Drive

Bus 563 on the last 950 of 2016 at Hibberson Street, Gungahlin

Bus 460 exits Chapman Terminus


January 16, 2017, 09:42:06 pm #3 Last Edit: January 18, 2017, 10:06:06 am by Barry Drive
Haven't been around on here for a while, but I got some shots recently that aren't great but will do for an entry.

Bus 502 departing Belconnen Community

Bus 460 passing Belconnen Community


January 18, 2017, 12:36:58 pm #4 Last Edit: January 21, 2017, 07:45:58 pm by Barry Drive
I don't know if I'm breaching rules posting this in an album like this so please tell me if I have.

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Bus 318 at City Bus Station

King of Buses

534 dead runs along Athllon Dr with 973 in close pursuit.

547 turning from Alinga St into Marcus Clarke St on a northbound route 900.

And my "non standard" photo is this one of 898 travelling through the City Bus Station with the accreditation panel that likely came from a Mark I Renault PR100.2.


January 25, 2017, 12:15:02 pm #6 Last Edit: January 25, 2017, 08:36:27 pm by Busfanatic101

Why indicate with 2 lights when you can flash 'em all?
503 running a northbound 65 on Bugden Avenue (28/12/16)

The fine line- the old and the new.
938 running a northbound 67 on Bugden Avenue (14/12/16)

Is that 344 I see? Yes! YEEEEEESSSSSS I am 344! Do you get it already? I AM 344!
943 followed closely by 344 sporting a non-standard double fleet number treatment on Flemington Rd, just 2 of many Not In Service buses that raced past heading exactly where I wanted to go before a 200 turned up :( (24/11/16)

Sylvan Loves Buses

Thought I was too late for an entry, but apparently not.

395 parked at Belco Workshop

This one was taken the first day I saw 622, back when I was up at Belconnen last.
and don't worry, I took this shot from the above car park at office works through the fence, I wasn't on the Depot grounds.

620 arriving at the City

I took this today, but I was originally using it as my perspective shot for my drawing, turned out to look quite good, imo.

611, 374 and 387 at Wodens set-down.

For my 'non-standard' entry, I chose 374, as its number sits above the black door panel, instead of on it. (if this is not good enough for the bonus category, you can delete it).

Barry Drive

Given the large number of submissions, I have decided to close nominations early and open the voting. You can vote for up to 8 photos.

Barry Drive

Voting closes in less than 24 hours. Right now we have a tie - so if you haven't voted, please do so.

Barry Drive

In another close vote "534 & 973" was the winning photograph.

Non-standard buses may return later in the year, but next round's bonus category will be Buses 894-940.

Buzz Killington

Gotta say, it was a great bunch of photos this month. Well done all.