The more the ABC Best Bus photo competition continues to evolve, the wider range of eye-catching photos we receive at ABC.
The November Best Bus winner is another prime example of this, with Brad Woodford’s wonderful shot of his Nuline Charter bus in full flight taking out the top prize.
Woodford’s photo wasn’t the only great entry in November, as there were plenty of great photos sent in.
Nick Peters can consider himself unlucky not to win for the month following his superb entries that included a wonderful shot of a Premier Motor Service coach amid a stunning sunny backdrop.
Cassie Fitton from Fun Over 50s submitted a top-notch sunset shot of one of the operator’s coaches, while Alden Brown’s V/Line coach submission on Mt Buller was a highlight.
These photos may have all been high quality in their own way, but none could surpass Woodford’s action shot.
The vehicle in shot, which is number 94 in the Nuline Charter fleet, is a Marcopolo Audace 1050 on top of a Volvo B9R chassis.
“The Marcopolo/Volvo combo forms a significant part of the current Nuline school bus and charter fleet,” Woodford told ABC.
“This has been my allocated bus at Nuline since it was delivered new in early 2019, I use it on my daily St Leonards College school run and on a variety of school and general charter duties around Melbourne and regional Victoria.”
The photo, taken in October, was taken in Bacchus Marsh shortly after Woodford dropped off a school group at the nearby Lady Northcote Camp.
“In the backdrop is the rail bridge over Bacchus March–Balliang Road which services the V/Line rail line between Melbourne and Ballarat,” he says.
As the winner of the monthly competition, Woodford has received a free 12-month subscription to ABC magazine, while the winning photo is also being shown off as ABC’s Facebook cover photo for November.
Don’t forget to send through your Best Bus photos for December and the months ahead via email and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details!