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Title: 2013 Archive - Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition : QE2's open bridge wings
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 28, 2012, 08:46 PM
Photo of the month competition - instructions on how to vote for your favourite photo

The theme of the February competition was "QE2 Open Bridge Wings" a feature that was unique to the ship as most modern day ships including all of the current Cunard fleet has enclosed bridge wings, which do not give the passengers a good view of the captain and crew at work during docking maneuvers. 

The QE2 Story Forum Photo Competition has provided some fantastic photos for our 2012 Calendar and we are now looking forward to seeing more amazing photos for the next edition.   

Forum members can vote for their favorite photo (s).  Each member has 3 votes (but please do not vote for your own photo).  The voting is open to all members regardless of whether or not you submitted a photo. 

To make it easier for you we have posted the photos below.

But you can also  view the photos submitted by members in the Gallery - where you will probably get a better view of the photos
Click on the Gallery button from the forum or click on this link 

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=60

Choose up to three photos you want to vote for noting photo details then tick the relevant boxes on the voting poll.

You will not see the results until the voting has closed on 31 March when the winner will be announced.


Thank-you for voting.
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 12:12 PM
Bridge Wings in Silhouette:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/13714/normal_OPEN__BRIDGE_28shipnshore29.jpg)

QE2 in Sidney 2007:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10876/normal_IMGA0284.JPG)

 QE2's Open Bridge Wings:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10041/normal_DSCN0001_Stitch_28Small29.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 12:14 PM
Berthed at Kusadasi:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10633/normal_3.jpg)

On the Tyne:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10633/normal_2.png)

Curves on the Med:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_QE2Day3_037.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 12:18 PM
Two Bridges: QE2's and Lisbon's:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Dscf4751.jpg)
 
Captain Perkins bringing QE2 into Lisbon:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Dscf4748.jpg)

Underway Southampton 1977

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10015/normal_1977_Bridge.JPG)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 12:22 PM
Underway from Ocean Terminal 1977:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10015/normal_1977_Bridge_and_Ocean_Terminal.JPG)

QE2's Bridge Wing from the Air

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10015/normal_1977_Overhead_View.JPG)

QE2 Final Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10924/normal_QE2_final_Eastbound_Transatlantic.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 06:43 PM
The 1st Bridge picture, Sept '67:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal_QE2_Bridge_Sept_1967.jpg)

 Flying Bridge:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal_Bridge_1_.jpg)


 The Full View:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10136/normal_QE2.jpg)


 QE2 Floodlite Wing:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Holiday_043_-_Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 06:47 PM
 QE2 Open Wings:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_QE2_Wings.JPG)

 Final moments as a serving Cunarder:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19207/normal_CIMG1172_-_small.jpg)

Turning on a sixpence:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10591/normal_CIMG1001.jpg)


 Last day in Greenock - flying the flag:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10591/normal_CIMG1091.jpg)

 QE2 in Bergen:

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10591/normal_QE2_Bergen_04_08_012.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 06:51 PM
Leaving Quebec 1:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10678/normal_DSC_3397a.jpg)


Leaving Quebec 2:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10678/normal_DSC_3400a.jpg)


Who is that girl?:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10678/normal_DSC_3406a.jpg)


Reykjavik Pilot watching, Captain Perkins driving!:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_IMG_4172.JPG)


Bridge wings - as shelter:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_IMG_6386.JPG)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 06:56 PM
 Open bridge wing - at dusk:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_phpYojNecAM.jpg)

 Wing Shelter:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10136/normal_Panama_Canal.jpg)

 Windy Weather:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10013/normal_Windy_Weather.jpg)

 Looking Back at the Wheelhouse:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10013/normal_Bridge_Wings_1.jpg)

 Sweeping Beauty!:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10013/normal_Sweeping_Beauty.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 06:59 PM
A suite view:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_L-END_854.jpg)

Smile Please..........
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_img433.jpg)


Starboard Green:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_PA210152_-_Copy.JPG)

Port Red:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_PA210151_-_Copy.JPG)

Looking up!:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_PA250011_-_Copy.JPG)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 07:04 PM
QE2 in Quebec:  Captain on Bridge:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Winged_Bridge_3.jpg)
 
QE2 Bridge Wings from Tender:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Winged_Bridge_2.jpg)

QE2's Bridge Wings at dusk:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Bridge_Wings_1.jpg)

Early Morning in Manhattan:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10043/normal_picture_026aa.jpg)

Early Morning off the Isle of Man:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10043/normal_picture_032aa.jpg)

Docking in Greenock:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10043/normal_picture_307a.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 29, 2012, 07:09 PM
Sunset under the Bridge:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_QE2_sunset_under_the_bridge.jpg)

Glamour:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_QE2_glamour.jpg)

Those Curves:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_QE2_--_those_curves.jpg)

Arriving in Greenock:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10193/normal_3.JPG)

Arriving in Belfast:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10193/normal_1.JPG)

Arriving in Belfast 2:
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10193/normal_2.JPG)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Mar 01, 2012, 12:11 AM
Phew! That was a tough one...

I narrowed it down to seven, which was hard enough with all those beautiful pictures... but then, to reduce it even farther...

We have a wonderful collection here, well worth enjoying as such, while selecting our top favourites.
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Louis De Sousa on Mar 01, 2012, 05:53 AM
Just voted too, this was a very hard choice.For me they all desreve to win.
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Mar 01, 2012, 10:11 AM
Amazing photos and what a difficult choice.   :)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Matteo 91 on Mar 01, 2012, 10:34 AM
Just voted. Beautiful pics as always!
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Twynkle on Mar 01, 2012, 10:39 AM
These are incredibly good photos.
Maybe they could be made into a 'middle sized' calender - all on their own!

Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Alistair on Mar 02, 2012, 10:39 AM
That was a tough choice and there were soooo many!  ;D
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: bobso on Mar 02, 2012, 06:24 PM
These are incredibly good photos.
Maybe they could be made into a 'middle sized' calender - all on their own!



I must say i absolutely agree with Rosie regarding her idea of a "middle sized" calendar all on their own. That is a SUPERB idea.as there are SO MANY fantastic photo's. What are the chances of actually DOING this ?--Over to you Lynda. :-*

I have voted for my favorite three--not easy
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Mar 04, 2012, 04:35 PM
This month's photo competition is special in that it is the first time we will be awarding a prize to the winner.   :)

Ten people have voted so far.  If you have not voted yet please think about voting soon.   :)

Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Mar 06, 2012, 01:44 PM
Thank-you to everyone who has responded to the message asking members to vote for the photos in this month's competition.  We now have had 28 people voting for their favourite photos, which helps to give a fairer view of what is the best photo. 

Keep those votes coming!  ;D
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: peter ward on Mar 06, 2012, 09:56 PM
some great pics there , have just placed my vote .
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Mauretania1907 on Mar 08, 2012, 02:58 AM
OK I've chosen, assisted by coffee and choccy mint biscuit  ;D. and why did I pick underway Southampten 1977 for one of mine. Look what lurks in the background - another ship I'd made friends with - and in that same year - the Australis, ex America, no less. Quite apart from the fabulous view of QE2's secret bits (usually hidden beneath its hood - the bridge wing controls)
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Mar 10, 2012, 09:01 AM
OK I've chosen, assisted by coffee and choccy mint biscuit  ;D. and why did I pick underway Southampten 1977 for one of mine. Look what lurks in the background - another ship I'd made friends with - and in that same year - the Australis, ex America, no less. Quite apart from the fabulous view of QE2's secret bits (usually hidden beneath its hood - the bridge wing controls)

Good to hear you reasoning for choosing a photo which obviously brought back memories.   :)

We have now have 41 people who have voted for the February Photo of the Month competition and it is only half way through the month.  Keep voting!
Title: Re: Poll for the February Photo of the Month Competition
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Mar 24, 2012, 09:07 AM
We are doing well with 45 people having voted for their favourite photos.

 But with one more week before the poll closes it would be good if we could reach at least a total of 50 voters.   ;D

Hopefully there are a few more members who would like to vote.