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Title: Poll: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Aug 31, 2016, 07:05 PM
Photo of the month competition - instructions on how to vote for your favourite photo

The theme for the August competition was "QE2 viewed from high places", chosen by Peter Hamill the runner up of the May competition. 

Thank-you to everyone who submitted photos, which we really appreciate and we hope that you enjoy choosing your 3 favourite photos

Voting is easy but you need to be a forum member and log into the forum to vote.  Even if you have not submitted photos please support those who have participated, by choosing the three best photos, noting the details then tick the relevant box on the poll.  But if you have submitted photos please do not vote for the photos you have entered. 

To make it easier for you we have posted the photos below, however you can also view the photos in the Gallery  where you can see them all at once, in thumbnail form plus you can view larger versions of the pictures by clicking on the photo to see medium size, then click again, to see them in large size. Go to Gallery Album (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=151)

The prize this month is the Isle of Man stamp set of QE2, donated by the Lynda Bradford and valued at GBP 10 at the time of purchase.

https://www.iompost.com/stamps-coins/collection/cunard-line-s-175-years-three-queens-meeting/cunard-ocean-liners-special-smiler-sheets/

Alternatively, June Ingram has offered as a prize the jigsaw version of the winning photo. It will be interesting to see which is preferred!

You will not see the results until after the voting has closed on 1 October 2016 giving other time zones the chance to catch up with the voting deadline. 

Please enjoy viewing these fantastic photos and thank-you for voting.  :)
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Aug 31, 2016, 07:18 PM
QE2 at Home from on High. 28 June 2005
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_IMG_2931.JPG)

QE2 in Barcelona from Cable Car. October 1992
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Cable_car_view~0.jpg)

Room with a view
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_IMG_1082.JPG)

View from the open bridge wings
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Norway64~1.jpg)

Admiring the View
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Norway2001_17.jpg)

Gib
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_Gibraltar.jpg)

San Juan
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_P1010062.JPG)

Up There
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_P1080050.JPG)

The model!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19801/normal_DSCN3236.JPG)

Malta, July 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19801/normal_DSCN3202~0.JPG)

Dubrovnik, July 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19801/normal_DSCN2968~0.JPG)

The longest stairway
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_Longest_Stairway.jpg)

QE2 in Aalasund
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_QE2_Aalesund_June_2006.jpg)

QE2 from the watchtower on the hill
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_Stavanger_June_2006.jpg)

From above Sydney
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19268/normal_P2080118.JPG)

Looking down to the QE2 bow and Auckland harbour
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19268/normal_Auckland_Panorama_1.jpg)

With the Red Arrows
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_7171.jpg)

GBTT alongside
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_0641.jpg)

Hello below!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Hello212121.jpg)

Geiranger, July 2007
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10396/normal_image.jpeg)

QE2 Panama Canal
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19778/normal_qe2panamacanal.jpg)

Norway Cruise 2008_2
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19748/normal_QE2_Norway_3.jpg)

Departure from Invergordon in the HIGHlands
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_img091.jpg)

A suite view
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_L-END_854~1.jpg)

Top of the Rock
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_hpim1118.jpg)
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Sep 02, 2016, 09:02 AM
The poll is now open for the August photo competition. 

There are a fantastic range of photos to choose your three favourites picture of QE2 viewed from high places.

Thank-you to everyone who entered and good luck!
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Louis De Sousa on Sep 02, 2016, 09:07 AM
Yes nice selection this Month hard to choose,my vote is in
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: June Ingram on Sep 02, 2016, 02:11 PM
Oh my, this is such a marvelous selection of photos, it is going to be very difficult to choose !   :)
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Brandon Sterkel on Sep 02, 2016, 02:18 PM
Just voted! Love looking at all of the great pictures! :)
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Pete Hamill on Sep 02, 2016, 08:31 PM
I chose this topic as I suspected it would generate a deluge of awesomeness (if that is a word) - and it hasn't disappointed.
Only 3 votes allowed? Doesn't seem enough!
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Peter Mugridge on Sep 02, 2016, 10:26 PM
I have voted.  :)
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Sep 03, 2016, 10:31 AM
Good choice of topic Pete. 

Nine people have voted so far and there are 3 photos in joint first place. 
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Alan Snelson on Sep 03, 2016, 11:46 AM
Make that 10. What a great selection of photos for this months competition.

The winner and runner up of this months contest are the final photos to be included in the 2017 calendar so make your votes count.
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: cunardqueen on Sep 06, 2016, 01:51 AM
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  The winner and runner up of this months contest are the final photos to be included in the 2017 calendar so make your votes count.   

Perhaps an ideal time to plug the comp on social media, increase the votes and boost the sale of the calendars..any publicity is good publicity ;) 
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: cunardqueen on Sep 06, 2016, 01:54 AM
Alas l never took this photo so it cant be entered. But with the anniversary of 9/11 this is a very poignant photo... :'(
Its a photo l always post on my FB page as a silent tribute .
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Sep 06, 2016, 07:46 AM
Perhaps an ideal time to plug the comp on social media, increase the votes and boost the sale of the calendars..any publicity is good publicity ;)

Great idea! Can everyone who's reading this please post a bit about it on their social media please?
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Sep 06, 2016, 08:41 AM
Alas l never took this photo so it cant be entered. But with the anniversary of 9/11 this is a very poignant photo... :'(
Its a photo l always post on my FB page as a silent tribute .

Thanks for sharing this photos.  9/11 is a date that will live in memories and the photo shows two icons the twin towers and QE2. 
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Sep 14, 2016, 06:18 PM
We are almost half way through the month and 16 people have voted so far. 

Keep supporting the people who have entered pictures in the photo competition by logging into the forum and voting for your three favourites. 
Title: Re: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Sep 24, 2016, 10:02 AM
19 members have voted now, and two photos are in equal lead, with one following immediately behind.

A week is left to vote and help decide the outcome!
Title: Re: Poll: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Sep 29, 2016, 12:22 PM
20 votes in, and we still have potential joint gold / silver medallists, with the potential bronze medallist following by one vote behind.

Your vote could be the decisive one -- and you still have three days to get it in!
Title: Re: Poll: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: June Ingram on Sep 29, 2016, 03:13 PM
I have just now voted and it was again a very difficult decision.  Every photo is splendid and deserving of a prize.  Thank you very much to all who have entered photos in the competition, each one bringing back a very special memory of our beloved ship !   :)

If you have not yet voted, please do as there is still a bit of time left !
Title: Re: Poll: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: June Ingram on Sep 30, 2016, 05:58 PM
There is still a bit of time left to cast your vote if you have not already done so. 

To vote is a great way to participate with QE2 lovers from around the world and a marvelous way to remember years sadly gone by !   :)
Title: Re: Poll: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Sep 30, 2016, 07:35 PM
Thanks for the reminder to vote June. 

There is now less that 24 hours to vote as the poll closes at 7.05 pm on 1 October BST
Title: Re: Poll: August Photo of the Month Competition "QE2 Viewed from high places"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 01, 2016, 02:55 PM
Just over 4 hours until voting closes and two photos are in joint position. 

Twenty-two people have voted so far.  If you have not voted yet take time to view the photos as your vote could determine the winner :)