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Title: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 01, 2017, 09:37 PM
The theme for the September competition "Ropes" was chosen by Cruise QE2.

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures, which we really appreciate, and we hope that you enjoy choosing your 3 favourites.

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 your three favourite ones, 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 pictures 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 the Gallery Album "Ropes" (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=168)

You will not see the results until after the voting has closed on 1 November 2017, giving all time zones the chance to catch up with the voting deadline. 

As always the choice is yours enjoy!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 02, 2017, 10:03 AM
Ropes to the Ready: QE2 on slipway September 1967
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_QE2_John_Brown_s_Shipyard_1967_28429.jpg)

Tug to QE2
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Tugs_QE2_Quebec.JPG)

Magnificent Flagship
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Norway_2001R.jpg)

Tied up on the Clyde, for the last time.
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_L-END_210~0.jpg)

QE2 Gibraltar, August 20th 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_DSCF5388.JPG)

QE2 Zeebrugge, December 2007
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_DSCF2988.JPG)

Plenty of ropes on QE2's mighty mast!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_DSCF3068.JPG)

Dreaming of QE2
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_Rope_Dreaming_of_QE2.jpg)

Empty davits from above
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_Ropes_Empty_Davits_from_Above.jpg)

That place...
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_Ropes_That_Place.jpg)

Not up these ropes!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Ropes_1.jpeg)

Tight Rope
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Ropes_2.jpeg)

Hang on!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Ropes_3.jpeg)

Tight Lines
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_1665~0.jpg)

In detail
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_1744-copy.jpg)

Stern lines
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_0677.jpg)

One of my Dad's many QE2 photos
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_Stavanger_1.JPG)

One of my Dad's many QE2 photos_2
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_QE2_stern_detail.jpg)

Ropes - the essential part of QE2's kit!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_DSC00620~2.JPG)

Tightening up the lines!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_DSC00679~1.JPG)

Roped, ready and waiting - Big Storm coming
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_IMG_6371.JPG)

Newcastle
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_2007_09_17_163743.jpg)

New York
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_2016_07_30-165927.jpg)

Southampton
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_2016_07_30-164003.jpg)

TRIESTE
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/normal_P1000588.jpg)

TRIESTE (2)
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/normal_CONVAR55.jpg)

TRIESTE (3)
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/normal_P1000587.jpg)




Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 03, 2017, 09:29 AM
Just when you think it's all over, we have another set of magnificent photos waiting for your votes.

Enjoy choosing your three favourites.

Lynda

Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Brandon Sterkel on Oct 03, 2017, 09:48 AM
My votes are in and all I can say is "Wow" by looking at all of the entries. Definitely a tough decision!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 03, 2017, 10:28 AM
One of the toughest choices, I thought. Great collection of photos, and great to see how many types of ropes were used on QE2, and in how many parts of the ship!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Peter Mugridge on Oct 03, 2017, 09:28 PM
My choice of votes is in.
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Bob van Leeuwen on Oct 03, 2017, 09:37 PM
I have just voted, must say that it was a real to choose three from all the great photos!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 05, 2017, 07:53 PM
Ten people have voted so far and it is obvious that it is a difficult decision to choose as the votes are close. 

I have voted but could have changed my choice many times as there are so many excellent pictures. 
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 12, 2017, 03:06 PM
My votes as cast.  Each and every one of the photos is spectacular and not only shows off our beloved QE2 but the many ropes needed and used by her.

If you have not already cast your ballot, please have a look at these magnificent photos and vote.  You will also have a great times relishing QE2's beauty ! 

 :)
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: pete cain on Oct 12, 2017, 05:09 PM
THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE Arrghhhh. :-\
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Trevor Casey on Oct 12, 2017, 11:27 PM
I have voted.  :)
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 13, 2017, 04:00 PM
14 votes and one photo definitely in the lead !

This is an amazing collection of photos (as are all of the photo competitions) !

If you have not already voted, please have a look at the photos, enjoy spending time with QE2, and cast your ballot !   :)
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Oct 15, 2017, 07:20 PM
That was DIFFICULT!  I ticked 6 photos, then had to make a final 3.  Its always so hard to just pick 3!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 17, 2017, 04:01 PM
18 have voted so far, and one photo is in the lead speeding along at 32.5 knots !

Have a look at the superb photos and cast your ballot if you have not already done so.

As Rob and all of us who have already voted have said, "Very difficult decision" !

 :) :) :D :D
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Oct 22, 2017, 03:24 AM
Have voted, was a very difficult choice! Obviously didn't vote for my Dad's photos I submitted!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Rod on Oct 22, 2017, 01:29 PM
Have voted. I often wondered when I saw people taking pics "Why on earth are you taking a pic of that/them etc?"  Well looking at the entries there some really good pics in there.

Just to nit-pick though......some pics are of wires not ropes!   KIDDING!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Twynkle on Oct 22, 2017, 02:50 PM
Have voted. I often wondered when I saw people taking pics "Why on earth are you taking a pic of that/them etc?"  Well looking at the entries there some really good pics in there.

Just to nit-pick though......some pics are of wires not ropes!   KIDDING!

Ha Ha!
....and not forgetting Rod, the odd cable and chain too - expecting to be booted off - #notforthefirsttimeeither!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: pete cain on Oct 24, 2017, 07:28 PM
Voted at last!! it really has been for me the hardest choice in all the photo comps to date, well done everybody, I think the images would make a calander  in their own rite.
    Completely off topic , my 1001st post , what to say except :      1001 thanks to Rob & the Mods who keep this site running,  1001 thanks for that magnificent event last month,  1001 thanks to the friends made on this forum,   1001 thanks to the great Lady languishing out in the desert without whom, all this wouldn't be happening.           1001 hopes that she makes it...........
  Could go on for too long here( not like me),
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 26, 2017, 05:53 PM
23 have voted so far, and there is one photo so far in the lead, it must be travelling at 33 knots (hee, hee).

If you have not voted, please do and enjoy the marvelous photos of QE2 and her "Ropes" while selecting your three favorite photos.

 :)
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 27, 2017, 01:16 PM
23 voters still, and a clear winner far ahead of the fleet...

Three or four photos contending for runner-up status, so there is much still to get excited about. Every vote counts!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 31, 2017, 09:05 AM
The poll is still sitting at 23 votes.  If you have not voted for your favourite there is still time before voting closes tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Davina on Oct 31, 2017, 11:31 AM
The poll is still sitting at 23 votes.  If you have not voted for your favourite there is still time before voting closes tomorrow.

Still hard to believe that some of the "QE2 Fans" on here arent even bothered with this,sad really sad. :(
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Trevor Casey on Oct 31, 2017, 12:19 PM
Still hard to believe that some of the "QE2 Fans" on here arent even bothered with this,sad really sad. :(
Especially when we have a ton!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: cunardqueen on Oct 31, 2017, 03:10 PM
Quote
  Still hard to believe that some of the "QE2 Fans" on here arent even bothered with this,sad really sad.
 

Some might say we are lucky to get 23 voters. If nothing else what could be easier than voting on a selection of 3 photos.
But l agree..  You can tow a ship into a harbour, but a pencil must be lead :-\

Though l must confess, if it wasnt for the prompts im not sure id remember, it seems like only last month we were voting.
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 31, 2017, 03:43 PM
Still 23, and just over a day left to vote.

Four photos contending for runner-up position -- your vote might be the decisive one!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Trevor Casey on Oct 31, 2017, 06:10 PM
Still 23, and just over a day left to vote.

Four photos contenting for runner-up position -- your vote might be the decisive one!

Let’s go, people! Make QE2 proud!
Title: Re: Poll for the September Photo Competition "Ropes"
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 01, 2017, 09:23 AM
Still time to vote as poll does not close until 8.37 pm GMT this evening.