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Title: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Jan 31, 2019, 03:49 PM
The theme for the January competition "Bon Voyage -- QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage" was chosen by Jerry Egerton. 

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

Voting is easy, but you need to be registered as a Forum member and log into the Forum to vote.  Whether or not you have 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.  If you have entered photos please do not vote for your own pictures.

To make it easier for you, we have posted the pictures below, however you can also view the photos in the Gallery Album, "Bon Voyage -- QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage" (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=195), 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, and click once more to see them in large size.

You will not see the results of the vote until the poll has closed on 1 March 2019, after all time zones have had a chance to catch up with the voting deadline. 

As always the choice is yours - enjoy!
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Jan 31, 2019, 03:53 PM
Prepare to cast off
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_QE2_Ben_07.JPG)

Goodbye NYC
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_IMG_0197.JPG)

Leaving Norway
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Norway20_2.jpg)

Reversing out of Greenock cruise terminal
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_IMG_1690.JPG)

Bon voyage
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_IMG_0969.JPG)

Passing Fawley Oil Refinery at the start of a Westbound transatlantic
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_img002.jpg)

QE2 departing New York to return to Southampton
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_img006.jpg)

Smokey Tug helping out at Civitavecchia
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_Last_QE2_trip_ever_042.jpg)

QE2 leaves Hamburg
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_IMG_0010small.jpg)

Just before the 40th-anniversary-tour
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_2007_09_15_141429small.jpg)

QE2 passing Blankenese/Hamburg
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_IMG_0003small.jpg)

A final push
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_190118_A_final_push.jpg)

Enjoying the view
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_190118_Enjoying_the_view.jpg)

Ready for sailaway
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_190118_Ready_for_Sailaway.jpg)

Off again down The Solent
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_QE2_Solent.JPG)

The End of the End and a new Begining
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_L-END_1540.jpg)

We never really say Goodbye
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_L-END_1958.jpg)

Leaving Southampton, 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19801/normal_DSCN2862.JPG)

Happy times departing Trieste
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10041/normal_QE2_2008_2810729.JPG)

QE2 Sets sail from Southampton 12-8-2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_SANY0038.JPG)

QE2 on the Clyde, 40 years to the day since launch
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Photo24_21A.jpg)

QE2 on the Clyde, 40 years to the day since launch (2)
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_DSCF2437.JPG)

Ticker tape in Japan
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19862/normal_20190127_162733.jpg)

Farewell to Liverpool
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19862/normal_20190127_162837.jpg)

More a transit. Panama
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19862/normal_20190127_163104.jpg)

NYC Goodbye for the last time
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_L-END_1530~0.jpg)

Under the Bridge
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19364/normal_p1010131.jpg)

Final Atlantic Departure
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19364/normal_100_0128~0.jpg)

QE2 Sunset
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19364/normal_100_0563.jpg)

Giving Props
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_QE2_Amst_canal_escort_-_Copy~0.JPG)

QE2 and the Brooklyn Bridge
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_P1010127.JPG)

Poised and ready
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_PB110248.JPG)





Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Feb 03, 2019, 09:16 PM
The poll for this topic is now open and I hope will bring back wonderful memories!

Enjoy the browsing and the voting, and appreciate everyone who took pictures of these exciting occasions and brought them to this Forum for all of us... making us wish we could do it all over again :) .
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Peter Mugridge on Feb 03, 2019, 09:23 PM
I have voted - and it's another difficult choice.


Question: Final Atlantic Departure... that's Hythe Pier isn't it?  I took a very similar shot once...
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: frazscot on Feb 06, 2019, 01:09 PM
Well, that's me votes cast and this time it took a lot longer that I thoiught it would.      I had made my choices and then before I pressed the send button I decided to have a last look at all the entries.    When I studied the pictures I noticed that there were some very subtle 'Bon Voyage' things in some of the pictures so I changed my mind in a couple of my selections.                   Sometimes you see things in pictures that might not have stood out at a quick glance.        Whoever the winner is, good luck !
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Twynkle on Feb 06, 2019, 03:42 PM
These are superb - and so incredibly sad.
There was a sense of expectation that is inconceivable now - QE2 Really did her best for us all.
What an experience we've had and how fortunate we've been.
Thank you - these are superb.
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Feb 06, 2019, 08:24 PM
Another tricky choice given a number of other photos I would've chosen if we had more than three votes!
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Barumfox on Feb 07, 2019, 01:12 AM
Peter - yes it was taken from Hythe Pier - plenty of people had turned up to see her off - preceded by Ventura with QM2 following. 6 days later I was down at Battery Park before dawn with a smaller gathering of enthusiasts - to see her sail silently past and up the Hudson to Pier 90 with QM2 docking at Red Hook the other side of Governor's Island.

Gary.
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 08, 2019, 03:49 PM
Please spend some time with QE2 this weekend as you look at all the wonderful photos in this month's photo competition.  Then make your selections, but it will be a difficult choice !   :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 09, 2019, 10:43 AM
So many excellent photos that capture a sail away that it was hard to choose from the pictures of the ship or the photos of passengers or crew on deck. 

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 12, 2019, 03:43 PM
I just voted !!   :)  It was a very difficult choice, and perhaps we should give each photographer an award, as each and every photo is a gem !  If you have not yet voted, please log in and join those of us who have voted.  It is a lot of fun to do so !   :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: cunardqueen on Feb 12, 2019, 05:12 PM
Voted.... i put it off till l could put if off no more.
Out of interest, once you vote you cant chance your mind ?
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Feb 12, 2019, 05:29 PM
Voted.... i put it off till l could put if off no more.
Out of interest, once you vote you cant chance your mind ?

Yes, you can change your vote. If you do so, you need to cast your three votes again, for the same or other pictures. This is available until the moment the poll closes.
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 14, 2019, 03:23 PM
Half way through the month and we have only 9 voters.  We have (as always) some magnificent photos from which to choose this month.  Have a look and then cast your ballot for your three favourite photos !   :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 15, 2019, 03:33 PM
11 voters !  That is great and please do vote if you have not already done so.  The photos are magnificent !!   :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 18, 2019, 05:54 PM
12 voters.  Let's please continue to add voters to this month's splendid competition !   :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: pete cain on Feb 19, 2019, 04:09 PM
Excellent photos , this gets better & better
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 20, 2019, 03:10 PM
14 Voters !!!!  Let's keep the votes coming in !   :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Brandon Sterkel on Feb 21, 2019, 07:43 AM
Just voted! Another tough one! :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 21, 2019, 03:22 PM
Thanks, Brandon, for bringing our total up to 15.  Again, let's please keep the votes coming in.   :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Feb 26, 2019, 05:55 PM
17 voters now, and remember that this is a short month!

Just a couple of days to go, and this competition will be closed. Have your say before it is too late :) .
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 27, 2019, 12:58 AM
Still 17 voters.  Who hasn't voted ?  There are a couple of days left.  Join in and cast your ballot !   :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 28, 2019, 04:47 PM
18 voters !!   :) :) How many more voters can we get for our QE2 before the end of the competition ?  It is loads of fun and please do log in and vote for your three favourite photos if you have not already done so !   :) :)
Title: Re: Poll January 2019 Competition: BonVoyage-QE2 as she sets sail for another voyage
Post by: cunardqueen on Feb 28, 2019, 08:31 PM
I for one am always eternally thankful for the reminders. Thankyou.