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Title: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jun 02, 2020, 06:11 PM
The theme for the May Competition, "QE2's final calls" was chosen by Hamburger.

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures, which we really appreciate. We hope that you enjoy choosing and voting for your 3 favourites.  This is the ninth competition of the new "calendar" year, with winning and runner-up photos going towards the 2021 QE2 Story Calendar.

The prize this month is the DVD "Great Liners -- Famous ships from the golden age of travel", or a 500 or 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of the prizewinning photo.

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 3 favourite ones, noting the details, then tick the relevant boxes 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 by clicking the Gallery Album, "QE2's final calls  (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=231)", where you can see them all at once, in thumbnail form, plus you can view larger versions of the pictures by clicking on the photos to see medium size, and clicking once more to see them in large size.

You will not see the results of the vote until the poll has closed on 1 July 2020 after all time zones have had a chance to catch up with the voting deadline.

I am sure you will agree that these photos help us remember the good times when we were on QE2 or able to admire her from shoreside.

As always the choice is yours - enjoy!

Last visit to the Clyde with naval escort
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_7963.jpg)

Home from Home
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_7973.jpg)

Racing HMS Manchester to Greenock
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_2555a.jpg)

QE2 docks in Melbourne
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/20255/normal_QE2_Port_Melbourne_20080229.jpg)

...and finally almost ready to leave
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_DSC00954_2.jpeg)

Last call Suez Canal 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_IMG_1040_copy.jpg)

Last Call ever Dubai 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Dubai_Creek_QE2~0.JPG)

Last call Greenock October 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_QE2_Greenock_08026.JPG)

QE2 Final call to Liverpool 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/13714/normal_QE2_Final_call_to_Liverpool_2008_~0.jpg)

Goodbye NYC
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_L-END_1550~0.jpg)

Red lifeboat in Bar Harbor
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_080919_Lifeboats_Bar_Harbor.jpg)

Pipes and drums in St John New Brunswick
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_080920_St_John_Cunard.jpg)

In Bar Harbor with the Margaret Todd
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_080919_Bar_Harbor.jpg)

QE2's final departure from New York (1)
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_2019-06-01_282229.jpg)

QE2's final departure from New York (2)
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_2019-06-01_283829.jpg)

QE2's first and last visit to Propriano, Corsica
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_DSCF0002.JPG)

Greenock says farewell
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal__FRB0012~0.jpg)

A final salute from Greenock's cranes
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal_DSC_0038.jpg)

A Scottish farewell
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal__FRB0037~1.jpg)

Last visit to Longyearbyen
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10084/normal_IMG_4586.jpg)

Last arrival at Southampton 11/11/08
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10084/normal_IMG_8021.JPG)

Last visit to Liverpool
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10084/normal_IMG_7127.jpg)

QM2 passing QE2 for the last time in Southampton on October 22, 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19292/normal_QE2_QM2_Sou_2008-10-22.JPG)

QE2's last call in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 10th, 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19292/normal_QE2_FLL_2008-04-10.JPG)

QE2's last departure from New York on October 16th, 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19292/normal_QE2_last_departure_NYC_16_10_2008.JPG)

QE2 berthed in Trieste for the last time - 10/07/2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10060/normal_3202_through_the_bus_window_in_Trieste.jpg)


QE2 final departure from Trieste, Italy. The band and crowd that farewelled the ship, 10/07/2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10060/normal_3464_the_farewell_crowd_10_07_2008.jpg)

QE2 final departure from Trieste, Italy. The tugs salute!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10060/normal_3479-The_Last_Farewell_for_QE2.jpg)

QE2 11th November . Salute to a Queen
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_FAREWELL_DEP_025~1.jpg)

QE2 and The Forth Railway Bridge
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_QE2_L-END_574~0.jpg)

Leaving NY - 1
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_Bildschirmfoto_2020-05-31_um_16_19_03.jpg)

Leaving NY - 2
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_Bildschirmfoto_2020-05-31_um_16_21_01.jpg)

Sleek and singular...
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_Bildschirmfoto_2020-05-31_um_16_25_04.jpg)

QE2's last day in Geirangerfjord, Norway 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_IMG_4851~0.JPG)

QE2 waiting, before leaving Southampton at great speed...
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_IMG_0246~1.JPG)

A Queen and her Entourage
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10481/normal_Queen_and_her_Entourage.jpg)

No Equal - Will Never Be Surpassed
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10481/normal_Unrivalled.JPG)

QE2 Heads Upriver Past Inverkip
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10481/normal_Morning_Arrival.JPG)
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jun 02, 2020, 07:34 PM
Fantastic range of QE2 photos in this month's poll.  It is going to be difficult to choose just three, but I will enjoy the challenge.   :)
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Peter Mugridge on Jun 02, 2020, 10:27 PM
Impossible choice.  Please could we vote for all of them....?

In the end, I pretty much ticked three almost at random...
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: June Ingram on Jun 03, 2020, 12:02 AM
Choose only three ? How will this even be possible ?  :)
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Brandon Sterkel on Jun 03, 2020, 02:56 AM
Took a little bit, but I finally got my votes in!

These are all so good!
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jun 03, 2020, 09:35 AM
I have had a look at the photos a couple of times but still not made up my mind.  Too many fantastic pictures, but I will need to make a choice.  I agree with Peter they all deserve a vote.  :)
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Jun 03, 2020, 07:17 PM
Wonderful turn out of photos this month! Tricky to choose but made my choices!
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Bob C. on Jun 04, 2020, 01:33 AM
Wow!  This will probably be the most difficult month to choose.  These are all excellent photos.
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jun 04, 2020, 10:44 AM
10 voters now, and no clear winner emerging. Many of the photos have not yet been voted for. Everything is open, and we have a wonderful range of choices this time.

Immerse yourself in all these beautiful memories. And then make the difficult choice of selecting just three!
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: June Ingram on Jun 06, 2020, 06:21 PM
Phew !! Just voted ! Very difficult to choose, but I just did !
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jun 08, 2020, 07:39 PM
16 voters now, and two photos in a very slight lead. Votes are pretty evenly spread, with many photos still waiting for their first voter.

Be sure to support the photographers who have contributed their photos for us all to enjoy!
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: June Ingram on Jun 14, 2020, 11:25 PM
18 voters now ! The photos are absolutely spectacular ! If you have not already voted, please log in, look over the photos, make a very difficult decision, and choose your three favourites ! Once you have voted, at the end of the month, you will be able to see what photo is in the lead !  :)
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jun 21, 2020, 09:01 PM
20 voters now, in a month with a great and welcome number of entries. Several photographers have made a special effort to enter during this special month, when we remember QE2's final calls.

Many photos have not yet had even one vote. More voters are needed in order to select a clear winner!

Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: June Ingram on Jun 27, 2020, 10:32 PM
22 voters so far, and there are a few more days left to cast your ballot !  :)
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: June Ingram on Jun 29, 2020, 01:53 AM
24 voters now ! And still a couple of days to vote if you have not already done so.  :)
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: pete cain on Jun 29, 2020, 08:36 PM
Wow, having been absent for so long, I find it so hard to pick only 3, so not fair.
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: June Ingram on Jul 02, 2020, 01:30 AM
25 voters and there is still a bit of time to cast your ballot ! Please do if you have not done so yet ! :)
Title: Re: Poll May 2020 : QE2's final calls
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jul 02, 2020, 11:23 PM
Just a few more hours left to vote. Two photos running neck and neck at the moment :) .