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Title: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Sep 28, 2021, 03:19 PM
The theme for the September Competition, "My most treasured QE2 photos" was chosen by the Moderating Team, to celebrate 10 years of the QE2 Story photo competitions, and also the launch of QE2 on 20 September 1967.

We have had a record entry of photos this month, 77 pictures, which we hugely appreciate. In honour of the occasion, you have 5 votes for your favourite pictures. This is the first competition of the new "calendar" year, with winning and runner-up photos going towards the 2023 QE2 Story Calendar.

The prize this month is very special. It is the photo book containing all the prizewinning photos of the past ten years, in interesting juxtapositions, which we are sure you will enjoy.

There is a write-up of the photo book, with tempting illustrations, which you can see by clicking here (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9767.0) .

Should you, as one of the top contributors to the photo competition, already have received a copy of the book as a special prize, and should you be the winner of this competition, we shall make sure that you receive another worthy prize instead.


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 5 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, given the sheer number of photos entered this month, you might like to turn to the Gallery Album, "My most treasured QE2 photos",  (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=263) 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 November 2021, after all time zones have had a chance to catch up with the voting deadline.

Enjoy the variety and the tender feelings expressed in these photos and choose your favourites :) .
Title: Re: September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Sep 28, 2021, 03:21 PM

Starboard
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_190930_Starboard.jpg)

QE2 in Stavanger
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_190930_QE2_Stavanger.jpg)

Farewell for QE2 in St John, New Brunswick
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_190930_Farewell_for_QE2_in_St_John2C_New_Brunswick.jpg)

QE2 Nimrod & Hawk 30 April 2004
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Salute_QE2_by_RAF_Nimrod___Hawk.jpg)

QE2 Arriving Liverpool 3 October 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_QE2_Liverpool_3_Oct_08099_copy.jpg)

QE2 Iconic!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Recognised_the_World_Over~0.jpg)

Where the Dream Started
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_QE2_Captain_Thomas_Hypher1~1.jpg)

Happy Family
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_img013.jpg)

Waving from QE2
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_Gill_and_Thomas_on_QE2_at_Malaga.jpg)

2003 - View from Tender
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Spool28229009~3.JPG)

1967 - The Evening before Her Launch
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_QE2John_Brown_s_Shipyard_28629_copy.jpg)

June 1997 - A Dream Come True
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Untitled-7~1.jpg)

QE2 in Longyearbyen
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_060622_Longyearbyen.jpg)

Relaxed on a Deckchair
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_050709_Deckchair.jpg)

Found the Doggy Lamppost!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_080923_Lamppost.jpg)

Flaam, Norway - July, 2007
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10396/normal_9EDA12B5-2177-4518-8D3E-DBE6CA7B7775.jpeg)

Geirangerfjord, Norway - July, 2007
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10396/normal_069C117F-BE63-48A9-8216-872B2BDE7512.jpeg)

Norway, July 2007
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10396/normal_4D9A2D4E-3875-4D71-A124-3A668C0F2721.jpeg)

QE2 and Two Tugs Liverpool 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/13714/normal_QE2_and_two_tugs2C_Liverpool_2008_.JPG)

Liverpool Calling
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/13714/normal_Liverpool_Calling_~0.jpg)

QE2 Home Port of Southampton
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/13714/normal_QE2_Home_Port_of_Southampton.jpg)

QE2 Refit in Southampton dry dock 1971
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/20074/normal_IMG_0888.jpeg)

Crewing the QE2 Passenger Launches
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/20074/normal_IMG_0896.jpeg)

A Personal Treasured QE2 Moment
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/20074/normal_IMG_0843.jpeg)

Superstructure!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10015/normal_Superstructure.jpg)

Tourist Class Ticket - First Class Service
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10015/normal_Tourist_Class_Ticket_-_First_Class_Service.jpg)

Danger High Winds
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10015/normal_Danger_High_Winds.jpg)

You've Been Framed!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/normal_P1040619.JPG)

Queens Room
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/normal_Pan4_28229.JPG)

Follow the Curve!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/normal_P1040380.JPG)

Meeting between RMS QE2 and SS Norway in Le Havre, July 1999
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19381/normal_16.jpg)

25
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19381/normal_25.jpg)

Sunset on the sea
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19381/normal_QE2_079.jpg)

Well it fitted Coming the Other Way !!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10498/normal_Amsterdam_2005.JPG)

Elegant Versus Elegant?
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10498/normal_Bar_Harbour_2008.jpg)

Baked Alaska parade. Never to be Forgotten
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10498/normal_IMG_2159.JPG)

Last Ever View...so far - Greenock Sunday 5th October 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10161/normal_Last_ever_view__.JPG)

Beautiful Bow...Lisbon Friday 4th July 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10161/normal_Beautiful_bow.JPG)

At First Sight... Southampton July 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10161/normal_At_first_sight__.JPG)

Anchored at Corfu
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_1304~0.jpg)

Catch Me if You Can!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_2581.jpg)

It Doesn't Get Better than This
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_0396.jpg)

Geiranger 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_Twynkle_-_Geiranger_2008.jpg)

Deck Crew Collecting Towels
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_Twynkle_-_Deck_crew_collecting_towels.jpg)

White Night
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_Twynkle_-_White_night.jpg)

Very Cute Passengers
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19808/normal_QE2-3.jpg)

Entering New York's Harbor 1992
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19808/normal_QE2-11.jpg)

Top Deck under the Rain
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19808/normal_QE2-13.jpg)

Sunset Sailing from Cagliari 31st August 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10113/normal_31-08-2008_Cagliari_287829.jpg)

Afternoon Tea Was Always an Event
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10113/normal_2008-09-09_At_Sea_284029.jpg)

Port Side Lisbon 29th August 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10113/normal_Lisbon_29th_August_2008_281529~0.jpg)

QE2 in Geiranger - June 2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11292/normal_QE2_in_Geiranger.JPG)

QE2 in Svalbard
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11292/normal_QE2_in_Svalbard_-_2008.jpg)

QE2 Farewell to Liverpool
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11292/normal_QE2_Farewell_to_Liverpool.jpg)

1987 Funnel in 2008. Simply the Best
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10013/1555723B-D825-4D4C-A3BE-2EC085FD6C11.jpeg)

QE2’s Bow - Final Cruise in Piraeus
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10013/04C50CF6-198C-43AD-9550-FEC19DD16166.jpeg)

QE2 Longyearbyen
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10084/normal_IMG_4576_1.JPG)

QE2 Liverpool
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10084/normal_IMG_7127~0.jpg)

A dark, Moonlit night Crossing the Atlantic
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19543/normal_Day06i-At_Sea_night_003~1.JPG)

Nothing says Transatlantic Like being on the QE2 in a Fogbank in the middle of the Ocean hearing Her foghorn Sounding every few minutes
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19543/normal_Day03a-At_Sea_012.JPG)

Formal Night on the Last Traditional Liner Making Her Last World Cruise
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19543/normal_Day05d-At_Sea_Evening_041.JPG)

That Distinctive Red Funnel
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19851/normal_QE2_red_funnel.JPG)

Two Iconic Vessels
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19851/normal_QE2___Star_Ferry.JPG)

QE2 Moored at Las Palmas
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19851/normal_QE2_in_Las__Palmas.JPG)

Southampton 11/11/2008
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10084/normal_IMG_8068.JPG)

The Red Arrows Salute a Queen
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal_Salute_to_a_Queen~0~0.jpg)

Under the Bridge
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_Bridge_1.jpg)

Floating Along from the Queens Grill Bar
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10596/normal_The_joy_of_the_Queens_Grill_lounge_21.jpg)

QE2 Very Close
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_2013_10_12-100502-2.jpg)

Dreamlike Reality - Time on the Bridge Wing
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_2016_07_30-165154-2.jpg)

Tranquillity on the Stern
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_2016_07_30-165740-2.jpg)

The New QE2 in New York 4th May 1987
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_img323~5.jpg)

QE2 ...Pretty full on
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_img159~9.jpg)

40yrs Young!
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10481/normal_IMGP0419.JPG)

Basking in the Afternoon Sun
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10481/qe2from_bow.jpg)

Home for Birthday
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10481/normal_100_0452.jpg)

3rd May 1987 . A Bridge Visit
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_img129~1.jpg)


 


Title: Re: September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 03, 2021, 11:07 AM
WARNING - with 77 fantastic photos entered for the September photo competition "My most treasured QE2 photos" you will need to take time to chill out and enjoy viewing these photos before choosing your FIVE favourite pictures. 

Have a look at the instructions posted at the start of the topic  (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9801.msg116769#msg116769). 

Thanks to everyone who responded by uploading their favourite photos. 
Title: Re: September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 03, 2021, 01:26 PM
Did you know you can view a slideshow of the photos in the competition album?

Q:Does it help with this month's difficult choice of choosing just five pictures? 
A: No
 .......but it is rather nice to view the photos this way.

How to view in slideshow mode -
1.  Select photo from the thumbnail selection of pictures
2. Once the photo has opened you will see three little icons on the top left hand side (under the word Home> Photo of the month)
3.  If you hover over the third icon you will see the work slideshow - select the third icon

Back to Poll (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9801.0)

Title: Re: September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 03, 2021, 06:48 PM
Excellent idea, Lynda! I had not realised this possibility existed :) .
Title: Re: September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 03, 2021, 06:57 PM
Narrowing it down to 5 votes is so hard...

But I do know which photo would win the prize for the best title  ;D !
Title: Re: September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Peter Mugridge on Oct 03, 2021, 09:01 PM
Blimey.... that took absolutely ages to decide upon.... could've gone half way across the Atlantic before making a decision...
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 04, 2021, 10:23 AM
Thanks to everyone who have made the difficult choice and voted for their five favourites.  With so many photos entered for the competition, we need lots of people to vote this month.  One interesting photo has a very slight lead but this could change many times as more votes are cast. 

If you have not voted yet please take time to view these fantastic QE2 pictures and vote. 

Back to Poll (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9801.0)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 06, 2021, 09:25 AM
Eight people have voted so far and already there is a spread of votes across many photos. 

Remember you can vote for FIVE (5) favourites this month. 

What are your favourite photos? Take time to choose and vote.

Back to Poll (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9801.0)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Bob C. on Oct 06, 2021, 12:49 PM
There are so many good ones! 
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Pete Hamill on Oct 06, 2021, 08:27 PM
Simples - not! Wow - what a challenge. So many great photos.
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 08, 2021, 01:43 AM
Not sure how this is even going to be possible...
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 08, 2021, 09:43 AM
Not sure how this is even going to be possible...

Even with five votes it was a difficult choice and I found I changed my mind several times before voting for my five favourites. 
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Bob C. on Oct 14, 2021, 05:58 PM
We need more voters!
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 14, 2021, 08:22 PM
We need more voters!

Yes indeed :) .

11 people have voted (i.e. we have 55 votes spread over 77 pictures), and there are still very many photos without a single vote.

The prize is worth voting for!
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Oct 16, 2021, 12:25 PM
I haven't voted yet, because I'm psyching myself up for such an exercise, and will need to do it in front of my "proper" computer with a freshly brewed coffee!
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 17, 2021, 10:10 AM
Two pictures are in the lead at the moment but this could all change when you vote for your five favourite pictures.

Only 13 people have voted so far, so we need lots more people voting to give all the members who contributed a chance of winning. 

Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 19, 2021, 02:43 AM
Can't decide yet....
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Pete Hamill on Oct 21, 2021, 03:48 AM
Come on June - there are only 77 to choose from!
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 22, 2021, 01:44 AM
I know, Pete ! Can we have please 77 winners ?  :)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 22, 2021, 02:15 AM
There ! I've gone and done it ! Votes cast ! Brain completely fried !  :D
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 24, 2021, 01:48 AM
Only 15 voters so far. Please do vote if you have not. While the choice is difficult with so many wonderful photos, the time spent looking at the photos is time very well spent !  :)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 25, 2021, 01:55 AM
16 voters - the end of the month is closing in. Please vote !  :)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 26, 2021, 02:16 AM
Still 16 voters ! With so many marvelous photos, more voters are needed !  :)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Oct 27, 2021, 06:13 PM
I have voted!  Finally!!

So difficult, but so rewarding.

If you've been putting off voting PLEASE VOTE NOW !!

If you are a "Guest" of the forum - PLEASE make the effort to LOG IN and VOTE!

If you don't know how to login - email admin@theqe2story.com for help
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 28, 2021, 06:03 PM
Please vote ! Enjoy some (a lot) of quality time with our beloved QE2 !  :)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 28, 2021, 09:17 PM
Please vote ! Enjoy some (a lot) of quality time with our beloved QE2 !  :)

I entirely agree.

I also think it is a pity that so many photos have not yet got even one vote. Surely there must be someone who likes them?
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Paul Joyce on Oct 29, 2021, 11:34 PM

I have voted, they are all excellent photos and it was very difficult to choose just five.
Scrolling through these photos brought back many happy memories for me of my times  traveling on her.
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 30, 2021, 09:34 AM
I have voted, they are all excellent photos and it was very difficult to choose just five.
Scrolling through these photos brought back many happy memories for me of my times  traveling on her.


Paul thanks for voting - it is so good to know that the photos brought back happy memories, which is a key aim of the photo competition. 

Looking for more voters before the poll closes on 1 November (gosh nearly November already)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 30, 2021, 02:23 PM
19 voters and 3 photos tied for first place. Please vote ! Your vote many decide the race ! :)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 31, 2021, 06:09 PM
20 voters ! A few more hours left to vote ! Three photos still tied for first place !  :) :)
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 31, 2021, 06:54 PM
I almost wish we could leave the poll open longer! There are still so many superb photos that have not received any votes... and even the front runners received only a few... our votes per person are limited, so we need more voters!



As a moderating team, we are immensely grateful to all members who took the trouble of sharing with us their most treasured QE2 photos. Some of them had to be scanned, others had to be found in photo albums -- we are so proud of this wonderful collection which you have made possible.

There are 18 hours left to vote -- more voters would be so welcome, as a sign of recognition and gratitude towards all who shared their most treasured photos here.
Title: Re: Poll September 2021 : My Most Treasured QE2 Photos
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 01, 2021, 09:21 AM
21 people have voted but there is still time to cast your vote before the vote closes today.