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Offline Alan Snelson

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #20 on: Apr 26, 2013, 06:01 PM »
I was fortunate enough to get my first real photo shoot of the outside of QE2 from a helicopter. This was on my second visit to New York early September 1978.
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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #21 on: Oct 31, 2013, 07:08 AM »
Hi Alan

These are great shots - what an experience it must have been!

There must be very many 'First photos'...
Somehow they seem incredibly enlightening - 
It would be fantastic to see more - please!
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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #22 on: Oct 31, 2013, 04:57 PM »
I was fortunate enough to get my first real photo shoot of the outside of QE2 from a helicopter. This was on my second visit to New York early September 1978.

Great photos! And I love the "Photographed on board" caption... ;)

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #23 on: Oct 31, 2013, 05:02 PM »
I was fortunate enough to get my first real photo shoot of the outside of QE2 from a helicopter. This was on my second visit to New York early September 1978.
All of the pictures are wonderful.  Alan's overhead photos are spectacular !!
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Offline Peter Fitness

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #24 on: Nov 19, 2013, 05:19 AM »
My first photos of QE2 were taken in Sydney. I'm not sure of the date, but it was most likely in the early 80s - certainly while she was still steam powered.

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #25 on: Nov 19, 2013, 02:04 PM »
Great pictures, Peter !
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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #26 on: Nov 19, 2013, 02:09 PM »
If we compare her appearance there with that thread ( where is it? ) with all the side on diagrams of her every external change, given that it is Sydney it must be a World cruise so we can probably identify the exact date with not too much trouble...

Excellent pictures, by the way.  :)
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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #27 on: Nov 19, 2013, 04:29 PM »
Would have to be 1984 World cruise by the look of the funnel shape and colour and the lack of the last of the penthouse additions.

The following link leads to the images of the changing profiles, though I know there is another one on the forum somewhere.

http://www.thecaptainslog.org.uk/ShipGalleryIndex/QE2Faces.html
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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #28 on: Nov 19, 2013, 05:38 PM »
Here it is : The QE2 Dating Guide :

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vmorley/QE2data.htm

Hope it never gets lost or removed -- what an invaluable source of information!

This was first mentioned in our thread on "The Changing Colours of QE2", here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,356.0.html

Offline Peter Fitness

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #29 on: Nov 21, 2013, 09:52 PM »
!984 would be about right, Alan, especially when referring to the profiles in your link. I really should have written a date on the photos at the time :-[, at least with digital cameras all photos are date electronically stamped.

When those photos were taken I never even dreamed I would be on board her for her final departure from Sydney, 24 years later.

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Offline Paul S

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #30 on: Jun 03, 2015, 12:37 AM »
1st August 1998 on QE2's first and only visit to Kirkwall.  The local inter-island ferries ran trips round Kirkwall Bay all day and here are a couple of the pictures I took.  Unfortunately I did not take one of the crew member who was trying his luck with a fishing rod from an open doorway in the hull.

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #31 on: Jun 03, 2015, 06:43 AM »
1st August 1998 on QE2's first and only visit to Kirkwall.  The local inter-island ferries ran trips round Kirkwall Bay all day and here are a couple of the pictures I took.  Unfortunately I did not take one of the crew member who was trying his luck with a fishing rod from an open doorway in the hull.

Great photos! My mother was there, and the visit (including the whiskey!) left a strong impression with her -- the exceptionality of the visit and the joy of the local people.

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #32 on: Jun 03, 2015, 08:41 PM »
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   Great photos! My mother was there, and the visit (including the whiskey!) left a strong impression with her -- the exceptionality of the visit and the joy of the local people.
 
Indeed lovely photos.

They also sold the whisky on QE2... Glad you liked Kirkwall (Orkney) its now a major cruise port, and as a fellow Orcadian, it is a nice place  :)
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