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Re: QE2's Photography Department
« Reply #30 on: Jul 14, 2015, 01:28 AM »
I remember on my very early trips in 86 and 87/88 as a passenger l had occasion to write to Ocean Pictures in Southampton to order some extra photos and a video l think and l mentioned l would be sailing again the following year. Back came the photos and the video and lovely leter from Stuart Hunter-Cox with an attached compliments slip to hand over on my next crossing. l duely kept the letter and slip all is said was "Please make sure Mr Devin is "looked after ""
I had no idea at the time what that could mean, l was a teenager, so on my next trip l was buying some photos and handed over the slip to the kiosk, and the photos were durely placed in the folders and handed over to me, and the words "No charge for these son" l thanked the guy very much and just assumed it was a one off, the next photo session bought some more and some ship views, and the same thing happened again ! l sailed over to New York and home again and never once paid for any photos .

 Then again over the years, l bought every single photo that was taken along with a great many albums, key rings, photo frames. It was l found always amazing just how many folks had forked out money for a QE2 cruise and skimped on buying a proper professional portrait photo.
It was always funny standing getting a photo taken, they would tell you how to stand, quick photo flash, and then the phrase Oh and one more with a different pose...
I remember that little grey devices that you signed, then they would pop the pen in the hole and out came the receipt.
Its ironic in that for all the photos l have over the years, l missed the embarkation photos for the final westbound crossing and the Eastbound from New York.   

Anyone remember the time they took a video at the Captains meet n greet and inserted that into a promotional vhs tape. I dont think that lasted very long? or the other times when you could get your photo mounted onto a plate ?
 
Then there was the time my shipboard account was wiped clean, it was only after mentioning this to a friend in the know several months afterwards that l mentioned my credit card hadnt been charged and his reply was "No and it wont be"

From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: QE2's Photography Department
« Reply #31 on: Feb 06, 2021, 11:53 AM »
Hi Alan, I worked with your sister Christine during my time. From the pics you can see it was very hard work  :)

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Re: QE2's Photography Department
« Reply #32 on: Feb 06, 2021, 12:30 PM »
Hi Alan, I worked with your sister Christine during my time. From the pics you can see it was very hard work  :)

That looks exhausting work!  :D
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2's Photography Department
« Reply #33 on: Feb 09, 2021, 08:30 PM »
I always appreciated the photographers on board. They had excellent equipment and were pleasant characters who knew how to make us feel relaxed.

We went to the trouble of dressing up, we queued to shake hands with the Captain, and we tasted the drinks at the receptions. It was a real prize to have our photographs taken, pictures that showed us in our finery, and also demonstrated that we were enjoying ourselves. A real bonus!

Cunardqueen, I entirely agree with you that all these pictures were well worth paying for, and that they are treasures and reminders to keep.

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Re: QE2's Photography Department
« Reply #34 on: Feb 13, 2021, 12:58 AM »
The Darkroom, at least one side of it.
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« Reply #35 on: Feb 13, 2021, 08:59 PM »
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  The Darkroom, at least one side of it. 
As the night progressed, how did things develop  ::)
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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« Reply #36 on: Feb 13, 2021, 11:38 PM »
As the night progressed, how did things develop  ::)

My brain had even more trouble processing thoughts

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Re: QE2's Photography Department
« Reply #37 on: Feb 23, 2021, 01:50 PM »
Are there any Pics on the website link from the Last 1986/7 World Cruise or Voyage? that would be nice to see more so if there are any off the Merchant Navy Crew before the Crew Change in Germany? 1986
Thank you :)

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Re: QE2's Photography Department
« Reply #38 on: Feb 23, 2021, 01:59 PM »
Are there any Pics on the website link from the Last 1986/7 World Cruise or Voyage? that would be nice to see more so if there are any off the Merchant Navy Crew before the Crew Change in Germany? 1986
Thank you :)

Have a look here, Vincent.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=6

More here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=38

I hope you will find some pictures that bring back memories, hopefully happy!

 

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