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2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« on: Nov 01, 2016, 06:09 PM »
It is wonderful to start another year of competition winning photos for the 2018 Calendar. 

Congratulations to the winner of the September photo competition "QE2 External Features"
Louis Phillippe Capelle's brilliant picture  "Bow at 25 Knots"


Congratulation also to the runner up, which is Stowaway 2k's picture "Tenderly"


Thank-you to everyone who entered photos and voted!  Please continue to support the forum and the competition. 
« Last Edit: Nov 01, 2016, 06:11 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #1 on: Nov 01, 2016, 07:08 PM »
Congratulations to Louis Phillippe Capelle for his winning photo of "Bow at 25 Knots" and to Stowaway 2k for the runner up photo "Tenderly".  Both are suberb and so well represent our QE2 from power to serenity. 

All of the entered photos were really great and let's continue to add photos to each month's competitions for all to enjoy, to continue building our QE2 gallery, and to work toward next year's calendar which is sure to be super ! 

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #2 on: Nov 02, 2016, 10:50 PM »
Excellent pictures!

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« Reply #3 on: Nov 03, 2016, 06:03 AM »
I agree, both of these are superb!

I would love to hear more from Louis-Philippe about how his fabulous picture was made... this must have taken weeks, if not months, of preparation...

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2016, 11:27 PM »
The October competition, on the theme of "Legend", brought us some wonderful winning photos.

The clear winner was Cunarder Man with his picture "A True Legend".



Very different, and equally illustrative of the theme, was the runner-up, Pete Hamill, with "Symmetry" :



Once again, the competition brought in a range of beautiful photos on a theme dear to our hearts here in this Forum. Congratulations and thanks to all who entered pictures and all who voted!

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2016, 06:48 PM »
Congratulations to Cunarder Man for the winning photo of "A True Legend" and congratulations to Pete Hamill for the runner up photo of "Symmetry" ! 

All of the entries were superb and so very much brought to our memories our QE2 !   :)
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #6 on: Dec 04, 2016, 05:32 PM »
Congratulations John.

That photo says it all.

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« Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 2016, 05:38 PM »
Congratulations John.

That photo says it all.

Thanks Pete & June and to all who voted!

The photograph was taken in August 2004 in Malaga whilst on a cruise to the Med. I have used the picture as a screen saver for sometime and just love to see her when I turn on the PC.

There are always magnificent pictures posted in the monthly competition and I would encourage everyone to have a go.

Thanks again
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 04, 2016, 06:04 PM »
Hmmmm . . . it's a small world indeed!

This is a zoomed out version taken in . . . 2004 . . . in Malaga!!!


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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #9 on: Jan 02, 2017, 11:36 AM »
Congratulations to Hamburger the winner of the November competition with his photo "Like Sunset" What a stunning photo!



Congratulations also to the runner up, Cunarder Man with his photo "Alone at sunset"


Thank-you to everyone who submitted photos and voted. 
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:17 PM »
Congratulations to Hamburger for the winning photo - "Like Sunset" and congratulations to Cunarder Man for the runner up photo - "Alone at Sunset".

These are magnificent photos ! And many thanks to all who entered photos and to all who voted.  What a marvelous way to remember our QE2 ! 

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #11 on: Feb 01, 2017, 10:55 PM »
This month it's a tie for the top prize in the photo competition.

Skilly's lovely midnight scene, which still seems so familiar, everything tidy and in its place :

Peaceful Port Boat Deck at Midnight


And Hamburger's great view across during the tandem crossing, QE2 with all lights blazing :

Westbound


The runner-up was my Chart Room promenade at night :



Thank you all for sending entries, for enjoying the photos and for voting!

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #12 on: Feb 02, 2017, 08:51 AM »
Good choices everyone - congratulations to the winners and runner up. 
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 02, 2017, 01:08 PM »
Jeez that bow shot is IMMENSE!!

Love stuff like that  :)

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 02, 2017, 02:10 PM »
Congratulations to Skilly and to Hamburger for having tied in the photo competition with their stunning photos "Peaceful Port Boat Deck at Midnight" and "Westbound" respectively.

And congratulations to Isabelle for the runner up photo of "Chart Room Promenade at Night".

These photos and all of the photos submitted for the competition so wonderfully evoke the charismatic spirit of our beloved QE2 !   :)

Thank you very much to all who participated in submitting photos and for voting !
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #15 on: Feb 03, 2017, 10:30 PM »
Great & worthy pictures!

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #16 on: Feb 04, 2017, 07:00 PM »
Well done all three!

There was always something special about the ship at night. Always somewhere quiet to chill out and prepare for the next day's activities.

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #17 on: Mar 01, 2017, 10:14 AM »
Congratulations to the winner and runner up of the January photo competition.

Harev's photo Queens Room 2001 was your winner.


.....and the runner up was Cunardqueen's picture Lights, Camera Action


Please join me in congratulating our winners and thank you to everyone who participated. 
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 01, 2017, 11:12 AM »
It's just like being there again.

Well done. Great pictures.

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #19 on: Mar 01, 2017, 05:40 PM »
Congratulations to Harev on the winning photo - Queens Room 2001 and to Cunardqueen on the runner up photo - Lights, Camera, Action.  These photos are magnificent and create such a sense of yearning to be aboard QE2. 

Many thanks to all who contributed photos.  Each and every one tells a special part of QE2's story ! 
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #20 on: Mar 01, 2017, 08:46 PM »
Congratulations to Harev . Goodness, with so many other nicer pitures lm honoured to be a runner up.For what its worth, This pic was taken on the Final eastbound crossing. A large group of us had just completed the cabin cavalcade and l was heading through the Queens room as it was being set up for the Mauretania Captains reception. It doesnt show the staff re aranging the seats, or the room being curtained off, l literally stopped took  photo of the lights, switched the camera to another mode to take the B&W photo (now why take a B&W photo of coloured lights l ask you ) then back to the cabin to change for my last ever Captains Reception party. Shelia pictured along with myself were on the Chief Engineers table and had enoyed the company of our previous nights host, Tonights host had no idea what he was infor. It was a fun table for the homeward crossing. The Queens Room was positively buzzing that night, and yet only a short time before had been a quiet haven. Alas the party for me was coming to a final and very sad end.   
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #21 on: Mar 01, 2017, 08:53 PM »
Fantastic to hear the story behind the picture, thanks for sharing. 
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 01, 2017, 09:12 PM »
Thanks very much, Myles, for sharing the story and the photos.  Actually the black and white photo is very striking.  Sometimes a black and white photo can say as much if not more than a colour photo.  Yes, a final and very sad end which seems more sad as time goes by. 
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #23 on: Apr 01, 2017, 07:32 PM »
Congratulations to Stowaway 2K the winner of the February competition The QE2 Mast with his picture "Full frontal"


There were so many wonderful photos entered for this competition that we had a tie for first place, until a couple of days ago.  However this has resulted in some fabulous runner up pictures that all deserve your congratulations and a special thank-you to everyone who entered photos. 

Stowaway 2K - Paying Off


Hamburger - Perfect Double


Isabelle Prondzynski - Rear View of the Mast


Skilly56 Not a lotta room
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #24 on: Apr 02, 2017, 09:49 PM »
Congratulations to Stowaway 2K for the magnificent winning photo !

And congratulations to Stowaway 2K, Hamburger, Isabelle, and Skilly 56 for the wonderful runner up photos !

These are all just amazing photos !  :)
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« Reply #25 on: Apr 03, 2017, 02:03 PM »
Wonderful pictures!

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« Reply #26 on: Apr 04, 2017, 06:22 AM »
Congratulations to the winner and runner-ups of the February photo competition!
They all look fantastic!  :)
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« Reply #27 on: Apr 05, 2017, 10:36 PM »
Congratulations to Stowaway 2K for the magnificent winning photo !

And congratulations to Stowaway 2K, Hamburger, Isabelle, and Skilly 56 for the wonderful runner up photos !

These are all just amazing photos !  :)

Thank you very much!!

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« Reply #28 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07:15 PM »
I absolutely love the photos!
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« Reply #29 on: Apr 20, 2017, 09:57 AM »
Every time I open this thread I am met with THAT bow shot!!

 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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« Reply #30 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:12 AM »
Every time I open this thread I am met with THAT bow shot!!

 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

YES!
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2017, 11:32 AM »
Congratulation to Cunarder Man the winer of the "QE2 at Speed" with his picture:

"Speed Bonnie Boat"


The runner up was Isabelle Prondzynski's "Atlantic Waves"  another lovely photo that captures QE2 at Speed - congratulations


Thank-you to everyone who participated. 



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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2017, 12:44 PM »
It really had to be that one! Well done John - a cracker! And to Isabelle. That one captures the scene very well.

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2017, 12:52 PM »
Congratulations, John! A great picture showing QE2 at speed.

Thank you also for your votes. This was the penultimate westbound Atlantic crossing of QE2, and we started in a fine storm. QE2 motored on undeterred, and we enjoyed the strength of the Atlantic waves against which she pushed so well.


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« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2017, 06:37 PM »
Congratulations to Cunarder Man, whose winning photo so well captures what QE2 did so well, so sure of herself in her element !

And congratulations to Isabelle, whose runner up photo also captures our QE2 undeterred by the elements.

And many thanks to all who submitted photos, each and every one conveying special thoughts and feelings about our beloved ship !

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2017, 11:11 PM »
Thank you all for your kind comments, she is indeed a Bonnie Boat!!!
Congratulations to Isabelle as runner up and to all other entrants.

Bonnie Boat was captured on 30 April 2004, probably south of the Scilly Isles from the deck of QM2 on her maiden eastbound transatlantic voyage. It was forever a privilege to admire QE2 cut through the Atlantic waves; it was always very special to spend time on any deck of QE2.

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« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2017, 12:45 PM »

Quote
Bonnie Boat was captured on 30 April 2004, probably south of the Scilly Isles from the deck of QM2 on her maiden eastbound transatlantic voyage. It was forever a privilege to admire QE2 cut through the Atlantic waves; it was always very special to spend time on any deck of QE2.
   
Great photo, but l guess the camera only takes what it see ;)
Nice to see where and when it was taken, l wish more would do the same.
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #37 on: Jun 03, 2017, 10:36 AM »
Congratulations to Hamburger, who this month provided both the winner and the runner -up!

In both these pictures, QE2 is photographed with another icon of her travels : the Forth Bridge in the first, and the Verrazano Bridge in the second.

Big Forth-Bridge and QE2


QE2 and Verrazano-Bridge


For good measure, Cruiseqe2 is the second runner-up, with the third iconic bridge in QE2's life, the 25 April Bridge is Lisbon :

A sunny day in Lisbon!

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« Reply #38 on: Jun 04, 2017, 09:37 AM »
Excellent pictures!

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« Reply #39 on: Jun 06, 2017, 07:53 PM »
Congratulations to Hamburger for the winning photo and the first runner up photo.  And congratulations to Cruiseqe2 for the second runner up photo.  All three photos are magnificent with our beautiful QE2 adding grace and majesty to the three bridges in the photos.

Many thanks to all who submitted photos.  Each and every one has a story to tell and holds a special place in the hearts of those taking the photos and those looking at the photos !

June   :)
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #40 on: Jul 02, 2017, 12:43 AM »
Congratulations to Cruiseqe2 for his beautiful and atmospheric picture "Bye Bye, My Beautiful Lady", taken on QE2's last day in Southampton, the winner of the May 2017 competition :



Shipnshore is the runner-up with this lovely view of "QE2 alongside on Southampton Water", bathed in the late afternoon sunlight at the Queen Elizabeth II terminal :



Thank you also to everyone else who submitted pictures, and to the 19 voters who expressed their appreciation by joining the poll.
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« Reply #41 on: Jul 03, 2017, 06:13 PM »
Congratulations to Cruiseqe2 for this month's winning photo - "Bye Bye, My Beautiful Lady", and congratulations to Shipnshore for the runner up photo - "QE2 Alongside on Southampton Water". 

Both of these photos are magnificent !  And many thanks to all who contributed photos of our QE2.  Each and every photo brings a special memory of our beloved QE2 !
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #42 on: Jul 04, 2017, 11:28 AM »
Well done! Two great pictures.

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« Reply #43 on: Jul 04, 2017, 05:01 PM »
Congrats , photo winners!  :)
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #44 on: Jul 04, 2017, 07:46 PM »
Excellent photos - congratulations to Cruiseqe2, the winner and shipnshore, the runner up

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and who voted  :)
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #45 on: Aug 02, 2017, 10:09 AM »
June Photo Competition QE2 Stairways winner and runner up:

Congratulations to Cunarderman the winner of the June competition with "Stairwell"



Well done also to Isabelle Prondzynski the runner up with her photo "deck stairs from below"



Brilliant pictures!

Thanks for everyone who participated  :)
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #46 on: Aug 02, 2017, 10:22 AM »
Well done folks. As always, great winning pictures.

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« Reply #47 on: Aug 02, 2017, 05:45 PM »
Congrats!  ;D
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« Reply #48 on: Aug 02, 2017, 06:00 PM »
Congratulations to Cunarderman for his winning photo, "Stairwell", and congratulations to Isabelle Prondzynski for the runner up photo, "Deck Stairs from Below" !  Both photos are superb !

Many thanks to those who entered photos and to those who voted !

The photo competition is such a wonderful way to view magnificent photos of our beloved QE2 each and every month !

June   :)
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« Reply #49 on: Aug 02, 2017, 11:45 PM »
Congratulations Cunarder Man and Isabelle! Your pictures are both great!
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #50 on: Aug 03, 2017, 01:28 AM »
Congratulations Cunarder Man and Isabelle! Your pictures are both great!

Thank you very much! I also thought that the Stairwell (a much loved motif which many of us have enjoyed taking) was exceptionally well composed by Cunarder Man -- congratulations, John!

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #51 on: Aug 03, 2017, 04:34 PM »
Congratulations on the winning stairwell photo.
It must be said, the stairwell photos are always beautiful, But prior to the ghastly silver handrail being added they were very soothing on the eye. Those of us who remember the days before the addition will also marvel and just how low the stair rail actually was. and how no one ever fell over them during a storm. They were very low indeed  :o
The photo shown should give an idea of how low they were before the addition.
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #52 on: Aug 03, 2017, 06:47 PM »
Congratulations on the winning stairwell photo.
It must be said, the stairwell photos are always beautiful, But prior to the ghastly silver handrail being added they were very soothing on the eye. Those of us who remember the days before the addition will also marvel and just how low the stair rail actually was. and how no one ever fell over them during a storm. They were very low indeed  :o
The photo shown should give an idea of how low they were before the addition.

I like that blue color!
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #53 on: Sep 02, 2017, 10:54 AM »
Crew having fun was certainly a fun theme for the July competition that resulted in excellent pictures being uploaded.

and the joint winners are ........

Rob Lightbody's picture "Anchor fun"



and Cunarder Man's "Crossing the Line"



Very close contest and a difficult choice as we have four runners up this month: 

Baked Alaska Dinner: Hugh Ritchie


Dubai having fun outside the Queens Grill: Rob Lightbody


Thomas! : Cruiseqe2


Crew Viewing Gallery: Cunarder Man


In my eye all the pictures submitted are winners.  Thank-you to everyone
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« Reply #54 on: Sep 03, 2017, 09:40 AM »
Well done everyone. Another fine crop!

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« Reply #55 on: Sep 03, 2017, 02:30 PM »
I'm delighted to be a joint winner!

I don't always have a photo suitable to enter with, and I'm usually reluctant to use my Dubai photos as it seems unfair somehow, but I couldn't resist with those photos!

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #56 on: Sep 03, 2017, 07:39 PM »
Congratulations to fellow winners! Yet again, there were many great entries this month.

The picture 'Crossing the Line' was taken on the World cruise in 2002 in the Indian Ocean. King Neptune had said his piece and with the initiation of the Pollywogs to Shellbacks over the fun began. There was so much gunge splashed about the swimming pool it was emptied and washed afterwards. I've never seen such a mess on the aft deck. However, the crew had it cleaned up in no time at all.

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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #57 on: Sep 04, 2017, 01:32 AM »
Congratulations to the winners of month's photo competition! They both look great! :)
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Re: 2018 Calendar Photo Competition Results
« Reply #58 on: Sep 04, 2017, 06:52 PM »
Congratulations to Rob and Cunarder Man for the winning photos ! 

And Congratulations to Hugh, Rob, CruiseQE2, and Cunarder Man for the runner up photos !

All of the photos are just absolutely wonderful, each and every one a winner !   :)
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