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August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« on: Aug 03, 2017, 10:42 AM »
QE2: 50 Years Unique

With less than 50 days and counting until The QE2 conference to celebrate QE2’s 50th anniversary of her launch at John Brown’s shipyard, Clydebank, the excitement is certainly rising for the event committee and for the lucky people who will be attending.

We thought it appropriate that this month’s theme should be something that everyone can contribute photo entries and be part of the celebrations. 

The Cunard Press Release in April 1967, for the Q4 stated that “She was not a gimmick ship - gimmicks date but good design doesn't - and this ship is designed to keep ‘new’ for her working life. “

It was QE2’s design that gave many people photo opportunities, whether they were passengers or admirers. 

This month’s theme “QE2: 50 years unique” is very much open to interpretation as to why QE2 was unique to you.

QE2's 50th anniversary deserves a special target of  at least 50 photos to be submitted and 50 voters. Please celebrate,  enter your three favourite photos and help us reach our target. 

The prize this months is a copy of Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross’s new book "QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration" which has been donated by the publisher.  The book is available from 14 August and if you follow the link from The QE2 Story shop you can pre-order from Amazon.




The album is open -  so now is the time to look for your most interesting pictures on this theme. Wishing you happy memories as you search your photo collection to find up to three pictures to upload to the competition album.

This link will take you straight there : QE2: 50 Years Unique.

If you have not uploaded photos to the Forum Gallery before, have a look at these instructions, and if you have any problems, just contact us on admin@theqe2story.com. You could even email the photos to this address, and we can upload them for you.

The deadline for submitting photos is 31 August 2017. Voting will run from 1 September 2017 until 30 September 2017.

Enjoy the celebration :) We look forward to seeing your photos in this month's competition and maybe your photo will make it into the 2018 Calendar. 

Good Luck

Lynda Bradford
on behalf of the QE2 Story Team
« Last Edit: Sep 02, 2017, 10:37 AM by Lynda Bradford »


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Re: August - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #1 on: Aug 03, 2017, 11:49 AM »
Congratulations, Lynda! That is quite a coup, getting the publishers to donate a copy of the brand new QE2 anniversary book by Chris and Rachelle!

A fitting tribute to QE2 as we prepare to celebrate her jubilee.

50 pictures will be the minimum, as we hope she will continue to shine with her beautiful uniqueness in future too :) .

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Re: August - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #2 on: Aug 03, 2017, 02:17 PM »
Thank you, Lynda, for setting up all the details of this very special photo competition.  The aim of 50 photos and 50 voters and the new anniversary book by Chris and Rachelle are very special leading up to the 50th Anniversary Conference honoring our forever beloved QE2 ! 

She will be "new" forever in time as there has never been and there will never be a ship such as QE2 !   :)
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

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Re: August - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2017, 08:30 PM »

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Unique meaning:  being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else. How true of QE2!


I have entered my three photos that to me demonstrate how QE2 to me was one of a kind.   It was difficult to make a choice of which three to upload. 

Looking forward to seeing lot's of entries for this month's competition.
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Re: August - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 2017, 11:10 PM »
The first pictures are awesome! I'll have to ask my mom if she has a picture of the QE2 entering New York Harbor. She's from Brooklyn, NY. So she might have a picture.

Update: I just went through a album from 1976 and Christmas 1984. No qe2. Only ship I found was the USS Intrepid..
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Re: August - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #5 on: Aug 04, 2017, 09:18 AM »
The first pictures are awesome! I'll have to ask my mom if she has a picture of the QE2 entering New York Harbor. She's from Brooklyn, NY. So she might have a picture.

Update: I just went through a album from 1976 and Christmas 1984. No qe2. Only ship I found was the USS Intrepid..

Thanks Trevor - what a pity there is not a QE2 picture in the album.  Let's hope we reach our target of 50 photos for the competition. 
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Re: August - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #6 on: Aug 04, 2017, 04:24 PM »
Thanks Trevor - what a pity there is not a QE2 picture in the album.  Let's hope we reach our target of 50 photos for the competition.

I'll ask if we have more albums.. would be awesome to see a 70's or early 80's pic of QE2.
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #7 on: Aug 05, 2017, 10:08 AM »
Thanks to Hugh Ritchie for posting his QE2 unique photos.  We now have four entries - just 46 to go to meet our target. 
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #8 on: Aug 07, 2017, 07:55 PM »
We needs lots more photos, to celebrate QE2's 50th anniversary, with the photo competition theme "QE2 50 Years Unique"

 It is easy to upload photos but if you need help have a look at the instructions or email the moderator team at admin@theqe2story.com

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=167
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #9 on: Aug 08, 2017, 05:06 PM »
Looking for inspiration for this months photo comp, came across this, the twin (almost) to Hugh Ritchies goes to show we were always looking for a good shot of QE2.

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #10 on: Aug 08, 2017, 08:06 PM »
Thanks for adding your photos to the competition album, Pete.  All excellent photos of the unique QE2. 

Pete, would you like to change your Avatar to join us in celebrating QE2's 50 years?
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,7743.msg86917.html#msg86917


We now only need 43 photos to meet this month's target  :)
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #11 on: Aug 08, 2017, 08:41 PM »
I wonder where QE2 was when that photo similar to mine was taken? Mine was taken in Trieste in July 2008.

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #12 on: Aug 09, 2017, 10:01 AM »
Pete, I think all of us who took photos of QE2 while we were sailing on her probably all have very similar pictures.
I have several just like yours taken in various ports where it was possible to walk round the quayside to the bow.

When disembarking at a port, the same folks would be going to more or less the same vantage points to take the same pictures!

This is what makes entering the photo competition quite difficult sometimes. I think of a photo that I could enter only to find someone has entered an almost identical one already! In fact some are so similar that I was probably standing beside the person that took it at the time - If I only knew them at the time!!!

However, it also means that between all of the member of the Forum, we have a lot of fantastic memories and brilliant photographs. Each one special to ourselves, although some of the ones I take, I look at later only to ask myself "why"?!!

I'm having a good think about this month's special competition. I might need to start digging out some of the older photo albums and dust off the scanner.

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #13 on: Aug 09, 2017, 11:03 AM »
Hugh it is indeed Trieste May 2008, Pete you are absolutely correct I bet there are zillions of similar photos out there, my regret is that I didn't meet QE2 until 2005, always thought she was expensive (how wrong was I).....

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« Reply #14 on: Aug 10, 2017, 10:41 PM »
*Hugh* Ritchie, please!
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #15 on: Aug 11, 2017, 02:27 PM »
Mine has been added only one for now....

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #16 on: Aug 13, 2017, 02:14 AM »
I'm so glad the publishers have been able to do this for the forum.
You've all been so instrumental in keeping the QE2 memory alive!

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #17 on: Aug 13, 2017, 10:19 AM »
15 photos added to the Photo Competition Album, only 35 to go to meet the target.

Even if you only have one favourite photo please upload it and help support the competition.  Any photo that you think captures QE2's uniqueness. 

We have quite a few exterior photos but there was also a lot that was unique about her interior as well.
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #18 on: Aug 16, 2017, 07:09 PM »
We only need another 32 photos. Lets have a special effort to support and celebrate with QE2 on the 50th anniversary of her launch. 

Three easy steps:

1. Check the instructions
2. Enjoy looking at your QE2 photos and choose 3 photos that show the unique QE2
3. Upload the photos to the forum gallery competition album

Next month you can support the other competitors when the voting opens and be proud to have taken part. Maybe even win a prize if you are a winner.

If you have a problem uploading the photos, send an email to admin@theqe2story.com and we will be only to happy to help.

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #19 on: Aug 17, 2017, 01:04 AM »
Running low on options. I don't think my aunt has any old photo albums..
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #20 on: Aug 17, 2017, 07:20 AM »
Unique, every photograph of QE2 is unique and therefore any original picture taken by yourself can be uploaded - let's hope that we have 50 pictures posted by next month as we head towards celebrations!
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« Reply #21 on: Aug 17, 2017, 10:21 AM »
Three are on the way - or - btw, are we expecting more?
Thank you!
« Last Edit: Aug 17, 2017, 12:39 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for very nearly  whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #22 on: Aug 17, 2017, 12:44 PM »
Unique, every photograph of QE2 is unique and therefore any original picture taken by yourself can be uploaded - let's hope that we have 50 pictures posted by next month as we head towards celebrations!

In addition to photos taken by yourself, you could also use photos taken by others who have given you their express permission to upload the pictures -- for instance, photos taken by family members. These pictures would then be credited with their own names if the photos were used for the calendar or any other purpose such as Facebook pictures.
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #23 on: Aug 18, 2017, 10:15 AM »
For anyone new to the competition it is important that you enter only three (3) photos

Good luck to all contributors
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #24 on: Aug 20, 2017, 10:23 AM »
With 28 photos submitted, we are over half way there to having 50 photos for QE2's Golden Anniversary. 

Only 11 days left to choose your three favourite photos that shows what makes QE2 Unique and upload them to the Gallery Album. 
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« Reply #25 on: Aug 20, 2017, 04:11 PM »
Sorry! I won't be able to enter. Good luck to those who do!
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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #26 on: Aug 21, 2017, 03:23 PM »
Let's continue to work toward our goal of 50 photos to celebrate our QE2's special anniversary !   :)

Choose your three favourite photos of QE2 to submit to the competition.   :)
« Last Edit: Aug 21, 2017, 03:49 PM by June Ingram »
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« Reply #27 on: Aug 21, 2017, 03:26 PM »
There are another three coming in a couple of days when I get time to take some albums apart and get the photos scanned - work gets in the way!

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« Reply #28 on: Aug 23, 2017, 06:06 PM »
Posted Three - and not for the first time there were tears.
There are some magnificent photographs, thank you everyone - just wishing we could show them to QE2, herself.
Her understated way of just 'being there' and working hard,
she shows no sign of vanity!


 
« Last Edit: Aug 23, 2017, 06:09 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for very nearly  whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

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« Reply #29 on: Aug 23, 2017, 10:01 PM »
It was great to look through the albums again. Hadn't done it for years.
Been in some great places thanks to QE2.

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« Reply #30 on: Aug 24, 2017, 10:13 AM »
Thanks for these lovely comments.  QE2 is in the hearts of so many people.

We now have 31 photos.  Only 19 photos required to reach our target of 50 photos for 50 years.   :)

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #31 on: Aug 27, 2017, 08:03 PM »
We have 35 photos in the competition album, so only another 15 photos (or 5 people posting 3 photos each) to reach our target. 

Maybe you have already posted a QE2 unique photo in one of the Forum Gallery albums. If you would like it included in the competition let us know an we can post it for you.
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« Reply #32 on: Aug 28, 2017, 09:57 AM »
I am starting to work on the poll for the photo competition, which is always an enjoyable task, copying to the topic, the wonderful photos that have been submitted.  35 wonderful photos submitted and cannot wait to see the next 15 photos that will help use reach our target. 

Don't forget there is a wonderful prize - the new book by Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross "A 50th Anniversary Celebration" currently selling at £25

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #33 on: Aug 29, 2017, 10:13 AM »
I think we need to forget the target of having 50 photos for QE2's 50 years as we are not getting the response that had been anticipated. 

Two days to go and at least we can say that with 35 photos uploaded we have had a good number of entries and some amazing photos to remember QE2. 
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« Reply #34 on: Aug 29, 2017, 08:19 PM »
That is a  shame Lynda, I really thought that 'our members'  would make an effort on this special occasion.
     However peoples, there is still time to get in there & upload some pictures, go on do it for QE2 there won't be another 50th to celebrate....

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« Reply #35 on: Aug 30, 2017, 09:40 AM »
That is a  shame Lynda, I really thought that 'our members'  would make an effort on this special occasion.
     However peoples, there is still time to get in there & upload some pictures, go on do it for QE2 there won't be another 50th to celebrate....

Thanks Pete for the support.  We now have 41 photos entered for the competition.  So maybe we will meet our target to celebrate with QE2.  :)

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #36 on: Aug 30, 2017, 01:25 PM »
Woohoo!!!

Managed to find a photo to contribute!

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Re: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #37 on: Aug 30, 2017, 08:22 PM »
Gosh, how had l nearly missed this... :'(
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: August Photo Competition - QE2: 50 Years Unique
« Reply #38 on: Aug 30, 2017, 10:50 PM »
48 pictures now, great to see the collection building up. Just two more needed to make it a Jubilee :) !

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« Reply #39 on: Aug 30, 2017, 10:53 PM »
Woohoo!!! Managed to find a photo to contribute!

How about the photo used for the jigsaw? We need two more pictures to make it 50, and this one would be perfect! If it is not yours, you can still enter it (with permission of course) and credit it to the photographer.