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First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« on: Aug 15, 2017, 05:15 AM »
Hello everyone,

Here are some recently scanned, disposable film camera photos from my family's first QE2 trip - a 6 night Westbound Transatlantic crossing. These photos have not been seen before outside the family and are very poignant/sad for me and my Dad because of my Mum's Secondary Progressive MS which started rearing it's ugly head shortly after this trip. I was 6 years old (nearly 7 years old - my birthday is September 22nd). I took most of these photos on two cheap disposable cameras since my Dad was using his own, first digital camera.

Please excuse the upside down first photo, I rotated it on my PC due to scanning it upside down lol - but uploading to the forum has rotated it upside down again! I cannot edit attachments, would mods be able to help with this?

Thomas
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First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #1 on: Aug 15, 2017, 05:21 AM »
These are wonderful photos, Thomas! Great to see new, unseen photos added to the QE2 library!
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #2 on: Aug 15, 2017, 05:23 AM »
Here are the last few in this scan of the overall album. Includes my only photo of Concorde which was retired in November 2003 and a young version of me attempting to row one of the "Titanic" named rowing boats in Central Park, Manhattan, New York. We stayed for a few days in Manhattan before flying back to the UK.
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #3 on: Aug 15, 2017, 05:41 AM »
Just a temporary techie note: if you want to view the first photo the correct way round quickly and easily just press Control, Alt and the down arrow keys in this order/sequence while keeping them all pressed down on the keyboard to rotate your Windows PC's screen by 180 degrees (not sure how to do this on Mac but I'm sure there's a way, Google away!) just press Control, Alt and the up arrow keys in the same way to return your Windows PC's screen to normal orientation. Please be aware that the mouse cursor etc will act inverted and more at least in the upside down screen view, so takes a bit of getting used too!

Heard of the above method when in school, and faced this as an IT Support Apprentice at a Secondary School here in the UK (annoying but easy to fix haha).

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2017, 06:10 AM »
re done

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #5 on: Aug 15, 2017, 05:31 PM »
Hello everyone,

Here are some recently scanned, disposable film camera photos from my family's first QE2 trip - a 6 night Westbound Transatlantic crossing. These photos have not been seen before outside the family and are very poignant/sad for me and my Dad because of my Mum's Secondary Progressive MS which started rearing it's ugly head shortly after this trip. I was 6 years old (nearly 7 years old - my birthday is September 22nd). I took most of these photos on two cheap disposable cameras since my Dad was using his own, first digital camera.

Please excuse the upside down first photo, I rotated it on my PC due to scanning it upside down lol - but uploading to the forum has rotated it upside down again! I cannot edit attachments, would mods be able to help with this?

Thomas

Good thing I have my screen lock on the little iPad mini four I use. It has retina so it can be viewed horizontally and vertically.. I keep it locked at vertical. These pictures are absolutely awesome! Really cool seeing that porthole view! Thomas, you should enter one in the August photo competition!
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #6 on: Aug 16, 2017, 12:40 AM »
Thank you Davina for fixing the first photo  :)

Trevor - I am moving a few things from home to where I now live, very soon, including an old Windows XP computer (itself made in 2005) which has most of the digital photos me and my Dad took of QE2 on its Hard Drive. For example it has all of the photos I took on my last QE2 trip in July 2008. I will be archiving all of the QE2 photos me and my Dad took over the years as well as plenty of family photos etc as an ongoing project for the foreseeable future. I recently bought a 2TB portable Hard Drive for this purpose. The digital photos I took of QE2, particularly in July 2008, are much better than some of the film photos I took as a 6 year old, shown above!

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #7 on: Aug 16, 2017, 12:50 AM »
Thank you Davina for fixing the first photo  :)

Trevor - I am moving a few things from home to where I now live, very soon, including an old Windows XP computer (itself made in 2005) which has most of the digital photos me and my Dad took of QE2 on its Hard Drive. For example it has all of the photos I took on my last QE2 trip in July 2008. I will be archiving all of the QE2 photos me and my Dad took over the years as well as plenty of family photos etc as an ongoing project for the foreseeable future. I recently bought a 2TB portable Hard Drive for this purpose. The digital photos I took of QE2, particularly in July 2008, are much better than some of the film photos I took as a 6 year old, shown above!

Thomas

Do you have a Flickr? You could make a album. I'm a complete beginner at Flickr so I wouldn't recommend coming to me. Lol
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #8 on: Aug 16, 2017, 08:13 AM »
Do you have a Flickr? You could make a album. I'm a complete beginner at Flickr so I wouldn't recommend coming to me. Lol

I can highly recommend Flickr -- I joined coincidentally with QE2's penultimate Round Britain Voyage (2007) and even though it has changed a few times, I am very happy with the way it works.

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« Reply #9 on: Aug 16, 2017, 11:12 PM »
I can highly recommend Flickr -- I joined coincidentally with QE2's penultimate Round Britain Voyage (2007) and even though it has changed a few times, I am very happy with the way it works.
I also highly recommend Flickr! I've had one for the past couple years now and I love it!
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #10 on: Aug 18, 2017, 07:45 PM »
Thank you for the advice folks! I'll probably set up a Flickr account for this purpose very soon.
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 18, 2017, 11:43 PM »
Looking forward to welcoming you to the Flickr family!
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #12 on: Aug 19, 2017, 11:27 PM »
Spent some of this evening setting up my Flickr and uploading some photos (some seen before on this forum but most not).

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First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

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« Reply #13 on: Aug 20, 2017, 03:04 AM »
They all look fantastic, Thomas! :)
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 20, 2017, 07:49 AM »
Excellent photos, Thomas -- thank you for letting us see them!

Flickr also allows you to embed your photos in the Forum, when you use the "share" option. The advantage of that is that a particular picture you wish to talk about can be seen in the Forum, and you can write about it both before and after showing the picture (unlike attachments, which are always at the end of your text). Also, viewers can click the picture and see it in Flickr in various sizes and read your narrative there.