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Please vote for your three favourite photos

Coming into sight from Fort Victoria, West Wight, 31st July 1985
0 (0%)
Approaching Hurst Castle as seen from Fort Victoria, West Wight, 31st July 1985
0 (0%)
QE2 in Bergen
9 (14.3%)
QE2 in Norwegian fjord
1 (1.6%)
QE2 in Dubai
0 (0%)
QE2 in Stavanger 2006
1 (1.6%)
QE2 in Svalbard 2006
0 (0%)
QE2 departing Mumbai
0 (0%)
QE2 Arriving in the Clyde for the final time, October 6th 2008
1 (1.6%)
QE2 docks in Greenock for the last ever time, 6th of October 2008
0 (0%)
QE2 off Anstruther for the 2000 St. Andrew Golf Open
0 (0%)
At Anchor in Geiranger
1 (1.6%)
Geiranger
2 (3.2%)
Maiden Call Spitzbergen
1 (1.6%)
At Monte Carlo/Monaco, Saturday 26th July 2008 (final visit)
0 (0%)
From the top of the rock, Gibraltar, Monday 25th October 2004
1 (1.6%)
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with "Q"
0 (0%)
Corfu
0 (0%)
Dubrovnik
0 (0%)
Malaga, 2003
1 (1.6%)
QE2 from South Queensferry
1 (1.6%)
Viewing an icon
0 (0%)
I spy QE2 in Corsica
0 (0%)
QE2 in her Home port
0 (0%)
QE2 passing Cowes
2 (3.2%)
Last arrival into the Mersey 2008
3 (4.8%)
In the wake of QM2
6 (9.5%)
In mid ocean
4 (6.3%)
Towards Hamburg - the very last time...
0 (0%)
Passing Cloch lighthouse
2 (3.2%)
Under escort
1 (1.6%)
One gun salute!
1 (1.6%)
QE2 rests in the Scilly Isles
0 (0%)
New York at the end of 2007 world voyage
0 (0%)
In limbo through the hot exhaust of an A380
0 (0%)
QE2, Sailaway from Invergordon
1 (1.6%)
QE2 waiting patiently in Geirangerfjord
3 (4.8%)
Off the coast of Iceland, 2008
3 (4.8%)
Finally, QE2 sailing off into the Distance 9.11.2008
3 (4.8%)
From a distance - Royal Iris and QE2
1 (1.6%)
Cheeky Monkey!
1 (1.6%)
Gibraltar
2 (3.2%)
Somewhere in the Med
0 (0%)
QE2 from a distance was a daily view for some
1 (1.6%)
QE2 from a distance from shore side on a passenger launch
5 (7.9%)
Queen of Acapulco
2 (3.2%)
Mother Hen
0 (0%)
Washing her face
0 (0%)
Two famous icons
3 (4.8%)
Two Famous Icons 2
0 (0%)
Two Famous Icons 3
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Author Topic: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance  (Read 3661 times)

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Online Lynda Bradford

The theme for the March competition "QE2 from a distance" was chosen by Rob Lightbody, the winner of the December competition.

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures, which we really appreciate, and we hope that you enjoy choosing and voting for your 3 favourites.

Voting is easy, but you need to be registered as a Forum member and log into the Forum to vote.  Whether or not you have submitted photos, please support those who have participated, by choosing your three favourite ones, noting the details, then tick the relevant box on the poll.  If you have entered photos please do not vote for your own pictures.

To make it easier for you we have posted the pictures below, however you can also view the photos in the Gallery, where you can see them all at once, in thumbnail form, plus you can view larger versions of the pictures by clicking on the photo to see medium size, then click again, to see them in large size.

Go to the Gallery Album "QE2 from a distance".

You will not see the result until after the poll has closed on 1 May 2018 giving all time zones the chance to catch up with the voting deadline. 

As always the choice is yours - enjoy!
« Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 10:35 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2018, 05:04 PM »
Coming into sight from Fort Victoria, West Wight, 31st July 1985


Approaching Hurst Castle as seen from Fort Victoria, West Wight, 31st July 1985


QE2 in Bergen


QE2 in Norwegian fjord


QE2 in Dubai


QE2 in Stavanger 2006


QE2 in Svalbard 2006


QE2 departing Mumbai


QE2 Arriving in the Clyde for the final time, October 6th 2008


QE2 docks in Greenock for the last ever time, 6th of October 2008


QE2 off Anstruther for the 2000 St. Andrew Golf Open


At Anchor in Geiranger


Geiranger


Maiden Call Spitzbergen


At Monte Carlo/Monaco, Saturday 26th July 2008 (final visit)


From the top of the rock, Gibraltar, Monday 25th October 2004


I spy with my little eye, something beginning with "Q"


Corfu


Dubrovnik


Malaga, 2003


QE2 from South Queensferry


Viewing an icon


I spy QE2 in Corsica


QE2 in her Home port


QE2 passing Cowes


Last arrival into the Mersey 2008


In the wake of QM2


In mid ocean


Towards Hamburg - the very last time...


Passing Cloch lighthouse


Under escort


One gun salute!


QE2 rests in the Scilly Isles


New York at the end of 2007 world voyage


In limbo through the hot exhaust of an A380


QE2, Sailaway from Invergordon


QE2 waiting patiently in Geirangerfjord


Off the coast of Iceland, 2008


Finally, QE2 sailing off into the Distance 9.11.2008


From a distance - Royal Iris and QE2


Cheeky Monkey!


Gibraltar


Somewhere in the Med


QE2 from a distance was a daily view for some


QE2 from a distance from shore side on a passenger launch


Queen of Acapulco


Mother Hen


Washing her face


Two famous icons


Two Famous Icons 2


Two Famous Icons 3
« Last Edit: Mar 31, 2018, 08:32 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: "QE2 from a distance"
« Reply #2 on: Apr 02, 2018, 10:47 AM »
Fifty-one photos have been entered for the March competition, which is now ready for your votes. 

How often do you get the opportunity to view 51 photos of QE2 - take time to choose your three favourites and enjoy!

Thank-you to everyone who entered photos. 

PS:  your need to log in to the forum to vote.  If you have not registered as a member and you have an interest in QE2, you may want to think about registering to become a member
« Last Edit: Apr 02, 2018, 10:55 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #3 on: Apr 02, 2018, 12:12 PM »
There's 4 calendars worth in one go! Wow!

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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #4 on: Apr 02, 2018, 01:01 PM »
Goodness me - even when disregarding one's own pictures it's still difficult because there's so many...  one more entry and we could have made a "week to view" calendar just from this lot!
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #5 on: Apr 02, 2018, 01:27 PM »
What a marvelous selection of photographs of our beloved QE2 !  Many thanks to all who entered photos !

Let the voting begin !   :)
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #6 on: Apr 02, 2018, 01:27 PM »
Goodness me - even when disregarding one's own pictures it's still difficult because there's so many...  one more entry and we could have made a "week to view" calendar just from this lot!

Second that! Although my own photos (not my Dad's photos this time) are not great!
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #7 on: Apr 02, 2018, 01:39 PM »
Actually, Thomas, your photos are very good !   :)
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #8 on: Apr 02, 2018, 02:39 PM »
Thomas, one of them caught my eye anyway.

This is in no way aimed at you based on your comment, which, for the record, doesn't do yourself justice, but I always take the picture even if I know it is going to be duff.
For example, right into the sun with lens flares all over the place of a subject I am only going to get one chance to take. I just think it is better to take the poor picture and have some sort of record than not take the picture at all.
I never delete anything from my camera. I always download everything to my PC so I know that however poor the picture is, I still have it for reference.
Given a bit of time with photoshop, some of the old duffers have turned out OK and I would have been sorry if I hadn't taken the shot.

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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #9 on: Apr 02, 2018, 03:04 PM »
Thomas, one of them caught my eye anyway.

This is in no way aimed at you based on your comment, which, for the record, doesn't do yourself justice, but I always take the picture even if I know it is going to be duff.
For example, right into the sun with lens flares all over the place of a subject I am only going to get one chance to take. I just think it is better to take the poor picture and have some sort of record than not take the picture at all.
I never delete anything from my camera. I always download everything to my PC so I know that however poor the picture is, I still have it for reference.
Given a bit of time with photoshop, some of the old duffers have turned out OK and I would have been sorry if I hadn't taken the shot.

Likewise I take loads of photos (if the device or camera has the storage space though!) for the record too! Never deleting the (in my case many) duds either and backing them up like you. I am currently on a photography course and despite my strong IT interest and working in IT I haven't really used Photoshop or equivalents much, but the photography course teacher has encouraged me too as a way to enhance my photos within reason of course! I could probably enhance my own QE2 photos (mainly through colour balancing as the compact camera I was using doesn't have accurate colour). I advocate backing up (from working in IT where backups are very important) online and on different computers or a portable hard drive.
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #10 on: Apr 03, 2018, 07:18 AM »
That was a tough vote!

We have a record number of entries here -- thank you, everyone, who posted your wonderful photos :) .

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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #11 on: Apr 03, 2018, 07:31 AM »
My votes are in!

Yet another tough vote! Just as hard as last month's!
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #12 on: Apr 13, 2018, 02:23 PM »
I know we have all been engaged with our beloved QE2's expected opening as an hotel in Dubai (myself included). 

But let's not forget to vote in this month's photo competition.  It also gives us a chance to view many spectacular photos of our beloved ship in all her glory !

 :) :)
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #13 on: Apr 13, 2018, 07:27 PM »
Thanks for the reminder!

I've submitted my photos for this month's competition, and voted for last months - very tough to choose!!
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Re: Poll for the March Competition 2018: QE2 from a distance
« Reply #14 on: Apr 14, 2018, 02:10 PM »
Just voted too, another difficult choice but brought back fond memories!
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