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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« on: Nov 02, 2019, 10:25 PM »
How time flies... when in 2012 we started publishing calendars with the prizewinning photos of the QE2 Story competitions, we never thought as far as 2021!

But now, we already have the first photos for that calendar, which will fill up as the year goes on.

This first month (the September 2019 competition results) is extra special, because of the wonderful prize offered by Commodore Ron Warwick and his son, Sam Warwick, of their joint book, "QE2, the Cunard Line Flagship", complete with a bookplate with their original signatures and a copy of the signature of the late Bil Warwick.

We had a poll to choose the topic, which was "QE2 in port", and this received a record entry of 74 photos, with every one of the 32 voters making use of 5 votes for this special occasion.

And it was shipnshore who won the poll and the prize with his superb photo "Liverpool Calling" :



The runner-up was Caledonia with "The QE2 in Trondheim in June 2008" :



Two brilliant photos with which to start off our 2021 calendar. Congratulations to the well deserving prizewinner and runner-up!

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Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #1 on: Nov 03, 2019, 07:24 AM »
Congratulations to both! Two photos really showing how much of a sleek thoroughbred QE2 is.
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Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 03, 2019, 10:22 AM »
Worthy winner and runner up - congratulations to both and thank-you to Commodore Warwick for the special prize. 
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Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #3 on: Nov 03, 2019, 11:53 AM »
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And it was shipnshore who won the poll and the prize with his superb photo "Liverpool Calling" :

The runner-up was Caledonia with "The QE2 in Trondheim in June 2008" :
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Both very worthy winners, and what a way to start the 2021 calendar !!
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Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #4 on: Nov 04, 2019, 04:14 PM »
These are absolutely wonderful photos showing how beautiful our QE2 is !  Congratulations to shipnshore for his winning photo and congratulations to Caledonia for his runner up winner ! 

And many thanks to all who submitted special photos to this special competition !

And many thanks to Commodore Ron Warwick and to Sam Warwick for their very special prize for the start of our 2021 calendar competitions !

 :) :)
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 2019, 08:17 PM »

Forum members voted Stowaway 2K's photo, Twilight, as the favourite. 



But because, we enter his photos in memoriam of him and the huge support he gave to the photo competition,  Twynkle's photo, "From beneath the bridge 2008" is the winner of the October competition.  Congratulations Rosie!







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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2019, 10:12 PM »
It is wonderful to see another of stowaway2k's photos doing well in the photo competition. It is such a privilege that we have been authorised to enter his pictures, which he generously posted to our gallery.

Congratulations to Rosie for a well-deserved prize!

Both pictures beautifully capture the silhouette of the QE2 Bridge against a gorgeous twilight sky.

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Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #7 on: Dec 02, 2019, 03:47 PM »
It is great to see that one of Stowaway 2K's photos was a winning photo !

Congratulations to Rosie for winning this month's competition with her magnificent photo, "From Beneath the Bridge 2008" !  It is a lovely and mood evoking photo !   :)
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Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #8 on: Dec 03, 2019, 10:55 PM »
Oh my word!  Thank you so much.
It really is QE2 that won, she showed me my beloved Bit Beneath the Bridge,
The place where I spent longer than anywhere else...breakfast through till 0200hrs for days on end,
where the elements showed that every good sea day is the making no of a bad hair day!
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QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #9 on: Jan 02, 2020, 10:22 AM »
Happy New Year and thank-you to everyone who contributed photos and voted for the November Photo Competition, "Views through a porthole or window"
 
Congratulation to the winner Cunarder Man with his Photo "Together Mid-Atlantic"



Congratulation also to a very close runner-up Pete Cain with his photo "Why we never got into Malta"



Fabulous photos that have only been seen because of the Photo Competition
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Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #10 on: Jan 02, 2020, 03:47 PM »
Congratulations to Cunarder Man for his winning photo, "Together Mid-Atlantic" and Congratulations to Runner Up Winner Pete Caine for his photo, "Why We Never Got Into Malta" !

Both are spectacular photos !

And many thanks to all who entered photos and to all those who voted !  The competitions are a marvelous way to see very special photos of our very special QE2 !   :)
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #11 on: Feb 02, 2020, 08:38 PM »
We had 18 voters for the December 2019 competition. And these were their choices.

The winner is George C Griffiths' splendid picture "In Malta" :



The runner-up is Cunardqueen's lovely view of "QE2 all tied up" :



Wonderful to have these pictures in our collection, and looking forward to including them in the 2021 calendar!

I would love to read from the two prizewinners how and where they took these beautiful pictures.

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Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #12 on: Feb 03, 2020, 05:01 PM »
Congratulations to George C. Griffiths for his winning photo and to Cunardqueen for his runner up winning photo !  Both are spectacular and will make for splendid viewing in next year's calendar. 

Many thanks to all who submitted photos, all of which continue to tell the story of the greatest ship in the world and a ship beloved by all of us. 

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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #13 on: Feb 03, 2020, 07:08 PM »
Brilliant photos and as June has said they will be perfect for next year's calendar.

Congratulations to George and to Cunardqueen
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Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #14 on: Feb 03, 2020, 09:25 PM »
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  I would love to read from the two prizewinners how and where they took these beautiful pictures.   
Oh my goodness thanks to those that voted and to all the other entrants, l really think every photo is a prize winner .
As to the story behind , i  think it was taken in 2004 in Marmaris Turkey . There had been a member of the crew who took unwell, l think he fell down stairs or something and was quite badly injured and it required us to speed up to get into port earlier than expected, which we did. Marmaris was a beautiful little place and one of the few places i always said l would like to go back to. The markets were pretty amazing but oh jees the carpet and leather sales guys, these guys just dont take no for an answer. It was as the photo shows a glorious day . Being of the age that is now forgetting things and it was a long time ago.Im thinking it was Captain Bates and we had tried to get into Malta but the swell broke a Tug rope, which in itself was a pretty scary thing to see  and we couldnt get into Malta so headed to the next port.  Having down a few Med trips you always think your memory wont let you down.     
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Offline George C Griffiths

Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 08:57 AM »
As far as my photo being judged the winner in the December competition - a big thanks to all who voted.
As I said - it was taken in Malta - and specifically Valletta of course. I had been to Malta many times both on QE2 and for a week's holiday 2 or 3 times over the years. So that particular call in to Malta was not particularly special. So what I decided to do was to wander along to the QEII (Note it's not QE2!) bar on Malta for a few drinks and just watch the world go by. If anyone has never been in the QEII bar or didn't know of its existence I can probably find a picture or two of it - although it's nothing special. It was only because of the name I wanted to go there!

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 09:01 AM »
Thank you both for coming back here with the stories related to your wonderful pictures. It is always such a pleasure to read of the background and recall the atmosphere in which they were taken.

I have never been to Malta by ship, but imagine it must be one of the most splendid harbour entrances. I used to love watching QE2 on the bridgecam at my workplace, and if she was in Malta, I downloaded and kept many of the pictures.