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Please vote for your three favourite photos in the collection below

QE2 in her element on her final transatlantic crossing
10 (17.9%)
Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (1)
8 (14.3%)
Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (2)
2 (3.6%)
Deckchairs stacked up
2 (3.6%)
Leaving Longyearbyen
4 (7.1%)
Deadlight closed
2 (3.6%)
More awful than exciting - but yet a nice moment
1 (1.8%)
QM2 in fascinating light
2 (3.6%)
Newfoundland waters...
10 (17.9%)
Atmospheric Afternoon and Ready to Sail
4 (7.1%)
Sun reflecting off the sea
2 (3.6%)
Exciting weather in Scotland when there is no rain!
2 (3.6%)
Calm Seas they said...
6 (10.7%)
A subdued North Atlantic October 2008
1 (1.8%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: Oct 31, 2020, 10:34 PM

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Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« on: Sep 24, 2020, 03:44 PM »
The theme for the September Competition, "QE2 in exciting weather" was chosen by Anubhav Mitra.

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures, which we really appreciate. We hope that you enjoy choosing and voting for your 3 favourites.  This is the first competition of the new "calendar" year, with winning and runner-up photos going towards the 2022 QE2 Story Calendar.

The prize this month is a QE2 keyring donated by Pia, or a 500 or 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of the prizewinning photo donated by June Ingram.

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 3 favourite ones, noting the details, then tick the relevant boxes 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 by clicking the Gallery Album, "QE2 in exciting weather ", where you can see them all at once, in thumbnail form, plus you can view larger versions of the pictures by clicking on the photos to see medium size, and clicking once more to see them in large size.

You will not see the results of the vote until the poll has closed on 1 November 2020, after all time zones have had a chance to catch up with the voting deadline.

Enjoy the variety in these photos and choose your favourites :) .

As always the choice is yours -- enjoy!



QE2 in her element on her final transatlantic crossing


Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (1)


Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (2)


Deckchairs stacked up


Leaving Longyearbyen


Deadlight closed


More awful than exciting - but yet a nice moment


QM2 in fascinating light


Newfoundland waters...


Atmospheric Afternoon and Ready to Sail


Sun reflecting off the sea


Exciting weather in Scotland when there is no rain!


Calm Seas they said...


A subdued North Atlantic October 2008
« Last Edit: Nov 01, 2020, 10:36 AM by Lynda Bradford »

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #1 on: Oct 04, 2020, 12:02 PM »
Voting is now open for the September Photo Competition "QE2 in exciting weather"

Although there are not a lot of photos entered this month, there is know doubt that the pictures captures some of the weather conditions that QE2 and her crew and passengers experienced. 

Thank-you to everyone who entered photos. 
« Last Edit: Oct 04, 2020, 04:49 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #2 on: Oct 04, 2020, 03:48 PM »
A tricky choice despite the low number of entries this month (surprising given the theme this time!).
First travelled on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and travelled on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008 - we had the better view!

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #3 on: Oct 04, 2020, 07:19 PM »
I have voted...
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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #4 on: Oct 08, 2020, 10:47 AM »
Only 6 people have voted so far   :(-

As there is a smaller number of photos this month, wouldn't it be good if you had a large number of people voting! 

Please vote for your three favourites and support our fabulous QE2 Photo Competition.
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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #5 on: Oct 08, 2020, 01:52 PM »
Votes cast!

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #6 on: Oct 08, 2020, 07:44 PM »
I'm in early (at last), thankyou evrybody who posted photos  pete......

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #7 on: Oct 09, 2020, 08:46 PM »
Shame this one was not in there, the Ocean Pictures photo that was sold onboard.....

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #8 on: Oct 09, 2020, 08:53 PM »
Shame this one was not in there, the Ocean Pictures photo that was sold onboard.....

I wonder who took it? It is possible that we have the photographer here in the Forum, in which case he or she could indeed have entered it. I would love to know!

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #9 on: Oct 10, 2020, 01:13 PM »
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I wonder who took it? It is possible that we have the photographer here in the Forum, in which case he or she could indeed have entered it. I would love to know!

Hi Isabelle, I know that photo was available in the photoshop when I first joined in 1988.
I wish we could find Mike Moon who was chief photographer onboard for many years, he had an amazing
collection of photos, many of which were on display on the walls of the darkroom... :)

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #10 on: Oct 10, 2020, 04:36 PM »
These Photographs are Stunning!
Any chance we might have a Maxi Calendar (A2!!)  including each and every one?
I'm so sorry not to have been around a great deal because I have a few QE2 weather pics  that might have been quite appropriate too...

QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #11 on: Oct 11, 2020, 04:42 PM »
Shame this one was not in there, the Ocean Pictures photo that was sold onboard.....

If it helps to establish the photographer, this photo was taken after the 1986/7 re-engining refit as only one of the original foredeck cranes is in place, starboard side which was then removed in 1992, alongside the neighbouring vent/stand not used by the new crane added in that 1986/7 re-engining refit.

Mightn't Alan Snelson our resident ship's photographer have taken the photo or was it after his time onboard QE2?
First travelled on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and travelled on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008 - we had the better view!

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #12 on: Oct 11, 2020, 11:32 PM »
Or this one...
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: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #13 on: Oct 14, 2020, 10:37 AM »
11 voters now, and two photos together in the lead.

Looking forward to more votes for these pictures bringing lots of exciting memories!

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #14 on: Oct 14, 2020, 06:31 PM »
I am going to vote, but I can't decide. How about a vote for every entry !  :)
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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #15 on: Oct 16, 2020, 04:48 AM »
Hi Isabelle, I know that photo was available in the photoshop when I first joined in 1988.
I wish we could find Mike Moon who was chief photographer onboard for many years, he had an amazing
collection of photos, many of which were on display on the walls of the darkroom... :)

Mike Moon is on FB, Chris.

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #16 on: Oct 16, 2020, 10:50 AM »
My votes are in :) :)

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #17 on: Oct 16, 2020, 08:47 PM »
Here is another from Ocean Pictures  :


Bow wave

I love the way they have even caught the sunlight shining through the wave!

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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #18 on: Oct 17, 2020, 06:07 PM »
I have just now made my selections and cast my ballot. I really do think the decisions get harder with every competition. All are fabulous photos !  :)
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Re: Poll September 2020 : QE2 in exciting weather
« Reply #19 on: Oct 25, 2020, 07:35 PM »
15 voters so far. Please vote for your three favourite photos if you have not already done so. There is a marvelous collection from which to choose !  :)
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