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Choose your 3 favourite photos

Showing the flag in Norway
5 (8.3%)
QE2's red funnel reflected in ripples of Geirangerfjord, Norway
6 (10%)
The Midnight Hour - Norway 2008
2 (3.3%)
Geiranger 1981
2 (3.3%)
Geiranger 1981_2
3 (5%)
Geiranger 1981_3
3 (5%)
QE2 in Bergen
1 (1.7%)
Iconic background!
3 (5%)
Alongside in Stavanger
0 (0%)
Stowing the tender
1 (1.7%)
Tender 13
2 (3.3%)
QE2 in Stavanger
1 (1.7%)
QE2's iconic funnel between the houses
8 (13.3%)
Stavengar Norway 2001
0 (0%)
What's not to like about Flaam
1 (1.7%)
QE2 in Oslo 1997
0 (0%)
QE2 in Norway
2 (3.3%)
QE2 Alesund July 2007
1 (1.7%)
QE2 Bergen July 2007
0 (0%)
Final call Geiranger
3 (5%)
Adieu
0 (0%)
QE2 at Tromso
2 (3.3%)
At Anchor in Geirangerfjord
4 (6.7%)
Last visit to Spitsbergen
6 (10%)
QE2 Funnel in the Fjords
3 (5%)
Serene QE2 in tranquil Geiranger
0 (0%)
QE2 Reflections Trondheim
1 (1.7%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Voting closed: Jun 01, 2021, 09:43 AM

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The theme for the April Competition, "QE2 in Norway" was chosen by Pete Hamill the winner of the October 2020 competition.

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 seventh 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 choice of either one year membership to The Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA), donated by June Ingram.

Or a jigsaw of the prizewinning picture . This option may not be available during periods of Covid restrictions. also offered by June Ingram. 

Forum members should note that photos entered must be your own,  if not, please mention the name of the photographer for copyright reasons, and so that the owner can win the prize and be credited in the Calendar!

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 Norway", 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 June 2021, 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!



Showing the flag in Norway


QE2's red funnel reflected in ripples of Geirangerfjord, Norway


The Midnight Hour - Norway 2008


Geiranger 1981


Geiranger 1981_2


Geiranger 1981_3


QE2 in Bergen


Iconic background!


Alongside in Stavanger


Stowing the tender


Tender 13


QE2 in Stavanger


QE2's iconic funnel between the houses


Stavengar Norway 2001


What's not to like about Flaam


QE2 in Oslo 1997


QE2 in Norway


QE2 Alesund July 2007


QE2 Bergen July 2007


Final call Geiranger


Adieu


QE2 at Tromso


At Anchor in Geirangerfjord


Last visit to Spitsbergen


QE2 Funnel in the Fjords


Serene QE2 in tranquil Geiranger


QE2 Reflections Trondheim




« Last Edit: Jun 03, 2021, 10:00 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2021, 10:02 AM »
One of the benefits of setting up the poll for the photo competition is that I can take time to view all the wonderful pictures.  Doesn't make choosing my three favourites any easier but I can dream about the wonder of cruising Norway on QE2.

The poll is now open for the April competition - enjoy making your choice of your three favourite photos.   
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 12:19 PM »
Another tricky choice!
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 11:44 PM »
Agreed.  Extremely tricky.

I've managed to vote anyway...
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 09:34 AM »
Another great selection.

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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 05:33 AM »
Such beautiful photos. Again, very difficult to choose.
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 08:07 AM »
My votes are in! I had to scroll through the pictures quite a bit before making my final choices! So difficult!!
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2021, 08:20 PM »
You know what, that was real hard to decide, superb choice of topic & thanks for all who posted photos, I wish I had some of QE2 up north, this was one of those comps where a choice of 5 would not have been enough for me.    Wonder why I leave it so late to make a decision & post ::) ::)
   Please  tell me    on the copyright photo from Howard Paulman is that the so sad & ill fated Estonia car ferry in the background ?.
 Got a story to tell following that disaster sometime.

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2021, 08:40 PM »
You know what, that was real hard to decide, superb choice of topic & thanks for all who posted photos, I wish I had some of QE2 up north, this was one of those comps where a choice of 5 would not have been enough for me.    Wonder why I leave it so late to make a decision & post ::) ::)
   Please  tell me    on the copyright photo from Howard Paulman is that the so sad & ill fated Estonia car ferry in the background ?.
 Got a story to tell following that disaster sometime.

That's a Silja Lines ferry (or would've been to start with) in Stavanger, one of their cruise ferries that was built in the 1980s. I'm not sure which one it is though without using Google and investigating further. However, one of Silja Line's cruise ferries was in contact with and involved with responding to Estonia's Mayday call - specifically Silja Europa - as one can hear in the publicly released radio transmissions from that awful incident.
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2021, 09:09 PM »
Just realised the ferry in question seems to show up on our forum's QE2 webcam, potentially on the same date Howard Paulman took the photo given QE2's post-2004 refit configuration in his photo.
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2021, 08:22 PM »
Thank you Thomas ;)

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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2021, 09:50 AM »
Half way through the month and 12 people have voted.  If you have not voted yet, please take time to enjoy these picture of QE2 in Norway and vote for your three favourites. 
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2021, 10:27 AM »
There are some gorgeous photos here, making me long for more than three votes!

If you have already voted for your three favourites, just come back again and enjoy them all over again -- they are such great reminders of some of the best cruises in QE2's life.

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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2021, 04:53 PM »
Just voted ! It seems as if it gets more and more difficult to make a decision with each new competition ! These are awesome photos !  :)
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2021, 03:46 PM »
15 voters so far. There are so many wonderful photos, that it is very difficult to make a choice. Do not, though, let that deter you. Log in, look at the great selection of photos, and vote for your three favourites ! It is great fun to do !  :)
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2021, 10:47 PM »
16 voters ! Vote, vote, vote !  :)
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2021, 03:57 PM »
Still 16 voters ! There are a few days left to vote. There are so many difficulties world wide right now, that sometimes it is difficult to step back, take a deep breath, and regroup one's mindset. The photo competition is something that can be very useful to us. Log in, put your feet up with maybe a cuppa or glass of wine, and spend some quality time with our beloved favourite ship. Then cast your ballot for your three favourite photos. It is always a difficult choice with so many different, lovely photos, but I think we choose based on our own memories calling out to us. The weekend is a perfect time.   :)
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2021, 05:56 PM »
Voted!

What an amazing selection - and a surprising variety of photo-types all under one subject!
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Re: Poll for the April 2021 Photo Competition - QE2 in Norway
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2021, 08:35 PM »
19 voters now, and just a few hours left to vote -- have you made your choice of your three favourite pictures?

 

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