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QM 2

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 30 June 2013 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The Queen Mary 2, leaving Alesund harbour in Norway, the celebrations including the fire boat were because it was the first time she had visited the port.

Canon EOS 500D 1/800 second F/11.0 ISO 400 80 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Kyu from Japan

Wonderful scene. The silhouettes of mountains are so beautiful.

30 Jun 2013 5:52am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely sight Doug

30 Jun 2013 6:56am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A wonderful panorama around this giant !!

30 Jun 2013 6:59am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

the QM2 looks massive...

30 Jun 2013 7:59am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It really is a monster, I think she comes here and dwarfs our harbour.

30 Jun 2013 8:08am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Super le cadrage panoramique!! j'aime++++++

30 Jun 2013 8:37am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yes, an excellent picture of welcome and celebration.

30 Jun 2013 9:25am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

She´s a big lump of a ship indeed,nice Frame..

30 Jun 2013 11:10am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The pano framing is very effective!

30 Jun 2013 1:53pm

Don from United States

A fine documentary shot of this first visit. Excellent shot.

30 Jun 2013 2:22pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Amazing scene...nice capture, great scenery.

30 Jun 2013 3:21pm

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

J'ai travaillé 16 mois à sa construction,j'ai navigué 6 jours lors des essais mer,je le connais par coeur,j'ai assisté à son départ aux Chantiers de l'Atlantique.Souvenirs,souvenirs.Belle prise de vue.

30 Jun 2013 4:37pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A very impressive ship, great shot

30 Jun 2013 4:56pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely panoramic crop

30 Jun 2013 6:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Another stunner! Love those mountains in the background

30 Jun 2013 6:14pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome... Beautiful shot! A hug, Adela

30 Jun 2013 8:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Spectacular image! This is gorgeous!

30 Jun 2013 9:20pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Thats a great capture, Doug - how are the suites on the upper deck - I guess you had one ........
Kind regards and a nice evening MOnika

30 Jun 2013 10:51pm

@Shiva: Oh I wish, although perhaps in a few years if I save hard enough !

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

What a setting I love the water cannon!

30 Jun 2013 10:56pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Wonderful! the background is stunning. The whole composition is beautiful. I love it!

1 Jul 2013 12:17am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome scene! Amazing size of the QM2 with the buildings on the water in comparison.

1 Jul 2013 12:23am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A wonderful shot, Doug ... I love all the 'little' boats around it!

1 Jul 2013 12:58am

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

The ship looks great against that stunning backdrop of mountains...most interesting with the cascade of water from the fire boat and the buildings dwarfed on the right...beautiful capture, Doug!

1 Jul 2013 1:47am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A monster vessel! Superb capture.

1 Jul 2013 6:35am

L'angevine from Angers, France

ce panorama attire toute mon attention

1 Jul 2013 8:16am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

incredible sight

1 Jul 2013 11:13am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I love that! And it sure is majestic Doug! Great shot and a wonderful way to display it!

2 Jul 2013 3:59am

Canon EOS 500D
1/800 second
ISO 400
80 mm