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bismarckman

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3 queens
« on: June 05, 2012, 10:51:40 AM »

hi guys
anybody going to southampton tonite to watch the 3 queen leaving at 22hrs ?
cheers
gary
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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 11:49:30 AM »

Yes!

(Weather forecast not too good!)

Mike
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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 09:50:27 AM »

hi
well i got sum nice shots but there all to large to post on here
gary
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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 10:01:53 AM »

put your pics throug windows picture resizer    thats what i use and all pics on forum are fine  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 10:37:32 AM »


That was very nice.  Thanks for showing us Colin.    :-))

What a fantastic sight.

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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 02:42:22 PM »

Letís hope Gary can get his pictures on board - mine are blurred (due to a slow shutter speed. Thatís my excuse anyway!). In the meantime Iím posting some of mine in the hope that they reveal the atmosphere of the occasion.

The first pic is of the queue to get on the catarmaran - getting cold and very wet.



Fortunately the rain then eased off and finally stopped.

The Queen Mary2 backing out.


The other queens.


Taking up her position for the fireworks (with the other two queens facing each other at their berths).


Passing Queen Elizabeth.




Passing  Queen Victoria


















Queen Mary2 setting off.


Queen Victoria just leaving her berth.


With Queen Elizabeth  in the background.


Queen Victoria following Queen Mary2 out to the Solent.




Our trip ended before the Queen Elizabeth left. (She was going to have to turn on setting off.)

It was a great experience. We got home at 1 a.m.!

Mike
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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 12:13:55 AM »

Excellent photos, Mike :-)) Any slight blurring just adds to the atmosphere of the occasion O0

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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 12:21:04 AM »

Some excellent photos here

Thanks from me, too, Colin. Wonderful photos.

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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 11:31:11 AM »

Peter

Thanks for your words of encouragement! Hopefully Gary will be able to resize his pics. It was certainly a memorable occasion, with much joining in to the strains of "Land of Hope and Glory" and "Rule Britannia" coming from the liners. What a blessing the "vertical mist" disappeared (and my feet had thawed out by the time we got home!).

Mike
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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 02:13:14 PM »

Gary

Here are the pictures you sent me. Sorry I could not get them any bigger!









You appear to have been there earlier in the day than us!

Mike
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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 03:01:17 PM »

Gary

Another apology - I could get them bigger but not in time to modify my post!









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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2012, 03:51:40 PM »

hi
thank you for posting them i have more
yeh got there bout 12 stayed till 6 got very board girfriend had to work next day and it was a very full weekend so we left
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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 08:48:09 PM »

Like many others on this forum who live far from Southampton, I am grateful to see your pictures.  Thank you.

Just an aside, really: how do you make out the ships' Navigation Lights amidst all that glare?

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Re: 3 queens
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 09:49:42 PM »

Geoff.....you don't.
Going into somewhere like Singapore or Hong Kong (or even Southampton) the guy on the bridge of an approaching ship can't really see the nav lights of a ship coming down a channel towards him. Al he knows is that if he keeps "his" ship within the limits of the "right hand lane" of the channel and trusts the driver of the approaching ship to do the same then he should be OK.
Of course, radar helps...but nothing is really better than the Mk.1 eyeball in these situations. BY.
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2012, 10:02:51 PM »

Geoff

I think that, in the case of my pictures, the glare is amplified by the slow shutter speed - the camera decides that it's dark so arranges a long exposure, which means that light from cabins etc. gets over-exposed. (In fact the one titled "Queen Victoria just leaving her berth" - 4th up from the bottom clearly shows her starboard nav. light.)

I tried to take one of the Harbour Master's vessel dashing around which was clearly visible to the naked eye but it appears almost black.

I thought afterwards, I might have fared better with video footage - but we'll never know!

Mike
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