E.J.Wilkins

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Queen Mary 2's stern


Queen Mary 2 about to turn to pass the end of Calshot Spit and turn to the right. (Taken 22nd April 2008.) The bulbous shape of her stern is clearly visible.

It's such a pity it was so misty, because it's affected the quality of the picture, but it's easy to see how she dwarfs both the little Pilot boat and the huge red lane-marker buoy.

I haven't been able to find out how deep the navigable channel at Calshot is, but it is very close to the shore - which is quite steep, not a place for sea bathing! It then turns round the end of the Spit and then into the Solent. The majjority of ships then pass to the east of the Isle of Wight and out into the Channel.

There's a bit more information about QM2 on the - Cunard web site -

Heads are turned because Queen Victoria is on her way.
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Queen Mary 2's stern


Queen Mary 2 about to turn to pass the end of Calshot Spit and turn to the right. (Taken 22nd April 2008.) The bulbous shape of her stern is clearly visible.

It's such a pity it was so misty, because it's affected the quality of the picture, but it's easy to see how she dwarfs both the little Pilot boat and the huge red lane-marker buoy.

I haven't been able to find out how deep the navigable channel at Calshot is, but it is very close to the shore - which is quite steep, not a place for sea bathing! It then turns round the end of the Spit and then into the Solent. The majjority of ships then pass to the east of the Isle of Wight and out into the Channel.

There's a bit more information about QM2 on the - Cunard web site -

Heads are turned because Queen Victoria is on her way.
.

comments (21)

I had no idea she was so big !
  • John
  • Norwich , England
  • 30 Apr 2008, 06:52
Bon Voyage QM2. Wonderful shot Ellie. :o)
A big woman ... ;-) richard
Wonderful capture Ellie. Good bye pretty lady!
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 30 Apr 2008, 07:19
She very big and impressive
  • Nig
  • Gym
  • 30 Apr 2008, 07:57
I like this, and i dont mind that it is misty as I think it helps the give the impression of distance, and therefore shows just how huge the Queen issmile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Apr 2008, 08:05
Yay! Ellie is back!

That is a very big toy, and made even more interesting by the guys in the foreground.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 30 Apr 2008, 10:04
This is such a great shot, I think this was worth waiting for, unique moment, thanks for sharing these great pitures.
Magnificent shot! I have just been viewing your archives and the shots of the visitors to your birdtable a wonderful
The day of the Queens. Massive, isn't she? Good capture.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM USA
  • 30 Apr 2008, 11:38
WOW thats a huge ship. Living landlocked I never get to see such things!
  • Tracy
  • Staffordshire
  • 30 Apr 2008, 11:45
Ellie these shots are just amazing. She is a beauty and so is your shotsmile
Having those guys in front if gives a different dimension.
A beautiful lady passing by...nice capture! smile
Nice shot Ellie but a bit disconcerting that all three guys are looking at the one coming up not in the picture.
They are some ships Ellie!!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Apr 2008, 15:45
They are great ships - the queens. For some reason I just don't fancy a holiday on a passenger liner. I have been thinking of taking the postal to Marion or one of those places - there are birds.

She has nice lines and patterns to work with on different angles if you could get closer (into the angles).

Great pic
An impressive sight Ellie. Thanks for sharing these with us
  • Blackdog
  • Home Sweet Home
  • 30 Apr 2008, 18:54
Wonderful aerial perspective, and I like the way they are all looking off the shot! (I see your note) Makes for a dramatic shot, in that we all wonder what could be more interesting ;o)
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 30 Apr 2008, 19:03
I like the contrast between the misty ship and the clear figures, Ellie.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 Apr 2008, 19:11
It really looks huge. It even dwarfs the people in the foreground!
Wow! Awesome vessel!

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