My (generally unsuccessful) photographing of the Queen Mary2

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by nstelemark, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Today was the first sunny day we have had in a while and as luck would have it the Queen Mary 2 visited Halifax. So I thought I would try to get some pictures. These were taken with the 50-200 FT Oly lens (except where noted).

    This morning there was some haze and fog (tanker in the basin):

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    P7030667 by pelicaneng, on Flickr

    and of course it got worse nearer the harbour mouth (this is about 2km from the ship):

    P7030672 by pelicaneng, on Flickr

    The Queen Mary 2 was leaving about the time I left work so I rushed down to get a better image since the fog had (mostly) lifted. Of course I was too late, and the fog was still in the harbour mouth.

    P7030680 by pelicaneng, on Flickr

    This shot with the 14-54 at 54 gives you an idea of just how far away she is (roughly 6km from where I am standing - she moves fast).

    P7030686 by pelicaneng, on Flickr

    Back in the basin it was clear and crisp and I got this image of the tanker:

    P7030688 by pelicaneng, on Flickr

    I did notice a fishing boat tied up to the side of the QM2 and I assume they were loading fresh fish for the passengers:

    P7030673 by pelicaneng, on Flickr

    Being in the right time and place is much more important than having all the resolution in the world!

    Cliff Notes - atmospheric distortion sucks.
  2. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Correct on both points. Nice job, that's a lot of ship to take in.
  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
  4. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    I'm not a big fan of processed images. I'm not saying this is wrong just that I am not a fan of it. I wasn't a big fan of darkroom dodging and burning either :wink:, but I did do it from time to time.

    I am going to see what I can recover from these at some point and I will post them up!