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Her Majesty's Final Visit (Gallery)

The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth 2 has been a frequent visitor to Sydney over her 40 years or so of service, but she's on her final voyage now before becoming a floating hotel in Dubai. The day before this she crossed paths in Sydney Harbour with her shiny new sister the Queen Victoria. (A ship which, unlike the QE2, has all the charm and grace of a live sheep export carrier.) That was an event for which many thousands of people and cameras were out; indeed, rather TOO many for me to bother adding another one. I therefore I dragged myself out of bed at 4:15 the following morning to farewell QE2 as she met her final Sydney dawn.

The shoot went moderately well if you ignore the strap on my camera case breaking and dropping my 70-200 onto the concrete. (I think that the only thing damaged was the knob on the tripod mount. Thank the gods.)
0759 Lit For A Queen
0759 Lit For A Queen
0763 Two Icons
0763 Two Icons
0776 Final Bow
0776 Final Bow
0779 Smoke Signals
0779 Smoke Signals
0782 Photo of a Photographer
0782 Photo of a Photographer
0783 A Ship's Tale (Tail?)
0783 A Ship's Tale (Tail?)
0795 Last Dawn
0795 Last Dawn
0803 Full Profile
0803 Full Profile
0835 Of Vessels Large And Small
0835 Of Vessels Large And Small
0845 Flagging Farewell
0845 Flagging Farewell
0848 QE2 And Sirius
0848 QE2 And Sirius
0854 All Astern
0854 All Astern