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by qantas744
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 09 Worth It?
Replies: 16
Views: 3190

RE: LHR 09 Worth It?

I was in SW London all day yesterday and it was 27s from at 10.30 right through to 23.00, the light was perfect all day but sadly I couldn't take advantage.

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by qantas744
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR Spotting
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

RE: LHR Spotting

Yes, stand on the opposite side of the road and when you see something worthwhile go up close, grab your shots and get out!

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by qantas744
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR Spotting
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

RE: LHR Spotting

If you are after 27R banking shots like this: <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/British-Airways/Boeing-747-436/0783807/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/British-Airways/Boeing-747-436/0783807/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<b...

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by qantas744
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Phuket Spotting Spots?
Replies: 6
Views: 4111

RE: Phuket Spotting Spots?

I just replied to email Lee, the crash gate from where the Thai A300 was taken backs onto the beach, there is a Bhuddist temple nearby which can be seen on Panoramio pictures in Google Earth. The light at that spot is best in the afternoons.


Matt

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by qantas744
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2009 News+ New Launches
Replies: 94
Views: 18583

RE: Cruise Ship Thread 2009 News+ New Launches

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by qantas744
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2009 News+ New Launches
Replies: 94
Views: 18583

RE: Cruise Ship Thread 2009 News+ New Launches

I got a shot of Celebrity Equinox last when she was on a quick run up the Solent and back to Southampton, she's back on Saturday and then heads off to her summer base in Italy. I might get a chance to get a better shot on Saturday perhaps. <a href="http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p59834658.html" t...

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by qantas744
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Topics/posts You Remember The Most.
Replies: 66
Views: 5209

RE: Topics/posts You Remember The Most.

In the nine years I've been looking at these forums I think my favourite is this one: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/730650/?threadid=730650&searchid=733306&s=pigeons#ID733306" target="_blank">If a 747 were to have 100,000 pigeons on board</a> Matt

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by qantas744
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Annoying Scum Of Society...
Replies: 227
Views: 8035

RE: Annoying Scum Of Society...

'People who are in debt but have money to go the casino and play the lottery' Thats my in-laws down to a tee, they have a complete lack of fiscal responsibility and do a good job of spending my tax money on Lotto scratchcards and Bingo only to then phone me and my wife and ask to lend money for food...

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by qantas744
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: £13 For A 6 Min Train Ride!
Replies: 34
Views: 3200

RE: £13 For A 6 Min Train Ride!

A break of journey is permitted on almost all types of tickets except the discounted advance fares that must be purchased in advance. There used to be a rule about not breaking your journey on the outward portion but that changed last year.

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by qantas744
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: East Coast Mainline To Be Re-nationalised
Replies: 11
Views: 2984

RE: East Coast Mainline To Be Re-nationalised

Me and a few thousand other SWT employees are looking at this situation and wondering if we are next, media sources continue to suggest that SWT was vastly overbid and we are now in serious difficulties.

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by qantas744
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Years Of The Hovercraft
Replies: 22
Views: 8481

RE: 50 Years Of The Hovercraft

Most, if not all, of the cross channel hovers were built at the Hovercraft factory in Cowes on the Isle Of Wight, and across the water at Lee On Solent is the Hovercraft museum, they have a an open day every year and the next is 24th-26th July 2009.

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by qantas744
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Years Of The Hovercraft
Replies: 22
Views: 8481

RE: 50 Years Of The Hovercraft

The Hovercraft service from Portsmouth to the Isle Of Wight still operates, it sometimes can be suspended if it gets too windy but other than that it is a very reliable service. As for the ride, it feels just like being in an aircraft during a take off run-except it goes on for seven minutes!

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by qantas744
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Years Of The Hovercraft
Replies: 22
Views: 8481

RE: 50 Years Of The Hovercraft

This is one of the two Hovercraft that operates between Southsea and Ryde on the Isle Of Wight: <a href="http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p55768499.html" target=_blank>http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p55768499.html</a> The other craft was introduced in 2007 and is bigger than the one pictured. Th...

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by qantas744
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Acceptance - Post-Screening (Manc)
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

RE: Photo Acceptance - Post-Screening (Manc)

I agree with Tim that shooting 09R departures side on beween around 11am and 4pm at this time of year is a recipe for blown highlights and flat colours....I had a whole afetrnoon of it on May 30th! But 09R banking shots are a different story, I don't recall where you were that afternoon Ian but I wa...

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by qantas744
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Show Us Your Picture With The Least Views
Replies: 68
Views: 6738

RE: Show Us Your Picture With The Least Views

Who would have guessed that a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> A320 at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> would be my least popular! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1474342/L/" targ...

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by qantas744
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Monitor, First Images, How Are They?
Replies: 2
Views: 4154

RE: New Monitor, First Images, How Are They?

Thanks for your reply, I have been doing that too as I have a VAIO laptop that I use for other stuff, I'll have to do some more comparisons later as I'm not entirely convinced.

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by qantas744
Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Monitor, First Images, How Are They?
Replies: 2
Views: 4154

New Monitor, First Images, How Are They?

I have recently purchased a whole new system and now use an <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym> 1920x1080 monitor having used 1024x768 CRTs for the last decade or so. So far I am not entirely convinced by the colour reproduction and I am finding a slight ...

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by qantas744
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Color Issues With Nikon D80?
Replies: 4
Views: 6543

RE: Color Issues With Nikon D80?

It would be better if you could provide two sample images of the same scene taken at the same time with similar settings, the sky has different hues in different areas depending where the sun is relative to your shooting angle. There is an evident different in the colours but it is hard to tell what...

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by qantas744
Thu May 28, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finals
Replies: 32
Views: 2827

RE: Birtain's Got Talen Semi-Finals

No your'e not, it is clear from the auditions that in order to attain the contrived final line up there needs to be a minimum number of 15-20 hopeless acts that definately won't get through leaving the favourites with a clear run for the finals. The idea of letting the public vote on who they want t...

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by qantas744
Mon May 18, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At Heathrow Again
Replies: 8
Views: 5855

RE: Photography At Heathrow Again

It's a 10-15 minute walk from the Cargo Centre but it is worthwhile, I've never had any problems shooting from there in the last six years!

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by qantas744
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Pics For April 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 8107

RE: Train Pics For April 2009

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by qantas744
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR Photography & Police News
Replies: 23
Views: 4989

RE: LHR Photography & Police News

I would have to agree to an extent, I have only ever tried 27L line ups once and I got chased off within minutes, that was several years ago and I have not tried since. On a positive note I have often frequented the northern perimeter road of a summers evening to get line up shots of 27R and have no...

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by qantas744
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 40D Colour Adjustment Advice Please.
Replies: 9
Views: 5530

RE: 40D Colour Adjustment Advice Please.

Thanks for the help so far, I have checked the picture styles and amended them so that both cameras are now using the same settings but a quick check from my lounge window suggests little change in results. I shall be out after work tomorrow and hope to hit <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EG...

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by qantas744
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 40D Colour Adjustment Advice Please.
Replies: 9
Views: 5530

40D Colour Adjustment Advice Please.

Here are two images taken seconds apart under clear skies today, one from my trusty 30D that has been very reliable and one from my 40D which has been reliable but I'm not happy with the colour. First from the 40D <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="bord...

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by qantas744
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dirtiest Hotels 2009
Replies: 37
Views: 5189

RE: Dirtiest Hotels 2009

Butlins Bognor Regis, summer 2008, absolutely the worst holiday I have ever had. <a href="http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p52844354.html" target=_blank>http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p52844354.html</a> As if the state of the room wasn't bad enough with it's awful smell and noisy ambience we had...

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by qantas744
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Screen Of Death, Help Required!
Replies: 10
Views: 3324

RE: Blue Screen Of Death, Help Required!

Ideally I would be looking at buying a new <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> but that is out of the question financially until at least next year I expect, I have a nice VAIO laptop that I can use for pretty much anything but I cannot edit images for...

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by qantas744
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Screen Of Death, Help Required!
Replies: 10
Views: 3324

Blue Screen Of Death, Help Required!

This morning I was editing some pictures in CS3, the monitors brightness suddenly increased and the mouse refused to move any way other than horizontal and then this appeared: <a href="http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p56716987.html" target=_blank>http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p56716987.html</a...

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by qantas744
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Look Like Someone Famous?
Replies: 29
Views: 6594

RE: Do You Look Like Someone Famous?

People have told me for the last 20 years I look like Rowan Atkinson!

http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p56601286.html



Matt

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by qantas744
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Playing Chicken With A Train...
Replies: 26
Views: 3520

RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

And I did the whole Carlisle-Barrow-In-Furness on a 142 back in the 1990s, it was a summers evening with a glorious sunset against the hills. I've seen the WYPTE 155s and have some pictures of them but mainly I remember the 155s as being my method of transport for getting to games at Fratton park in...

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by qantas744
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Weather Problems In The UK
Replies: 90
Views: 6941

RE: Major Weather Problems In The UK

Swiftski, you have been misinformed! Season ticket refunds (Passengers Charter) are not subject to any admin fees, but they probably won't apply anyway seeing as poor weather is classed as an 'Act of God'.



Matt

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by qantas744
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Playing Chicken With A Train...
Replies: 26
Views: 3520

RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

If you think the 153s are bad don't forget they used to run in pairs and were known as Class 155s, they were the precursor to the 158s on Regional routes from Cardiff. And here is the unit concerned, 153312: <a href="http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p52588178.html" target=_blank>http://matthew-tayl...

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by qantas744
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chelsea Sack Scolari
Replies: 28
Views: 2511

RE: Chelsea Sack Scolari

Why do they always come in twos?

Keegan and Curbishley in 24 hours, Ramos and Redknapp within 24 hours of each other, now it's Adams and Scolari.



Matt

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by qantas744
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You Like Trains, But How About The Stations?
Replies: 56
Views: 26180

RE: You Like Trains, But How About The Stations?

St Pancras has always been a magnificent grandoise station but fell into disrepair in the 1980s and 1990s, it's rejuvenation has been a highlight of the railway scene in the UK over the last few years. I have only used it once since it was brought back into use but I rarely resist the chance to get ...

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by qantas744
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here - Part 2
Replies: 237
Views: 4602

RE: Report The Bugs Here - Part 2

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by qantas744
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09
Replies: 61
Views: 17696

RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Mine won't embed either. <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" alt="Sad"> I went down to Old Portsmouth today to see HMS Illustrious leave harbour for a few months, got some of the Gosport ferry and Isle of Wight ferries too plus a couple of the hovercraft to the Isle Of Wight....

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by qantas744
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here - Part 2
Replies: 237
Views: 4602

RE: Report The Bugs Here - Part 2

We're in the same boat Paul! Email says this image has been accepted: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia-State-Transport/Airbus-A319-114/1457549/M/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russi...ansport/Airbus-A319-114/1457549/M/</a> The image appears in my stats and my collection...

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by qantas744
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Do You Take Down The Decorations?
Replies: 37
Views: 5559

RE: When Do You Take Down The Decorations?

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by qantas744
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Best Non Aviation Photo Shot 2008
Replies: 92
Views: 11683

RE: Your Best Non Aviation Photo Shot 2008

<a href="http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p55484175.html" target=_blank>http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p55484175.html</a> White Tigers at the zoo in Singapore, it took until my fourth visit to the zoo to finally get a shot of these beautiful animals, lucky we went when we did because the tigers ...

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by qantas744
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos At LHR Was I Risking It?
Replies: 2
Views: 5037

RE: Photos At LHR Was I Risking It?

No you were not, I've spent many a summer's evening at that spot and have never had any problems from the police. Late afternoon onwards is best for that spot though. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1038564/L/" target="_blank">View Large...

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by qantas744
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Post One Of Your Best From 2008....
Replies: 108
Views: 9411

RE: Post One Of Your Best From 2008....

This year has been a far more productive year than 2007 but I have only uploaded two images that were taken this year, I really should upload more I guess but all my worthwhile shots are uploaded to my personal site. It's a toss up between a Titan 737 at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL...

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by qantas744
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woolworth's To Close All Stores In The UK
Replies: 39
Views: 9109

RE: Woolworth's To Close All Stores In The UK

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by qantas744
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woolworth's To Close All Stores In The UK
Replies: 39
Views: 9109

RE: Woolworth's To Close All Stores In The UK

A sad day for the British high street, and bad news for at least one Anet photographer who works for Woolies.



Matt

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by qantas744
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographing With Bad Weather
Replies: 19
Views: 4841

RE: Photographing With Bad Weather

Bad weather is often the most photogenic, it all depends if you have the ability to adapt to the conditions and turn them to your advantage. As the images so far have shown, if you sit around and shoot as if it were a blue sky day when the conditions don't suit it you will end up with poor images. M...

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by qantas744
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR - Getting To Myrtle Ave?
Replies: 10
Views: 4292

RE: LHR - Getting To Myrtle Ave?

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by qantas744
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Christmas Decoration Pics!
Replies: 13
Views: 3404

RE: Your Christmas Decoration Pics!

Ours are pretty lame this year, we haven't had time to do it properly-nor have we had the money <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" alt="Sad"> <a href="http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p55429857.html" target=_blank>http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p55429857.html</a> But the...

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by qantas744
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Working For Dole Benefit?
Replies: 12
Views: 1900

RE: Working For Dole Benefit?

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by qantas744
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Most Impressive Ship To Visit Your Home Port?
Replies: 37
Views: 11506

RE: The Most Impressive Ship To Visit Your Home Port?

I'm lucky to have a flat that overlooks The Solent so I get to see everything that comes in and out of Southampton: <a href="http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/c1537782.html" target=_blank>http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/c1537782.html</a> That gallery includes all 3 Cunard Queens in a 24 hour perio...

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by qantas744
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ship Trackers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3440

RE: Ship Trackers?

Thanks, it was a wonderful experience and I'm glad I did it despite the very dated feel to the cabin we had-I've had better in second rate motels, but there is no matching the history and tradition of the ship.




Matt

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by qantas744
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ship Trackers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3440

RE: Ship Trackers?

Here are some pictures from when I went on the QE2 a couple of years ago:

http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/c1453012.html




Matt

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by qantas744
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Up With QE2 Cruise Ship Now?
Replies: 44
Views: 6055

RE: What's Up With QE2 Cruise Ship Now?

I saw QE2 cruise down the solent to Southampton around 5am yesterday on her final trip from NY, she left last night for her final cruise.

Probably soemwhere near Spain at the moment.

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