..walked quite a bit to get this shot.. whew..
RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (then Cunard-White Star when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard’s planned two-ship weekly express service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York, in answer to the mainland European superliners of the late 1920s and early 1930s. After their release from World War II troop transport duties, Queen Mary and her running mate RMS Queen Elizabeth commenced this two-ship service and continued it for two decades until Queen Mary’s retirement in 1967. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is permanently berthed in Long Beach, California serving as a museum ship and hotel. Queen Mary celebrated the 70th anniversary of her launch in both Clydebank and Long Beach during 2004, and the 70th anniversary of her maiden voyage in 2006. She was the flagship of the Cunard Line from 1936 until 1945 when she was replaced in this role by Queen Elizabeth. (wiki)
28 replies on “queen mary”
The ship is beautiful, but I actually think you should crop this image a bit, there is too much empty space, and I just have to scroll to damn much to see the whole thing 😉
I actually love the sky in this photo. Great shot Rian.
I loved this shot! Its beautiful
fabulous .. bravo Rian . Light, tones, reflection .. all is perfect !
Well worth all the walking this is a fantastic night shot of this majestic ship
A spectacular shot of this venerable and famous ship. Nice informative comment too. Well done!
This night shot. is really beautiful. Very professional result
wooooohow..so so so enjoyable!!
there’s something scary about the sky until i scrolled down far enuff to see the happy little boat lol… beautiful shot my friend!!
Those reflections are the best part ! Awesome use of color which would normally escape the eye.
beautiful image. love the reflection in the water.
Very beautiful photograph, really well.
Just beautiful! Good idea to have a big part of sky, the boat seems bigger and sky redirect you to the infinte of sea…
A really beautiful image Rian, lovely lights and reflections. Excellent job capturing this ship at night.
this is so stunning Rian. i love the gradations in the sky – and also the variety of reflections in the water. not a pixel wasted here.
worth it. that’s fantastic.
sweeet! i love cruise ships. ths is excellent.
This is worth the long walk, WHAT A SHIP……amazing light, are you on vacation there??
Have a great weekend!! 🙂
very elegant, beautiful reflections in the see
It must be a illusion! but the focal length you used makes the boat ship look curved! I like it.
lol! that was lens distortion.. ;D
Rian, a great night time shot.. I like the string of lights across the top of the little boat. 🙂
Lovely capture of the old queen! It strikes me from this photo how much it resembled the Titanic.
Beautiful contrast here, Rian. Very striking image.
Beautiful night shot. What a big ship !!
that’s just amazing!! What a great image! And the lights are captured so well. I know it’s corny but when I saw this I had the urge to yell ‘iceberg! right ahead!’ 😉
excellent night shot