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This is the third and the last pic of the mini-mini QM2 series. Shes pictured here while leaving port as a Spido harbour-tour ship is passing by. The passengers of both ships are looking at each other, sizing each other up in amazement.

The contrast between the curved and post-modern design of the Spido and the more or less transatlantic design of the Queen Mary 2 is very noticeable. When we look closer though we can see that the design of the QM2 is certainly not classic transatlantic. What we see here are not the passenger decks with its big public spaces, loaded with steamer chairs etc but a neat row of separated balconies, belonging to individual apartments. The evolving individualized society is even noticeable in the design of ships ;-).

A picture of a part of the top deck of an identical Spido tour ship is here
Rinies picture of the whole Queen leaving port is here

Pic stats: Focal length 120 mm, F8, shutter 1/250, 64ASA: I choose the small diafrag to maximize the DoF to strengthen the graphic impact.
PS-E2 tech: skewed, cropped, levels & contrast adjusted, saturation (master) boosted, USM-ed, frame added and saved for the web.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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