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QUEEN ELIZABETH

Cunard Line photo. Unpublished. Defective image

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Defective photo. Not sure why! The banding in the sky is 'faulty' Notice the difference between in the shading of the Wheelhouse and bridge is 'grey' and the lower of the superstructure is white. 'Faulty', but very fine view of the ship.

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The ship is pretty much perfect, but I wonder if the photo is defective as the mast got cut off?
 

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Yes, the mast is cropped of course. Pity! But the real fault is the white end of the superstructure with the grey bridge area. Very odd. The paint is not grey, it is just that the white forepart is getting reflected light from the deck... I think.

I suspect the photo might be crossing the channel or heading for Ambrose. The midships shell doors at A Deck and R Deck are open.
 

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[COLOR="Blue"]The stem and bow wave looks too 'port orientated' and accepting the millpond sea conditions speed is suggested and then negated.

Purely my thoughts of course but it's SN for me and not the wife's SCD.[/COLOR]
 

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I've not seen this image before - love it!! As for defects; upon closer look it seems that the bow wave is a bit suspect with nothing at all visible on the starboard side. Also an aberration on the black/white paint line near the forepeak. Also noted unusual light-streak just below starboard bridgewing. Perhaps someone can explain those points away?

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Alan G.
 

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The bow wave is fine. At her speed she does not push a bow wave... she is way ahead of that. The small mark near the forepeak… rust patches. The light streak... the sun is very low altitude. The 'banding' I think is why the photo was marked as 'defective'. There were about six if these photo in the collection.

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