Stretched to the limit: F5.6, ISO=800, 250mm, and <1/50 and without a tripod. All these were taken between 5:30am and 6:30am yesterday morning as the two liners rendez-vous(d) outside the heads, then entered in royal procession.
The Queen Mary 2 is by far the bigger of the two liners, with the Queen Elizabeth being sleeker and more elegant. Even half-way down the meandering harbour, they dwarf the poor old coat-hanger.
Taken from either Gap Park on South Head, or hanging over a railing at the intersection of Hopetoun Ave and Salisbury Street, Watsons Bay. The early start was exhilarating but the crowds nothing like the original sashay of the queens early in 2008.
During Wednesday me and my gals will be aboard a Maritime Museum ferry farwelling QE as she embarks on her round-the-world tour. More tomorrow.