QE2 Funnel in the Sky

QE2 Funnel in the Sky

The funnel of the Queen Elizabeth 2 looms over Cobh as seen from near the Commodore Hotel.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s




  1. Reply
    Gamma Goblin October 9, 2008

    Excellent! I love surreal shots like this. It needed a big DOF and you delivered 🙂 Surprised the lens was only at 80mm though, the scene seems a lot more “pulled together” for such a short length. I guess it must have been that impressive in reality as well 🙂

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    Des October 10, 2008

    Seeing that impressiveimage I’m thinking of the dark clouds of recession and the return of Cunard to an emigrant port…

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    Donncha October 10, 2008

    Thanks guys! I screwed up the transition from sky to ground a bit near the horizon but I simply don’t have time to make it any better.

    I just realized, the tide was out, lowering the ship down at least 2m. It would really have loomed over the town if the tide was in!

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    Scott Coulter October 10, 2008

    Just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed this whole series of QE2 pics. What a fantastic photographic opportunity, and you took great advantage of it!

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    Donncha October 11, 2008

    Thanks Scott! There will be more, but not just yet. I’m travelling and afk so posts will be on auto pilot and I don’t have any other shots of the ship prepared.

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    Vink October 12, 2008

    Amazing view !

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