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Queen Mary 2 and Norwegian Pearl

October 02, 2023

I had planned on photographing the Queen Mary 2 on its morning arrival but the pea soup fog put an end to that plan. So plan B was to photograph her on her departure. It was an excellent opportunity to exercise my 45mm F1.2 lens. I bought this high speed lens specifically for nighttime photography, cityscapes, street photography and of course this magificant ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, departing Halifax at near total dark. Boy, I was not disappointed with this lens, the Leica 45mm F1.2.

The Queen Mary 2 is the only ocean liner in the world and capable of year round transatlantic crossings. Its stronger and faster than any cruise ship.

I photographed it at about 7:20 PM from my favourite rock located about half way between Chebucto Head and Shoal Point, opposite Parliament Rock.

Queen Mary 2

Norwegian Pearl

The Norwegian Pearl preceded the Queen Mary 2 out of the harbour in brighter light.