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Morning Encounter - Queen Mary 2 ,Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour  by Philip Johnson

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Morning Encounter - Queen Mary 2 ,Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour by 


MUCH BETTER VIEWED LARGER

Sydney is welcoming 28 Ocean Liners in 21 Days , last Thursday we welcomed one of the biggest in the world, The Queen Mary 2

In this shot taken from a water level on Sydney Harbour, as the Captain of the Queen Mary2 provided an up close and personal view of the Diva of the harbour The Sydney Opera House. before berthing at Garden Island

So big she had to be moored at the Naval Base

Length:

1,132 feet

Beam:
135 feet

Beam at Bridge Wings:
147.5 feet

Draft:
32 feet 10 inches

Height (Keel to Funnel):
236.2 feet

Gross Tonnage:
Approximately 151,400 gross tonnes

Guest Capacity:
2,592 lower berths
3,056 maximum capacity (Including third and fourth berths)

Crew:
1,253

Cruise Speed:
28.5 Knots
Power:
157,000 horsepower, environmentally friendly, gas turbine/diesel electric plant

Propulsion:
Four pods of 21.5 MW each; 2 fixed and 2 azimuthing

Strength:
Extra thick steel hull for strength and stability for Transatlantic Crossings

Stabilizers:
Two sets

Cost:
Estimated $800 million

Some Comparisons:
QM2 is five times longer than Cunard’s first ship, Britannia (230 ft.)
QM2 is 113 feet longer than the original Queen Mary
QM2 is more than twice as long as the Washington Monument is tall (550 ft.)
QM2 is 147 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall (984 ft.)
QM2 is more than 3½ times as long as Westminster Tower (Big Ben) is high (310 ft.)
QM2 is only 117 feet shorter than the Empire State Building is tall (1248 ft.)
QM2 is more than three times as long as St. Paul’s Cathedral is tall (366 ft.)
QM2 is as long as 41 double-decker London buses (31½ ft. each)
QM2’s whistle is audible for 10 miles
Equipment: Nikon D300 sigma lens 10-20mm

Tags

harbour, australia, sydney, house, opera, bridge, queen, liner, cruise, cunard, mary

Philip Johnson is a Photographer located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specialising in HDR photography his works have been shown in galleries,published in Tourism campaigns. His work will also be available as Jig Saws through Crown & Andrews

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Comments

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Superb as always Philip …

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonover 5 years ago

    Lovely work Phillip :-)

  • jinney
    jinneyover 5 years ago

    JUST BEAUTIFUL!
    -jinney

  • elphonline
    elphonlineover 5 years ago

    stunning

  • Davies
    Daviesover 5 years ago

    Fabulous and beautiful capture Philip and the lighting is amazing.

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 5 years ago

    Again you managed to comfortably fit so much in the one shot – a real wall hanger.

  • Judson Joyce
    Judson Joyceover 5 years ago

    Awesome work. Great night shot with an all inclusive look at Sydney Harbor.

  • Mark Cosgriff
    Mark Cosgriffover 5 years ago

    excellent work. there’s one for the tourism bureau.

  • Louisa Jones
    Louisa Jonesover 5 years ago

    WOW!

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 5 years ago

    Magnificent!! :)

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