Weekend Wanderings: On board the Queen Victoria
Last weekend was Labour Day for Victoria and on Monday in the early hours of the morning the luxury liner, the Queen Victoria arrived in Melbourne. I was lucky to be invited to go aboard with a small group of people and be given a guided tour of the public spaces. It was also great meeting some of the staff and being shown around by Ludwig and Ant.
I was there for a special presentation to the Commodore of the Cunard lines. I’ve been involved in a project that encourages kids with cameras for a few years now and am often asked to judge photos for it. They were doing the presentation and I was asked to come along and take photos of it, but I was also able to go on the tour and take photos.
It is not easy getting aboard these ships and having to go through very strict security was interesting. It was worth it. I’ve never been on a ship like this and it was fun to wander around to see what was on it. I had my Nikon 24-70mm on first, then after the presentation I got out the Samyang 12mm fisheye and had some fun with it.
I think you will be able to tell in the photos when I changed to the fisheye. I am going to put some descriptions with the photos, to help you work out what we were looking out. I also think that I will do more work on some of these. At the moment they have just been processed with Lightroom, but I would like to see what else I can do with them in Photoshop.
I hope your weekend is going well. It is going to be a hot one here in Melbourne, I’m so over summer, I am looking forward to needing jumpers and putting the heater on instead of the air conditioner. Bring on winter.