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On Sunday the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth 2 left NYC, on their way back to England. For the QM@ it was the end of her maiden voyage to NYC and for the QE2 it was the end of the last visit to NYC. To celebrate the occasion, there was a great fireworks display, and the two ships passed near the Statue of Liberty at the same time, saluting one another with horn blows.
It was a most spectacular scene, but taking photos was a bit hard. As I don't have a high enough tripod I had to stabilize the camera on a Bannister (which was constantly pounded by the hundreds of people there...), and take the pictures with my frozen hands (it was unexpectedly extremely cold). Standing in Battery Park, I also had to use all my optical zoom... This is the result - not the most brilliant quality but I think it conveys the greatness of the moment.
I wish to thank all the people who gave me advices about night photography in the forum string I started a few days ago - they were very helpful - and I managed to avoid the hot pixels problem almost entirely.

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