The new, mammoth Queen Mary 2 cruise ship rolled into New York City this morning amidst much fanfare. The "QM2" is the largest, most expensive passenger ship ever made. They say that at high tide the QM2 would clear the Verrazano Narrows Bridge by a scant 13 feet.
Anywho, I got up bright and early to witness the spectacle-
Here we have the ship cruising up the Hudson escorted by a mini-armada of helicopters and various boats. You can kinda see the fireboat on the far right.
Cruising by the 30th St Heliport.
On the West Side of Manhattan, the trick is to find a spot in the chain link fence where you can gently jam in the lense of your camera for an unobstructed photo op.
The masses gather in anticipation at the Passenger Ship Terminal.
A few in the crowd requested law enforcement kindly move their vehicles. Request denied.
Strike up the band.
Notice the 20-foot chain link fence and elevated highway on the right, working well in tandem to deftly obstruct the view.
Overall quite a sight. And an adventure unto itself snapping a decent pict.