Cunard ships have a special status on the Clyde: some of the greatest ever liners were born on this river.
When Queen Mary 2 came for a visit, thousands came to see her off.
We were treated to a fireworks display as she slipped from the quay with a couple of loud blasts of her foghorn.
While in theory this sounded spectacular, it proved to be a nightmare for taking photographs with the ship being blurred in the long exposures I used to capture the fireworks.
The results are not my best photographs, but here are sharpest ones taken from the shoreline at the Esplanade.
|Queen Mary 2 berthed at Greenock|