Thousands of people gathered along the sea walls at Gosport
and Old Portsmouth to watch Britain's supercarrier 'Queen
Elizabeth' leaving her home port for the first time, to begin
her second set of sea trials. The carrier was due to spend a
month at sea around the south-west of the United Kingdom
testing out its radar, communications and other technical
equipment, and to test how how air across the flight deck
would affect take off and landing.
Four tugboats were
used to help guide Queen Elizabeth through the narrow entrance
to Portsmouth Harbour, and she is seen here shortly after
while passing the War Memorial at Southsea Common. This
photograph was taken from the sea wall nr HMS Dolphin in
Gosport using a 200mm focal length, and was later converted to
this colourful digital artwork before part of the sky was
cropped out of the resulting image you now see.