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Inflight SARS alert !
Inflight SARS alert !
yoddoy


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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S400
Location: On board a flight
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Galleries: Portraiture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2003

Masked on board as required while SARS is still a threat!

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Place: 129 out of 222
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Avg (commenters): 7.0667
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Votes: 273
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06/27/2003 10:59:37 AM
Thanks for all the time spent on commenting on this image. It was shot on board a flight from Kunming to Beijing, China (Beijing was finally taken off the watchful list of WHO on 25 June). Yes, all air hostess were masked, but not all passengers wore them on this flight. (Most wore masks in April when the epidemic reached its height). This was a simple self-portrait shot, no prior arrangement or anything. Kind of lucky however that one of the air-hostess was working behind me then, and her appearance helped add some flavour to this otherwise a very bland image. But as one comment has it that this being " a story in one picture ", and for this point alone, I thought the picture did after all carry some value! :-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2003 11:39:27 PM
Scary picture, and well done. Lots of emotion, no matter where we are in the world.
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06/23/2003 11:44:30 AM
i think this photo is really great. it looks like it could be in a magazine article about SARS. i like how its not a straight on shot and the head is looking out the window. the flight attendant in the back adds to the photo as well.
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06/21/2003 10:42:41 PM
OMG -- this one has to be my fav of all of them. Your eyes tell the whole story LOL. How timely :) best of luck!
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06/20/2003 12:18:58 PM
GREAT context. I love that the stewardess in the background is masked, too. Very interesting.
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06/20/2003 12:04:24 PM
very timely image...
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06/20/2003 01:35:23 AM
Glad I don't need to fly.
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06/19/2003 06:06:07 PM
It's the tiniest bit blurry, but I like the journalistic feel of this one. Timely, too.
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06/19/2003 01:35:56 AM
I can almost see the fear. nice idea
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06/19/2003 01:08:53 AM
Looks like this could be on the cover of Newsweek. 10.
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06/18/2003 07:22:15 PM
Nice insightful shot.
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06/18/2003 02:37:20 PM
Wow. There's a reality check! ... A story in one picture ... I like it!
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06/18/2003 02:04:47 PM
Hello,
Interesting Picture Idea. Do they actually wear these masks on the plane?
The first time I looked at this one i thought it was very blurry, but it doesn't seems so right now. Maybe it's my lack of sleep. But any way the photo seems to be missing some Wow factor. A lot of the bottom is just a black void, and the reflections on your glasses is a little distracting. But Kudos for being able to take your Selfportrait in such a public place.
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06/18/2003 01:09:53 PM
Possibly the most unique of the challenge. I love it! 10
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06/18/2003 10:49:03 AM
Quite timely!
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06/18/2003 05:38:20 AM
golden. when look back at this shop years from now, we'd all remember the tough days when the world dealt with the deadly outbreak SARS. For the "snapshot" feeling and meaning it carries in this photo, here's an 8
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