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Dr. Dale Barnard: Working With SARS
Dr. Dale Barnard: Working With SARS

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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: At Work (Classic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Logan, Utah, USA
Date: Jun 20, 2003
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Interior, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2003

This is Dr. Dale Barnard, a researcher at Utah State University. This is indeed the SARS laboratory, and he does have to get into that suit to work with the virus. When he works with SARS, it is in a thick liquid that limits the amount it can become airborn.

In terms of photography, I wanted to get the inhumanness of the suit, but if you look closely, you can also see his eyes. I also wanted a darker, moody photograph, representative of the SARS virus itself. We'll see if my communication can override folks preconceived notions!

Place: 10 out of 61
Avg (all users): 6.5547
Avg (commenters): 7.1538
Avg (participants): 6.6346
Avg (non-participants): 6.5059
Views since voting: 1634
Votes: 137
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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06/30/2003 06:35:13 PM
Thanks for the comments. This was a fun challenge, with lots of great photos. I'm surprised mine did so well and a bit saddened that so many excellent shots placed so far back. I was just outside a window and could not go in, as then my camera would have to have been detoxed (and ruined). But I asked if he could come to the window closer. I liked the dark look, and liked seeing the eyes as a second surprise.
06/30/2003 12:50:20 AM
Wow! Pretty creepy. Were you suited up as well? Great photo and one of my favorites.
06/30/2003 12:35:59 AM
Congrats on the finish! I made top 100, too!!! :)

(nice job)

06/30/2003 12:13:14 AM
nice david! congrats on 10th! great image, and very newsworthy/photojournalistic/timely!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2003 08:52:26 PM
look at what u r doing doc.....plz....lol... this is a very cool photo... a job well done... should end up in the top 10
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06/29/2003 06:33:41 PM
Very nice photo, one of the best this week I think. The face is a bit dark though, 9.
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06/29/2003 01:39:36 PM
Great "at work" idea. Just wish the doc's face was lit a little better and the noise wasn't so pronounced in certain places (underside of gloves for example)
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06/28/2003 11:55:44 PM
Shouldn't he be looking at the tube, not you? I like the overall composition, but the colors look weird.
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06/27/2003 11:04:27 PM
ahhhhh cho
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06/27/2003 12:30:11 PM
Excellent shot! Looks like it could be on the cover of a magazine. One of my favorites this challenge.
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06/27/2003 01:28:22 AM
Ok. So do not tell me. You are going to spin that down then try to Culture it right??? My respect goes out to you my friend.
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06/27/2003 12:45:52 AM
I am not sure but I think it´s overprocessing. Do you know neat image?
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06/26/2003 08:02:56 PM
remarkable lighting and depth....9
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06/26/2003 05:29:47 PM
OK, now that\'s scary. a good photo, but scary.
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06/25/2003 08:46:40 PM
Here's a subject rarely captured. 7
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06/24/2003 12:05:44 AM
Right out of time Magazine! nice job.Thanks 9
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06/23/2003 04:07:32 PM
Timely and relevant image. This isn't just a good entry it's a story - that's what I enjoyed about this photograph.
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06/23/2003 05:59:55 AM
Well done and very original - 9.
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