This is my second SARS related picture from my 2 hours in the airport in Tokyo [the first was: In a Panic, Flee to Your Left or Right].
Like the first this was captured in the departure lounge. I put my camera on my lap and used the LCD to frame these secreted shots.
As we all remember, SARS caused quite a scare last year. The hardest hit were the elderly because of their weaker immune systems, thus the majority of those who wore masks were in that category.
Post-pro: cropped to square frame, selective use of levels, curves, and sharpening.
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AdiAdar (2500) 2004-01-24 14:54
i think that nike will be happy to see this one
maciekda (19895) 2004-01-24 15:01
I like all those candid B&W shot, so natural, all those small daily scenes, some expressions, poses, good stuff
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-01-24 15:22
The face on the left is really funny as if he's trying to watch out for incoming germs. The newspaper on the very bottom of the photograph is great the cureved pages and wrinkled middle are my favorite part of this shot. Your secret shots are so wonderful in black and white, they have the feeling of an old spy movie.
Thank you for the note on Daniel.
andyohare (437) 2004-01-24 15:46
Superb shot - beatifully composed (especially for a secret, candid shot!) and taken at just the right moment. The guy on the right looks like he's watching out for sick-looking people.
merpb (2001) 2004-01-24 16:37
I am running out of adjectives Alex. This is superb with stunning clarity and composition great in B&W.
guyben (1103) 2004-01-24 18:20
Touching photo Alex.
Great composition and awesome clarity.
I like those shots that show you real daily life, those small moments in time.
beta124 (54) 2004-01-26 15:37
Now only if the Nike symbol was on the SARS mask...
joseelias (0) 2004-01-28 9:12
Again a good daily life scene. The close up works very well with the shallow DOF. Good BW with a very clear image.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3069)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2003-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, Digital
- Exposure: f/2.6, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-24 14:47