The April 2020 Challenge - outtakes and alternatives

jyc860923

Veteran
Aug 29, 2018
Shenyang, China
贾一川
My April 1st outtake, subway workers are getting morning updates on the prevention and control solutions against the spread of COVID-19. Our city has implemented the next stage individual risk ranking and tracking algorithm, requiring all passengers to check in their health code before entering public transportations.

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MiguelATF

Hall of Famer
Aug 27, 2013
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Day 1 Outtake: 'Until Further Notice'

Taken at my local organic foods supermarket where the checkers are now 'protected' by immense plastic shields, adorned with serious-seeming notices informing all shoppers that, 'until Further notice', all sales are final (i.e. the store will no longer offer refunds on mistaken purchases) .... a sign of the times, perhaps?

But actually the whole image - which couldn't help reminding me of the bullet-proof plexiglass shields many banks installed in front of tellers after a spate of hundreds (or was it thousands?) of bank robberies in the United States, during the 80's - had, for me, a strange, somewhat grim feeling - like I was in a futuristic sci-fi thriller about the social mechanisms of future generations, like Jean-Luc Godard's 'Alphaville'.

Perhaps not the best photograph I've taken, but for me a good document of the times we are living in - and, hopefully, through.

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P.S. taken with one of the built-in monochrome 'Profiles' on my Pen F, and very lightly tweaked a bit in PP.
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
Lexington, VA
Steve
Day 1 Outtake: 'Until Further Notice'

Taken at my local organic foods supermarket where the checkers are now 'protected' by immense plastic shields, adorned with serious-seeming notices informing all shoppers that, 'until Further notice', all sales are final (i.e. the store will no longer offer refunds on mistaken purchases) .... a sign of the times, perhaps?

But actually the whole image - which couldn't help reminding me of the bullet-proof plexiglass shields many banks installed in front of tellers after a spate of hundreds (or was it thousands?) of bank robberies in the United States, during the 80's - had, for me, a strange, somewhat grim feeling - like I was in a futuristic sci-fi thriller about the social mechanisms of future generations, like Jean-Luc Godard's 'Alphaville'.

Perhaps not the best photograph I've taken, but for me a good document of the times we are living in - and, hopefully, through.

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P.S. taken with one of the built-in monochrome 'Profiles' on my Pen F, and very lightly tweaked a bit in PP.
Those social mechanisms start somewhere. I read SciFi stories that start with a pandemic in the 21st century when I was growing up.
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
This morning’s clouds were spectacular. Somewhat limited by the imperative to stay home, again, a shot over the roofs of the neighbours. We arent even allowed to go for a drive. Not sure what to do about the battery in my car, which will deplete. Anyway... here’s a couple more from this morning.

Happy little PeeWees
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Colours!
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tonyturley

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Nov 24, 2014
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Tony
Those social mechanisms start somewhere. I read SciFi stories that start with a pandemic in the 21st century when I was growing up.
Yup. I've read plenty of post-apocalyptic stories, "The Stand" being chief among those involving a pandemic. Even though this is bad - very bad in some quarters - we can only hope and pray it doesn't get as bad as the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19.
 

rayvonn

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Jan 19, 2015
Yup. I've read plenty of post-apocalyptic stories, "The Stand" being chief among those involving a pandemic. Even though this is bad - very bad in some quarters - we can only hope and pray it doesn't get as bad as the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19.
Nowhere near that atm. What a truly horrible period that would have been.
 

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