Monthly #101 - Effects of the Pandemic Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 30/11/2020
Judge: jrutle

While to the best of my knowledge Pentax is not in the electron microscopic market to allow one to capture the virus itself, the effects of the virus are all around us as we enter a autumn /winter surge. Last March when the virus emerged in Washington state, I was asked by a museum to send pictures of "virus signage" for their collection to be combined with those from the 1918 pandemic and the polio era. If only I had known, there would not be a museum large enough to hold the world's signs, I might have been less enthusiastic in a quest to find signs of the times. What personnel or community pandemic story can you share with us through your photograph ? Will that story be transmissible to future generations? We will close out 30 November at 2359 GMT. Joe

Just a reminder that images for the November 2020 Monthly Competition should have been shot in November 2020. Any out of time images are automatically removed. - edit by JR
Competition Entries


Link Posted 06/11/2020 - 09:28
How do you show something that isn' happening? I had to show a War Memorial with no poppies - in November! Well, my photo has been removed, so that's put paid to November's competition. Would you mind giving us a competition that I am allowed to enter? I have tried to obtain Plus Membership to see if that affords me any opportunities, but no one here has got their act together, so I remain excluded. I do not even WANT to win this competition, but I do like to participate. Feeling rubbish because this IS rubbish.
... the best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity.
W.B Yeats


Link Posted 26/11/2020 - 15:55
In the monthly competitions images should be shot in that month. Out of date images are always removed. So this competition needs images shot in November 2020.

The weekly competition can be from our archives or new as we wish.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 01/12/2020 - 00:40
Perhaps many Pentax users were too tired of Covid to record it, but Noelcmn speaks to the feeling of isolation that continues to impact us in a roller coaster fashion. I particularly liked the framing that pulls the viewer in, and these too factors made me selected this work as the winner. As a runner-up is the forest sanitizer which demonstrates,, in the fall vs the spring, that we have enough supply, but also that we are crazy to distribute it out of doors. I was drawn to the toe picture as demonstrative of the acceleration of telemedicine, but can only hope the toes are looking a little better. The closed apartments are symbolic of all that is closed around us disrupting our lives. The NHS poster is nicely juxtaposed with the ominous gray cloud, and this photograph, with its inviting perspective, makes me wonder what memorials we will have to this pandemic. I am sure our photographs will figure in the remembrances of these times (so keep photographing). The foggy light of the unknown begs for the sunshine for which we are hopeful. Joe Rutledge Seattle 30Nov20


Link Posted 02/12/2020 - 20:56
Thank you for the win. I am am chuffed, though disappointed that there are so few entries, and you are probably right that we are all sick and tired of this Covid-19 business. South Africa is entering a 2nd wave of the virus, and there is talk here too of a 2nd lockdown.
Congratulations are in order to PRYorkshire for his 2nd spot, which I thought would be the winner. Cracker documentary shot!
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