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3 hours ago, Phil Crean said:

Thanks John. It was one of my first thoughts as we are going through a remarkable time and I think it should be recorded.

I don't believe my photos are anything earth shattering but they are a document of how one photographer is responding.

There are a number of ways people all over the world are reacting and creating a record on many levels and this is what will

be there to be remembered, so each day I try to make a few photos that are relevant. Not as easy as it sounds but I hope I'm

doing something that will be a document of my reality as I go through this.

We are coping well, better than I expected. It's not easy having your liberty restricted, only allowed out of your home for very

precise reasons due to no fault of your own. We are lucky living where we do, with access to a terrace and balcony, good climate,

and with enough resources to get by and feed ourselves despite the major part of my work vanishing overnight and with no support

from the government.

Phil 

 

Yes, you're lucky to live in such a pleasant place with a warm climate. Having no support from the government is a bummer. Canada is being very generous to its citizens, perhaps too generous. Heaven knows how all the handouts will be paid for after this disaster is over -- thru higher taxes and rising interest rates I imagine. I'm not sure that I will qualify for any government assistance, though, which might be a good thing in the long run.  Looking forward to seeing more pics.

 

P.S. I forgot to ask what the situation is like in the Canary Islands. A lot of cruise ships and charter flights must visit there. Are there many confirmed Corona cases?

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13 hours ago, Phil Crean said:

I'm making photos every day to record the lockdown here in Tenerife.

Most of these are not on Alamy as I don't see them as stock, more a document of a time, and my response.

Is anyone else doing anything along these lines?

 

My photos are on a gallery in my website here

 

Phil

 

Thanks for sharing. It's a nice, well-captured,  slice of everyday life at this time.

 

Maria

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Some of my C19 sellers:

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8 hours ago, Colblimp said:

Some of my C19 sellers:

 
 
 
 
clonakilty-west-cork-ireland-28th-mar-2020-despite-an-taoiseach-leo-varadkar-saying-the-irish-population-should-stay-at-home-for-all-but-essential-trips-due-to-covid-19-there-was-a-big-queue-outside-dunnes-stores-in-clonakilty-today-most-shoppers-waited-for-20-30-minutes-to-enter-the-store-for-their-weekly-shop-dunnes-stores-management-said-only-75-people-were-allowed-into-the-shop-at-one-time-and-customers-were-adhering-to-the-social-distancing-guidelines-credit-andy-gibsonalamy-live-news-2BAK0G8.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 

 I can't help noticing the lack of social distancing. Is this still the case in Ireland? Grocery stores here all have markers six feet apart on the pavement both outside and inside grocery stores.

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3 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 I can't help noticing the lack of social distancing. Is this still the case in Ireland? Grocery stores here all have markers six feet apart on the pavement both outside and inside grocery stores.

They were social distancing - I used a 70-200 so it's compressed.

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36 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

They were social distancing - I used a 70-200 so it's compressed.

 

I thought that might be the case. Appearances can be deceiving. You have some good coverage.

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50 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

They were social distancing - I used a 70-200 so it's compressed.

Unlike one of my sales, also with a 70-200

 

tesco-supermarket-in-southend-on-sea-with-huge-numbers-of-shoppers-queuing-in-morning-panic-buying-shopping-standing-close-together-during-covid-19-2B8K8GX.jpg

 

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18 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

I thought that might be the case. Appearances can be deceiving. You have some good coverage.

Thanks. 🙂

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19 hours ago, Avpics said:

Unlike one of my sales, also with a 70-200

 

 

 

Essex.;)

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19 hours ago, Avpics said:

Unlike one of my sales, also with a 70-200

 

tesco-supermarket-in-southend-on-sea-with-huge-numbers-of-shoppers-queuing-in-morning-panic-buying-shopping-standing-close-together-during-covid-19-2B8K8GX.jpg

 

 

Oh dear. Was that image taken before or after people were told to "social distance"? Glad I wasn't in that queue.

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7 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Oh dear. Was that image taken before or after people were told to "social distance"? Glad I wasn't in that queue.

After. It was sights like this which prompted the escalation into lockdown.

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38 minutes ago, Avpics said:

After. It was sights like this which prompted the escalation into lockdown.

 

Sounds like the lockdown was a good idea. Very effective image.

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Here's an image to make everyone hopefully chuckle a bit.  It is not on sale, but I thought it was worth sharing:

 

attachment.php?attachmentid=274536

 

What is this you might ask?  Here's quote from web source:

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Alan Henderson, an artist from Alberta, was commissioned to build a sculpture for the town of Canmore and found inspiration in the town’s name. It’s named after Ceannmore on the northwest shore of Scotland, which was in turn named after King Malcolm III, who was also called Malcolm Canmore. 

In Gaelic, Ceannmore means “big head,” and that’s exactly what Henderson produced. The Big Head sculpture weighs nine tonnes and looks like he’s emerging from the ground. His eyes are closed, and he appears to be in deep contemplation.

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Needless to say,  mask was recent addition :)

 

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12 hours ago, Autumn Sky said:

Here's an image to make everyone hopefully chuckle a bit.  It is not on sale, but I thought it was worth sharing:

 

 

 

What is this you might ask?  Here's quote from web source:

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Alan Henderson, an artist from Alberta, was commissioned to build a sculpture for the town of Canmore and found inspiration in the town’s name. It’s named after Ceannmore on the northwest shore of Scotland, which was in turn named after King Malcolm III, who was also called Malcolm Canmore. 

In Gaelic, Ceannmore means “big head,” and that’s exactly what Henderson produced. The Big Head sculpture weighs nine tonnes and looks like he’s emerging from the ground. His eyes are closed, and he appears to be in deep contemplation.

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Needless to say,  mask was recent addition :)

 

Looks like it was made out of a pair of Bridget Jones's big pants😀

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Beware of the locals !

 

Covid 19 coronavirus - signage to try and prevent too many visitors from entering the nearby beauty spot of Bantham Beach, in south Devon, south west Stock Photo
 
 
 
Covid 19 coronavirus - signage to try and prevent too many visitors from entering the nearby beauty spot of Bantham Beach, in south Devon, south west England, UK, 7th April 2020.
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1 hour ago, Johnnie5 said:

I didn't want to start a new thread for this its street art from all over the world.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-street-art-murals_n_5e8c7291c5b6e1a2e0fa049a

 

Some moving and imaginative work there. Thanks for the link.

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53 minutes ago, AlbertSnapper said:

Be aware of the locals !

 

 
 
 
 
 

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As a news photographer I take very little but covid-19 photos.  (I sneaked in a set of weather pictures today from Green Park).  It is difficult.  Some, like my Downing Street shots are OK, but I am also photographing the transformation of our local community hospital to a covid 19 facility.  However it is reported on social media today that there are no ventilators and it is effectively an “end of life” hospital.  That, in itself, IF TRUE is a news story, but one of incredible sensitivity.  I try and will go on trying to be sensitive.  
 

The situation is not helped by the lack of official information.  In the past couple of weeks I have asked the police press office a question, a local police unit a question and a health trust.  Only one has replied but the reply was so anodyne as to be useless.  
 

I made a mistake on one set of pictures of what I was told by several members of the public, was a covid incident.  It was not, but that did not come out until the next day and Alamy likes an hour turnaround.  I caught pictures of a big police convoy escorting army personnel.  I reported exactly that.  It turned out to be an innocent good news story, but there was no way to have any context.  
 

The media are criticised for our coverage but it is next to impossible to get official information within the timeframes in which we operate.  No one said it was going to be easy....

 

on the upside, with a press card, at least I can get out to take news photos.

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37 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

🙁

 

 Thank you. Corrected.

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1 hour ago, IanDavidson said:

.one of incredible sensitivity.  I try and will go on trying to be sensitive..

Even after around a thousand deaths reported in 24hr I still feel that the gravity of the situation isn't appreciated due in part to the lack of visual coverage. It might seem gruesome, but seeing the effects the virus is having would help to get the point across and may in fact save lives.

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10 hours ago, spacecadet said:

Looks like it was made out of a pair of Bridget Jones's big pants😀

Its gone today (serious).  Look what you did!!!!!

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13 hours ago, AlbertSnapper said:

 

 Thank you. Corrected.

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No, I meant it as a joke!

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