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BAUS 2022 Photographic Competition

A New Perspective

A message from Mary Garthwaite, BAUS Virtual Art Gallery Curator and former Consultant Urological Surgeon:

"The theme for this year's photographic competition was 'A NEW PERSPECTIVE'.

"We have travelled a long way since this time last year. The world is a changed place in so many ways. Global events continue to impact significantly on our personal and professional lives, in ways we could never have forseen. We have learnt a lot about ourselves and all the different communities to which we belong - family, local, workplace, BAUS, UK, global. Your submission images are your personal interpretation of this title and should reflect the view you now see when looking through your camera. 

"The competition was open to BAUS Members only. All entries will be displayed in the virtual art gallery on the BAUS website with level 1 copyright (all rights reserved) and will be open to full public viewing.

"A panel of three judges will select the top three images and the overall winning image will be announced during the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in June 2022. The winner will receive a pair of Apple AirPods.

"We look forward to seeing your entries, so be inspired and happy snapping!"

The competition judging panel

JOHN CARTLEDGE
Consultant Urological Surgeon;
Leeds

NADINE COULL
President Elect of the
RSM Section of Urology

CHANDRA BADRAKUMAR
Consultant Urological Surgeon;
Middlesbrough

Submissions for the 2022 Competition

 

WINNER

Mr Tony Browning, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield

"Green for go" ... view full-screen version

“ This photo of the village shop at Lephin in Glendale on the Isle of Skye reveals an unusual access system used during the pandemic restrictions. The fact that it is now permanently on green suggests that life is returning to normal ..."

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RUNNER-UP

Ms Theodora Stasinou, HEE North West, Liverpool

"The lack of hospital beds paradox" ... view full-screen version

“ 'Dear Patient, your elective procedure needs to be cancelled once again. There are no beds in the hospital today. We apologise for the inconvenience' ... consider the quintessence of a hospital bed; acknowledge and treat it with respect"

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Mr Fadi Haddad, Amman, Jordan

During the pandemic I was hospitalised for one month with a very serious
coronavirus infection. It was a very difficult time for me but, by the grace of
God and the support of family and all concerned, I am back working at my
private clinic ..."


"Dad, you slept again" ... view full-screen version

“ This is an image of my daughter having a hard time trying to feed me in hospital ..."

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"Just another step, doctor" ... view full-screen version

“ Attempting to walk at our terrace in Amman, supported by my male nurse and physiotherapist ..."

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"Home, sweet home" ... view full-screen version

“ Recovering at home with my wife who also had coronavirus ..."

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Dr Faiyaz Kapasi, Eastbourne District Hospital

"Sail away! Except a storm can hit anyone at any time" ... view full-screen version

“ A doctor’s career is anything but sailing a boat in calm waters ..."

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Dr Rosie Holdsworth, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

My new perspective is noticing the compassion and kindness
people show to each other and to the world in general ..."

"Knit bomb" ... view full-screen version

“ A community 'knit bomb' in my local town, thanking NHS staff ..."

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"Creative nativity" ... view full-screen version

“ A nativity display created by Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital nursing staff (Gunthorpe Older Persons Medicine ward) ..."

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"This fragile earth" ... view full-screen version

“ An art installation of the earth to draw peoples' attention to global warming ..."

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Professor Mark Frydenberg, Melbourne, Australia

"A distorted world" ... view full-screen version

“ The world has never been as distorted as it has been the last 2 years. At times nothing appeared as it had been previously, highlighted by the images seen in 'The Bean' in Chicago, USA ..."

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"The lanterns" ... view full-screen version

“ After the most stressful of years in recent memory we have needed symbols of hope and faith to inspire us as depicted by lanterns in Tokyo, Japan ...

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"A new dawn" ... view full-screen version

“ The sun rises over the Gippsland Lakes,Victoria, Australia signifying a new beginning post-pandemic, shining light on our lives for a brighter future for us all  ...

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Dr Abdul Almuhrij, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

"A voyage to my daydream" ... view full-screen version

“ A picture taken in Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire - a never ending walk ..."

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"An escape to enjoy life" ... view full-screen version

“ A picture taken in St Ives, Cornwall, during sunset - just a small window of escape from reality ...

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"Memories taken, footprints left" ... view full-screen version

“ A picture taken in the English Lake District. I enjoyed my coffee at this spot, looking at a motionless picture while the sun tried to escape ...

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Ms Lydia Lilis, St George's Hospital, London

"A grumpy Easter bunny" ... view full-screen version

“ In this past 2 years, the importance of family and the grounding and support that they provide, have become ever more highlighted. I've sought refuge in frequently snapping pics of my kids (usually) looking happy as a way to restore some modicum of mindfulness ..."

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Ms Hanna Maroof, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey

"This, too, shall pass" ... view full-screen version

“ A powerful image of non-invasive ventilation machines lined up outside the COVID wards at a UK district general hospital. These are no longer required ..."

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"A new world" ... view full-screen version

“ A Norwegian airline boarding - no masks, no social distancing. A new beginning after the pandemic world ..."

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"Freedom, at last ..." ... view full-screen version

“ The world and in particular, the medical world, has never felt so disconnected. This was a photo taken at the first face-to-face surgical conference at the European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery since the pandemic. It felt good to network and exchange knowledge with colleagues - physical interaction finally feels safe again ..."

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Ms Aditya Manjunath, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

"The crossing of the seasons" ... view full-screen version

“ Spring in the alps; the flowers, lake Geneva, the sunshine and the snow capped mountains. For me this photo symbolises change. Huge changes have occurred since March 2020 globally including in the world of urology and healthcare. When I look at this photo I see hope that these changes may bring about a better society and hopefully a better world just like the hope we have when the darkness and cold of winter passes and summer is around the corner ..."

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Mr David Hendry, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

In urology we use infrared light a great deal and rarely give it too much thought.
We depend on the infrared thermometer every day to check patient's temperature,
to the Holmium/YAG laser sorting out patient's stone, to the CO2 laser and, in some
instances, the Nd/YAG laser. All of these use infrared light. Infrared light forms a
large part of the sun's spectral emission. With digital imaging it is possible to
capture this otherwise invisible light giving "A New Perspective"on the world.
Chlorophyll-rich leaves reflect it intensely giving a surreal white appearance to
foliage, whilst skies and clouds all look different ..."


"Loch Ard in the Trossachs" ... view full-screen version
 

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"Sycamore Gap in Hadrian’s Wall, Northumbria" ... view full-screen version
 

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"Glencoe" ... view full-screen version
 

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Mr Arjun Nambiar, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

"A brighter outlook" ... view full-screen version

“ The corridors of Freeman Hospital seem to have been the only views I have had for too long now. No doubt that is the way a lot of NHS staff have felt about their workplace over the last 2 years. But lately some optimism has returned and we are able to dream of better views again. This a beach scene from a recent UK holiday, the memory of which serves to brighten these corridors again, at long last ..."

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"May angels lead the way" ... view full-screen version

“ NHS staff have largely been lauded over the last couple of years for their selfless service. Now it is perhaps time for them to be looked after as well, or at least allowed to look after themselves a bit more ..."

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"A new outlook" ... view full-screen version

“ A view out over Bassenthwaite on a recent walk up Skiddaw.  Bright blue skies and lush greens seemed to reflect the uplift in mood over the last few weeks with travel opening up again and people venturing out into the countryside with more freedom, at long last and hopefully for the long haul ..."

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Mr Sanjeev Taneja, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

"Nature at play" ... view full-screen version

“ K’gari (Fraser Island) off Queensland coast. Shifting sand caused by raging winds pushing the Hammerstone sandblow by a metre each year, slowly engulfing Lake Wabby which will eventually disappear ..."

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"Serene" ... view full-screen version

“ A glowing monolith in the light of setting sun and moon rising besides it. Uluru rock in the middle of this vast land – Eternal! Peaceful!! Suddenly all the troubles of the world seem so far away ..."

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"Cosmic treat" ... view full-screen version

“ Far away from any city, and no light pollution in the middle of Australia – what a privilege to watch this planetary alignment at first light of the dawn. Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn putting on a magical display..."

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Dr Prabhat Narayan, Core Trainee, KSS Deanery

My main intent is to show the simple yet beautiful life in Ukraine.
These photos will instill hope and a new perspective in the lives
of my fellow Ukrainian colleagues across the NHS and beyond


"Beyond the mundane world" ... view full-screen version

“ This photo depicts a curious Ukrainian Babusya (Grandmother) in the foreground watching keenly the humdrum and the fast paced life( (represented in the background). In this world filled, with rat race in every sphere, it is important to visualize a new perspective beyond the mundane society ..."

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"The Traveller" ... view full-screen version

This photo was taken whilst I was trekking in the Bukovel mountains in Ukraine - a hidden jewel of Europe. I was intrigued to see how common carts and carriages were there. Time moves on but some things never grow too old ..."

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"Curious Eyes" ... view full-screen version

“ A child walking with his mother on a street in Ukraine is intrigued by my camera and looks back to strike his best shot. He is oblivious of the fact that his mother is probably getting late and they need to rush. His curious eyes want to explore beyond ..."

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Dr Prabhat Narayan, Core Trainee, KSS Deanery

"Black or white - shine bright" ... view full-screen version

“ The United Kingdom is one of the few countries to have a diverse population, and our NHS sets an example as to how most of us live and work happily together. Hail unity in diversity ..."

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"It will be worth it in the end" ... view full-screen version

We as human beings tend to forget the struggles that successful people around us make before reaching the pinnacle. This premature strawberry flower with a small fruit represents the struggle and effort it takes of the individual ovary to ripen before it becomes a delicious fruit. Just as it takes an effort from a person, their family and friends to make them the person they are ..."

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"We will shine" ... view full-screen version

“ This image is of my hospital, where I park my bicycle, and each time I see flowers shining and growing with even a bit of sunlight makes me feel that I will shine no matter how gloomy the surroundings are - all I need is a bit of sunlight. So all we need is a bit of support and love from each other ..."

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Dr Alexander Ng, Pre-ST Trainee, London

"Light on the other side" ... view full-screen version

“ Surrounded by darkness and water in Hamburg, lies a bridge with light on the other side. What lies here? Safety, hope, redemption? ..."

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"Picture within a picture" ... view full-screen version

An orange buoy, alone in the water. A picture frame isolating this loneliness ..."

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"Portal" ... view full-screen version

“ A short journey through this portal but where will it lead to? Perhaps back in time? ..."

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Mr Anthony Noah, University College Hospital, London

"Speeding underpass" ... view full-screen version

“ This photo shows a different perspective of Birmingham's Great Charles Street Queensway tunnel back in 2017. The tunnel is not particularly attractive but, at night, it can look quite different ..."

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"Weekend dusk" ... view full-screen version

This photo really captures the outer wall of Selfridges and St Martin in the Bull Ring at golden hour ..."

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"Vibrant reflection" ... view full-screen version

“ This is a shot of Birmingham's canal side near the Mailbox and the Cube. Both buildings, house apartments, restaurants and hotels. On weekend evenings the area will usually be packed with people ..."

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Dr Alexander Light, Charing Cross Hospital, London

"We’re all in this together" ... view full-screen version

“ The pandemic has highlighted that although we all take different paths in life, really we're all on the same journey together ..."

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"Companionship" ... view full-screen version

Lockdown was a lonely existence; it really reminded us that its our loved ones who carry us through the week ..."

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"Life goes on" ... view full-screen version

“ In March 2020, the world changed seemingly overnight. For NHS workers, however, life continued at full throttle and hasn't stopped since ..."

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Mr Tony Browning, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield

"Status quo" ... view full-screen version

“ This chance photo of a swallow tailed bee eater, taken on the banks of the remote Orange River in northwest South Africa, highlighted to me that, in the midst of all the chaos raining down on the human species, for our fellow inhabitants of this fragile planet it was business as usual ..."

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"Storm clouds over this green and pleasant land" ... view full-screen version

Taken close to Talisker Bay on the Isle of Skye, this photo suggests that, while we may be through the worst of the pandemic, with rising inflation fuelled by the war in Ukraine and energy price increases the storm clouds are gathering and a return to normality, as we knew it, is a long way off ..."

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Mr Grigorios Athanasiadis, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

"A day with the loved ones, Glen Tanar, Aberdeenshire" ... view full-screen version

“ Over the hills and far away, looking out for a better day; when it seems like there's no escape, take me to my happy place ... pause, breathe, restart ..."

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"Aberdeen beach esplanade sunrise" ... view full-screen version

The darkest hour is just before dawn, they say ... pause, breathe, restart ..."

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"Old Deeside railway line, Aberdeenshire" ... view full-screen version

“ When some people were seeing an abandoned railway line, others saw a path for walking, cycling, running, riding ... pause, breathe, restart ..."

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