I know everyone has seen that photo already. It is one of my favorite photos of people that I have taken down here. The empty flagpoles pointing at the last plane leaving and everyone looking up to catch the last glimpse of their missed escape captures the exact feeling I was hoping to get when I walked over to the champagne toast with my camera. I shared it with many of may coworkers and it soon made it into two articles in the Antarctic Sun newspaper:
Notice that the photos in the newspaper have no watermark on them and the one that I posted above does. This is the result of an original publishing of the above photo on the front cover of the weekly McMurdo station report that is sent out to hundreds of people at the Antarctic Support Contract headquarters in Denver, CO, the National Science Foundation in Washinton, D.C. This report was immediately rejected because of my photo. Because it has a watermark on the corner. Apparently official government documents cannot use "copyrighted" photos. The station manager then went up to the vehicle maintenance shop and took a picture of someone working on a truck and used that for the official report. So to be safe we used the photo without the watermark for the newspaper articles.