Would we be a sanguine?
(I don't remember in which state I took this shot,but Adam requires a state and Guangxi Zhuang looks pretty exotic ;o)
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chalcone (761) 2003-09-24 0:21
I can't get myself to comment on this. I just find it sad.
kourosh (2375) 2003-09-24 2:25
it's sad, but realistic. the real world is not always beautiful. this photo shows how we humans have made it cruel and bitter.
gary (109) 2003-09-24 4:05
Awww, poor pigs. Mmmmmm, bacon...
Not all images of the world are shiny happy sunsets and wide rolling landscapes. What is considered normal in one country may seem barbaric or cruel in another country. This is a definite case of "learning about the world through photography".
touristdidi (8583) 2003-10-17 9:36
Sad, but has anyone seen how pigs are raised in western countries, not a lot better! Pigs are very intelligent. If you think only of them as food, then you can do as you want.
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2003-11-14 11:42
This is a fantastic pic! Wow. Intense. Are the animals still alive?
TE is often so sanitary and pretty. It's nice to see something so raw. We meateaters often forget that the meat comes from somewhere, thanks for the reminder Bob!
lemon_logix (1054) 2003-12-19 9:43
Oh my..I have always heard of it, but have not seen it. Thanks for sharing. This is truly informative.
whereami (1477) 2004-02-03 18:55
I think this is a good shot. I understand the subject matter might upset some people, but it's a sight that is so common in many places in the world. I have a similar shot, but yours is much closer in and shows more.
Tech-wise, I'd be tempted to crop a bit closer and sharpen a bit more.
Josh69 (1437) 2004-02-13 20:57
The boxes at the back read 'Tianjin Cabbage' (or I think possible something like Tianjin Great Cabbage from the Chinese script!) if that helps you locate it. It still could be anywhere.
Very good documentary picture. For some reason the piggie on the right looks a lot fatter than the rest.
On the tech side, I would have preferred slightly wider angle and/or step back a bit, and a bit more depth of field to get the foreground pig into sharp focus.
MrsClaws (16) 2004-08-09 14:14
you wonder how someone got these pigs in metal cages no bigger than the animal , I guess that explains all the bleeding cuts. Poor pigs.
- Copyright: Bob Wallace (BobTrips) (1857)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1986-00-00
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Olympus OM1
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The uglier, grittier side of life., Food and Beverage, PIGS 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-09-24 0:11