Numbers, by themselves, are kind of an abstract thing. In real life, numbers are always associated with something. B I G N U M B E R S R U L E.
Number of toys
Number of cars
Number of SUV's
Number of goals
Number of touchdowns
Number of stocks
Number of $$$
Number of clothes
Number of friends
Number of hairs on your head
Number of f*@#s
and why not, number of deaths.
The bigger, the better.
We rule by the power of numbers.
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BitterMoon (2776) 2009-01-31 0:19
Cred ca ai uitat ceva...number of girls/womens...:-)))
O imagine foarte rough..."necizelata","murdara",...imi place.
Oare..."we rule the power of numbers"?...sau "the power of numbers rules us"?.
Misto PP-ul,da un sens imaginii,si-mi place si incadrarea.
Un weekend placut
KevRyan (22956) 2009-01-31 5:27
This is an image which for me succeeds in conveying both the mystery and mundane nature of the objects and a great note too - the dynamic angle and the cut off the person work so well with your stark contrast - for me all good creative decisions which work to catch and hold my interest.
bantonbuju (51815) 2009-01-31 7:03
looks like a war zone after an assault...
counting victims or so...
dreadful yet strong photo...
wadd99 (141) 2009-01-31 19:26
Number of overy contrasty overy wahed out whites in this photo is 47 tunas. Maybe you should write more about the Tsukiji market and teach us something about the place.
kensimage (8565) 2009-02-01 0:40
Cristian, you have succeeded in making those frozen fish bodies look truly like corpses, like murdered corpses in a morgue. The anonymous, headless silhouette of a guy back there, going about his business, oblivious to the carnage around him--a vegatarian would be horrified. The whole mood comes from your fine PP, which makes the scene look bleak and scary. Regards, Ken.
Olrik (1645) 2009-02-01 3:16
Great note. It explains perfectly the meaning of your picture. There's something which reminds me the movies of the "Qatsi trilogy", by Godfrey Reggio (http://www.koyaanisqatsi.org/). Perhaps you know these great movies.
The coldness of your picture is terrific : the highly contrasted B&W, the tilt and all these numbers : we can feel that you're not one of those silly tourists who find that it's spectacular or funny to see all these thunas. The ecological aspect strikes us in the face.
kschanna (6) 2009-02-03 4:06
The numbers really are as notorious as you have made them look to be...and they engulf every aspect of our lives, right from the time of our birth, the weight, the time of birth, the circumference of the head...and then it starts...the great game of numbers...
thanks for sharing
Vasa (515) 2009-02-03 13:43
Hi Cristian, dear friend,
your note is so attractive and go well with the curious photo. I find your work like the real refreshment. Many thanks and warm regards,
ricochet (9696) 2009-02-13 14:28
Une très belle image avec une ambiance etrange mais j'aime beaucoup la répétition des thons qui donne un très joli graphisme à l'ensemble, bravo à toi et bon WE!
skippy007 (12510) 2009-02-15 15:35
Hello Cristian, Interesting image, one that took me quite a while to work out, looking at the thumbnail I thought they were people praying. You are correct there are not many things that are better if they have a small number, usually the bigger the better, we sure are governed by numbers, it seems more & more everyday. I think the contrast, angle, persons legs creates the atmosphere that you are looking for very well. An interesting image, enhanced by a very appropriate not.
serp2000 (45312) 2009-03-08 13:19
I like your gallery! Very original point of view to a life! Needs for harmony, I think. A mix of mathemathic and lirics ;))) Fine b&w work. good note!
See you later!
noborders (1010) 2009-03-08 14:05
Very impressive, I regret not to have seen such a place when I was there. Composition is brilliant and... well, there is grain in this photo, I guess ?
Compliments and best regards,
Merline (0) 2009-03-16 7:36
Striking, Christian ! I don't know how I have not yet commented on this one ? Well it's not too late. I could not agree more with your note. Soon we will have numbers on our foreheads and that will be it. This looks like counting the dead after a war and a war it is we have against nature's generosity. Never enough, greedy to the core.
Impeccable composition with that man at the end, representing the human element. Human ?
My compliments and thank you for showing this kind of stuff.
michelloupis (0) 2009-04-06 3:36
I have to go one exploring your gallery with attention to discover your hidden treasures... like this one.
Love the surreal composition and the dirty and dark processing. Fantastic! And A1+++ for the note.
- Copyright: Cristian Tomescu (tomescuc) (3291)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-01-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Event
- Camera: D300s, AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1:2.8G ED, 67mm UV
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BitterMoon favourites II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-30 23:45