An hours drive from the modern metropolitan city of Shanghai we visited with my delegation, one of the largest exporters of natural sausage casing in the world. As a vegetarian I and it beign early in the morning I wasnt looking forward to the visit. However, it was interesting to observe the workers. The intestines are washed and then gauged for quality and thickness, you can see this is the foreground. Eye and hand coordination is of the utmost importance and because the workers must concentrate, talking is forbidden. Can you imagine standing opposite someone for eight hours, (one shift) and not be able to speak? The coloured buckets signify the varying thickness of the intestines and for my eye brightend the otherwise sterile environment enough to pick up the camera.
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Isabelle (9046) 2006-11-18 11:45
reading your note, Elaine, I have the impression we´re back to the core of industrail revolution, except for the lack of kids at work.
interesting arrey of buckets, carefuly arranged in ther colors. the work sounds so automatic one could prevent them from work if the color of the buckets were changed. or make them burst into tears, or go on a nervous breakdown.
is there music to be heard?
impressive arrangement of souls...
hambursin (97) 2006-11-18 11:59
Unusual subject, beautifully rendered. The shot is perfectly cropped. Good job. Thankf for sharing it, Elaine.
tcht (7565) 2006-11-18 12:47
Very good documentary image showing the 'real' life of most Chinese. Nicely framed and great depth, also good exposure considering the brighter lighting from the windows. The WS is also well presented and illustrative. TFS :)
scalerman (26900) 2006-11-18 16:49
Elaine: cool repeating motif, perhaps a bit Orwellian theme. A very appropriate TE post and note. regards, c
jaja1970 (1304) 2006-11-19 7:43
Very nice picture of China, showing their hard work in sausage casing factory.
Very sharp and colorful shot.
lestans (17130) 2006-11-19 12:57
I thank you a lot for this picture and for your note: very informative indeed! Terrible for a vegeterian, I think. And a terrible life spent working this way. Perhaps their lives were worst when they were in the countryside and they had to work also harder to get something to be able to eat every day!
And the compo is so well done, perfect, colours over so much white.
Good work, well done to share it!!
eleparc (24063) 2006-11-20 7:06
Hi elaine! this shot is awesome... your note is excellent as it describes the environment in which this photo was taken and the circumstances...the angle choosing the line of yellow buckets works very well too! well done!
Albrecht (11281) 2006-11-20 13:18
Very interesting ahndwork here. Nice compo and atmosphere.
chriswhitley (2027) 2006-11-21 14:06
A very intersting shot. I like the different colours of the buckets and the overall clinicalness of the scene. The workers remind me of the Oompa Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Chris
markoci (3927) 2006-11-24 10:48
you found the absolute best pov here elaine... thank god for colour coding :-).. the workers do indeed look like robots especially in that head gear (just look at the stance of that second worker!) a colour version of "modern times".. excellent quality, a great docu-photo overall!
Furachan (0) 2006-11-29 3:48
I completely missed this one, Elaine, and I must say it's a beauty - extremely well composed with this opposition between white-clad workers and yellow pails.
Very nice work,
yanseiler (20) 2006-12-02 3:08
Hi Elaine, a very nice row of workers, I pretty like it, just the weak point is maybe the highlights brought by the windows, hard to manage...
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14694)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-18 10:52