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oblation for the cosmos

Posted by
shoti (somewhere in, China) on 31 October 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

two Tibetans who looked like they just slaughtered that poor little fella. there was an altar-like structure we saw, not far from this place, that has some burned woods. I suppose this sheep will be used for offering to their gods

Baishiya

Ganjia grasslands

Xiahe county
Gansu, China

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k@ from Paris, France

One of my very favorite picture at your place, Shoti ! That gritty mood is wonderful over this fabulous scene, the eye these woman give you frankly, the eye of the sheep still open and shining, the thick shadows, the strong mountains, ok, stop : masterpiece for me***
Thanks, this photo made my day ~ 

31 Oct 2009 8:50am

@k@: never thought it would be, but I'm really glad it made your day:) no new post for today huh :)

Marieastro from France

Poor goat ! But grat shot !

31 Oct 2009 9:52am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful capture; Super compo, but opposite of miss K I do not not for that processing . I really miss your bright , sharp BW for this awesome scene !

31 Oct 2009 7:57pm

@MARIANA: I like this kind of b&w processing and I will do these from time to time :) thanks for the visit Mariana :)

k@ from Paris, France

Actually, that gritty pp makes this shot so close of a documentary one and that's that timeless quality it brings that I love. The more i look at this image, the more i feel fascinated : these 2 women seem from different places - are they ? The one on the right has a face that is really amazing (and she's so elegant, and this too is fascinating due to what they're doing !), could have been shot decades and decades ago... And, again, that shining eye of the beast is a little fading sun, quite dramatic and so strong... Well, maybe that's just for me, but i repeat it : I enjoy this photograph a lot and I'm very happy not to have missed it. Thank you*

31 Oct 2009 10:56pm

@k@: that was what I was trying to achieve, old-fashioned b&w documentary image. I'm really glad you liked it. as for these two ladies, I think they come from the same place :) Thank you very much Karine :)

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Great capture Edwin...love the light and the processing...superb!

1 Nov 2009 5:06am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

nakakainggit na talaga mga wide-angle close up shots mo. iba talaga dating eh. ganda men. tsk tsk tsk!

1 Nov 2009 8:24pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

poor sheep!! :( oh well, we do what we do a species!

2 Nov 2009 9:21pm