Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sad Animals and some more infrared



There is a farm in northern new york that for $7 you can go in and see what is going on. I saw this sheep above and he was struggling to get up, making very upsetting, straining sounds, so I told a farm person about it and she said that they can't get up themselves. So I kept an eye out and right when I left I see the farm people loading it onto a little trailer and take it away. I asked the farm person again later and she said that the sheep was old and probably was nearing "that time".

I'm not a fan of farm animals much, but I love animals in general and It really upset me that the poor sheep was left there for people to gaze at (mostly children), with half his coat shaved off and making awfully sad sounds trying to get up.



I just though this goat looked really sad. I would be too though if I was stuck on a farm waiting to be killed or whatever they do with them.

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I'm not sure I should have reduced the sky to pitch black, I might have liked it to be more gray, but I thought I would share this one anyways, I really liked the way the house sat behind the trees. I took this on cayuga lake (one of the finger lakes in new york).




The above two are the same image, the last one is just a close up of the tree. I kinda liked how this one turned out, the lighting was just right to get the leaves to show very green (which is ideal for infrared).

I hope you liked the pics, let me know if you enjoyed them too.

19 comments:

J.J. in L.A. September 10, 2009 at 12:13 AM  

I'm not a big fan of confining animals (zoos, etc.) either, and that goat does look sad.

My favorite is the house. It's very...Hitchcockian.

Tennyson ee Hemingway September 10, 2009 at 12:22 AM  

Love the trees. Looks like they're glowing.

ladytruth September 10, 2009 at 12:36 AM  

I'm with Tennyson on this one: it's as though the trees are inhabited by millions of fireflies, like something out of a fairy tale.

ladytruth September 10, 2009 at 12:36 AM  

I'm with Tennyson on this one: it's as though the trees are inhabited by millions of fireflies, like something out of a fairy tale.

Proud Maisie September 10, 2009 at 1:13 AM  

I actually like the pitch black of the sky... But then I am a perpetual goth.
As for the animals, I get sick to my stomach with the way some of us treat living creatures. I wish that we were all brought up to show compassion and respect to the animals we share this planet with.

Proud Maisie September 10, 2009 at 1:13 AM  

I actually like the pitch black of the sky... But then I am a perpetual goth.
As for the animals, I get sick to my stomach with the way some of us treat living creatures. I wish that we were all brought up to show compassion and respect to the animals we share this planet with.

Mega8815 September 10, 2009 at 1:24 AM  

Cool. The tree and the house is so well done. Like Ladytruth said... makes me think of fireflies... and magic. The pitch black of the sky makes the house and trees stand out more.

You really like playing around with the photos huh?

And that goat looks so sad it's depressing. Makes me think of me... urgh! The sheep just disgusts me, why did the ppl just leave it there for so long?

Amandasaurus September 10, 2009 at 6:04 AM  

I like the one of the house. The sheep one makes me sad (shit like this is part of the reason I am a vegetarian). The goat one mostly serves to remind me how terrifying goat penises are (take a look at this if you don't know what I'm talking about: http://www.hotpieceofsass.com/2009/09/proof-is-in-pecker.html ).

...but I guess that doesn't have any relevance to the artistic value of the photograph.

Mr. Condescending September 10, 2009 at 6:09 AM  

@JJ: thank god we're not farmers hah!

@Tennyson: I really wish that I could get a weeping willow tree to come out well, as they are my fav. Unfortunately they come out like crap in infrared.

@Ladytruth: thanks, that was pretty interesting about the fireflies, never thought of it that way, thanks!

@Maisie: I thought goth's hated animals and sacrificed them all to. beezlebub? I'm just kidding, I'm glad you liked the black sky, I was really unsure how that would look to others.

Yip it makes me sick too, thinking of how so many assholes treat animals.

@Mega: well thanks for the kind words young lady ;)

Yes I like "playing around" with photos I guess, hah. I'm glad you found those magical looking.

I'm not sure why that sheep was left alone, the place was really left unattended, at least it was clean. But no excuse in my mind to not animals pretty much dying on the ground in front of kids especially.

Soda and Candy September 10, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

Thanks a lot Mr C, now I am all deperessed because of the sad, dying animals.

I love going to animal parks or zoos but if they're horrible it's so sad, like seeing abused kids or something.

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hiphophippie.com September 10, 2009 at 6:47 PM  

Omg, I love it! The trees are unbelievably gorgeous!

erin September 11, 2009 at 7:19 AM  

It would be phenomenal and amazing if trees always looked like that.
It looks like they're bursting from the inside.
Still jealous.
Drive to PA and take my christmas photos this year, eh?

Lucia September 11, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

Those poor animals they are at the mercy of their care givers like every other kept animal.

The pics are very cool. First time I've heard of Infrared pics.

Mr. Condescending September 11, 2009 at 7:31 AM  

@HHH: thanks, I got tired of seeing boring ass tree pictures!

@Erin: aw I'm glad you liked the trees, I so wish they looked like that as well. Trees do still look pretty cool though in real life.

Where in PA do you live? Just curious about the town, my grandfather had a camp near scranton

Soda and Candy September 11, 2009 at 9:09 AM  

Hey - I wasn't being serious, btw! sorry if my comment came across as mean, you know I like your photos!

Mr. Condescending September 11, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

@S&C: wow I guess this is payback for the time you forgot my comment, remember that? Lol its ok I didn't even see amandasaurs' comment either, not sure how I missed them!

I feel the same way about the animals don't worry, and thanks for liking the pics :P.

@Mandemonium: I don't blame you at all for being a veggietarian!

M.J. September 11, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

Are you trying to make me go vegetarian?!?

dizzblnd September 20, 2009 at 2:04 PM  
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KaLynn October 28, 2009 at 7:51 PM  

These are terrific! Words cannot describe the beauty you have captured here.

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