Cars of Senegal 8 - Sheep overdriving by Elcet ()
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Sorry for my friends and for so many of you who kindly commented my last posts, I was so busy during several weeks, so I did not visit your galleries. Therefore I am very late now, but I promise you to do my best according to my (very short) time to take a look to your picts! As you see, this oldie but goodie Peugeot 505 station wagon, which returns from the Senegalese Muslim Touba pilgrimage, is fiercely overdriving many other vehicles regardless of visibility! Hi folks, this is an extremely dangerous trip in which more than one is violently killed along the road, where you see a lot of just destroyed cars and upset trucks (I took some picts of theses sad events, but…). Nevertheless the pilgrims say that if you are loosing your life during the pilgrimage, this is because our Lord has called you to go to Heaven with Him. Please notice that the Peugeot has not turned on its flashing lights, but the sheep atop of the roof indicates by its head movements that the car beneath it will overtake! It is very clear, isn’t it? I have clicked on the button "Contains violence" because I do not want any Renderosity member do the same, LOL, and also because these cars do a lot of pollution, and this is a lot of violence against the planet. But, as an editor-in-chief of a car magazine said me, "Nobody is liking to use old cars (which is quite different to use collection ones), they simply do it because they cannot afford new ones". The real issue therefore is to help a durable development of poor countries. Thanks to people who commented my last post of this series:
Senegal cars 7 – Public transportation
Techdata: Nikon D70 with Nikkor 4-5.6/70-300 ED at 130mm, ISO 200, aperture-priority automatic, 1/500s at f/7.1, auto-white balance (approximative data for the sequence). Taken throught the windscreen of a moving car. No postwork except for the last image which needed enlargement of its surface area (with the Clone Stamp tool and the Perspective Clone Stamp tool) to obtain a better image composition. Composition in Photoshop CS3 Extended.
Do not miss my Senegal Cars 9, coming soon! The most stunning coffee shop! This image, I guess, will be the last of this series, after which I will return to drawings and 3D images for a while.
Image Comments (26)
e-brink () 1:21PM | Sat, 29 March 2008
That animal is going places... whether it likes it or not (I could have spelt that 'wether' for a pun - look it up if you don't get it). Great serious of shots! Well done!
dphoadley () 1:22PM | Sat, 29 March 2008
Looks like what they need more than newer cars is a Police Force that is willing to enforce the rules of the road. Makes me glad to be living in Israel! ;=D DO keep up the good work. DPH
RBlue () 2:31PM | Sat, 29 March 2008
I've come to notice, the closer one gets to the equator the more depressed the countries governments and economies are. I mean, I was told Canada has almost no homeless or unemployed... I guess with that kind of logic it is safe to assume the closer you get to the sun the colder it is, because there's snow on the mountain's tops.... (LOL)
wingnut55 () 2:59PM | Sat, 29 March 2008
interesting shots. the ram looks very calm (even if he is roped down), so perhaps he normally travels this way...?
KarmaSong () 4:25PM | Sat, 29 March 2008
J'adore! Cette série de photos prises en condition extrême j'imagine, dépeind encore mieux le caractère d'un peuple que de prendre une vue statique d'un monument. Merci de nous faire partager cela, Edouard!Pour ce qui est de mon dernier dessin dans Bryce....(Kythnos est une île des Cyclades occidentales, entre Kéa et Sérifos, située à 52 milles marins du Pirée. Elle a une superficie de 99 km² pour un littoral de 97 km. En 1995, elle compte à peu près 1500 habitants.)
jocko500 () 5:29PM | Sat, 29 March 2008
I seen every thing now. hope the sheep is ok? this is wonderful looking and thanks too for showing us how other people live and think
rocserum () 5:54PM | Sat, 29 March 2008
Looks like the sheep is enjoying the ride, great visual story, one to think about! RS
Severine () 8:43PM | Sat, 29 March 2008
Je suis revenue bien 5 fois à regarder et comparer les photos, au début je me disais, "mais non c'est une fausse chèvre" ... ben non c'est une vrai lol Terrible !! J'espère pour la pauvre bête qu'il ne roule pas trop vite !
Domi48 () 3:14AM | Sun, 30 March 2008
Vrouuuuummmm. Nous, ça nous fait sourire, mais ce type d'équipage est le lot de bien des pays. Je vois que tu est plongé dans ma production: merci de tes commentaires dominicaux! Et bonne journée!
helanker () 3:50AM | Sun, 30 March 2008
OH MY! I cant help it. I am only thinking about the poor goat. Tied to the roof of a car. It can nothing else than take what is coming. Calm?? no I dont think so. It may have tried it many times, but does it have any other choise? That is violence.
Platin () 4:27AM | Sun, 30 March 2008
This is incredible and funny too. I hope it had a seatbelt ;-)
Milouv () 6:26AM | Sun, 30 March 2008
Excellentes photos prises sur le vif. C'est du tout beau reportage dans lequel je retrouve bien l'ambiance que j'ai connue en Afrique. Vivre le moment présent est une devise assez présente en Afrique, cela est si vrai sur la route où on dépasse sans se préoccuper de l'instant d'après et advienne que pourra. La vie humaine et animale n'a que peu de prix, certaines convictions religieuses telle la promesse d'un paradis ne fait qu'accentuer cette tendance.
Elcet () 11:50AM | Sun, 30 March 2008
For info: when I took these picts, our car (Peugeot 309) was at 105-108kph, i.e. 66mph. My wife Marie-Thérèse (mtc) and me were happy when we arrived at Dakar. Do visit her gallery, she begins just to post a beautiful Senegal photo series, the first of which explains an interesting tale.
Richardphotos () 8:53PM | Sun, 30 March 2008
interesting collage and is the violence from the sheep being forced to breath the polluted road exhausts?
JaneEden () 10:11AM | Sat, 05 April 2008
Don't like to see this at all, such a different world these people live in. I feel so very sad for the goat, I really do :o( hugs Jane xx