Stillness within the noise

sometimes, if you just wait long enough, all the noise just disappears into a sea of stillness.

on another equally depressing note, I just finished watching that 4 Corners report on hunting in South Africa, irrespective of whether you agree with it, think that its a good way to fund the increase in rhinos populations or whatever, i just cannot get it around my head the fact that people get enjoyment out of shooting an animal. Whether its a canned hunt, a ex-petting cub, or even just the cow you gonna eat, i just cannot see how one would get enjoyment out of killing an animal.

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f14and Shutter Speed: 245.9 seconds
ISO 100
Out front – LEE GND (0.6x) and the LEE fat stopper

25 thoughts on “Stillness within the noise

  1. +Gerard Blacklock for a second there I thought you were PRO the 'sport'..thank god because whilst I do not want to be hypocritical (I eat meat, wear leather), it just repulses me that people (and especially some Australian so called icons do this). Sometimes you have to turn to nature to just cleanse the senses you know? Stunning photo btw 🙂

  2. +Kitten KaboodleInc
    definitely not PRO hunting… 🙂 I eat meat and can accept that animals are killed for that purpose.. i suppose one may argue that there is no difference in breeding for food, which could be seen as a form of enjoyment vs the breeding for canned hunting also a form of enjoyment ( for some). My opinion tho is that irrespective of where you fit in the food chain nothing but humans kill for the enjoyment of stuffing the head and putting it in a trophy room. Everything else kills to provide protein to eat or for self defensive. I reckon the animals I have killed (not directly, via buying meat from a butcher) have been for one purpose only, that's to provide protein/food, i have always ensured that I do not waste any meat since i know a animal has died and i reckon it would be pretty shit to die and know that half my carcass would be wasted… .. anyway i digress 🙂 my point is that i get no enjoyment out of knowing I have killed an animal (via butchers) vs a hunter who gets direct enjoyment from hunting and killing…

  3. +Gerard Blacklock I think we are pretty much on the same wavelength. Like you I think the most disturbing thing is about hunting in general is that it requires a certain mindset that it is acceptable to treat the triumph over an unarmed animal as a sucess somehow. I really don't get the 'ego trip' thing 🙁 The sooner dogs learn to drive cars to provide the getaway services the better I say! (They'd probably drive better than some of the people up here :p)

  4. Beautiful photo… no I got that wrong! That's more than a photo it is 'Beautiful Art' … well done. As far as hunting for 'enjoyment' goes, well those people are fundamentally 'broken' in my opinion.

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