of rice and venn
January 24, 2006 7:09 PM   Subscribe

 
Awesome, venn diagrams!
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:12 PM on January 24, 2006


Ooh... Lovely pictures.
posted by Savannah at 7:13 PM on January 24, 2006



posted by quonsar at 7:13 PM on January 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


Mmmmm...venn diagrams are delicious!!
posted by youarenothere at 7:13 PM on January 24, 2006


Neat!

So where in China were these taken?
posted by selfnoise at 7:19 PM on January 24, 2006


Guilin
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:22 PM on January 24, 2006


I am moving there in a month. Thanks for the pics!
posted by Pollomacho at 7:24 PM on January 24, 2006


My God those are some magnificent photographs!
posted by LarryC at 7:28 PM on January 24, 2006


Wow. I thought that the pimped ride from your recent AskMe thread was cool, but these were really great. Thanks.
posted by ND¢ at 7:38 PM on January 24, 2006


Very Nice!
posted by donkelly at 7:47 PM on January 24, 2006


How about pictures of the great firewall of china?
posted by b1tr0t at 7:50 PM on January 24, 2006


Definitely truth in advertising!
posted by photoslob at 7:53 PM on January 24, 2006


Gorgeous photos!
posted by amro at 7:54 PM on January 24, 2006


Excellent post. Cheers.
posted by Rothko at 8:08 PM on January 24, 2006


Guilin is amazing, as those photos show. Love the shots of the fishermen. Cormorant fishing, right?
posted by gemmy at 8:12 PM on January 24, 2006


I can't be totally sure until I look tomorrow, but I think these pics are published in a bargain cookbook that you can pick up at your local Big Box Bookstore for ten bucks or so. it's called Beautiful China, oddly enough. the recipes look good, too.

I don't know how to make circles with MS Paint, so I'm gonna step out for a bit and work on the Venn diagram for these three posts with markers and some printer paper.
posted by carsonb at 8:20 PM on January 24, 2006


Is it just me, or does every one of those pictures focus on China being wet? China has deserts too, right? Aren't they beautiful?
posted by Balisong at 8:21 PM on January 24, 2006


Err..is it me or do the overly worked lands, human rights abuses, Tibetan and Taiwanese oppression and the industrial nightmare of consumptive growth somewhat cloud these very unclouded pictures?

Thanks but the sugars a little too sweet in this photographer's lens..gifted as it maybe.
posted by Mr Bluesky at 8:31 PM on January 24, 2006


Bluesky, what? That's utterly ridiculous. You want a little disclaimer or something in the middle of the photos to make them not quite so beautiful lest people forget some of you don't like China?
posted by thirteenkiller at 8:33 PM on January 24, 2006


Those are beautiful pics, and China's a cesspool of pollution. It's OK, though -- big people can hold contradictory ideas simultaneously in their minds and not explode.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:38 PM on January 24, 2006


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posted by shoepal at 8:43 PM on January 24, 2006


I disagree, Mr Bluesky, I think that these pictures prove that totalitarianist Communism is the only just form of government and that crushing the insulting "resistance" of the Tibetans is essential for our industrial utopia to blossom. All hail Krull, and his glorious new regime!
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 8:44 PM on January 24, 2006


January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December.

But nice photos.
posted by marvin at 8:46 PM on January 24, 2006


Marvin are you going to make them into a calendar? That's a cool idea!
posted by thirteenkiller at 8:55 PM on January 24, 2006


When did DownThemAll go from a tidy and simple extension to a fucked up piece of crap that can't even properly download 24 images on a simple freakin' web page?! Stupid Firefox... >:(
posted by hincandenza at 9:07 PM on January 24, 2006


Photojournalism in China
posted by kliuless at 9:12 PM on January 24, 2006


So what's up with the picture of the mother (?) bathing the kid. Question one: is the kid doing #1 in the tub? Question two: does that woman have a unibreast or something? It just doesn't look anatomically correct. Anyone have suggestions?
posted by reformedjerk at 9:13 PM on January 24, 2006


They just hang low, dude- the left one is hidden behind her left arm/side of the tub.
posted by hincandenza at 9:18 PM on January 24, 2006


CHINA: Making Contour Cartographers' Jobs Easier... One Valley At a Time.

Gorgeous, by the way.
posted by brundlefly at 10:58 PM on January 24, 2006


Purty and vast. Nice.
posted by fenriq at 11:57 PM on January 24, 2006


∴ The Middle Kingdom ∩ beauty = concentricity
posted by rob511 at 12:37 AM on January 25, 2006


Maybe I'm stupid..

besides the (decent) pun, what do Venn diagrams have to do with these magnificent photographs?
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:16 AM on January 25, 2006


By The Grace of God, thanks for being the one to ask, I couldn't figure it out either.

Loved the pictures though, thanks.
posted by teleskiving at 2:35 AM on January 25, 2006


pollomacho, it's a long ride from Beijing to Guilin. Get used to coal smoke, dust, and low visibility.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 2:41 AM on January 25, 2006


The first several pictures are from the Longsheng Rice Terraces several hours north of Guilin. I went there several years ago, but couldn't see anything but thick fog. Gosh darn it.
posted by alidarbac at 4:09 AM on January 25, 2006


mmmmmmmmmmmm pretty.
posted by tarantula at 5:22 AM on January 25, 2006


While I like them a lot, they really do seem a bit over-colourized.
Looking at the skin of the people, these colours are not true. The photographer/processor needs to learn what the word 'subtle' means.

Thanks for posting them you recalcitrant with the far too bloody long name to be bothered typing fellow who should add something to his profile, you.
posted by peacay at 5:23 AM on January 25, 2006


besides the (decent) pun, what do Venn diagrams have to do with these magnificent photographs?

read the links. yep. plural.
posted by quonsar at 5:26 AM on January 25, 2006


Gorgeous. But what is going on in that bathtub picture?? Have the aliens landed in Kweilin?
posted by languagehat at 5:29 AM on January 25, 2006


Very beautiful. I'd love to see some of these scenes in person.
posted by OmieWise at 6:26 AM on January 25, 2006


Also, the generators are cool!
posted by OmieWise at 6:27 AM on January 25, 2006


Clarification: My comments were more an observation on our photographer's style and content vs. a political statement. These are "calendar" shots, tinted and staged, and don't capture a reality for me.

So please unwad the panties.
posted by Mr Bluesky at 8:03 AM on January 25, 2006


ok, so am I the only one who still doesn't get the ven diagrams links? maybe I'm a little slow this morning...
posted by Hanover Phist at 8:14 AM on January 25, 2006


Hanover Phist: Perhaps they have been combined for the sole purpose of making the "of rice and venn" joke in the title?
posted by amro at 9:40 AM on January 25, 2006


Perhaps they have been combined for the sole purpose of making the "of rice and venn" joke in the title?
This is true, which I got, then sourbrew, via mefi@conference.metafilter.com was able to tell me: "mostly someone in channel last night was demanding a venn diagram post" so mystery solved.
posted by Hanover Phist at 10:35 AM on January 25, 2006


So, could someone tell me what kind of geology gives the sort of alien fractal landscape effect perhaps best seen in this one?
posted by jammer at 2:12 PM on January 25, 2006


It's called karst topography (although that wikipedia article doesn't mention china at all).
Looks like the Chinese Karst Dynamics Laboratory is based in Guilin, appropriately enough.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 2:23 PM on January 25, 2006


Arrgh - hit post instead of preview.

I meant to add that the different formations you referred to are called fengcong (tower karst) and fenglin (cone karst). See here for more details.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 2:27 PM on January 25, 2006


Lovely, but some are a little too tourist-brochure-looking for me.
posted by Redruin at 12:33 PM on January 26, 2006


The terrain is also known as "cockpit karst".
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:17 AM on January 28, 2006


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