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Dry River by BenHeine Dry River by BenHeine
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I took this photo in Robertville near Malmedy in Belgium. The scenery was incredibly and unusually apocalyptic!

A delight for my camera. I also spent a few hours to improve the light, composition, etc...

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10, provided to me by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Dry River

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Evaporated desiccated river
Your veins are old and dry
Your stream can't deliver
Skies clouds are drifting by

Days were once in stream
Flowing to the deep ocean
Now it’s gone pouring ream
Once filled with earth potion

From the valley of Robertville
Were you torrent was flowing
Lies now every moment still
In its dry up of nowhere going

And the sky’s lucid in the blue
With heaven’s gate there still
No more water coming thru
For every foliage to fulfill

Dried up sprinkling life giver
All you irrigate is now gone
In these instant breeze shiver
Carrying no circle on and on

Your riverbed is now dust
To the coming times ahead
In the valleys of the arid lost
Water blooms are all dead
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Jenne77 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Awesome Picture!!!
I used it here [link]
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured in our "Art-anatomy as a Corpus Hippocraticum" a project journal #sPraying-ReVolution[link]
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miladps3 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I used your photo in this [link]
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tillydotcom Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
This has been featured in my Beautiful Landscapes/Seascapes new article! [link] :heart:
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Myrrhlake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
What opticsnake said. Stunning.
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:iconchris-stahl:
chris-stahl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! The variance of textures in this image are amazing!
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leeleeleann Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
lovely textures
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beyondunderstanding Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I don't know why.. but I just love it :)
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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
makes me feel all adventurous :D
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:iconblaze-i:
Blaze-i Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simply : AMAZING!!
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devilicious Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
that packs a powerful punch - the perspective of the dried cracked dirt in the foreground really emphasizes the sadness of the dried river - you can choke on the visual dry - great one
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damiencorluy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot :)
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fariitaah Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
oh wooahh.. Amazing :]
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:iconcmtorrez:
CMTorrez Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
woooow!! Fantastic shot!!!
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gizmoartist Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student General Artist
like the view.:bounce:
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bLuesounet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Photographer
Vraiment excellente l'impression qui se dégage de cette photo. Une chose, mais c'est mon point de vue, qui me surprend aussi quand je la regarde, c'est le contraste entre le sol sec, rugueux voir même fatigué avec ce ciel qui semble doux, reposant à la fois. Pas facile à décrire mais bon ce qu'il faut retenir c'est que j'adhore.
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bLuesounet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Photographer
Oups le mix entre adhère et adore qui donne adhore :D
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mehrmeer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Magnificent work :heart:
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Johnsiff16 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww it looks so sad I hope this isn't down to global warming over irrigation. :cry:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
:wow: Amazing shot! :clap:
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alexbeem Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is such a great shot! Well done!!!
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
wonderful captured!
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful, the composition is great ^^
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GreenTzy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
:wow:
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
warm thanks friends
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Samhain92 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
goh mooi! waar ergens ligt Malmedy? ik vind jouw foto's echt leuk! ze tonen vaak een kant van België die ik zelf nog niet kende!!
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getcarter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Photographer
you ring my bell! :clap:
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michal-kazmierczak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Hi Ben!
Very nice shot! :)
Perfect composition!

Michal
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CrowManIC Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work with this one Ben :thumbsup: Great B&W version ...
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LUDAWIZ Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Is this place like a dezert or wat...hold up its a garbage dump...=/ ...watever it is its really COOL...like the way u captured the place..real neat^ ^
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Logan2911 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
looking at this makes me thirsty
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's almost like it's a hellish pathway to the promised land. It has that feeling of a long journey ahead :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful in a bizzaar kind of way. The cracked dirt, the bowl valley, almost like a science fiction landscape. Nice shot.

Nice camera. Great company, Samsung, aye.
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sircolinthefirst Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
:O My gawd man....this is perfect! I think i....oh....i gotta get a new pair of pants *rushes to dresser* all better! Any ways, love the clouds, sunlight, and focal point! Check out my gallery, very similair art :D
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) I will
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sircolinthefirst Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Hey thanks dude, appreciate it! ^^
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