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I Have a Super Power by BenHeine I Have a Super Power by BenHeine
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This is a long exposure shot. It's a real photo. This picture is the result of an improvised collaboration with my long time friend Stoff (make sure to check out his page, there are some amazing creations to view).

I took this photo by night at the seaside in Hastings a few days ago, while I was travelling to the UK for an exhibition in London (Battersea Affordable Art Fair). I lived in Hastings from 2002 to 2003, it was so nice to be there again!

Stoff makes incredible "orbs" by playing with home made light sources. Luckily, Caroline Madison was there with us... I first "flashed" her and then took a 30 sec photo, while stoff was making the magic orb in the middle of the composition.

This photo is dedicated to my friend Marcel De Munnynck, who passed away a few days ago.

If you wish, you can view a detail here.

Model: :iconfairytaleheart22:
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Some other long exposure shots:






Moving Shine Fire

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Moving shine fire
On to and into
Hearts own desire
Feelings so true

Everything inside
Rousing and glowing
Feelings that hide
Now in their showing

Star twinkle in light
Fondling burn
Dreams on so bright
Rotating ageless turn

Super powers beyond
Times spinning twist
From a glowing wand
Magic has kissed

Poignant spark
Orderly glow beams
Bending the dark
To instantaneous themes

Just like life is
In growing and making
When its bliss
Entangles new waking
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sweetness24 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
awesome
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Stripe941 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
That is cool
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Pencil-of-Power Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing. I don't know how those lights were created but they surely fullfill their purpose, to amaze the viewer. The whole atmosphere is magical and every detail, the stars, the houses, the model, is perfect. I am truly stunned.
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RenzoEHernandez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I know your super power is imagination, which knows no bounds. This is an amazing collaboration which all three of you were part of, now that is art.
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

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gzairborne Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
brilliant!!!
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ht3456781 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS!!!!
I love all of your art :D This is genius . I Cant stop looking at it :D
I also put you under my favorite artists :D your amazing :D
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MirandaPavelle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
i will critique this later, i am rather busy right now. i feel i should critique it because it is a technique i have been attempting to master to a while now, not the light itself, but the making of an orb. you can make fire with glowsticks you know :)
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Since you are working with light, i thought you might be interested. you just wave the glowstick around madly in unpredictable patterns.
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sp00nd Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I've come across your art many times before and admired it, I had no idea you lived in my hometown for a year. :) This is a beautiful shot!
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Magic-luver101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
thats a hell of a shot. So cool! how did you get all the different light effects?
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Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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elizzia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks so......................magical!
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.
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Un4seenDeception Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
How did you create that orb??
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archiesimagination Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Hastings!! i go to college there :D it's nice to stumble upon familiar places on DeviantArt :)
beautiful shot! seriously thought this was a digital painting when i saw it! very well done :D
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RAtakol Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Super!
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CookieRaider77 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
yes you do have superpowers... and theyre awesome ;P
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:iconalraheef:
alraheef Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow
Well done!
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Leila-LP Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
I love freezelight
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:iconmstislava:
mstislava Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
these are amazing !!! :D
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:icondehog:
dehog Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is so amazing dude!
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carlos170691 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what a nice concept :)
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SeptemberIssue Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Amazing photo. :]
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:iconnikorio:
nikorio Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
light paintings and long exposures are really mind-boggling (for me, at least)! very nice!
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abiparmenter Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful! so eyecatching, barely looks real! totally love long exposure photographs! :aww:
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agbuttery Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome,very cool.
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wdphotografics Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that's amazing - as is all your other work
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mishulika007 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
how exactly do i have to set my camera to get an long exposure shot ? :)
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aaawhyme Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
at first I was like, "meh, why is crappy photoshop on the front page?" then I was like, "HOLY SHIT, IT'S SUPER AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLZ!" and then I loved it. :3 oh how much I loved it!

Good job!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been featured on my front page in my weekly Box Feature.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank u!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :huggle:
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chekm8 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
how do you make the sphere?
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aki-hinata93 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay i know u requested a critique but if i could have a question , i have a digital camera and set it up for long exposure i cant get as clean lines like that, and i only have seven seconds (i estimate*) to draw with light what it is im doing. do you have any tips to an aspiring photographer?
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
You need at least 20 seconds (see f you have a "bulk" option for longer exposure). You also need a tripod. I always put 100 iso, so that there isn't too much grain... Best of luck to u :)
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aki-hinata93 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hmmm i will see if i have that, im actually looking into a better camera , i mean mine is great but its more mainstream for point and click pictures not very customizable (anything u recommend? )and i have a kinda broken tripod , but i will do that thanks so much for ur advice
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winbit Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Amazing
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Passin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Very pretty
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work
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charrlahh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Photographer
Lovely work! :D
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psychmeout Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Whoa! Looks like science fiction.
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! @_@ :D
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Aplos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
excellent!
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Makenchi45 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazingly epic!! 8D!
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Em-S5 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Photographer
OH MY GOSH EPIC.
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Headphone4clock Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it looks like your putting your hand through the door of Cinderella's carriage, very beautiful
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Rui-rui Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
As far as I'm aware, long exposure is a form of magic.
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NaziSozi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like this lady is held captive in a death camp of sorts for having such superpowers. A danger to society they say. A reflection of the past I say.
very beautiful work.
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QZYXYA Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Photographer
I'm sorry about your friend...
Nice picture though! I should really try some long exposures!
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