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I'm Still a Child by BenHeine I'm Still a Child by BenHeine
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I've taken this photo very early in the morning in Fontalirant, near Thenon in France...

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10, provided to me by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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I Was Once A Child So Young

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

I was once a child so young
With fantasies in my mind
Like flowers from seeds do sprung
Each memory left behind

Like air that is busting to sky
To float with a cloudy mist
Or a brook in its flowing nearby
That earth has wandered and kissed

I look now and find memories
Of so much that life has given
The inside the heart only sees
And you through times have liven

There is so much far and wide
In songs of my singing that call
With moments for a while to abide
Like leaves in their beautiful of fall

My dreams have been pleasantry thing
With so much a child can do
They infinitely to me now sing
And some of them I interpret to you

A love song to fly in the blue
And wander away in youth’s countryside
To give of a young heart so true
In a merry-go-round childhood’s ride
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Such an amazing piece of work! It has a wonderful message to it (that is included in the title of course) on how we would all wish to go back to our own childhood, I know this from experience with swings.

Now on HOW the photo was taken: the mist in the background was a good add to make it seem more mysterious and dark in a way. the light shining across the outline of the tree adds to the calm, yet some what intense atmosphere, and I do not know if the photo is black or white, or just drained in saturation, but whatever you did to it finishes the piece off very nicely.

I usually won' give out all five stars in a critique, but I felt a special connection to the shot, and it's so nicely taken :) so please, amazing job, have a nice day! :) :heart:
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Incredible work is just gorgeous! This work is very strong, but at the same time very simple and sensitive!

Each of us had a favorite childhood place, which had a special feeling side. Therefore, as see in this picture, can easily empathize with it and go back to the childhood. Close to the moment I am blown back in time and stand beside the tree. It is an early summer morning, still very cool and humid air. The sun is already behind the increases, although still visible mist that creates a magical atmosphere.

Beautiful composition! Strong and very dark front side, which is emphasizing perspective. Interesting light that shines through the leaves the tree is the rights treat to watch. Also, the background is very beautiful and worked well with the front. Light just like a bind them together!

Very wonderful piece of art, well done and thank you for this wonderful dream!
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ColouredArt Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very simple but so beautiful!
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Writer
So many feelings envelop this piece, even at a single glance...although, I must admit I took many, many more.

This amazing piece has been featured here.
whyah Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Thank you!
CassyAmbrose Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer's beautiful
paperheartpaperworld Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Writer
Rejuvenated by the mists of the past. The spirits of yesterday's children can be found at every abandoned swing. The grey frostiness of the image creates beautiful atmosphere. Love this. :)
CatherineAmy3 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
such a powwerful shot :)
TheArta Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello. I used this picture as a reference and landscape study, I hope it's okay. I tried to recreate the piece digitally with my own style added to it ~ [link]
Beautiful and inspiring photo. C:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
A beautiful, evocative vision. :love:
The poem by Peter S. Quinn is so beautiful too. Thank you for sharing both with us.
So, you're still a child ... me too .
PotassiumK Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very evocative, nostalgic piece.

Frobenius Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
A very strong picture. It really works. Great stuff.
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