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Nov 20, 2011, 12:41:07 PM
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The Light and The Prophet by BenHeine The Light and The Prophet by BenHeine | Facebook | Twitter | Ben Heine

A man I met during my trip in Tunisia a few months ago.
He was waiting peacefully in the sand (full of seaweed).
Although I took this picture in winter, the light was really
strong, the sea behind was quite and the sand very white.

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Just Come Along

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

We are all with different roots
Needing time to grow on
In the night there are beauts
A strayed ways lonesome spawn
Feelings that come and go
Moving the shadows again
Flowers on hills and snow
Dark sighted unknown guardsmen

Desperate ways feeling so alone
You and I - needing it all
Breezing of thoughts pebble and stone
What comes to you in this call?
Never be again without a guide
Medicine is in its bags
Some is gone river have dried
What are left are only its tags

Be what you stand always for
Riding the dales and the hills
Destiny knows if there's more
Pattern and structure out of it twills
Going on never to despair
Waiting and moving destiny
Nothing is ever reasonable fair
Just come along and ride with me
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The main focus of this photograph is the man in the center, he is what you want people to see. The fading of the background does a wonderful job of focusing the eye on him without the colorful distractions of his surroundings. The neutral browns along with the gray tones lend an earthy feeling even though it's by the sea. It's interesting how his staff is about the same height as he is bending down, a nice touch. Your title, "The Light and the Prophet" is rather fitting, the man has an wise air about him and a knowing smile. Altogether, it's a job well done and an excellent photo.
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This is a fantastic shot. The contrast between your subject and the background frames him, drawing your eye to the detail of his plain but business like dress. The title is well chosen as well. The subject has a very peaceful, content expression reminiscent of a prophet. The stick in his hand is very crisp making it easy to see the detail. The cigarette and bandaged finger tell a story. I enjoy the fading around the edges. It looks like the reflection off the sand and sea washed it out. Over all this is a well composed shot. Another amazing piece.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
nikolass83gianni Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:toocool: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: AWESOME :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:... :+fav: ... :thumbsup:
TezLeaver Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I couldn't crituque this, your work is fantastic.
SMerle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
very nice :nod:
Le-Tomi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is really good. keep up the excellent work we all look forward to seeing more~!
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  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:
BrentY1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
GodFlavoredBagel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Wow... This is just fantastic... Of course, that's just as anybody would expect from you!
tweeked-turtle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
you can just see that this man is very content. nice shot. :sun:
StarAdaptus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought that was taken on the salt flats at a glance; wonderful lighting! The center focus is perfectly defined from the background.
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