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The Light and The Prophet by BenHeine The Light and The Prophet by BenHeine
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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.

See this photo on 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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creme-brulee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Writer
what was he waiting for?
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hardriff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
simpre genial
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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:
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nikolass83gianni Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:toocool: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: AWESOME :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:... :+fav: ... :thumbsup:
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TezLeaver Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I couldn't crituque this, your work is fantastic.
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SMerle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
very nice :nod:
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Le-Tomi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is really good. keep up the excellent work we all look forward to seeing more~!
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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:
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BrentY1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sick!
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GodFlavoredBagel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Wow... This is just fantastic... Of course, that's just as anybody would expect from you!
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tweeked-turtle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
you can just see that this man is very content. nice shot. :sun:
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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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sharlytoon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the field.. looks like a million yards... =D.. or like a sky... and he is the man who stop the time.. cool pic...
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jrockjpopfan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
omg love it
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Omnijay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Everyone...get on your knees and praise the lord of photography.
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3EyedGirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
this amuses me for some reason. I get the sense this guy's one of those quirky individual that either irrotates you or makes you laugh, and then throughs in a couple of mind blowing words of wisdom when you least expect it.

I love you much of a character I see in this photo.
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Wonderful portrait! :clap:
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Navy-Art Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
this picture is great, its full of feeling!!
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KretZz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
it's different and i love it (Y)
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justkebg Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning shot! :) xx
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lululetti Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow I love the brightness and the contrast. You really are an amazing artist :)
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BigT-One-N-Only Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
The simplicity of this shot added with the softness of it makes this magnificent.
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foroneheart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome :)
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tamakiluv95 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot! The contrast of colors between the man and the white surrounding him is simply magnificent!!
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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littleshirt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this. is. awesome.
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lovelybunny90 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Really great shot
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Dragonsfangstudio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like it.
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
warm thanks everyone
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turbinedave Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work Ben :-)
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's cool the setting and lighht makes him look like an old fashioned prohet, but the clothes are sortof modern.
A very great arch between old and new.
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice catch. He seems like such a happy man.
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moroninlove2008 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Wonderful!!
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IPadDoodler Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
This is now my favorite picture of yours.
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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LNDFrance Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great. I wish I could dare to ask people to shoot em ^^' it will come with age and experience.
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TheMasterHama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Spectacular as always!
You must travel a lot!
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Favourss Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That really is a very beautiful picture. Amazing, honestly amazing.
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xRandomness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I love how you set this some sort of mood in all your art and photography ^-^
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ChocoMusse Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING.
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Eilanuy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's so beautiful <3
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quentinlars Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Epic! ... and powerful. nice work here, Ben!
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JosiePika Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is incredible. It took me a while to figure out where the heck it could have been taken, until I read the description. I love how the peacefulness of this man and this place radiate from the photograph! :heart:
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NineStarsKen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this really came out great!
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Japanesegurl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful, very unusual, until I read your description I couldn't work out where he was. It looks like heaven, full of light and you can imagine silence and only the sound of the sea.
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FangEvolved Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing shot! :wow:
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thegreekweegee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Simply gorgeous.
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Nov 20, 2011, 12:41:07 PM
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