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An older picture (taken in 2006 in Kenya and edited in 2008).
I liked the compo and the fact that the focus is in the background...
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Kiss The Earth

A poem by Thich Nhat Hanh (*)

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

(*) Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. During the war in Vietnam, he worked tirelessly for reconciliation between North and South Vietnam. His lifelong efforts to generate peace moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He lives in exile in a small community in France where he teaches, writes, gardens, and works to help refugees worldwide. He has conducted many mindfulness retreats in Europe and North America helping veterans, children, environmentalists, psychotherapists, artists and many thousands of individuals seeking peace in their hearts, and in their world. Read more : [link]

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Elena-sugarock Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student General Artist
interesting =)
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chenss Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
perfect.
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:iconliolei:
Liolei Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
amaazing! love it (:
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:iconemilydiane:
emilydiane Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this!
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:icontode:
Tode Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008   Photographer
Absolutely great!
Love that pix!
:aww:
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marora Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
I love how the picture is potentially incredibly melancholy, but the smile changes that all.
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HaruNiji Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
very nice work!
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xfact Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
FEATURED [link]

:heart:
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student General Artist
Beautiful picture! Very nice smile ^_^
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:iconlia1:
lia1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Student Photographer
cool work :)
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:icondanielnikolic:
danielnikolic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
:omg: :thumbsup:
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:iconshaoranlee:
ShaoranLee Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Awsome photo! awsome comment...your awsome!!! :XD:
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:iconsimounet:
Simounet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Tout est dans le titre et ça fait toujours chaud au coeur de voir un joli sourire ! Merci Ben ! ;)
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
smiles are lovely and help to brighten others moods, while laughter could be infectious!! :clap: Wonderful for sharing it!!
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:iconcc-salehi:
cc-salehi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
cooooool :D
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:iconmoondial:
moondial Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconthebuild:
Thebuild Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Great work Ben, she has a wonderful smile.
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:iconme-mellow:
Me-Mellow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Beautiful photograph. And the two people in the back just make the whole thing, if they weren't there it wouldn't work as good
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Waltz-With-Me Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Makes my heart smile. :)
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:iconheliotropeclaire:
HeliotropeClaire Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
wonderful!
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SerenaG519 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
such a nice smile :)
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:icontrfrania:
trfrania Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
smile is enlighting the whole scene :)
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:iconxena1509:
Xena1509 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
très chouette!
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:iconmanlarr:
Manlarr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008   Photographer
Brilliant shot. What a wonderful eye you have.
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:iconsleepdepjoel:
SleepDepJoel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
She's just happy to be there.
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:iconmtsofan:
mtsofan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Smiling despite the cloud.
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:iconwaterlilynl:
Waterlilynl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
nice smile :)
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Writer
I love the aura she's radiating behind her :)
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:iconms-typo:
Ms-Typo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
I'm sure it made me smile! :D
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Lady-Sweet-T Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
beautiful picture! done amazingly love it
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June 28, 2008
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
10/800 second
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F/5.6
Focal Length
40 mm
Date Taken
Nov 1, 2006, 4:26:44 PM
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