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I took this photo in Versailles, France. It is dedicated to Marcia.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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In the Morning of Life

A poem by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; --
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
'Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not 'mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

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Poem's source : www.fullbooks.com
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:iconzayoon:
Zayoon Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful :love:
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Featured in [link] - LIFE
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:iconavemelidergi:
avemelidergi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Hi,
I like you photo very much. may I use one or some in my monthly published e-magazine.(www.avemeli.com) of course with your name under it.
thank you in advance

avemelidergi
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SpiritDuchess Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Very nice
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:iconthegratfatone:
thegratfatone Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
hey if you scroll up and down rapidly it looks wild XD
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:icongabriella123:
GaBrIeLlA123 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, the checkers look endless =)
I'm kinda suprised that you were able to take a picture in Versailles with no tourists in it. It's usually so crowded =p
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Cool shot amigo
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:iconnathellis:
Nathellis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice : symetrical and living with the people inside. I love it ! :love:
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:icon1step2sin:
1step2sin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
unfortunately, the formatting could be seen in front of the girl,
but the concept is good anyway :)
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:iconfotogenia:
Fotogenia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot!!!
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:icongothic06:
gothic06 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This Picture just caught my eye!
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:iconsuperchelonia:
SuperChelonia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is very, very intense. (:
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:iconstarangel234:
starangel234 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student
Wow,what a beautiful pic.
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:icontifa-amy-lockheart:
Tifa-Amy-Lockheart Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This does crazy things to my head, scrolling in full view XD
Lovely!
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:iconmr-bastos:
Mr-Bastos Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feature here: [link]
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:iconj-kalika:
J-Kalika Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow.. this is awesome.. especially looking at the affect of the ground while I'm scrolling down.. @_@
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:iconscissordancer:
ScissorDancer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
This is both trippy and beautiful. Random note: I used to have stockings with this pattern.
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:iconaisis:
Aisis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
(especially when you see the picture in full view)
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:iconaisis:
Aisis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
woooo... cool effect
It makes me dizzy hehe
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:iconrainbowdropsofdeath:
rainbowdropsofdeath Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
ooh, this is so cool!
I love it!
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:iconbloodsakura:
bloodsakura Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
nifty:P
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:iconmisscam-ftw:
misscam-ftw Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
J'adore !
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:iconblacklemons:
blacklemons Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
i really love this. really fun to look at!
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:iconsimounet:
Simounet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent comme effet ! Bien joué j'aime beaucoup ! :)
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Roke-onE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
love it..
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:iconadarkmuse:
ADarkMuse Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful...

:rose:
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:iconjames-lee:
James-Lee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008   Photographer
Love the perspective and contrast. I would actually like to see what it looks like in color.
Interesting use of DOF too. :)
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:iconmanlarr:
Manlarr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008   Photographer
How can anyone not be impressed with this. Awesome capture.
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:iconstaatsf:
staatsf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
great shot!
staats
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sametimenxtyr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Amazing, Ben............................:+fav:
Thank you for sharing!!! :bow:
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:iconmtsofan:
mtsofan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. Just enough to go with the pattern on the floor, and just enough to break the pattern.
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:iconeranrez:
eranrez Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
this is great.

one of my favorite shots i seen here lately .

:clap:
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:iconms-typo:
Ms-Typo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Wow, that's a great place for photographs! It's beautiful. :)
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:icontenola:
tenola Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
PERFECT!
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:icontorsten85:
Torsten85 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Looks great...like it very much!! :D
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:iconflavioromualdo:
flavioromualdo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008   General Artist
solo applausi...complimenti
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Psychobabbles Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I love that poem, I read it with recognizion,
just very beautiful!

and that photo is trippin' me out ;-)..
but allthough really awesome!
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ASkullInDisguise Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Great work. It reminds me of an M.C. Escher drawing.
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:iconpure-ash:
pure-ash Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Amazing!
When I'm rich and have a huge house, I'm having floors like that ;)
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:iconjohnnysix:
JohnnySix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Artist
That's one huge floor! :D

Just needs and altar and two pillars to be authentic. ;)
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:iconabsalome:
Absalome Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I love the movement created by the tiles and the top!Great composition and concept.
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:iconredsky42:
redsky42 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
So many missing pieces.
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:iconkekereke:
kekereke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
go full wiew, find center of photo and quickly scroll up and down. trip:P
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:icontrfrania:
trfrania Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I like a lot composition and this psychodelic feeling of moving tiles
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:iconvandervir:
Vandervir Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Sooo Eyes shaking :F


Queen from A2 to A4 :D
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:icononcugultekin:
oncugultekin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
very interesting. i like it :)
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:iconorkideh84:
Orkideh84 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That look so brilliant! Always loved the chess miniature! Well put, Ben!
By the way, have a nice summer! =D
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echo5001 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
love it!
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:iconlia1:
lia1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Student Photographer
wow ... so COOL :)
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Midnight305 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thats alsome
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Date Taken
Jun 24, 2008, 6:45:53 PM
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