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I Think I'm Drunk

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It's just a long exposure shot, no manipulation here ^^
I don't even remember where I took this pic. I think it was during a party...

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Be Drunk

A poem by Charles Baudelaire

You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to be. It's the only way.
So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.

But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be
drunk! And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again, drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is singing, everything that is speaking...

Ask what time it is and wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: "It is time to be drunk!

So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue, as you wish."


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Image details
Image size
900x599px 178.85 KB
Shutter Speed
13/10 second
Focal Length
70 mm
Date Taken
Aug 18, 2008, 5:11:52 AM
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raheem1's avatar
I am not Drunk... I am A LOVER and I am In LOVE. <3 :D
Uyi91's avatar
awesome, I'm amazed that there were no conceived adjustments. awesome, featured here [link]
regineanastacio's avatar
Hi your awesome photo was used in this feature [link]
dresdenblue's avatar
This is beautiful. Usually when you've got dizzying long exposure shots like they're rendered in very subdued colors, but I love how vibrant the color is here - it gives the image a very interesting feel. Lovely work!
xmesmerizex's avatar
Wow! Very nice shot!
rjzfadingcolorz's avatar
wow!! its awesome.
lilfixit's avatar
Wait did you write the poem?
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mtsofan's avatar
Rather than drunkenness, I think of a vision that some people describe as they're dying.
Mishelangello's avatar
how many fingers ther are! :D wonderful work!
sparkica's avatar
Ghosts of light... waiting for their moment to come. Drunk of life, drunk of love, drunk of memories... and drunk of time.

:heart: Love :heart: the colors, the composition... and of course the exposure :D
SalimZaidi's avatar
hahaha.. this is cool Ben.. ;)
mingu444's avatar
I hope my comment doesn't diminish your work in any way, but this would make an outstanding album cover concept!
AztecPrincess333's avatar
awesome jeje lol!!!!!
oro-elui's avatar
fantastic effect.
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mtsofan's avatar
Great color. And, the poem is thought-provoking.
8270037's avatar
thats how i feel when i'm on that level! now i can experience it when i'm sober! thanks! ;p
BenHeine's avatar
haha, pleasure, thx for coming by
sorrowdiess's avatar
Very cool effect. You did that with the camera, or was the person moving, do you need some special material to that? Special Thanks.
BenHeine's avatar
juqt a reflex camera, manual settings, long exposure, good intuition and some luck... That's about it :D
sorrowdiess's avatar
Very nice, i couldn't do a piece like that, that is just fabulous.
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