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The Windmill by BenHeine The Windmill by BenHeine
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An older picture I took in Portugal.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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The Windmill

A poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Behold! a giant am I!
Aloft here in my tower,
With my granite jaws I devour
The maize, and the wheat, and the rye,
And grind them into flour.

I look down over the farms;
In the fields of grain I see
The harvest that is to be,
And I fling to the air my arms,
For I know it is all for me.

I hear the sound of flails
Far off, from the threshing-floors
In barns, with their open doors,
And the wind, the wind in my sails,
Louder and louder roars.

I stand here in my place,
With my foot on the rock below,
And whichever way it may blow
I meet it face to face,
As a brave man meets his foe.

And while we wrestle and strive
My master, the miller, stands
And feeds me with his hands;
For he knows who makes him thrive,
Who makes him lord of lands.

On Sundays I take my rest;
Church-going bells begin
Their low, melodious din;
I cross my arms on my breast,
And all is peace within.

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--> The poem appeared on www.everypoet.com
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stonerbum Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Thanks for the fave!
Love this shot, the composition's excellent.
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Simounet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Moi qui suis un fan de moulins, j'adore ! Très jolie composition et ton noir et blanc est très réussi ! :D
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love-runner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
absolutely stunning...incredible and of course beautiful.
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Brzostek Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Nice work man, was just about to ask where the shot was taken but scrolled up again and found it.


Really nice angle, the sky looks amazing in it.
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Eye-Freeze Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks BIG, really nice photo :)
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DraggoonX12 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.
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Minarae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Wonderful.
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fiyonk14 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
:rose:
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SalimZaidi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
nice shot bro!!
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goth-bird Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A stunning shot~
great picture!
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Writer
I think you made the right choice in making this picture black and white.
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September 2, 2008
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
10/8000 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
18 mm
Date Taken
Aug 20, 2008, 4:24:57 PM
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