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When photography meets philosophy... A picture I took in Portugal.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Yin and Yang

A poem by Mohan Sawhney

in every dusk a new dawning
in every cloud a new lining
in every storm a new calming
in every winter a new warming

in every hurt a new caring
in every frown a new smiling
in every silence a new calling
in every crime a new forgiving

in every sleep a new awakening
in every shunning a new welcoming
in every condemning a new redeeming
in every betrayal a new believing

in every coincidence a new meaning
in every being a new becoming
in every hiding a new revealing
in every end a new beginning

--> The poem appeared on mohansawhney.com

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Info : In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin yang is used to describe how seemingly opposing forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, giving rise to each other in turn. The concept lies at the heart of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine, and a central principle of several forms of martial arts and exercise, such as taijiquan, gung fu and qigong. Many natural dualities - e.g. dark and light, female and male, low and high - are cast in Chinese thought as yin yang.

The relationship between yin and yang is often described in terms of sunlight playing over a mountain and in the valley. Yin (literally the 'shady place' or 'north slope' ) is the dark area occluded by the mountain's bulk, while yang (literally the 'sunny place' or 'south slope' ) is the brightly lit portion. As the sun moves across the sky, yin and yang gradually trade places with each other, revealing what was obscured and obscuring what was revealed. Yin is usually characterized as slow, soft, insubstantial, diffuse, cold, wet, and tranquil. It is generally associated with the feminine, birth and generation, and with the night. Yang, by contrast, is characterized as hard, fast, solid, dry, focused, hot, and aggressive. It is associated with masculinity and daytime.

Yin and yang are complementary opposites within a greater whole. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, which constantly interact, never existing in absolute stasis. (Source: Wikipedia)
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that beautiful. the beach adds a nice calm to the whole picture
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harera22dec Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
nice
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Jessawary Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Amaaazingggg! :wow:
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kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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neolle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
I <3 this!
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SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicee (:
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ThumbChum Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Btw, is it alright if I upload this for an iPod skin (for my non-profit use only)?
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Nice ^_^
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pyrobabe2010 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   Photographer
Amazing :clap: I love this photo
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emey Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Well Done dear brother Ben, you are really amazing :thumbsup:
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FetalNIGHTMARE Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! Makes me want to be there now!
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sting2death Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Beep Poem , Great photo :)
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ThumbChum Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
This is so beautiful. I love it!
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cherry-abduction Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student Photographer
love the concept and a beautiful photo :)
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Fergy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Beautiful!
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Excellent work! :clap:
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NIKON D70s
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18 mm
Date Taken
Aug 18, 2008, 6:45:24 PM