• I used 2 different textures
  • Highway taken in Portugal while I was in the car
  • Giraffe taken in Kenya and digitally enhanced

Lost Giraffe on the Highway

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This is a composite image made from photos I took in different places (the background is an highway in Portugal, the animal is a giraffe I captured in Kenya). I also added 2 different textures (wood and wall) and enhanced the overall light effects and colors. This picture is part of my series titled "Wild Animals Downtown". I wanted to generate a surreal atmosphere with a clean and unexpected composition (Every graphic element you see in my Flickr gallery comes from my own stock/production)
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For more information about my art: info@benheine.com
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Daydreaming Is Often Bad

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Daydreaming is often bad
Getting you nowhere at time
Living with once that you had
When it was early and prime

With every move and sensation
Giving you much to think
Love in its much tarnation
Into each catch like a blink

Riding on clouds to the far
Into the beguiled of their dark
Knowing sometimes what you are
Before on journeys you embark

When there's time just to know
What it is that you give me?
In every up and air blow
When we on dreams ride free

And if we are lost by a heart
In darker moments than some
Knowing when again then to start
To bring back where good is from

When we dream much of it
It isn't going to hurt us so much
We shall have time then to quit
Before it ever becomes to be such

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The poem appeared on www.poemhunter.com/peter-s-quinn

_Cristina, Stina Baruh, jham107, and 273 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. 3 & 2/3-quitting flickr 49 months ago | reply

    °GoLDeN aRT°
    Thank you for posting!

    A Definite Favorite!!
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  2. mitumo 49 months ago | reply

    cool work
    °GoLDeN aRT°
    Thank you for posting!

    A Definite Favorite!!
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    Please Tag Image "goldenART"

  3. proartwork 49 months ago | reply

    Very creative!

  4. Weapon X™ 48 months ago | reply

    Lovely shot!
    Enjoy the weekend.

    BMW Z4 HDR 1.0

  5. Kelly the Zebra 48 months ago | reply

    WOWWW!!! I love this!!

  6. Thiago Estefani 47 months ago | reply

    beautiful treatment!

  7. jວy 47 months ago | reply

    I have to smile when see this. I always have to smile when I see giraffes. They have this special expression. LOVE YOUR WORK!

  8. emcleod43 46 months ago | reply

    This is a magnificent example of
    Nature's Pot-of-Gold!

    June 2nd, one beautiful day, glorious!
    Thanks for adding to
    Nature's Pot-of-Gold Group.

    Collect at least 5 comment (owl) awards and post a small-size here to receive admin invite to Nature's Pot-of-Gold: Level 2.

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  9. Edgar_Pereira 45 months ago | reply

    Ben this is just great imaginative work! You are brilliant!

  10. skinny_man (somewhere else) 45 months ago | reply

    Original and very creative. Like the use of the texture.

    You're invited to post your stunning image

    Please send your shot to our group pool and join us if you like
    The Eye of the Giraffe

  11. TravelsThruTheUniverse 39 months ago | reply


    You deserve this award from
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  12. ANDURIÑAS 39 months ago | reply


    You deserve this award from
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  13. Carolina M. (Pio.Foto) 39 months ago | reply

    Wowwwwwwwwww!!! Nice work!!!

  14. Emotioned.com 38 months ago | reply

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  15. *Light Painting* 8 months ago | reply

    This image really is intuitive, poetic, beautiful,
    wild, imaginative, and powerful .

    I admired it in:



    North Wind's Daughter

  16. Jean-Claude D 8 months ago | reply

    Superbe capture !

  17. ppawlo 8 months ago | reply

    This image really is intuitive, poetic, beautiful,
    wild, imaginative, and powerful .

    I admired it in:



    North Wind's Daughter

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