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the foreigner by raun the foreigner by raun
"A foreigner from fielded lands
With prairie thoughts of desert sands
Who'd never seen a wood of oak,
He came to visit forest folk.
And in surprise he only sees
The mighty oaks and cypress knees,
Begged, "Someone will you help me please?
I cannot see the forest for the trees."

So I, a common forest folk,
Rustled in the leaves and spoke,
"Don't look into the wooden faces
Searching for the forest places;
Wander with the scented breeze,
Past mighty oaks and cypress knees,
Forget the timber your eye sees;
Our forest is the space between the trees." - Thomas James Allen
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:iconjtheq:
JtheQ Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Fabulous shot!
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:iconcacophonyy:
cacophonyy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's beautiful. Simple as that.
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Taryd Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Lovely.
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:iconnomad072:
nomad072 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
This is my favorite picture. I absolutely love it. Amazing job, great concept. :D
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B-a-l-a-n-c-e Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
amazing shot ;)
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numb1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Student Photographer
wow
very very cool
love the look to this and the feel of it too
amazing photo
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:iconjeruki:
jeruki Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
magic :+fav:
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:iconcatherinefassin:
CatherineFassin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007   Photographer
Simply beautiful!!
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melodythelittlepony Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
This is absolutely stunning. I can hardly get over the sunlight filtering through the trees. The whole scene seems like something out of a fairy tale...
Beautiful. :)
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:iconslip-out-the-back:
slip-out-the-back Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
... this picture takes my breath away.
wonderful job.
oh ... and ... hi. :wave:
<3
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tomodachii Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Student General Artist
nice..,
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:iconaye-aye:
Aye-Aye Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
facinating shot! its so mysterious!
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:iconerikendres:
erikendres Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
:+favlove: This work was just favorited by the phavorite phreak! :dygel:
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:iconmarkfreedom:
MarkFreedom Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
magic moment
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:iconromeo-tango:
Romeo-Tango Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
heyyy... i remember seeing this photo some time ago at photo.net
i just love this photo.
it's nice to see you here too :-)
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:iconfshadow7:
FShadow7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
Wow, you don't see this kind of shot everyday... truely amazing... Perfect lighting and composition... supurb work:clap:
:+fav:
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:iconphoenixdown06:
PhoenixDown06 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006   Photographer
Truely epic shot!
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:iconalekstalve:
alekstalve Featured By Owner May 21, 2006   Photographer
Spectacular light!
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Master-of-Shadows Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
I do hope you don't mind me using it as background in a peice I did.

I'll take it down if you prefer. :)

[link]
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:iconpanoramic-mania:
Panoramic-Mania Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006
I love the black and white. Wicked lighting.
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:iconprotonics:
Protonics Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006   Photographer
If this is pure photography, I worship you!! Truely amazing work.
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AngelIs666 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006   Photographer
Curious title.. along with a curious picture.

The background is good..a nd of course the main object here is good as well. What made me favorite this picture in particular is the classic feeling I get.. the old mystery of movies from the early 1900s. :)

For me.. he is a ghost of the past... AMAZING!

Angel :D
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:iconstormwaffle:
Stormwaffle Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
The picture makes me want to hear the story behind the man. Provocative shot.
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:iconagog-salacity:
agog-salacity Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
This would make a great Jonnie Walker advert. Perhaps you could sell it to them and pay for your photography hobby for the next few years.
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:iconsomedutchkid:
SomeDutchKid Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Original, creative, lovely. Fav!
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:iconordie:
ordie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
Awesome! :)
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:iconsubpic:
subpic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
that's really a awesome creation
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:iconagunawan:
agunawan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005   Photographer
seen this one before somewhere..
couple of years back..
was amazed by it
and still is :)
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:iconsomethingtypical:
SomethingTypical Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005   Photographer
Beautiful, fantastic etc.
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:iconmetalguitar:
metalguitar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005   Photographer
Beatiful shot, you have controlled the lighntning stuntly, nice plan, nothing other to say, only awesome !!!
:+fav: now !
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:icond1p:
d1p Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
Amazing!
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KhushiRashdi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
i luVvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv thiSs one.!:P
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:iconcoldcanvas:
coldcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005   Photographer
Great but too slick for me. You're such a show off!
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:iconpurpledye:
purpledye Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Absolutely beautiful
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:icontilbert:
tilbert Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
Magical and eerie, like a Tim Burton film. Great beams of light and really black shadows.
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:iconcor-astralis:
cor-astralis Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
the way the light comes out of trees... it's kinda magical.
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AurraSing Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
Great photo. I really like the way the light is coming through the trees. The man seems so out of place here and that's what really makes it great I think. Good choice for BW.

-Rebecca
:)
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insanexflame Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
a fantastic creation in mood. the lighting, the action, the theme, and the photo as a whole just create an almost surrealist sense of mystery.
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:iconraun:
raun Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
thanks alot!
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:icongignator:
Gignator Featured By Owner May 13, 2005   Digital Artist
Great shot. Love the theme.
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:iconaradisia:
aradisia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
Loe the photo! =) So pretty..
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speedyfish Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005
this is amazing...this is the type of photo i dream of taking...
the lighting is absolutely superb - on it's own, the landscape would have been incredible, but the figure added is just brilliant - his clothes, posture, everything about him, it's just so...wow...
brilliant...
:+fav:
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doorstopPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
Brilliant!! I've seen this before - are you a member of photo.net?
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:icondesertblackbird:
DesertBlackBird Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005
Wow! totally awesome :+fav:
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:iconninjad:
ninjad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005   General Artist
very nice, very beautiful. I love how the the light beams in from the trees.
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C-Novack Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005  Professional Photographer
When I look upon this image stories of ye olde forest folk, magical realms, and doorways light up by a magical light dance in my head. The model is dressed in a tux and top hat - a gentleman blueblood of fairie folk/sprites ready for a magical evening amoung kin, he skips a merry beat in his walk through the sunlight woods.
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nicholasdion Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005   Photographer
this is amazing, thats all i need to say props dude.
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:iconshubat:
shubat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
one word...stunning!
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:icona-elbereth:
A-Elbereth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005   Photographer
It's so beautiful... it made me cry.
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Blurred154 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2005
my favorite photo i've seen on DA! I adore it, and the poem compliments it so well! :winner:
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