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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D50
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1/125 second
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F/7.1
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Jun 21, 2009, 12:38:35 PM
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Benares Balance by MaxMG Benares Balance by MaxMG
Varanasi [Benares], India

"I see vapors exhaling from unexplored countries,
I see the savage types, the bow and arrow, the poison'd splint, the
fetich, and the obi.
I see African and Asiatic towns,
I see Algiers, Tripoli, Derne, Mogadore, Timbuctoo, Monrovia,
I see the swarms of Pekin, Canton, Benares, Delhi, Calcutta, Tokio,
I see the Kruman in his hut, and the Dahoman and Ashantee-man in their huts,
I see the Turk smoking opium in Aleppo,
I see the picturesque crowds at the fairs of Khiva and those of Herat,
I see Teheran, I see Muscat and Medina and the intervening sands,
see the caravans toiling onward,
I see Egypt and the Egyptians, I see the pyramids and obelisks.
I look on chisell'd histories, records of conquering kings,
dynasties, cut in slabs of sand-stone, or on granite-blocks,
I see at Memphis mummy-pits containing mummies embalm'd,
swathed in linen cloth, lying there many centuries,
I look on the fall'n Theban, the large-ball'd eyes, the
side-drooping neck, the hands folded across the breast.

I see all the menials of the earth, laboring,
I see all the prisoners in the prisons,
I see the defective human bodies of the earth,
The blind, the deaf and dumb, idiots, hunchbacks, lunatics,
The pirates, thieves, betrayers, murderers, slave-makers of the earth,
The helpless infants, and the helpless old men and women.

I see male and female everywhere,
I see the serene brotherhood of philosophs,
I see the constructiveness of my race,
I see the results of the perseverance and industry of my race,
I see ranks, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, I go among them, I
mix indiscriminately,
And I salute all the inhabitants of the earth."
- Salut au Monde! Walt Whitman
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JACAC Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
w e l l . d o n e
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MaxMG Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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JACAC Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
w e l c o m e . =)
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erene Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
This amazing street shot is featured in my latest journal [link]
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MaxMG Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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erene Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
You are welcome :hug:
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erene Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
This is a classic shot, showing a different culture which is slowly disappearing from many countries. The focus is placed on the man and his heavy load, yet the DOF is still there. If one follows the rolling shutters, the DOF is quite visible.
Great job!
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MaxMG Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for the thoughtful critique! I'm glad you like the shot. You have a really nice gallery yourself by the way :)
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