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Aspects of your unconscious by gilad Aspects of your unconscious by gilad

To dream that you are going through a tunnel, may suggest that you are exploring aspects of your unconscious. To actually be doing it, is what you need to do to feel you are alive. Stepping into the light is what life is all about.


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Taken at The Templars’ Tunnel in Akko, Israel.
I asked the woman to stand still for a while and did a 15 seconds exposure. She was very helpful because I wouldn't be able to take this one without the help of a model.

About the Templar's tunnel -
During the second half of the 12th century the members of the Templar Order began building their quarter in the south-western part of Acre. A writer who lived in the city at the end of the 13th century describes their fortress as follows: “The Templar Fortress was the strongest one in the city and, in the main, abutted the sea line. Its entrance was protected by two strong towers with walls 28 feet thick. On either side of the towers two smaller towers were built and each tower was topped by a gilded lion.”

A tunnel led eastward from the fortress, the remains of which are now covered by the sea. The lower part of the tunnel was carved from natural stone, and its upper part was built from hewn stones covered by a semi-barreled dome. The tunnel transverses the Pisan Quarter and leads to the city port in the east, a distance of 350 meters.
The tunnel was discovered in 1994 and was opened to the public in September 1999. In order to open it to the public it was necessary to clear away dirt, to install a system of pumps in order to maintain a fixed groundwater level and to build a wooden path and install lighting.
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InsanelyCute Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
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ValeJ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I love it begining from the history to the picture, awesome
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ValeJ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I love it begining from the history to the picture, awesome
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ValeJ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I love it begining from the history to the picture, awesome
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ValeJ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I love it begining from the history to the picture, awesome
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ValeJ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I love the picture and the concept too, very interesting,nice colors
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chipil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
nice!
it looks like an eye of a snake :O
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houk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Nice
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OnurY Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
you are featured here :pointr: [link]
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lyfeisgood Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Woah! It looks like an eye! That's so awesome!
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KatMPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
From a distance the thumbnail for this looks like an eye...

Fantastic!
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Flowerinka Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Featured in the NEWS "In Your Dreams" > [link] :blowkiss:
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CarlaSophia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007   Photographer
Featured here: [link]

Best of 2007 :hug:

Jessy :aww: :heart:
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vandalises Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007   Photographer
It almost looks the eye of a crocodile...
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HadesDestroyer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
It`s as if some huge eye was looking at you... great shot
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Anathwin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Student Photographer
OMG I feel drawn in....
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deaddonkeysrule Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
love the tunnel!! beautiful
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice picture I really like the depth of field in the picture
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aymonb Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
beautiful shot there. it is just "superb"
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Imthenats Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Did I comment on this. I really like it. Awesome shot. Thats one heck of a camra u have right?
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gilad Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
:) It's a good one
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armethos Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Dark. Mysterious.
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Voodz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Love the depth you have created with this shot. Looks like ie belongs in a movie ;) Great work.
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Jeek-the-other-one Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Photographer
wow, very nice, and I LOVE the peom, very suitable... LOVE it... 15 second exposure, that's a strangely long time isn't it? wow well done, well executed!!!
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Sleepinsun Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Wonderful shot, the colours and the atmosphere are surreal, magic. Great lights and shadows' play! :)
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Ellerz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
wow that's crazy! the city I live in is not even 100 years old then again it is so calm and beautiful here, there are parks everywhere and wildlife to be seen all around :D
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sierotka Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Nice..
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Slik6 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting. Thanks for the description. Its nice to hear about the history of the location u are shooting and, especially seeing as it was of such historical importance.
The photo turned out very well for u :)
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Tim-Reynalds Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007   Photographer
that makes an amazing picture, well done
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l0nd0n Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing perspective!
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Bex2007 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
:wave: You've been featured!
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jelly1982 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
nice :D
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methud Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
...but when is it become reality...
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alilydarkly Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
:omg: I have studied the Templars since Highschool!!!!!!!!! It is one of the most controversal sects in the world. I love it! :clap: awesome!
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loveli-butterfly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
oooooooh i've been in that tunnel! it's very very beautiful in akko, one of my fav cities. nice pic also!
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Writer
From a certain perspective, it looks like we're inside the optic nerve, staring outward through the eye.
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KishiStar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
omg i thought this looked familiar... Ive been there! I visited it in January when i was in israel! my dad grew up in akko =D
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very nice
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tangledseaweed Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Student Photographer
Such a stunning capture..especially love the way my eyes go through the tunnel, and the lighting. Beautiful job.
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Sexyma1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Amazing. :wow:
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blue-souled-lover Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007   Photographer
This is awesome. I love this one. :]
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lazybutt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
I'm a sucker for tunnel shots, and with your talent it seems I am very satisfied. A great photograph; the lighting is just perfect.
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Bex2007 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
I like it, kind of spooky :D
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Tonsatz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
i like the way the lights hit the stone wall. nice colors and great perspective
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sidh-artist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
I did a shot down there, it's from different angle though, and with my camera the colours are way too 'orange' because of the long exporure. Is it just your superior camera or do you have a trick, because whitebalance doesn't do it for me. Oh almost forgot, nice pic, although not so original as many others of yours.
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Manlarr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Photographer
wonderful work, brilliant composition
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CrusaderAlpha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Impressive shot. Your use of people in your scenes is often refreshing, as the way you do it is very original. Nicely done.
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lostheart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Thanks for sharing this awesome photo and the background story on the mysterious place where this great piece was captured!
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gilad Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
My pleasure :)
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plbeaulieu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Nicely done, great composition with the woman, great exposure too :+fav:
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