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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D70
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10/2000 second
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F/7.1
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18 mm
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Oct 7, 2004, 5:56:45 PM
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Still Standing by gilad Still Standing by gilad
Back with my good friend, my favorite soul tree.
Seems to me everybody should know how to find it, after all, we must all search for our soul (even if we never lost it).

So,
First, make sure you are in Israel.
Beware of watching the news, you won’t believe all the shit that goes on here...

Now, drive to Jerusalem, but don't enter the holy city.
As the case in many holy places, the true sanctity is really outside.
Now, turn left, just before entering Jerusalem, heading to the Dead Sea.
It's a long drive so make sure you have enough water, and the car air condition works.
Now, and this is important! Don't (and I repeat - Don't) stop along the way to buy Beigale (a kind of a pretzel). You will regret it later...

Keep driving. The road will descent and you will see signs showing you the height of the place you’re passing from sea level. Soon you will reach the lowest place in the world! (-432 meters)

As soon as you pass sea level you will see a Big camel standing at the side of the road. He is always there.
They say he will never die, and never stand anywhere else. If you want see him, know this is the apocalypse.

Ok, you reached the Dead Sea, turn right, driving south.
You will pass some ruins on your left, and later on "Kibutz Kalia" on your right, where the kumeran caves are located [link]
Keep going for another 30 kilometers, and you will reach a check up post of IDF (safety check).
Be polite and say that you love Israel and "Yalla Beitar" (Don't ask...)

Break left into a dirt track heading towards the Dead Sea water. And drive safely. You drive for as long as the road lets you, and stop your car (believe me, you don't want to get stuck there). Get out of the car, and be sure to leave it locked. Don't be fooled that there is no one around. You can try me on this.

Walk about 500 meters south and you should see this beauty in the distance. Walk carefully, or the muse will disappear.

If you get there, know that the journey itself, is the soul you wanted to find.

****

I updated the file, getting rid of some of the noise and updating the frame to my current style.
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krenum Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's Incredible! 

Great work!
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sweetymimy22 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
i like the clouds
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:iconsweetymimy22:
sweetymimy22 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
and the sky is also cool too
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:iconchazagirl:
Chazagirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite work!!
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TreyBearArt14 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love It!
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Amazing colours, great composition!
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colordance Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
The symbolism coupled with the described journey nearly brought me to tears. Keep up the good work.
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NikolaiAleksandrov Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Great work :))
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draganmar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
GREAT :)
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MelancholyWord Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
just WOW !
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Fabtastic101 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
a sole survivour with odds against it and yet it lives. Love the colour contrast in this :)
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AHumrich92 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Photographer
Very lovely. So many colors! :)
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coby111 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
When I think of great photography on dA, I think of this photo. I'm pretty sure this will be my all-time favorite photo for years and years.
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cronos690 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
The color of the cloud spectacular:)
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:iconewe84:
Ewe84 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
A M A Z I N G !!!
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:iconshaylee857:
Shaylee857 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
beautiful
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:iconcarajan22:
carajan22 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
very beautiful indeed !!!
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atomicsharkdesign Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Amazing shot!
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kevow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
amazing ! good job
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zamaniack13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
this is awesome
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:icongarentmoon:
garentmoon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
beautiful
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:icontwarl:
twarl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
its just so beautiful.. *thumbs up!*
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:iconsoulrevive:
soulrevive Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
very nice!
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:iconexperianza:
Experianza Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Beautiful and it doesn't look extremely altered
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MostVarious Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
awesome
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Xmatrix17 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
... :clap: ...
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:iconmissemeraldeyes:
MissEmeraldEyes Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible ^^, :faints:
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:iconbono35:
bono35 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that is AWESOME!
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:iconlordjahzeme:
lordjahzeme Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Hmm, what magnficient colours! How can the clouds manage to look that exotic?
About your directions.... Are they accurate? I might actually go and find this thing if i go to Israel.
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ricardopires Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Love the colors = D
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:iconreclusive-aesthetic:
reclusive-aesthetic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
amazing shot ... the coloring in the sky is fantastic
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:iconktlamb:
KTLamb Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
A really great picture, very evocative, the hues are superb, thanks for posting it, it still inspires 6 years on!
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:iconthatdamnwhitegirl:
ThatDamnWhiteGirl Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You make me want to visit Israel so badly. You are a very very talented photographer
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:icongiannisrethymno:
GiannisRethymno Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Awesome...Well done.
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fallenstaragony Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Photographer
beautiful, soooo beautiful.
i'm mesmerized/
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SuicideSunday Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
OMG this is just stunning.
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:iconmihaizen:
mihaizen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Beautiful color schema and well built framing in a very beautiful land.
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liquidozzwald Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Student Photographer
This is one of the most incredible shots I have ever seen. A smooth transition into an oblivious mind set that carries along an invaluable imagination. Sparking a sense of pure ecstasy and leaving a stoic embrace. A reminder of the true beauty of things to come, things to look forward to, things to remember, and many things to embrace. A vision of the true power of life and it's many rewards. In this moment this captures the very meaning of an unfinished life. It speaks true to the power within and grants the very essence of one's soul to lead itself to ingenuity, and perseverance. It cries get busy living or get busy dyeing.
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neoweb Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Superb photo!
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:iconrox14:
rox14 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i like it!
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rymndb Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
breath taking shot =)
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work.
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lalisa-doniho Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
beautiful shot
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revengexx14 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Featured here [link] (let me know if you want it removed!)
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