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An amazing shot, a contrast of light and color giving it a life of its own! Plus the almost blinding glare of light which almost seems to be lifting him skyward is an awesome sight!

Then you have a road that seems to go forward into infinity and a sky reaching and filled with both light and life as it blue tint breaks through giving you something to fly too is a Breath Taking view to behold.

As he begins to ascend toward the sky yet the title suggests otherwise like a task not yet achieved but the fact that he's gain flight also gives hope that whatever brought him down has the power to lift him back up! The faith of a mustard seed can move mountains if you Believe So Make manifest!
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Ross-A-Morrow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
It seems like that state when you take a great're in between the being shattered into a million pieces, and the rush of adrenaline as you're body fights physics and newton's third law. The juxtaposition is illustrated in the interpretation of the work. Is the subject floating to heaven or falling to a drastic demise. However, I see that you've seemingly captured that state in between where it doesn't matter. The defiance of physics and reason leads the mind to a whimsical place. A Taoist sensation of just letting go and being at peace with whatever is overcomes me as I can imagine, no relate personally in a serious very real way. You know that something is going to happen, a million thoughts run through your head but in less than a few seconds you draw the inevitable conclusion that your fate is out of your hands, hope for the best, anticipate the worst. Ultimately you just live in the moment because in those few seconds in suspension, where /when you have finally come to terms you have already left the ground and are halfway in the middle of that journey tipping on the scales of judgement. You may as well enjoy the ride you'll never take again because resistance is futile, and whatever comes next is not your determination. You're living out a dream that you'll be able to relive someday, or maybe you'll be suspended their forever. In the place where everything you can think of or do can't save you, not wealth, power, knowledge, physics, ambition, strength, reason, you can face only fear, misery, regret, or enlightenment. This image to me reminds me of that free-fall where the subject, or the viewer, has faced that three things are possible. The subject is going to fall, but is in that incredible moment in between they can perhaps assimilate to the start of a free-fall as they've felt on a roller coaster.The subject is going to ascend to heaven. The third possibility which is the one I can feel is that the subject is defying the laws that bind everything we know, but we don't, rather they, don't because you know that you're alive when you don't care what's to come because living in that moment is so beautiful that there's no adjective to describe that singular moment in time. It's not quite ascending, what goes up must come down, all good things must come to an end, but at moments like this all that matters is the moment itself...everything else that comes next is unknown as the fabric of everything that is to come is already a fairy tale as you fall down that rabbit hole while simultaneously floating out of the Matrix. It is enlightenment embodied and it's crazy beautiful. Art is made with a goal by the artist but is open to interpretation by every viewer. After taking millions of art history classes I know that the artist had a goal, and it was to strike viewers in a specific way. I feel that if it captivates the viewer than it is very successful by definition. In this case I personally have had an experience that made me relate to this piece in a very odd way, and I just thought I'd share with the artist and maybe any viewers how much this moved me in particular. I really enjoy all of the works you have and look forward to seeing more. As a fellow artist I hope that I can move someone in a captivating way as you've done with me. I am being very honest when I say how crazy my actual experience was to relate to this surreal moment, and my interpretation of how I feel that subject does. Great Job!
MartinStranka Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :heart:
julia51 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Nice! :)
AnonymousCharles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just stunning. Should be an album cover.
Last7light Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Fantastic .. i like it
TrU1ne Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
nikkyheath Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
phenmas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
So good !
h3design Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
just awesome.
how much manipulating/photoshop is in this shot ?
Roxas1994Axel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I love this so much, I could stare at it for ever lol.
But tell me what's the meaning behind this magnificent piece of fine artwork :)
Twatcher Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Damn... not prometheus, Icarus.... sorry.
MartinStranka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Twatcher Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
First impression with title and image together: Modern Prometheus.
Very cool. I wonder what it is with the road that adds to this image? Any reason you can give my you choose a road?
writegina2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the light effects and tones in this. Really looks like he has flung himself in front of something oncoming.
niLuthfan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
montvalerien Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this photo reminds me of the drawing made by Saint-Exupery's novel "the little prince" when he dies bitten by a snake ... the fall is beautiful
Trinit94 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Photographer
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
rdatzko Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! I Love your work!
JensShizle Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Photographer
So pro ;)
Madzia11Gold Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're genius!
Shaoroun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
words can't describe how awesome this is!
TrulyGreatMadness Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
I think this is one of my new favorites of yours.
Scimmietta2011 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Snizok Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work! Incredible<3
wyshad Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
mind blowing work.. hatts off to u bro!!!
Rroxie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful I swear!
VoidIndex Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work!
NanisKa Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Is this a photomanip' or an actual photograph?
VisualJunky Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Double awesomeness? Or is that triple now?
akhbari Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
the best pic
arkangel92 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
:D i like it so much :clap:
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fahrenheit451rb Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
it's great...
DYIana27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
feature [link]
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting pieces!!!
Zaharaa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011

Congratulations your amazing work has been featured in the June Group News Article [link] :clap:

Please fav/heart the article so we can promote the artists and models far and wide :heart:
aimanness Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Photographer
nice, lovely!
mattjamesss Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So surreal. Amazing work, as usual :)
noko-87 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
hi, you've been featured here [link]
thank you :heart:
darkcrystal1209 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
featured! --> [link]
the-boy-with-a-coin Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is where I am, emotionally, right now, so this speaks to me. Well done.
sugawatse Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
superb concept, it's nice to see in the real world that people could stand like that :P
Zaharaa Featured By Owner May 22, 2011

Congratulations you have been selected for this weeks Featured Gallery [link] :heart:
IPlayTheFox Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amaxing, and a wonderufl concept! The composition could use work, though... maybe try not to have everything dead center?
scheinbar Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this pic was featured here:
and here:
hope you like it :heart:
and if you do so, and you know how... please fave the
news for more attention :heart:
sneekbox Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great art!
ShyCrow Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hi Martin! [link] <-- Featured your amazing work here :heart:
benzfoto Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it's beautiful
ratulangi Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
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