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:iconvisualjunky:
I'm not sure that I am qualified to offer a critique on such amazingly awesome work...

I find that this piece evokes a feeling of calm and self reflection - which are things that we all struggle to maintain in our crazy lives. I am drawn into the image and asked to join in this meditation.

The colours are subtle and subdued, once again giving a feeling of calm and meditation. The title is quite aptly chosen "I wish I was" free, calm, at peace, content...

I would suggest that the subject of the image be placed in another pose. Possibly with his knees pulled under his chin with his arms wrapped around his legs giving a feeling of vulnerability and longing...

Well done on another outstanding piece!:clap:
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:iconpolardi:
polardi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
WONDERFUL ART WORKS!!! PLEASURE FOR EYES!!!
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:icontheinstagraham:
Theinstagraham Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Stunning!
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:iconvlad-off-kru:
Vlad-Off-kru Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Photographer
Excellent work!!!!
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:iconlilruirui:
LilRuiRui Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist
prettyy<3
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:icon0gutter-glitter:
0Gutter-Glitter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Featured: [link] =D
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1nfamous-Urge Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
This is phenomenal! Nice one, mate! The edits are so good on all your pictures. :)
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Summerlantis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Writer
So beautiful. Do you sell your work???
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:iconmartinstranka:
MartinStranka Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi, yeah, I sell my work, you can find more on my private web site here: [link]
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:iconelenacute:
ElenaCute Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're work is featured here: [link] :iconcocoloveplz:
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Advocate2000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
This picture has featured Here [link] :)
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:iconnancy-long-ago:
nancy-long-ago Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this to bits!
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:iconobviouslight:
obviouslight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
pure magic! i love it. great job. :)
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313ctr0nic-C0c0nuts Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   General Artist
beautiful!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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Zaharaa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
:iconthemalesoul:

Congratulations your amazing photograph has been featured in this weeks Group Blog [link] :heart:
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gabrielgonza Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I like your picture tons, I feel in the pic alot, thanks for sharing.
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:iconasvild:
asvild Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
as wonderful as always
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:iconkerli9:
Kerli9 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
mystical... :)
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:iconfallingwish:
fallingwish Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Photographer
awesome. The colors look really nice.
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sickofeverything69 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
You're brilliant. I don't know how else to say it. Every picture I see of yours makes me stop and think.

This one is no exception. I could come up with a million words to describe this picture. To complement it and critique it. Instead, I find myself wanting to create a story out of it. Wanting to tie in the character with the beautiful scenery around him.

"I wish I was" suggests so much, and the picture is open to interpretation. I love that. I love all of your work. I really do wish I could write a story or a poem for every single one.
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:iconazevinho:
azevinho Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Photographer
This has a very "Magical" movie feel to it.
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:icondreamlord3:
dreamlord3 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is one beautiful and inspiring piece. the colors are calming and the subject depicted gives you the feeling of hope. makes one aspire for a greener pasture, for something better, to be better and strive for greater heights.
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TrulyGreatMadness Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful, Martin. As always.
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Artemis1122 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
awww i love this. it's dreamy yet sad.
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:iconthe-boy-with-a-coin:
the-boy-with-a-coin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Such a simple picture with so much truth. Beautiful.
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:iconstluka:
STLUKA Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
fantastic! well done my friend! :heart:
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:iconartisticscenequeen1:
ArtisticSceneQueen1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful piece of artwork! I absolutely love it!
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BaddogLtd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
:boo:
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:iconbaddogltd:
BaddogLtd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Where the hell have you been? Don't you care if people are worried about you? I mean...uhmmm...not me. Why should I care? It's not like I love you or anything....
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:iconmartinstranka:
MartinStranka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hello :) I am still here... but I had quite bad time.. now I am back :)
How are you? :) tell me..
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fRoZ-ENsh-adow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, i really love it!
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KatMPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
beautiful!!!!!
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Libby-C-A Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Photographer
ahh stunning!!! :o xxx
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:iconbrijome:
brijome Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
an picture to dream! I Love it!! :)
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:icontriforcezz:
TriforceZZ Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wicked!
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KristinaJo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
to me the focal point isnt so much the guy, as it is the birds...he sets the picture off like a frame, as he sits watching their flight. Though it makes you wonder what he is thinking...it would be nice to take flight and escape reality from time to time. wonderful job! I would offer a critique, however i think visualjunky did great...and i havent ever done a one yet...
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Shecky1991 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I love this.
And I really like the pose of the subject, I think that the pose *VisualJunky suggests would give the piece negative connotations, and I reckon that we all need something positive. There's so much artwork with a negative twist it's getting really boring.
This image really excited me because instead of making me feel dissatisfied and like something's missing, it makes me feel like there's hope of somewhere beautiful left in the world :)

Love it :) xx
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Z3dude12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
i love this picture it has a great feel of freedom to it
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:iconcandymax:
candymax Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011   General Artist
amazing!:nod:
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:icontristadeka:
Tristadeka Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haven't seen your work before. But I'm glad I've found it. Just superb.
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:iconmisssouls:
MissSouls Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Wonderful like always!!!!
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:iconwolkentanzer:
wolkentanzer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Photographer
amazing :heart:
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:iconmironell:
Mironell Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Zajímalo by mě, co si přeje =) Je to fakt úžasná fotka :P Skvělá práce!
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:iconvisualjunky:
VisualJunky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous!
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:iconvampirevengeance:
VampireVengeance Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Pure magic! :)
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:iconmorganendres:
MorganEndres Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
I love this one :)
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:iconjoienegru:
joienegru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool
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GotLuv4art123 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Free..........
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:iconlimbsforwings:
LimbsforWings Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Artist
very contemplative...nice job with this!
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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! :heart:
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