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The image made primarily of a soft background and a harsh/strong foreground follows this same principles both for subject and composition. The composition; though not straight forward, has a power which only geometry can give. The strong sharp line of the Horizon is perfectly balanced by the bold and vertical figure on the foreground. The bold colours of the figure give focus and defenition to the image while the soft blury elements on the background balance out this clear and distinct element leaving the viewer to wonder in a dream like situation. Also, the image is elegantly subdivided in a grid subtly following the rule of thirds.

The image composed of just four elements (a base, a flock of Birds, a Cloud and a figure) is in its simplicity picturing a concept which to the eyes of the viewer may appear stronger than the actual image, and this demonstrates the ability of the artist to go beyond technique, and to reach deep inside the viewer's mind and feelings.

I can't really critique the image from a technical point of view, as I'm relatively new to photography, however I can cleary say that according to me the image is beautiful, and though very humble in elements, it is still very strong in concept, and these are the things which make it a tremendously good picture.

Well Done Strany and keep it up.

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CrimzonStar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I featured your piece here: [link]
Sathyaa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
could be a jeans ad hehe ;-)
nice pic though!!
ianvicknair Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
how do you do the lighting like this?
NuSunt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
[link] If you don't mind. thanks
babajo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beauty behind.
scentofmyheart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I really like your photo gallery, I have a poetry blog and I sometimes feature there photographer from deviantart that I like very much. If you like the idea of making a post about you, please send me an e-mail to and we can talk about the details of the post! Until then I'm writing a poem now and will feature this photo together with the poem! I'm happy I found your divine work here! Regards - Blaga
jmorales31 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work.

Your deviation was feature here [link]
factore80 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Scratchmax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Extremely enchanting pic and collection !
blindflyleaf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Writer
This is so much more than what initially meets the eye. I wish it had something, poetic perhaps, to accompany it.
anarae22 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
congrats, your art has been featured here: [link]
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking...[and I love the roxy music song by the same title...!:D]...there are so many things you could read into's so much more than a mere photograph...profound and beautiful!
emotionaltourist777 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student Photographer
yes there is more than this! great photograph and thanks for sharing
canssu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
woww ! so good ...
souris-mouse Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010   Digital Artist
i love this one!
PasareDeNoapte Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
featured [link]
MindyJerebic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured [link]
EligoDesign Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hi :) you've been featured here [link]
funky-happy-orange Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
круто! нет,чесно в моём словарном запасе много слов и выражений,но почему-то именно это выскочило первым! ггг
отличные работы,молодчина!
так тримати! :)
ale-the-insane13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
SirBlakeEn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It inspires many things.
Nice pic. :clap:
NoMoreRoomToBreathe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome shot :D
eLPrestiGe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
U have been featured HERE !! :blush:... [link] ..
Pensieri Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for let me add this one to my group :)
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010   Photographer
Featured on my latest journal! :strip:

gutsun Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
gokhanproject Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
good composition nice contrast.
escaped-emotions Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey there, just wanted to let you know I adore this photograph and have included it in my latest news article Calling The Boys, Boys, Boys - Male Portraiture! :heart:

I hope you like it and don't mind my including you in this. :tighthug:
upsidedownindu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
:wow: *speechless* :dalove:
escaped-emotions Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey there, just wanted to let you know I adore this photograph and have included it in my latest news article Outstanding Portrait Photography :heart:

I hope you like it and don't mind my including you in this. :tighthug:
juliteterina Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
great shot! :aww:
Akhenaten-Aten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Featured [link]
AmnaSia Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
MartinStranka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Geronimoo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
so great shot
liuxiaoliang Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Who's the man in the photo? Yourself? Cool!
HADI666 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
IntheNeverLand Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
You.Are.Amazing. O_O
artsynerd94 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool
benefitofbeingme Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Awesome photo! I like the sense of ...being outside of whats happening.
fachmy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
OMG!!!! speechless
ayoosheh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the dude's stealing half ur shit, man.
MartinStranka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you so much, i already contacted him :hug:
thanks again
ayoosheh Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
anytime =)
livvyjane Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Photographer
Very nice! You have amazing shots~ Just added you to my watch =)
Photo-Annika Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
this. is. amazing.
antonio-mkds Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
dude this is so nice.. so much emotion i love it.. keep up the good work..
fcarmo-photography Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been Featured here: [link]

nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So nice! Love the unusual perspective! Featured: [link]
xX-JouJou-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Featured in my latest journal :love: [link]
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