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"Angel-flying is a natural job! However, its not simple at all. In case the student will not believe in fatality, that he is an angel ... he will crash! He will crash into the tree, the wall, the chimney, into pretty women. So, the main base of successful flights is FAITH. Only man who believe, is ready to fly free..." Peter Burda.
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circlefive Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
how can anyone not like this... another fav. lol
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exploria Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004
wooa! off we go!
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AkaAlias Featured By Owner May 26, 2004  Student General Artist
OMFG! This is amazing work!! very well done! This one absolutly deserves a spot in my fav's!! amazing!
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jaakobou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2004
wow.. i totally :heart: this one

on the crit note..
the shading on his face goes on the neck is a tad too linear way.. that is, it ends in a straight line rather than one that contours the shape of the back of the jaw.

on the woo note...
it's such inspiring work.. the outlay and composition are so lovely and the added text sits perfectly with it

cheers :)
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mariusbudu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2004  Professional Photographer
You know, i've always had this obsession with flight. I think that's one of the main reasons I got into digital artwork, the possibilities are so freeing, you can make yourself fly anytime you want.


This is an excellent shot! I love, ABSOLUTELY LOVE the colurs as well, which is something you mastered.

I love the way the shadow hides the identity of the figure, almost as if it is irrelevant who this is, and the only thing that matters is the freedom that is achieved in this second you captured in this photo.

So here's another :+fav: to add to your vast collection


Marius
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nicodeema Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2004
=)
love the tones..
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m0nni Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2004  Professional Photographer
this series is wonderful :heart: just today i found out about the older ones in your journal. lovelylovely. you make intrigueing pictures that are full of emotion and beauty.

i love the way he jumps, it looks wonderful and works well with the description. for some reason i associate these jumping naked cloth carrying persons to children, their imagination and ability to "fly" and believe. and run around naked and enjoy every moment of it. i wish i could do that too.. maybe next summer i will ;) but this is not as happy and carefree as the other one i commented a while ago, but there is still something same in it, just a little more serious - or more purposeful. the other one is of freedom, this jump is more dynamic and has a meaning - it's not just for fun, but a leap of faith. and i'm babbling again, but it's just because i really really like these :)
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Vidu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004   Photographer
Nice:-) It reminds me of the photos of the Czech photograopher Jan Saudek. But this one is better, Saudek is not my favourite:-)
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raun Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
hehe thanks. Comparing my photo to Saudek's is abit of a stretch though :lol: I love his work. Wish I was able to see things the way he could.
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frite Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2004   Interface Designer
_//__°° really amazing. so full of emotion and desperation. visually --> flawless, really. congratulations _//__++
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raun Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
thanks alot :hug:
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vladiator Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004
That is a very interesting style, and quite inspiring. Are you a photographer by trade, or a hobbyist?
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raun Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
thank you for leaving a comment :hug:
I'm strictly a hobbyist. This was shot with a 300$ compact 3.1 mp camera.
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darkened-flame Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
i really enjoyed this piece - i saw it at school and had to wait till i got home to view it. It just made me laugh watching this nude guy with the cloth behind him jump into the air. I think catching the whisp of sand at his foot made the shot infinitely more interesting. the lack of face and "wang" make it much more effective as well - i think the intense emotion of the shot would have been lost being able to see it (unless he can get a crazy ass smilish look on his face)

awesome job - i envy you!
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darkened-flame Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2004
do u seriously not know what a wang is?

hmm....man junk? nads?

you know - the stuff downstairs

(i think i mean penis)
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raun Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2004
thank alot my friend! I agree about the shadow. Can't think of a suitable facial expression anyway :lol:
Whats a wang??
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In-Apt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
is there someone ready to prevent crashing??



Love the way the sky looks like a wall, and just how everything has an original - and great - look.....
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rike Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
:rofl: looks so funny, like a little frog :) nice job
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brecht Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
Nice! Like the antique-like approach a lot. :thumbsup:
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shalti Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
great idea and i love the way it's done
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welder Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
Nice....very unusual, very unique, and very compelling. I especially like the way the entire front of the figure is obscured. And I like that the sky seems to have a sort of texture, giving it a little more surrealistic feeling. Great piece of work.
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eelang Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
amazing capture of a very expressive moment. love the movement! great job, as always.... :)
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philipz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
it just reminded me one quote:

"given birth to creep cannot fly" - M. Gorky (hope i translated it right)

ok... it was a joke :rofl:

but really, i think it's very positive photo - gives us some faith :)

of course your background and colour effects are also amazing :)
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willowy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
Quite splendid, I love it!
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morganaarau Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
...*raun is learning to fly... :nod:

Now my car she fears he will do the same thing pigeons do... :D






:+fav:
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raun Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
:rofl:
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grindL Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
yeah great work, really well done
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insektokutor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry for not comentig like is deserved but im wrting with my left hand and is vey tired :P

:+fav:
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bada Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
Very exciting composition!

Very well done, and so "funny"!

Beautiful, and loving work! :clap:
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tuborg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004   Photographer
your ideas are totally amazing and you seam to be able to turn the into reality without any problems.
This is a great shot!!
I really like how the sand follows the foot up in the air
it makes it so alive.
:+fav:
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maja-sofie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
That`s cool;):D
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sky-23 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
amazing. great shot:!: this perspective, colors... wow...
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li-bra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004   Photographer
hehehe, very expressive photo .. good work :D
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Paula-Rosa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004   General Artist
That gradient map worked perfectly. Makes it even more dramatic.
I'm sure "he will crash" even with faith. ;)
It's an interesting concept and a great photo. A pleasure for the eyes and the mind. Mine, just love it.
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krush Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
Interesting piece.. dunno a bit creepy though..
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ASHBINCITIZEN-JIF Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
Look like 30's picture, great moment and composition.
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rimshot Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
unusual, excellent capture. unique shot, that is easily getting my :+fav:
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livingindarkness Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
Wow, I love it. He looks so free and wonderful. :)
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Jubolias Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
Beautiful! Here's hoping he never comes back down.
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ni9elives Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
the humorous quote was an ingenious addition to an ingenious and hilarious photograph.
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blackFaiRie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
I LOVE THIS WORK
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fili Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
hehehehe made a grin on my face..

looks funny comparing with the woman + clothe session on the desert :)

oh and the description is beautiful.. i need to write it down

:hug:

fi
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falastiato Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
A most excellent capture! very nicely done on this
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seyLA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
awesome :clap:
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Jomina Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
what a sweet, sweet capture!! And you got your inspiration back!

This is really really well done, i love the color tone, i love the dust kicking off from the ground (wish my cam could catch that kinda thing lol it'd just be a big ol blur on mine), and the thought behind it is AWESOME.

:worship: Excellent work :D
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raun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
thanks man :hug:
No, inspiration has not returned actually.. This is an old photo, from last summer actually. In desperation to submit something I had to dust off the photo-archive :lol: Was surprised when I found this, cuz I quite like it.. Must have overlooked it when I came back from that vacation.. Afterall I had around 600 photos with me home :D
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necrophagous Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004  Professional General Artist
dramatic!
sweet PS work :D
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photocell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
Heh he, that's a cracking shot Lars. You have sense of humour for sure :) It's mad, but I like it.
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verero Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
He's mad, but I like him...
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raun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
thanks mate :-)
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