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and then he fell... by give-up and then he fell... by give-up
the man...

toward the heights of the tower of ivory he climbed,
rising on his waxen wings;
aiming for the heavens,
he swore to make great his name.

a plan both great in aim and folly,
for divinity is not in accomplished feat.

the crux...

his young body tired, he anxiously gasped for air
as the staples of his wings weakened.

earthen bricks,
the foundation of his civilization,
of his tower, of reason,
began to corrupt and crumble.

the fall...

alas, progress refused to come with his struggles.
one last futile pump of the crude wings,
and he tore them from his back.

amidst the agony and fear, for an instant,
he lay completely still. peace.
and then he fell...
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-03-08
When *JacquiJax suggested this photography to me she wrote, "Really expressive and well done, the colors leave you breathless and the silhouette is well done and has great shape and movement! At first sight it makes you feel that he is falling to planet earth :) Amazing!" I couldn't agree more! and then he fell... by ~give-up, with a simple flip of the image, takes a beautifully done, quirky silhouette and makes it something extraordinary. Now instead of leaping, the model is losing connection with the earth. I can see a lot of possibly interpretations of this photo, which makes it great because there is always more to find visually and creatively within the piece. DEFINITELY definitely check out the rest of this deviant's gallery. You won't be disappointed. ( Suggested by JacquiJax and Featured by opioid )
:iconjarrito89:
jarrito89 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Is it a real photo upside down?
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:iconalys23:
alys23 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
amazing! :love:
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:iconhey-neul:
hey-neul Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
it's kinda give me the feeling of irritation
but in a good way ^^ ..

i really like it .. did you edit the guy in the photo .. ??
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:iconpriscillalibelle:
PriscillaLibelle Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Excellent!
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:iconevescesann:
evescesann Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic ;)
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:iconferrariboy9100:
FerrariBoy9100 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Photographer
This is STUNNING! I thought he was falling to earth! Never have I seen something as amazing as this. Lovely colors and composition.
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:iconcrossal:
crossal Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
epic!
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:icongraudlugh:
Graudlugh Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
woohaa! amazing work, i love it :D
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:iconhufriedy:
hufriedy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Hey ed, was lookin' through bolin's stuff when I came across this.
Awesome, awesome shot. I found myself turning my screen over and over to take it in. Love it.
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:iconnoirobscurite:
NoirObscurite Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Oh my god.
I am speachless, This is truly Amazing.
Reminds me of Bliss - Muse, if you've seen the music video.
<3 Love it.
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:iconerrryeaen:
errryeaen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Wow. I guess he fall from the space first time. It's amazing.
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:icondiiem:
diiem Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
i love those "sky falling" shots! really nice! ~
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:iconprincessinthedark:
princessinthedark Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
amazing
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:icontwindiesel:
TwinDiesel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Totally amazinggggg~~:heart:
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:iconreaching-high:
Reaching-High Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
This is great, I love that myth :) Keep it up.
I'd be crying my butt off if i were that guy :P
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:iconcopyofme:
CopyOfMe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite photos. Ever.:heart:
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:iconrosleinrot:
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008   Photographer
Featured!

[link]

:heart:
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:iconsinisteralex:
SinisterAlex Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Student General Artist
it looks like they are floating off into space.
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:iconniekadneuzaugsiu:
niekadneuzaugsiu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
absolutely perfect foto. (love the colours!)
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:iconwingedterrapin:
WingedTerrapin Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Oddly I think my favorite part of this is the little flicks of floating grass :]
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:iconbrisni:
brisni Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
:clap:

your artist comments are quite good too.
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:iconsat609:
sat609 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Cool shot!!!!
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:iconflowerinka:
Flowerinka Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Featured in the NEWS "In Your Dreams" > [link] :blowkiss:
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
This photo has been featured here: [link]
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:iconzan77:
zan77 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008   Digital Artist
great concept and done amazingly well!
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:iconflyingpenguin2000:
FlyingPenguin2000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Student
OHHH!!! now I got it, up side down he's jumping
it looks like he's falling into the planet =D
cool ^ ^
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:icondontbotherme:
dontbotherme Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
The concept is awesome in itself o__o
let alone the photography and pose and angle and wow
you deserved that DD.
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:iconrainbowangst101:
rainbowangst101 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like I can't breathe there is so much suspense and thrill in the look of this picture!
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:iconpioni-sensei:
pioni-sensei Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Hi!
this piece has been featured in my journal :D
[link]

bye, Bk
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:iconsuperpowerman:
SuperpowerMAN Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
neat
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:iconbrooksadam:
BrooksAdam Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Inspiriting.
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:iconsimulshah:
simulshah Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Wow :clap:
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:iconfelkatil:
Felkatil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
*instant favourite*

Stunning, truly truly stunning, I love this and it's cryptic message behind it, brilliant
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:iconcaptainmoo:
CaptainMoo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
genius is right next to insanity. a very simple shot with an awesome effect! you're it!
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:iconmikhailsutresno:
mikhailsutresno Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
god,this is insanely beautiful.
sick job man.
:D
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:iconkholdstaire:
kholdstaire Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
stunningly powerful
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:iconclockworkbuzzard:
ClockworkBuzzard Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Wow, this is just amazing. ^^ Wonderful.
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:iconcorrineak:
Corrineak Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Looks as if he's falling back into the Earth's atmosphere.
Quite amazing. :) Very worthy of the DD.
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:iconnicole-aoi-135:
Nicole-Aoi-135 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
OMG!!! That is AMAZING!!!
How did you do that? It's increadible!
Wow..... that is.... I LOVE IT!
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:iconlianchini:
lianchini Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous shot! I love the colors, the composition -- it really makes me feel like I'm dropping into the sky xD This is incredibly inspiring; great work!
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:iconalberis42:
Alberis42 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
After a whole minute of staring at it I realize how you took it. Either you were holding the camera upside down...or you flipped it after you took it.
Either way It makes a good picture.
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:iconheylookitsamber:
heylookitsAMBER Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
this is absolutely beautiful.
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:iconschattenauge:
Schattenauge Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Thats pretty amazing.
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:iconn4ncy21:
n4ncy21 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
This is awesome
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
All I can think of is this redubbed PSA of a GI-Joe cartoon where a kid falls off a cliff and he yells "SHIIIIIII-!!!"

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I know. My humor is stuck in fourth grade.

Awesome shot, though. Really dig the description you gave it.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Whoops, broken link. Try this.

[link]
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:iconarsenicforgirls:
ArsenicForGirls Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
This is so, so incredible.
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:iconoddfacade:
OddFacade Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Very nicely done. When I first saw it, I thought it was the earth below and the void of space above. Such a thought triggered thoughts of some lyrics from the song "Paper Walls," and the chorus of "Rough Landing Holly," both by Yellowcard, and both are awesome. ^_~
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:iconriakai:
Riakai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Absolutley amazing. :3
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