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My Wings II by 3wyl My Wings II by 3wyl
Where flying feels like falling
And to fall, it seems,
To fly.

Learning How to Fly ~PrettyThings9
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Given 2009-12-02
The suggester loves My Wings II by =3wyl for a number of reasons... 1) This scares me. Seriously. Heights = falling = notfun. 2) That leads me to the fact that the concept is great. Falling is flying - so you aren't really falling, and you aren't going to die. No, we never die until that moment when we hit the ground. 3) The actual technical skill is really good too. The composition and the different focuses really make this something a little different, which is nice. ( Suggested by CarolineCherry and Featured by TanyaSimoneSimpson )
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Pheenixorphan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This has feels yo. The perspective is both beautiful and eerie, its so blue and dreary but in way that I like.  I feel like this photo is either referring to the person wanting suicide or maybe wanting to be free to fly. I'm hoping the latter but since you have this tagged as horror and macabre its probably not. 0_o 
Very interesting photo, seeing photos like these make me question why aren't there more photos that invoke such emotions. At least that's what I feel. ^^ 
Nice photo.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I am glad you caught the feels. :D

It is a mixture of both, I guess. I'm not saying that suicide is freedom, but to many people, it is. It offers people freedom away from life.

For me personally, being able to fly would mean freedom from the gravity of earth pulling us down and keeping us on our feet.

I imagine there are many photos that evoke emotion, but perhaps not that many of this caliber. :P

Thank you for your comment! :hug:
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Pheenixorphan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome. 
The feels are real! 
I like to believe the person is just daydreaming about flight. ^^
Well to be honest I've seen a lot of photos and most of them I don't connect to. I don't know if its just because I don't get it or because its done so simply. Like I think before I saw this one, I only felt something for these two other photos. One that's really popular with a poor woman appearing to be in deep thought about her life, and this one with an inbred tiger. Only reason I felt anything for the tiger one was due to the fact that I had known before hand that the tiger, due to being inbred was born with down syndrome and with like a doggy face. ;(
I have a family member who loves photography and she studies it, so that's why I know about some of this. :D   
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The feels are definitely real for me! I'm glad that they're real for you too. :D

That works. :la:

I guess it depends on how a person approaches photography, both from an artistic side and from a viewer/audience side. Some people put more thought and feeling in photographs than others.

I can appreciate many photographs, but I don't 'resonate' with many of them. :hmm:

Damn, that sucks. I didn't know tigers could even get down syndrome. =/

Sounds awesome! It helps to increase our exposure, whether it's on DeviantArt or elsewhere. :P
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Pheenixorphan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I know, it sucks that animals can be born with mental problems too. Especially since most animals aren't that bright to begin with, excluding animals like dolphins and I guess apes. That tiger got the short end of the stick man. A lot of photos I don't resonate with either. Maybe I'm stunted...:awesome: nah. 
Exposure is good. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if animals being born with mental problems is a natural thing, or if we helped it along with everything we're doing to Earth...all the pollution, diseases, etc. :hmm:

Exposure is good. A site like DeviantArt can really broaden one's mind, just because the variety of art on this site is pretty astounding. Even if a person can't relate or connect to most, they're still being exposed.

So yeah, I agree with what you said. :O
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Pheenixorphan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
 Well, I mean that tiger was inbreed in captivity for whatever wild reason or accident. On the subject of animals, the problems animals like those suffer are mostly solved due to the mother killing them off when their young... (0_o) Like the reason we don't see any messed up animals walking around is because their mothers' made sure to examine the batch of kids. Hamsters tend to do this a lot, I like hamsters still but damn they're actually brutal to their own kind! Sweating a little... (Then again I'm always drawn to the dark side...) I guess you could say...they live the thug life.YeahDoge  
Although humans like us don't help. Like I know whales get TB from humans since humans and whales are both mammals. Dogs get colds and flues from people too, my family's dogs got little flues a while ago. Although I have no idea how because nobody in the household was sick with that.  
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right, I see. :hmm:

You raise a fair point. There are many reasons why a mother may kill her young. Perhaps the young is too weak to survive, or mentally, it's not all there. :nod:

It is odd how diseases spread across species. While we may have influenced other animals, they have likewise influenced us, whether that's mad cow disease, or bird flu or something else.

It's actually important to go through diseases, if only so our immune systems become stronger. Of course, it depends on the disease. Some diseases are best not contracted in the first place.
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TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Clever concept. Everything is a matter of perspective and what we choose to focus on.. Bravo! :clap: (Well deserved DD as well!)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very true. Perspective is key indeed!

Thank you! :)
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TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome 
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Nel-Tu-Animoke Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting concept! I also find it scary with this perspective, the blurred parts and blue as the main color. Based on the category that's what you intended, so great job!
I often think about how amazing it would be to fly, but the thought of my feet being my wings is a whole new point of view. After all, for birds, their wings serve the same purpose as the feet to humans... thank you for uploading this on dA, it made me think.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, indeed! :D

Thank you so much for your comment! Your comment reminds me of where I was going with this piece 7 years ago. :XD:
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Nel-Tu-Animoke Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D
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Chibiallen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist
powerful, love this <3
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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BaronVonSauer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this photo!  Someone very close to me committed suicide by jumping from a building in 2008.  I have often wondered what he felt and saw, and this photo helps make that connection. Great job!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:

Thanks a lot for the comment. I'm sorry about the person who was close to you, though. =/
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
congrats for the dd :)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow.
That's intense and beautiful. The concept is lovely.

The dual composition is really neat, yes. I also like the lighting there.

The shift of foot direction is interesting. At first, you're like, o look! Feet in a nice perspective. Then you look there, and it's like, whoa. It's all coming together now :highfive:

Lovely work!

I was admiring your gallery again, and I saw some of my past comments. I totally used to abuse the ~~! And spaz out :lol:
3 years changes people, yes?

Anyways, very powerful :heart:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow.
That's intense and beautiful. The concept is lovely.

The dual composition is really neat, yes. I also like the lighting there.

The shift of foot direction is interesting. At first, you're like, o look! Feet in a nice perspective. Then you look there, and it's like, whoa. It's all coming together now :highfive:

Lovely work!

I was admiring your gallery again, and I saw some of my past comments. I totally used to abuse the ~~! And spaz out :lol:
3 years changes people, yes?

Anyways, very powerful :heart:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!

...It's been 3 years?! :O

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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Lol yep
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KittyKidd17 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great concept... the comparison between feet and wings here was really intelligent. And the picture itself is flawless :) You deserved the DD!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Breeha24 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow where is this
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In China, an apartment. :)
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leebolton Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Nice work, its looking high but his it
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
congrats for dd :)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I featured your great piece here [link] :hug:
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw it, thanks! :glomp:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:hug:
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AuraOfArt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really nice concept. Oh my goodness. I LOVE IT.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in Serenade Me Sinister: David J. Roch. Thank you for uploading your awesome work to Deviant Art! :chainsaw:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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BlondePup Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
This gave me shivers.

You really deserved the DD
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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ucffool Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Short story based on this image. See this thread: [link]
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The apartment tiles were small on the patio, leaving marks on his heels as he pressed his weight against them. It had been 6 years since he had been back at his parents place, and it brought back some ill memories.

He stood on the other side of the railing, his toes dangling over the edge. As he glanced down at the world below he could see the courtyard was empty, save a few trees and many more stark white tiles. His hands were gripping the railing behind him as he leaned forward, shifting his weight out into the open air. He thought it would make him nervous, but he was instead content. It was 6 years ago that he stood at this exact same spot and thought about ending his life.

Today wasn't going to be the same. Some words a friend shared with him that day had brought him inside, and today he wanted to come back to the same place where so much pain had gathered and let it free. He could feel the weight of it all lifting away from his body, guilty wings soaring into the open air. He tightened his muscles and pulled his body back toward the railing, his heels bearing his full weight on the edge.

"When you can't run, you crawl, and when you can't crawl, you find someone to carry you," he said to himself as he looked out on the sunset falling behind the opposite building. He had found someone to carry him for a while, and now he could run again.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you published a novel? Or planning to?

I really like what you've written, I have to say. You write well... and it's amazing how you've started with a clear beginning and then finished with ... a clear end?

Thank you so much. It means a lot to me. :hug:
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ucffool Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I've written a few books, but the 3rd one (just released) is my first Fiction, "My Zombie Body". If you like the writing and want some more short story fun, you may want to read (free) a whole series of 2-3 minute short stories on my blog: mariolurig.com

I'm glad you liked it! I wrote the DA short stories quickly, and only did minor edits on them (for the sake of time), so I'm glad it was still enjoyable (the ones on the blog are more polished).
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, very nice! :la:

Yes, I will definitely check that out, thank you. :D

...and congrats on your first fiction there! It sounds interesting.

Oh, that's all right. I am grateful, regardless. :hug:
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Anotheroddball Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I looked at this and thought " :jawdrop: I need to figure out how to suggest a DD?! Then I roll down and see its a DD already :phew: I can postpone it a little more xD Hmm, i seriously should learn

Congrats on the DD btw and gorgeous piece
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, two years and more a bit too late there. ^^;

Thanks a lot anyway! :glomp:
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Anotheroddball Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
:sigh: of course xD

You is very welcome :huggle:
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