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The chilling winter snow brushes past my face.
You can shed tears that I'm gone,
or you can smile because I've lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that I'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all I've left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see me,
or you can be full of the love we shared.
You can remember me, only to know that I am gone,
or you can cherish our memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what I'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

אל תבכה בגלל שזה נגמר. חייך כי זה קרה

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(c) 2011 Property of, Will Merzlak.
Photograph taken and edited by Me.
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How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. We only part to meet again, In the heavens above.

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They'll Remember YoU by *MRBee30 ( Suggested by bibarry and Featured by pullingcandy )
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Critique by ReXspec ReXspec/critique/456809517">Aug 22, 2011, 11:39:46 AM
Once again, you have proven that a simply drawn picture or scenario can draw out an incredible amount of emotion with breathtaking simplicity.

As far as vision goes, the statement and picture are flawless. Merzlak, if it were not for your beautifully woven quotes along with an equally beautiful picture, I feel pictures like these would be severely unrealized and under-appreciated. Your words along with your photographic sense and artistry work beautifully together.

I can see where much of the inspiration comes from--this strongly reminds me of a scene in "Lord of the Rings"; "The Departure of Boromir," I think it was called. Although awe-inspiring, the scene lacks the twist and originality that I expected, though still holds the unique flavor that is so distinctly yours.

Your mastery of the camera and effects are absolutely flawless and the expression is one to be remembered. Not to mention the hand held out to the light is the icing on a delicious cake (at the risk of sounding mellow-dramatic).

While the picture is (as I mentioned before) awe-inspiring, it lacks the impact because of my complaints on originality--it is a theme that has been played to a similar tune, and you have done photos like this before, which takes the "AH!" out of the photograph, and makes it a, "Oh...!"

While I do not claim to have any sway in your decisions as far as dubject matter or methods for inspiration in your photos, I would like to humbly make a suggestion: As with any creative writing scenario, the challenge of creating an excellent story is conveying the heart-warming, romantic, visceral, or horrific message in a particular paragraph or passage (depending on the genre of the story) without conforming to cliche's. For your next photo, if you make the subject matter about loss, capture the precise moment of life leaving the central figure of the photo, or the climax of a loved one's sadness by capturing the tears.

As I'm sure you know, the trick in capturing an excellent photo is not just capturing the "perfect moment" but the climax of emotions during that moment. This concept can be taken a step farther by capturing those emotions in the characters actions without entire focus on the face.

As I've said before, you have my undying respect, Merzlak. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
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Critique by SJeve SJeve/critique/535875822">Dec 22, 2011, 3:02:38 AM
this piece is beautiful I love how you made the spark come down towards him I wish I could do anything this good,the detail is wonderful and it looks like it's a snapshot of a movie there is nothing about this piece I don't like,when I first saw it my jaw dropped it all looks like you could just reach in and interact with it seems so just mystical and real (I know I keep saying real a lot but it is) it fits into the scene and the blood on his cheek looks so real,there's just something that seems mystical to me.
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:iconcourtneywalsh:
CourtneyWalsh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of Lord of the Rings with boromir

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:iconkacsaet:
KacsaET Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. not only the perfect picture, but the poem that goes with it... <3
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:iconsarah-trickler:
Sarah-Trickler Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
Your images are very haunting, and they tell various stories, I love them!! :3
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:iconjay-emery:
Jay-Emery Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
I simply love this shot, magnificent work 
 
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Thanks you!
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:iconrevealedfromthevoy:
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is awesome!
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:icondorelainendenwen:
Dorelainendenwen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Though I generally do archery I can honestly say... wasn't me :P ... beautiful shot though, made me flash back to Boromir :(
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:iconhxc93:
HxC93 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Great Work
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:iconmaripazvillar:
MaripazVillar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! This is AMAZING.
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:iconhxc93:
HxC93 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
very good job!
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:icongnomishblend:
gnomishblend Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
The blade is too clean (new) looking. Dirty it up and the picture is perfect.
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:iconwinsomelosesome:
WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great photograph--it tells a story without words.
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:iconanomalia24:
Anomalia24 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Great photos! It is so amazing that there are no words!
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:iconanomalia24:
Anomalia24 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
don't have words!*
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:iconsephirayne:
Sephirayne Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh wow! This piece is amazing.
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:icontrippydharma:
TrippyDharma Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Wow I love thissss :heart:
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:iconszatun:
szatun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
this is awesome !
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:iconlatharion:
Latharion Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
WHOA!!!! Your work always is breath taking!!!!!! this concept is amazing!!!! :D :D
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:icon1law1:
1LAW1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
good
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:iconsecondhandben:
secondhandben Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Brilliant!
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:iconsilvercare:
SilverCare Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
THIS IS AWESOME!!! I love the theme/element to it!!
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:iconbluerriq:
bluerriq Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Boromir!!!! :headbang:
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:iconnoir-azur:
Noir-Azur Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
[link] ... :)
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:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This along with the poem is two fantastic piece's of art, very nice job!
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Grazie my friend.
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:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome!
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:iconwolfplanet102:
wolfplanet102 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student General Artist
This is spectacular!
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:iconcloudstrife1247:
cloudstrife1247 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Valkyrie or Aragorn..........
Either way i LOVE it
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:iconmollothedark:
mollothedark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool happy X-max
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:iconbroadshore:
Broadshore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing image.. Very powerful.
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:icontrickshade:
TrickShade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this image! Congratulations :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:


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:iconredambrosia:
redambrosia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a beautiful picture, especially paired with the poem. Who wrote the poem?
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:iconaxelofreaht:
AxelofReaht Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Writer
Really really quite well done. It's tragic and believable (in my opinion). I really like it a lot.
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:iconlyris471:
Lyris471 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
This is so great, I really love it!
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:icontitan-metal:
Titan-Metal Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I feel like "Valkyrie" by OmeN2501 deserves a credit:

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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
No actually. I had never seen that picture before. A few have already refferanced it though. However the similarities are strong. The idea came to mind while hiking around that mountain top listening to the song - They'll Remember You.
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Lady-Of-The-Pen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   General Artist
Agreed. As soon as I saw this it reminded me of a photo version of "Valkyrie." A wonderful version, I might add.

Congrats on DD!
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Titan-Metal Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
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MRBee30 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
A few have already refferanced that picture. It's a great piece and the similarities are strong. But I had never seen that before unti'll now. The idea came to mind while hiking around that mountain top listening to the song - They'll Remember You.
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:icondevilkati:
DevilKati Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I feel like even I will remember him forever! o^_^o
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:icontakkaia:
Takkaia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like there is some story behind this... I really want to know what it is!
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:iconprimulatook:
primulatook Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!
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:icondemonlover221780:
Demonlover221780 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Fantasy enfolded in a reality that which truly astounds me. Tragic yet still hope inspiring giving me a sense of both love and loss. A breath taking work of art that I am glad to have stumbled upon a true treasure to me.
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:iconkingfury76:
kingfury76 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
excellent shot.
and nice quote, where did you heard it?
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Congrats for the DD ;)
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:iconmajordarkblade:
MajorDarkblade Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He took an arrow to teh Knee,
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:iconlostlightxxx:
lostlightxxx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Writer
oh my gosh, this is beautiful. :heart: I just can't stop staring at it.
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:iconl0rddrake:
L0rdDrake Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A wonderful piece. :)
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machmaste Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Writer
Both the poem and the photo was awesome and sad.
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