It's been awhile since I've written a critique, but I love this art, so here goes.
Vision: A piece like this approaches words like sweeping and epic in it's symbolism. At first glance, it appears great thought is taking place; great pondering. A crossroads has been reached. Well done.
Originality: I have seen similar themes but no so well done as in this example. A solitary approach and in it's simplicity achieves great originality.
Technique: The technique is almost flawless. The only thing I can see is the angle of the shadow. It should be over to the left more as would be directed by the light source, but this is minor.
Impact: The solitary feeling of this as said before achieves much. Great scope and great feeling have been achieved.
Too muckin' fuch. This is quite possibly the most ingenious photo-manipulation I have seen. When I look at this it reminds me of something you'd either see in a children's book or, something our of the games Star Ocean 'Til the End of Time, Chrono Trigger (like someone else said,) and The Legend of Dragoon.
Terrific... I am at a loss of words but I like everything about this piece. The composition, the lighting. The post seems a tad detached from the scenery but judging by the theme, I would say it works. Well done. Okay, so, I got a little bit of my wording back after noting that I was at a loss, haha