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About this photo: Depression blues often make me feel as though I am underwater. Sometimes drowning, sometimes just pressed down by the weight, but always hearing and seeing the world in a jumble that doesn’t quite make sense. It’s a dark and scary place to be, feeling mere breaths from drowning, and yet, although distorted, there is still light if you can find a way to look up.

This photo was created with two photos that I merged, taken underwater with a plastic camera in Florida, March 2012. 


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9 comments on “Blue

  1. The Retiring Sort
    May 15, 2012

    What a great image!!!


  2. jmgoyder
    May 15, 2012

    So effective.


  3. ailsapm
    May 16, 2012

    Provoking. Lovely shot. xxx Ailsa


  4. Mystiic
    May 16, 2012

    This picture is “thought provoking”… brilliant!!!


  5. eof737
    May 16, 2012

    Great underwater image. 🙂


  6. Emily Sheehan
    May 16, 2012



  7. Janice D
    May 16, 2012

    …there is a real dream-like quality to this – very effective, very blue!


  8. A wonderful photograph. Frame it and hang it!


  9. Shannon Hadley
    May 18, 2012

    This is so unique, thanks for sharing!


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