Reflecting at Sunset


Photo taken in upstate New York by a woman who suffers from major depressive disorder. She is married with one child, and loves to photograph them and anything else she sees through her lens.

About this photo: “When I’m depressed, I’m in my own world, even if I don’t want to be. I always want to be alone, for obvious reasons, and stay in, but when it comes to holidays such as Thanksgiving, my husband thinks that it is important to be with extended family beyond our own little family unit. I agreed, for him, to leave and go my Aunt’s farm in the country. It really is beautiful there and I’m glad I went. I was able to spend time with family who I rarely get to see – some of whom can even empathize with my situation – got to eat delicious food, get kissed by a horse, and even have some alone time to reflect in front of the breathtaking reflections of sunset on her pond.” 


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  1. even though the first one gives the impression of peacefulness, I see there something else in addition. The loneliness I can so well relate to.
    And strangly, probably even this loneliness, even though it makes me feel so uncomfortably isolated, has something beautiful about it… cannot explain in words. The picture does it for me.
    Nice. Thank you.


  2. I consider myself very fortunate that I do not and never have suffered from a depressive illness, especially as I have two family members who do (in a very serious way) and through my work come into contact with more people who do. I have just discovered this blog (through a follow on my other, non photography specific blog) and think it is wonderful that photography can be so supportive for people who suffer in this way.


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