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Please give a warm welcome to first-time contributor Peter, a man in hit forties from the United Kingdom. Peter has been suffering from PTSD and related anxiety and depression since a kidnap and hostage incident in 1997. He is still taking regular medication. He finds that some days are easy, almost untroubled, while other days are still extremely difficult.

About this photo: “I took this photo while working on a project in India. I was waiting at a bus stop and liked the idea of this photo. It was a struggle to keep the shutter slow enough to blur the bus in bright sunlight and at the same time not massively over expose and also hope the subjects didn’t move so they stayed relatively sharp. Worked better in black and white as the colours of the bus distracted too much from the people in the picture.” 

Find more from Peter at his website.


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8 comments on “Waiting

  1. alifemoment
    May 4, 2014

    I think, this is really a great photo, so meaningful, so intense, great job!! 🙂


  2. Why?Matters!
    May 4, 2014

    That is a really good photo I love it.


  3. chrisrenney
    May 4, 2014

    Stillness and movement – such a powerful image.


  4. jakesprinter
    May 4, 2014

    Stunning Picture 🙂


  5. Dominic
    May 4, 2014

    Fantastic photo 🙂


  6. Powerful image, Peter! Worth the struggle to keep the shutter slow enough! I love it, well done!


  7. titaniummike
    May 5, 2014

    Reblogged this on TITANIUM MIKE.


  8. Paula McLane Jennings
    May 21, 2014

    really interesting shot!


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