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Leaf

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways existing or deluding himself rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered what is good for him (being creative) and what he should avoid. His bipolar has led him to experience periods of immense joy and at other times wondering why the world is so crazy. Mostly, he treasures those close to him who have supported him and shown him that the world is really worth sticking around for.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken in my back garden, and then photoshopped a bit. Something so simple and yet so amazing. Almost like a visual mantra.”

Find more from Matt at his blog.

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16 comments on “Leaf

  1. SwittersB
    August 6, 2014

    Welcome Matt. Beautiful color and clarity.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. shoe1000
    August 6, 2014

    Beautiful image of it hanging out there in space

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Cheryl
    August 6, 2014

    That’s a gorgeous image.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mk
    August 6, 2014

    I love the fact that this leaf is suspended in mid-air, as if it paused in flight so we could notice it.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. KleesButterfly
    August 6, 2014

    A beautiful photo!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. spencersamalvin
    August 6, 2014

    Nice, bro. . . .

    Like

  7. lensandpensbysally
    August 6, 2014

    Inspiring and lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. chrisrenney
    August 6, 2014

    Utter warmth. A glorious image. Thank you for it.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. tamellu
    August 6, 2014

    It is such a beautiful leaf, as if it’s floating in some burning reddish air – great color shades!

    Like

  10. luro97
    August 6, 2014

    A warm welcome. Awesome first posting!

    Like

  11. mishunderstood
    August 7, 2014

    A very unique photo. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! 🙂

    Like

  12. davidoakesimages
    August 7, 2014

    Wow

    Like

  13. roshni
    August 7, 2014

    In limbo! Wonderful photograph…look forward to more.

    Like

  14. Dreams and Zeros
    August 7, 2014

    Absolutely superb photo!

    Like

  15. kj4ta
    August 7, 2014

    Fantastic image!

    Like

  16. Matt Williams
    August 13, 2014

    Hi everyone – thanks so much for the encouraging and positive comments. It’s really good to know the picture evoked some feelings in you all – be well and thanks Matt:)

    Like

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