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Walking on Water

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the way he sees the world, a little brighter and darker than he imagines those without bipolar disorder see the world.

About this photo: “This photo was taken in New Smyrna Beach, FL at sunset. A father and son were fishing and I managed to get a shot with just the son in it. The tide was coming in and there was water pooling all around him. When I dropped to the sand to take the shot, it looked like he was walking on water. I like this shot a lot because it has that “decisive moment” that Henri Cartier-Bresson described, where just a split second sooner or later, it would not have worked. I like to take photos of people when they are not aware of me. I like when I capture some emotion or moment that is not shiny, with big smiles and bright eyes.”

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131 comments on “Walking on Water

  1. chandleur1
    December 21, 2014

    Beautiful, worth a million words!

    Liked by 8 people

  2. chavisory
    December 22, 2014

    Reblogged this on Chavisory's Notebook and commented:
    Gorgeous.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. thedailykatnip
    January 5, 2015

    This is remarkable.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Stuart M. Perkins
    January 5, 2015

    Wow, loved this.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Don't Get Wasted
    January 5, 2015

    Thumbs Up. . . I is never leaving my eye. . . Beautiful. . .

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Marie
    January 5, 2015

    Love the overlapping details of the photographer’s narrative and the subject’s unguarded presence.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. mohdfefa
    January 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on lowercasenoises.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. mtetar
    January 5, 2015

    Thank you for sharing it will hep someone. Be Blessed, Mtetar

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  9. Mayank Mishra
    January 5, 2015

    Your work is impressive mate 🙂 and more impressive is the way you describe it, thats rare

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  10. Mayank Mishra
    January 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on whispers of Immortality and commented:
    Be amazed.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. hannahdaydream
    January 5, 2015

    Awesome pic!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
    January 5, 2015

    Looks like a wonderful way to spend the day to me.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. andyedt
    January 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on East Devon Training: LIFEGUARD, FIRST AID, POWERBOAT and commented:
    Always dramatic

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  14. laurend0uglass
    January 5, 2015

    Love the idea about the “decisive moment”, something captured that will never be repeated exactly

    Liked by 2 people

  15. cntrygirl267
    January 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on cntrygirl267 and commented:
    So beautiful

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  16. Jeanne
    January 5, 2015

    Fantastic shot! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Epiphany Encounter
    January 5, 2015

    He does look like he is walking on water. This is really nice!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. cindyaguilar
    January 5, 2015

    Love this! !!! ♡

    Liked by 1 person

  19. followechoes
    January 5, 2015

    Wonderful shot

    Liked by 2 people

  20. ertiqua
    January 5, 2015

    Awesome

    Liked by 3 people

  21. pinkbunnyman
    January 5, 2015

    Nice photo

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  22. fromdeeptothesurfaces
    January 5, 2015

    The sand almost looks like water.

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  23. jonjominns
    January 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on jonjominns's Blog.

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  24. Robin Dawn Hudechek
    January 5, 2015

    Wonderful photo and a great post! Thank you for sharing this! 🙂

    Like

  25. susanheney
    January 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on shensea and commented:
    New Smyrna Beach, FL location

    Liked by 2 people

  26. sassyfabulashes
    January 5, 2015

    Gorgeous!

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  27. fascott
    January 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on Staying in Focus.

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  28. Human Relationships
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on Human Relationships and commented:
    Great shot! Sharing!

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  29. moodsnmoments
    January 6, 2015

    walking on water indeed. very well shot and lovely pictures, this and others too

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  30. Soul Food
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on Soul Food and commented:
    Phenomenal! Timing is everything.

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  31. Soul Food
    January 6, 2015

    Perfect! Timing is everything

    Like

  32. balauru
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on Sharing Maniak.

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  33. anonymousblogger2015
    January 6, 2015

    Wow

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  34. Jinx Shadylane
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on Creative Expression.

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  35. Untraveled Routes
    January 6, 2015

    Such captivating shot, Brilliant!!!

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  36. ShadingNepenthe
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on ShadingNepenthe and commented:
    Take in the calm jags of silhouettes in the water. The sky blurring with the tide coming in the far end. This is great.

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  37. mitalp28
    January 6, 2015

    Beautiful

    Like

  38. allthenamesaretakensothisisreallyreallylong
    January 6, 2015

    Gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  39. bjorgdalan
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on bjorgdalan.

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  40. preetamnandal1
    January 6, 2015

    Its look like real but its real all know that ,but i am impressive for that’s shot

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  41. Couple's Chronicle
    January 6, 2015

    I like it very much. So peaceful.

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  42. alexvrince
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on an everyday life blog.

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  43. mfbukhari
    January 6, 2015

    Amazing click!

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  44. frommymindtomyfingers
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on frommymindtomyfingers.

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  45. frommymindtomyfingers
    January 6, 2015

    this photograph is so unique. It has the power to make your head to make a story out of it :’)

    Liked by 1 person

  46. anshul78
    January 6, 2015

    Amazing

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  47. delorenzojf
    January 6, 2015

    Great photo! Love seeing the world from another persons perspective since no one sees the world the same.

    P.S if you get in touch with Tye tell him to follow my blog I am a mental health therapist that talk about all types of exestential, holistic healing arts, and other psychological issues/remedies our world thrusts on us.

    Liked by 1 person

  48. cg
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:
    Great photography and perspective! The title for your photo “Walking On Water” is brilliant! Thank you, for sharing it online.

    The black and white highlights your titled theme. Best black and white photo, I’ve ever seen. You must be a Pro. It shows!

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  49. stfotos
    January 6, 2015

    Gorgeous!

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  50. Alexa Jean
    January 6, 2015

    Great shot! Just the right moment and beautiful colours in the light. I love the intense shadows too.

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  51. Hary Elmo
    January 6, 2015

    So beautiful.

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  52. Suzetta Moonites Kinloch
    January 6, 2015

    Beautiful !

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  53. somba85
    January 6, 2015

    This raises so many feelings. It is wonderful.

    Like

  54. braidsbyalice
    January 6, 2015

    This photo is so beautiful and the timing and composition are stunning! Wow

    Liked by 1 person

  55. seriouslyunavailable
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on timetowaterthebushes.

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  56. kumarbloglist
    January 6, 2015

    Really beautiful.. I wonder, is he standing on sea coral reef ?

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  57. Tyrone Fitzgerald
    January 6, 2015

    One of the things that is so compelling about this photo is how the form of the subject aligns perfectly with the fishing pole. That is the “decisive moment”.

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  58. hiredgunsdesign
    January 6, 2015

    One of the things that I find so compelling about this shot is how the profile of the subject aligns perfectly with the fishing pole. That is the “decisive moment”.

    Liked by 1 person

  59. wmslandscape
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on wmslandscape.

    Liked by 1 person

  60. CIZZO
    January 6, 2015

    Thumb up. Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

  61. hoganfamily2015
    January 6, 2015

    Sick shot sir.

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  62. Peter Nunez
    January 6, 2015

    I am a new blogger at WordPress. This is my second hour and this is the first blog I’ve read. The photo is beautiful I am a fan of the author of decisive moment in photography. This is a great shot. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  63. christianliving2014
    January 6, 2015

    Awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  64. Suzetta Moonites Kinloch
    January 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on SweetReds Suzie and commented:
    I think this is a beautiful photo and wanted to share it with all of you tonight! Just as I believe music moves our life I think photography illuminates our lives. Memories are always stored in our minds and hearts, music and photographs help us share and explain those ‘feelings’ to others.

    This photographer talks about the “decisive moment,” and they are right …… a split second difference in time and the photo would have been different. Just think on that with your life and make every moment count xox

    Liked by 1 person

  65. Rino Vidianata
    January 6, 2015

    waw. wonderful, nice

    Liked by 1 person

  66. ohaifrancy
    January 6, 2015

    Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  67. Santosh Namby
    January 6, 2015

    Great capture…..

    Liked by 1 person

  68. jsackmom
    January 7, 2015

    This is a stunning picture, very well done. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  69. Santosh Namby
    January 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on Santa's Reindeer and commented:
    Beautiful composition….

    Liked by 2 people

  70. joshiphotoeye
    January 7, 2015

    Nicely done..:)

    Liked by 2 people

  71. nouf808
    January 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on nouf808 and commented:
    Such amazing shot love it

    Liked by 1 person

  72. frxnsisgump
    January 7, 2015

    Thumbs up this is my fav press.

    Liked by 1 person

  73. mariozhu
    January 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on mariozhu and commented:
    Nature can help heal.

    Liked by 1 person

  74. sideme
    January 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on sideme.

    Liked by 1 person

  75. billthehippy
    January 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on billthehippy and commented:
    Amazing 👌

    Liked by 1 person

  76. trancenerd
    January 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on trancenerd.

    Liked by 1 person

  77. designemporiumtt
    January 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on designemporiumtt.

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  78. fluffyhotdog
    January 7, 2015

    nice

    Liked by 1 person

  79. KattBawner
    January 7, 2015

    That is an incredible way to explain bipolar. Absolutely amazing work.

    Liked by 1 person

  80. KattBawner
    January 7, 2015

    Reblogged this on Broken Intellectual and commented:
    Beautiful photo and amazing description of bipolar.

    Liked by 2 people

  81. kirsty karlsson
    January 7, 2015

    Conveys intimacy without feeling instrusive. What position were you in when you clicked this moment? I get the sense you were laying low to the ground, which adds to the contemplative mood.

    Liked by 1 person

  82. awnishbaria
    January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on awnishbaria.

    Liked by 1 person

  83. tecnoisoft
    January 8, 2015

    i know people walking on water 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  84. webos6844
    January 8, 2015

    Wonderfull thought!!,I think you should conduct webinar,so people will know your thoughts.:)
    http://www.1stopwebinars.com

    Liked by 1 person

  85. 360ultimate
    January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on 360ULTIMATE.

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  86. carolemccall
    January 8, 2015

    Lovely…

    Liked by 1 person

  87. noorelhoda971
    January 8, 2015

    nice photo

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  88. Galactic Diamonds
    January 8, 2015

    Easy on the eyes. Love it 🙂

    Like

  89. 786heer
    January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on 786heer and commented:
    Water

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  90. niccutajar
    January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on thinking on acloud.

    Liked by 1 person

  91. davidjhovsepian
    January 8, 2015

    wow looks like you are walking on water lol

    Liked by 1 person

  92. TheGuyWithaStick
    January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on TheGuyWithaStick©.

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  93. cherikabrown
    January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on cherikab's Blog.

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  94. margocristal
    January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on MargoCristal.

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  95. hippiegirlsblog
    January 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on hippiegirlsblog.

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  96. Megan
    January 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on TravellingDiver.

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  97. gurbadesha
    January 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on gurbadesha's Blog and commented:
    Broken Light

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  98. veigerzegy21
    January 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on Persib Bandung.

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  99. Allfindout
    January 9, 2015

    Nice

    Like

  100. molvi0849
    January 9, 2015

    very nice

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  101. Roshni
    January 9, 2015

    Beautiful & brilliant! 🙂
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

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  102. shopsevennine
    January 9, 2015

    Beautiful artwork!

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  103. Stephen Scott
    January 9, 2015

    Congratulations on capturing a split second of beauty Ty!

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  104. theshadow12345
    January 9, 2015

    What a nice pic. Awesome!

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  105. paradis652014
    January 10, 2015

    Reblogged this on paradis65blog.

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  106. petite heartbeat
    January 10, 2015

    Perfection

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  107. timtyconhenry
    January 11, 2015

    Thats pretty cool!

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  108. Anas Nafian
    January 12, 2015

    Nice

    Like

  109. tyhull
    January 12, 2015

    Hay my name is Ty also. I don’t walk on water though.

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  110. zirgstar
    January 12, 2015

    Reblogged this on Life As We Know It and commented:
    I love this picture and the words that describe the photographers reasoning behind the darkness.

    Like

  111. Freedom
    January 12, 2015

    Amazing! speechless

    Like

  112. juneribaldi
    January 13, 2015

    Reblogged this on juneribaldi.

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  113. juneribaldi
    January 13, 2015

    Truley Exquiste Looking forward to READING . your Book. Thank you ❤ 🙂

    Like

  114. michellesiegel101
    January 14, 2015

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  115. pah3k97
    January 14, 2015

    Reblogged this on pah3k97 and commented:
    Amazing…

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  116. photo31907
    January 14, 2015

    I think this amazing.

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  117. wizow
    January 14, 2015

    Reblogged this on wizow's Blog and commented:
    Wow

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  118. sonnysimpson
    January 16, 2015

    Omg it’s amazing but I bet it’s really fick ice I stil like it

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  119. suhawas
    January 16, 2015

    Reblogged this on suhawas.

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  120. SMartins
    January 20, 2015

    Wonderful shot!

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  121. shinaj1
    January 21, 2015

    Reblogged this on shina james and commented:
    Beautiful

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  122. shinaj1
    January 21, 2015

    Simply Amazing. Reblogged on shinaj1

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  123. abcdsaiful
    January 25, 2015

    Nice Picture!

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  124. juanorlandopg
    January 26, 2015

    Reblogged this on Juan by Juan.

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  125. ranna307
    February 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on memoirsofcaroljoshua.

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  126. desperateramblings
    February 20, 2015

    Stunning shot and great descriptive. Thank you.

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  127. sirslittledarling
    March 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on Sir's little darling and commented:
    the quiet kind of dramatic is often the most colorful

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  128. Captian
    May 1, 2015

    So very beautifull and touching.

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