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Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

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 responses to “Walking on Water”

  1. chandleur1 Avatar

    Beautiful, worth a million words!

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  2. chavisory Avatar

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

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  3. thedailykatnip Avatar
    thedailykatnip

    This is remarkable.

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  4. Don't Get Wasted Avatar
    Don’t Get Wasted

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

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  5. Marie Avatar

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

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  6. mtetar Avatar

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

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  7. Mayank Mishra Avatar

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

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  8. Mayank Mishra Avatar

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

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  9. Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC Avatar

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

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  10. andyedt Avatar
    andyedt

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

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  11. laurend0uglass Avatar

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

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  12. cntrygirl267 Avatar

    Reblogged this on cntrygirl267 and commented:
    So beautiful

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  13. Jeanne Avatar

    Fantastic shot! 🙂

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  14. Epiphany Encounter Avatar

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

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  15. cindyaguilar Avatar

    Love this! !!! ♡

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  16. fromdeeptothesurfaces Avatar

    The sand almost looks like water.

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  17. Robin Dawn Hudechek Avatar

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

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  18. susanheney Avatar

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

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  19. Human Relationships Avatar

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

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  20. moodsnmoments Avatar

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

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  21. Soul Food Avatar

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

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  22. Soul Food Avatar

    Perfect! Timing is everything

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  23. Untraveled Routes Avatar

    Such captivating shot, Brilliant!!!

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  24. ShadingNepenthe Avatar

    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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  25. allthenamesaretakensothisisreallyreallylong Avatar
    allthenamesaretakensothisisreallyreallylong

    Gorgeous!

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  26. preetamnandal1 Avatar

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

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  27. Couple's Chronicle Avatar

    I like it very much. So peaceful.

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  28. alexvrince Avatar
    alexvrince

    Reblogged this on an everyday life blog.

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  29. mfbukhari Avatar

    Amazing click!

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  30. frommymindtomyfingers Avatar
    frommymindtomyfingers

    Reblogged this on frommymindtomyfingers.

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  31. frommymindtomyfingers Avatar
    frommymindtomyfingers

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

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  32. delorenzojf Avatar

    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.

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  33. cg Avatar
    cg

    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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  34. stfotos Avatar
    stfotos

    Gorgeous!

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  35. Alexa Jean Avatar

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

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  36. Hary Elmo Avatar

    So beautiful.

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  37. Suzetta Moonites Kinloch Avatar
    Suzetta Moonites Kinloch

    Beautiful !

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      Suzetta Moonites Kinloch
  38. somba85 Avatar

    This raises so many feelings. It is wonderful.

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  39. braidsbyalice Avatar

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

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  40. seriouslyunavailable Avatar
    seriouslyunavailable

    Reblogged this on timetowaterthebushes.

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  41. kumarbloglist Avatar

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

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  42. Tyrone Fitzgerald Avatar

    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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  43. hiredgunsdesign Avatar
    hiredgunsdesign

    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

  44. CIZZO Avatar

    Thumb up. Love this!

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  45. Peter Nunez Avatar

    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.

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  46. Suzetta Moonites Kinloch Avatar
    Suzetta Moonites Kinloch

    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

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  47. Rino Vidianata Avatar

    waw. wonderful, nice

    Liked by 1 person

  48. Santosh Namby Avatar

    Great capture…..

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  49. jsackmom Avatar

    This is a stunning picture, very well done. 😊

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  50. Santosh Namby Avatar

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

    Liked by 2 people

  51. joshiphotoeye Avatar
    joshiphotoeye

    Nicely done..:)

    Liked by 2 people

  52. nouf808 Avatar

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

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  53. frxnsisgump Avatar

    Thumbs up this is my fav press.

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  54. mariozhu Avatar

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

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  55. sideme Avatar

    Reblogged this on sideme.

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  56. billthehippy Avatar

    Reblogged this on billthehippy and commented:
    Amazing 👌

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  57. trancenerd Avatar
    trancenerd

    Reblogged this on trancenerd.

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  58. KattBawner Avatar

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

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  59. KattBawner Avatar

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

    Liked by 2 people

  60. kirsty karlsson Avatar

    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

  61. tecnoisoft Avatar
    tecnoisoft

    i know people walking on water 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  62. webos6844 Avatar

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

    Liked by 1 person

  63. Galactic Diamonds Avatar

    Easy on the eyes. Love it 🙂

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  64. 786heer Avatar

    Reblogged this on 786heer and commented:
    Water

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  65. davidjhovsepian Avatar

    wow looks like you are walking on water lol

    Liked by 1 person

  66. gurbadesha Avatar

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

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  67. molvi0849 Avatar
    molvi0849

    very nice

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  68. Roshni Avatar
    Roshni

    Beautiful & brilliant! 🙂
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

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  69. shopsevennine Avatar

    Beautiful artwork!

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  70. Stephen Scott Avatar

    Congratulations on capturing a split second of beauty Ty!

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  71. theshadow12345 Avatar

    What a nice pic. Awesome!

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  72. timtyconhenry Avatar

    Thats pretty cool!

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  73. Anas Nafian Avatar
    Anas Nafian

    Nice

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  74. tyhull Avatar

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

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  75. zirgstar Avatar

    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.

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  76. Freedom Avatar

    Amazing! speechless

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  77. juneribaldi Avatar

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

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  78. michellesiegel101 Avatar

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  79. pah3k97 Avatar

    Reblogged this on pah3k97 and commented:
    Amazing…

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  80. photo31907 Avatar

    I think this amazing.

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  81. wizow Avatar

    Reblogged this on wizow's Blog and commented:
    Wow

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  82. sonnysimpson Avatar

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

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  83. suhawas Avatar
    suhawas

    Reblogged this on suhawas.

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  84. SMartins Avatar

    Wonderful shot!

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  85. shinaj1 Avatar

    Reblogged this on shina james and commented:
    Beautiful

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  86. shinaj1 Avatar

    Simply Amazing. Reblogged on shinaj1

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  87. desperateramblings Avatar

    Stunning shot and great descriptive. Thank you.

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  88. sirslittledarling Avatar

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

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  89. Captian Avatar

    So very beautifull and touching.

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