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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 of a lamppost is compelling because of a menacing sky moving towards a single light. I think this can be taken two ways. It is either the power of light holding steadfast against the storm, or the certainty that the storm will destroy the light. In Florida we have incredible sunsets with amazing clouds almost every day, but I was so overwhelmed with these clouds, I had to run out of my house and photograph them.”


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9 comments on “Lamppost

  1. heidispitzig
    January 27, 2015

    I love the play of light and dark.


  2. a photo a day by me :)
    January 27, 2015

    I love this! Great shot!!!


  3. Diana Perkins
    January 28, 2015

    Thinking about the “two ways” things could happen as you described, is much like bipolar d/o. Great photography!


  4. imaginarytree
    January 28, 2015

    The clouds are amazing! I can feel the turbulence.


  5. Dreams and Zeros
    January 28, 2015

    Womderful shot!


  6. spencersamalvin
    January 28, 2015

    Great stuff, Ty, I know what you’re “talking about” because I, too, suffer from Bipolar II, thanks . .


  7. She_Who_Hears
    January 28, 2015

    Wicked shot.


  8. amberlisa
    February 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on Amber Lisa's Literary Boutique and Spa! and commented:
    Love this pic! BP Power in da house!!!!


  9. sylairda
    March 11, 2015

    Reblogged this on Saudade.


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