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Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.

About this photo: “Titled: Illuminate. I have noticed that I kind of love water. It kind of calms me. And it gives beautiful effects to photos. Light and darkness combines here, and that is something that I love very much. Hopeful light, summer breeze.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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10 comments on “Illuminate

  1. Shaymatos24
    March 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on SugarSweet24.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. elisadnarvarte14
    March 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on NewYorkLove.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The Laughable Cheese
    March 9, 2015

    This seems like reaching out for hope and self love self care. Like calm after a storm.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. bluebrightly
    March 10, 2015

    It’s quite beautiful. I hope you do many more photos with water as your subject.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Moodphototeija
      March 10, 2015

      thank you Bluebrightly, I hope I will have a chance a again next summer to do that 🙂


  5. BookOfBokeh
    March 10, 2015

    Good heavens but this is stunning! The concept is simple, but the execution must have been difficult. The post processing is superb: subtle, yet profound and deeply emotive. I am in AWE!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Moodphototeija
      March 10, 2015

      Thank you dear, I am happy that you like that, and it was actually quite easy to do, because of that location and with a great model and a friend 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • BookOfBokeh
        March 10, 2015

        Still, it is a beautiful photo. Thank you!

        Liked by 1 person

  6. wildernessruminator
    April 3, 2015

    This is exquisite. Very impression lasting.


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