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Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer and amateur photographer who has had several family members who have struggled with serious depression. He lost a brother to suicide in 1984.

About this photo: “This photo was taken recently at Letchworth Gorge in Western New York. It’s called “intensity.” In my view, it captures the higher highs and lower lows that so many people with mental health issues experience. Sometimes, photography, image making, and creativity help people deal with the volatility.”


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3 comments on “Intensity

  1. esperanzaescribe
    November 12, 2015

    Bella fotografía… Este árbol aunque no habla, expresa su fuego interno.


  2. Paula Jennings
    November 13, 2015

    this photo is spectacular! it almost seems surreal. Did you do a lot of editing to it?


  3. Hank shaw
    November 16, 2015

    I edited this with an iPhone app called icolorama which helped me achieve the surreal look.


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