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Quiet Mornings

Flying duck

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled depression, anxiety, obsessive thinking, and fearfulness his entire life, especially as a child and teenager, after a traumatic family experience. Recently, Ed has found relief from the daily struggles through mountaineering and caving, running, and riding his bicycle. Those activities seem to help mitigate some of the confusion and suffering in his head. After a period of relative health, his nerves were shaken again in 2016, and he is in the process of recovering from a confused, sad, and unstable state of mind. Photography is Ed’s passion and a way to connect with life and the world that surrounds him. It provides him with moments of tranquility and peace. Nature’s landscape and details is where he finds beauty in life. Ed is struggling to start making a presence in the fine art photography world. He is now blogging his images and thoughts on photography and life itself, as he attempts to reconstruct his life, against all challenges, and become all he can be.

About this photo: “Quiet mornings. The cold and fresh air on the face, just contemplating the surface of the water barely stirred by a slight breeze. Sitting on the shore of a lagoon, camera in hand, with an open eye and soul for something beautiful to happen, connecting with Nature, just being there, enjoying the sights, the sounds of a day’s beginning, living and breathing the essence of that very moment. Recalling that time from a few years ago fills me with nostalgia and makes me long for that beautiful sense of peace and tranquility that has been absent from my life for several months now, one that I hope I will experience again.”

Find more on his blogFacebookinstagram, and 500px.


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6 comments on “Quiet Mornings

  1. frankaz2000
    January 12, 2017

    Great background ED! Perfecto!


  2. Karen Miller
    January 12, 2017

    Thank you! Beautiful.


  3. bluebrightly
    January 13, 2017

    You will experience it again, and here you are, giving it to others with this image. Best to you – keep getting outdoors and taking photographs!


  4. tessbloggs
    January 15, 2017

    Beautiful post, thank you for this. Keep doing what you’re doing!


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