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The Dark Days


Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal with the daily struggles, but sometimes becomes a battle of perfectionism.

About this photo: “I took this photo on a very dark day by a lake last year, and looking back on it now I see that it was nothing more than clouds that eventually passed just like my depression.”

Find more from Michael at his blog.


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7 comments on “The Dark Days

  1. James Work Photography
    March 3, 2017

    Michael, great sky. I used to live in the southwest and the skies just amazed me. Now I am in East TX and the sky is blocked by trees and red necks. Life just kind of sucks. Thanx for the view.

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    • Photography OCD
      March 3, 2017

      The best way to get around that is to get up early. I just got lucky this time.


  2. Richard van Egmond
    March 3, 2017

    Beautiful picture with this sky.


  3. chrisrenney
    March 3, 2017

    In the ‘reduced’ version you see only one bird flying and then when you open up the site you see many – that is humanity and I am on the waves below you waiting to greet you


    • Photography OCD
      March 3, 2017

      I see three in the air and four over the water but one is all I needed. I usually give them bread so they pose for me.


  4. BookOfBokeh
    March 3, 2017

    Stunning photo where something about it makes it rise out above the ordinary of such images.


  5. iampeacenow
    March 5, 2017

    This photo is stunning. Thank you for sharing.


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