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Microcosm: An Upside-Down World (Earth Day)

Photo taken by Jennifer Hopkins, who has suffered with depression and anxiety for around 11 years. She also cares for her husband who is bipolar. They live in Greater Manchester, UK.

About this photo: Sometimes it is hard and it feels like your world is turned upside-down. When I feel at my worst, I feel as though I’m spiralling downwards and can’t get myself back up. This photo really relates to me… the beautiful world is out there, but things aren’t as they should be and I struggle to see it.

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24 comments on “Microcosm: An Upside-Down World (Earth Day)

  1. Eda
    April 22, 2012

    It’s a nice photo !!! :)

  2. annefreemanimages
    April 22, 2012

    Lovely photo and compelling story. Thank you for sharing. Here’s my take on “Sun” taken in the Serengeti:

  3. Jennifer
    April 22, 2012

    Thank you for posting :)

  4. thepetalpusher
    April 22, 2012

    fantastic image for Earth Day

  5. livvy30
    April 22, 2012


  6. cbrohan
    April 22, 2012

    another amazing photo. :-) i’ve featured this blog as my first blog of the week since I am so blown away by the photography here.

  7. 4rozebds
    April 22, 2012

    Way Cool! Really!

  8. anotherthousandwords
    April 22, 2012

    Jennifer: KEEP GOING! This is an excellent depiction…not only of your world…but ours!

  9. Jo Bryant
    April 22, 2012

    What a great photo – and loved reading the story that accompanies it

  10. nigel
    April 23, 2012

    Great photo concept and I like your blog concept as well… best of luck.

  11. island traveler
    April 23, 2012

    Wow! World on the palm of your hand. I was blown away! Breath taking. Beautiful…Thanks for today’s inspiration.

  12. cbrohan
    April 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on Ciaran Brohan – Multimedia.

  13. Northern Narratives
    April 23, 2012

    That’s amazing :)

  14. bradleywbull
    April 23, 2012

    Now THAT is unique.

  15. Helen Cherry
    April 24, 2012

    Great photograph..

  16. strawberryindigo
    April 24, 2012

    Beautiful and thought provoking. The whole world is in your hands….and what a beautiful world it is.

  17. conservingquirky
    April 24, 2012

    super cool…love the concept,love the photo!!cheers!

  18. pix & kardz
    April 25, 2012

    beautiful capture. i like how that upside down world is being held securely and gently by a caring hand :)

  19. Kathryn
    April 26, 2012

    That is so beautiful, It almost makes me feel a little tearful (in a good way)

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  21. beautyofphotos
    June 28, 2012

    Very Nice Shot :)

  22. thehappymango
    January 17, 2013

    Wow! This is beautiful. Good job! And good message : )

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