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The Walk

The Walk
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Copyright: Bill Thompson (thompswk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 88 W: 0 N: 179] (1065)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-25
Categories: Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot SX120 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-30 11:34
Viewed: 836
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Every year, the American Cancer Society holds a regional event called "Relay for Life". The purpose is to raise money for cancer research, etc. I personally participate in honor of so many in my family who have passed on from cancer.

To kick of the event each year, the Cancer Society features a "Survivor's Walk" All local survivors are encouraged to take a lap around a local school track.

I sat on the edge of the track and took several photos of members of this year's survivors walk. I was touched by this gentleman being held up by his wife as he struggled to make it around the track. He did complete the walk finally, but it was very heart wrenching to see the pain and tears on his face as he completed his goal of walking the survivors lap.

I wasn't paying much attention to the shooting information. It was quite windy with severe storms in the area which actually had to be evacuated for several hours. I did crop much of the sky from above and adjusted a little in PP for color and sharpness.

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Hi Bill
Obviously not a technically good photo. All photos should have their own story and this is candid photography with a heart wrenching story to tell.

Hello Bill, a documentary shot with its' own story.Not the sharpest shot, but the body language says so much.
Congratulations to the gentleman for managing to walk the lap!
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Bill, Technically, this is not a good picture but it bears a touching story and it also send a strong message to the society how we can make a better world. Nice details and note on this couple. Thank for sharing

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