In support of a 16 year old teenager who is a resident of our Hampton Lake community, several of the residents organized a Film Night to aid raising some funds to help the family. This young man has been diagnosed and treated over the last 12 months or so, for a rampant and aggressive form of cancer. Such a young age to become afflicted with this disease, which he has been battling courageously and positively during the treatments. Unfortunately very recently the prognosis has taken a negative turn, as the treatments and chemos are struggling to impact the progression. Being able to relate to this young man’s will to beat the disease it is very sad to see the recent turn of events. The community’s thoughts have been with him, his mother and younger brother through these difficult times.
Some very supportive neighbors organized the Film Night to help support the family with some financial aid. We visited the lakeside park, and took some photos of the event to share with the organizer and community. A reasonable turnout was great to see and significant donations were achieved.
I tried to capture the essence of the events through a few photos as darkness fell at dusk for the start of the film. From a photographic perspective, capturing the event, people and the lighting was a challenge, but another opportunity to learn and develop night/dusk photography. Some shots obviously showed some movement of individuals but this I was aware of, but thought it may add some motion and life into the night-time photographs, rather than just the pure static shots. Obviously this was a personal perspective and view point to also help experiment with different image shots, and lighting.