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Holding On

Thursday, 21 March 2002

Olympus C2040Z
1/320s @ f/2.3 (no flash)
79 mm lens, ISO 400

Holding On

This is my daughter Grace, just a few hours after her open-heart surgery. The photo's title has a double meaning - she's literally holding onto my wife Megan's finger, and figuratively holding on to life. Fortunately, she has made a complete recovery and is doing fabulously.

The judge in the KSCC competition was the photo editor of the local newspaper. He thought this photo did a good job of grabbing the viewer's attention, and tugging at their emotion and sympathy.

 Competition Entries:

15-10-2002. KSCC B Grade Colour Prints, "Photojournalism/Social Documentary" Competition. Merit.


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