The older you get, the larger your network of friends, the greater the frequency that cancer rears it’s ugly head. The pain and grief it brings is shared amongst so many not directly affected by it. It was a real joy to be asked if I’d make an image for Barnstaple’s Chemo Appeal for this Christmas. I’m hoping many people will be inspired to give to the appeal after seeing the cheery seasonal photograph.
These ‘painting with light’ photographs are never as easy as they look. This took 9 photos to get all of letters looking readable, plus another to add a little more light into the sky and trees. Thanks to Julie Whitton for organising it and to the 11 volunteers who stood out in the cold for an hour making this picture right.