Mother's Day (Two) Purchase a print of this image
There are always the inevitable technical, visual, compositional considerations in any portrait.

This one is a good example of motion blur combined with one of my most detested elements: a wristwatch. Anything and everything goes in a portrait for me, with only two exceptions: wristwatches and eyeglasses. Watches are a clunky intrusion; glasses obscure and reflect in a most unfortunate way.

Jewellery of any sort is fine with me. Jacki's ear-ring could almost be viewed as a negative defect; in a print it is clear.

Motion blur is an interesting detail. It is commonly seen as a defect, but in this case it emphasizes Anthony's fond caress. It's difficult to escape the cult of sharpness, but the human is a moving creature.

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TECHNICAL INFO
SERIAL NUMBER: 9408-27-06
FILM: Kodak TMY ('T-Max 400'), 120 format, at EI 200.
EXPOSURE: f8 at 1/8 sec..
FILM DEVELOPMENT: D76 1:1, 11 minutes, 20C, plain water presoak, normal agitation.
LIGHTING: daylight.
CAMERA and LENS: Hasselblad ELX camera, Zeiss 120 mm f4 'makro' lens.
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