I almost didn't make this week's Photo Friday challenge – Mother – as I left it until yesterday evening to get around to actually shooting something relevant, mostly because I assumed that I'd be able to take something of my wife and our daughters at any point during the week. But it almost didn't work out. This is one of about 20 shots of my wife and our youngest (she's almost 18 months now) and it's the only one that comes close to capturing something of what I was after – the rest were quite atrocious.

Actually, this is version two of this shot. My original idea (unusually) involved producing a high-key image with a much tighter crop, and I really liked the result, … but my wife hated it. And after wandering around the house mumbling about the injustice of it all, and that I couldn't possibly miss a Photo Friday, and any number of other spurious arguments, I'm quite glad she objected as I think this is a much stronger shot than my original attempt.

So, after rather too much angst for my taste, here's Photo Friday entry #40 ;-)

camera
capture date
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
focal length
image quality
white balance
cropped?
Canon G5
7.14pm on 29/7/04
f3.0
1/60
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
50
28.8mm
RAW
auto
no
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