Photo Friday: Portraits of a Mom

I started with one Photo Friday idea, but it just didn’t pan out. The Wife was waiting for me to decide what I was going to do about it, when I noticed the way she was sitting and her expression. So I started snapping away and instead got a few portraits of her. I couldn’t really decide which one I liked best, so I said to hell with it and posted all three.

Reflective Mom

Reflective Mom

In this first one, I thought she looked like she was reflecting on the day, maybe remembering something that happened with the kids or my nonsense from this morning.

Tired Mom

Tired Mom

Then I asked her to just kill the smile for a second, and she looked tired, like she had just put the kids to bed and sat down for her first moment of peace, thinking “I really don’t want to put away the groceries now.” (Fortunately I’d already taken care of them. I rock like that.)

Thoughtful Mom

Thoughtful Mom

Finally, in this one she just looked lost in thought. I think if I absolutely had to pick a favorite, it would be this one, mostly because I feel like the light was a little more subtle.

I think the only thing I might have change next time is take a little more time to set up, maybe set up the tripod and make sure I can crank the ISO down as low as possible to eliminate more of the noise. I also need to take the time to start polishing my post-processing skills so I can work a little more on noise and sharpness then.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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