A mother comforts her child;  26 Nov 2009.

They are both old friends of our’s.

In the emotion of the moment, the mother’s eyes close and her lips part slightly to murmur soft comfort and reassurance.

And, to me, the baby’s anguish is reflected in the widely splayed hand that desperately clutches her mother’s neck – and especially in that little thumb.

Technique: D700 with 24-120 Nikkor lens at 120mm; 25,600 ISO; Dfine 2; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Soft Sepia preset.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

18 Responses to ARCHIVE 413 – MOTHER AND CHILD (MONO)

  1. What a tender moment you have caught—expertly.


  2. Beautiful image, love the close framing and the soft black & white processing 😀


  3. paula graham says:

    Photo with the light and tender touch.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you. This baby is of course grown know – and with the ambition of becoming an astronaut! – I must do more people shots >>> though I don’t think I’ll ever have your skills in engaging strangers on the street! A


  4. bluebrightly says:

    Such a very touching image, Adrian.


  5. oneowner says:

    I almost never use the adjective “sweet” to describe a photo but this is sweet.


  6. This is wonderful ❤️


  7. Goff James says:

    Hi, Adrian. This image is stunning and has prompted me to write a short poem. I have posted it on Hope you enjoy reading. Have a wonderful day. Goff.


  8. Goff James says:

    Hi, Adrian. Thanks for sharing such a beautifully tender and evocative image filled with subliminal emotion. Have re-blogged. Happy Photography. Have a wonderful day. Goff.


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