I like this photo. Arches hold things up. It's a strong shape. It distributes the load in the middle to either end. Being a parent is a bit like that. You hold them up so they don't have to touch the ground. On the other hand, maybe this photo is like adoption, rough and ill-formed, but there is a light at the end.
Witness our bright end.
For this week's BW Wednesday, I could not decide on what to use, so i used several in the hopes that one might be somewhat appealing to the eye.
Lighting is always helpful. I have found over the years that a south or east facing window will often allow all the light I need for portraits. I like the ones in the morning. There is just more contrast to work with, but on the other hand, you can chose not to use it, move the subject out of the harsh light and use softer reflected light...
And having good subject matter helps, too. Good subject matter makes me happy!!
She's a good reason to be happy, and she is the reason I smile.