Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/40 s
Exposure Setting: Shutter Priority
Strobe Flash: Bounced Flash
Lens Focal Length: 30 mm
White Balance: Auto
Editor's Note: It is actually quite tough to get a good picture of two people hugging. Sometimes the emotion just doesn't come across on the face. If the person offering the hug is a bit too tall, you might not be able to see the recipient's face well, anyway. Cathie pulled it off and created a nice photo that captures one of the moments of joy and memories that abound at retirement parties.
The "Officially Retired" tiara is really just a bonus.
- Lara Neel, Visual Editor