He is able to capture the emotional side of Charis as well as set a calming sense of emotion for viewers of this piece of art.
Some writers have observed that in his photos of Wilson, Weston transformed his vision of nudes.
But when I see the picture unexpectedly, I remember most vividly Edward examining the print with a magnifying glass to decide if the few visible pubic hairs would prevent him from shipping it through the mails.
Each print would then have to be carefully examined as it developed in the darkroom to make sure just there was just the right balance between the light and dark areas.
In an extensive description of what Weston did to produce a final print of this image, his son said all of the shadows on the body, especially on her right arm seen on the left in the image , had to be held back lightened , while the blanket on the right side of the print had to be burned in darkened.