Afternoon light

by jameswalk

A portrait of my true love from a walk we took last week. For this image I made the exposure based on the highlight value on the edge of the subject’s face. Afternoon sun always makes for good lighting  and I noticed that it was skimming across the field and lighting the grass from behind, giving it a nice soft glow. Because part of the subject is in shadow the dark tones have a subtle, cool blueish cast which creates a nice juxtaposition to the warm tones in the background. The only post production done to this image was a small adjustment of the levels in Photoshop to give the highlights a slight bump.

Thanks for looking!