A portrait from Sunday

by jameswalk

A sunset portrait of my lovely wife and her loyal companion on the edge of the bowl at Railbender Skatepark. We were in the middle of a super fun session and as I carved through the bowl I noticed that the sun was about to dip behind the trees and everyone standing on the west deck of the bowl was a silhouette against the afternoon sky. I knew I had to stop and make some photographs, fortunately I had two perfect subjects for this portrait. This image was made using a 35mm prime lens at f1.8 1/8000 ISO100. I based the exposure on an average meter reading of the sky, just above and to the right of the sun so as to get the beautiful oranges and blues with a nice saturation and still let the brightness of the last few rays of sunlight create a dramatic highlight.