It looks like the sun is a super power flamethrower about to hit the guy XD But I love the lighting. I think the main thing that makes this picture great is the sky. The pretty color of the sky compliments the lighting. And the clouds bring a somehow comfy/sunset mood, even though the sun is still up in the sky.
I did use a Nikon D90, shot against the sun, polarizing filter on, timer and tripod, madly running onto right spot several times, PS edit for contrast, gradient of colors and saturation, sharpening and the usage of heart.
Misleading-ReactionFeatured By OwnerAug 7, 2011Student Photographer
There are many photos like that one in deviantart but i never get tired of it , photos of the sky are always so magic, there is also the sun which is responsible for this magnificent image, it is an important material in photography, without this light none of our photos will ever existed. What is strong in this image it is to bring in an alive element, and more than that an alive and dynamic element, because it is in movement, and it gives live to the photo, i can imagine the scene of that wonderful day in my mind. This photo make me smile because it's very pleasant to the eye, a sunny day is always special. I like as well the idea as the model hold in his hand an umbrella, it is a kind of contrast with this magnificent day, and it gives a touch of colors, i think without that umbrella the photo would not provide me the same sensation, I cannot explain why but without this umbrella the photo for me would be tasteless. The moment is perfectly chooses, the quality of the sky, the movement is stopped for eternity and this central light given by the sun give all this magnificence, because from this point all the beauty all around is revealed to us.