I took a few dozen shots of her that late afternoon. Effortless, expressive, fun; her. 99% of them didn’t look anything like this one. And even after adoring all the shots that really captured her lightness and ease, her playful spirit, it’s this single image that stays with me.
It was the first shot I snapped before I checked my manual settings and it’s (obviously) about 3 stops underexposed.
There’s no telling what magic can happen when we’re least prepared and not all all expecting it.
I’ll admit, I took it into Lightroom and thought that maybe a little processing might “correct” my mistake but nothing I did actually improved the image. This is exactly how the image needed to be. Underexposed and unaltered. Unapologic in every way. A rare gem. A true gift. Totally real.
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