This shot was taken on the way home from today's head shot session. I was shooting at one of my very favorite locations, and took a couple of so so shots while waiting for wardrobe changes during the session. Fortunately, on the way home I noticed how lovely the landscape was, so I thought I'd get out and take a few shots. Then....a miracle happened. It had been overcast ALL day, but the sun briefly broke through the clouds. I decided I'd like to get a sun burst...then thought it might be fun to get a nice backlit self-portrait. I focused, then set the camera on the hood of my car, set the 10 second timer, and placed myself in the scene. I bracketed the shot and combined two photos so I could keep the detail in the clouds.
I just love the lens flare in this shot. Too bad I wasn't dressed for the occasion...but, that's pretty much how I dress for a session. I usually get pretty dirty, and the last thing I need is to worry about ruining my clothes during a shoot.