Karl (@karl_shakur) and I had arrived at Forrest Gump Point at 7:15 on June 15, 2019 with a lengthy shot list. Shooting in direct sunlight is tricky, so after moving through the shot list once, we decided to revisit this shot with our new dreamily-toned surroundings.
We took the first image at 7:32pm. We took the second image at 8:28 pm.
Here's the difference that hour made:
Even light cast on skin (no shadows on left side of body)
Cooler tones overall
Gorgeous sunset sky
Yellows in soil toned down
Monument Valley buttes cast in dreamy purples and highlighted in rich reds
Pavement darkened and neutralized
Next time you're shooting in golden hour, it might just be worth it to wait a little longer! And if you're looking for more guidance on light conditions wherever you are, check out the app PhotoPills.
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