Originally Posted by jestersncourt
So, now that you look at it and say you know what you would do differently, what is it you would do differently?
I was mostly paying attention to her: pose, expression, the hat, etc. I didn't really pay enough attention to other compositional elements at the time like the fence, horizon, water, trees on the far shore, etc. which draw attention due to their size/color/placement and her position relative to them. I also might have benefited from different placement of the flash that I used to balance the sun behind and above her.
I have tentative plans to go back to that lake in a week or so with her and her BFF (Mary in my portfolio) to do some shots at sunset, so I will simply pay more attention next time.