I have been enjoying your recent summer photos Ben, and this is no exception. The light in this is excellent. I’m not normally a fan of bright areas along the edges or in corners of the frame, but this works well here. The shadows do a great job of channeling the eye up and into the background.
I was going to say, this really reminds me of @Ed_McGuirk recent posts with his Queen Ann’s Lace. I’m usually not a fan of light that takes me out of the main frame but this one works for me as I notice that my eyes goes straight to the URC and then follows the scene back down through the frame. Great diagonal light and a soft light source…Fog??? Your colors are spot on, not too warm, not too cool.
Ben, this is a wonderful image. The light and colors are gorgeous, your processing is right on. I love the spotlight effect on the dandelions in the LLC. After seeing your take on this, I’ve concluded that your leaving the sun just outside the frame is a more powerful way to present a scene like this. Unlike my Queen Annes Lace shot where I included the sun. You have inspired me to go back to my “fluitenkruid” meadow and try a shot where I place the sun outside the frame like you did. I love the directional light that gets created in the way you handled this image.
This is outstanding, Ben! The diagonal lighting is sublime along with those shadows. Although this scene has an air of mystery to it I find it to be very inviting and serene. Absolutely no suggestions from me; I wouldn’t change a thing.