I love this pic... but I don't like the expression of the model on the right. It's almost like she's sniffing really hard (if that makes sense haha). Love the model on the left, love the lighting, love the coloring. (jealous of your new camera!)
I like how they're both looking at something but we don't know what it is - from the way they standing and their expressions I'd say it was a wolf - I don't know that it is - what I'm trying to say is that its a really good photo because it makes you ask questions
I like the colours too - I'm glad the models didn't wear really bright colours it would have ruined the autumnal scene!
Honestly, I was just flipping through front page pieces, not really paying attention to what I was looking at. But this photo caught my eye, and I went back to it. I love it. The way the sun is skimming the top of the blonde's hair, looking innocent and enthralled and openly embracing the light contrasts beautifully with the brunette's defiant expression/posture as she hides behind the tree from the sun, with a look of disdain for whatever they're looking at. Plus, I'm a sucker for forest scenes. Great work!
I tried the effect myself a few days ago, and I must say it's difficult to achieve. You have to have the right circumstances to do it. The sun in the right angle, the model at the right angle and the photographer to. Maybe most importantly (and my hat goes off to you for that), the right time of day. I don't know where you live excacly, but the sun only is in the right angle during the morning or evening here. And in the summer that's VERY early and VERY late.
I's also dangerous to get blinded if you aren't carefull. Are you wearing sunglasses? Cause I know I am going to from now on!
I just have one question... what kind of Photoshop action do you use? Levels? Curves? Gradients? Cause you have a really "cool" effect there, lots of blue and purple and white.
One of the reasons I'm such a fan of your work: even without all this, the pictures would still look beautiful. If you ever feel like it, try to use a flash or even without the sun. I'm sure you would still be able to achieve great results. (just don't do it in full sunlight please... unless you really know what you are doing. ^-^)