Here is something we can learn from giedregomes about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.

Where did you take this photo and at what time?

I took this picture at the local park in Cedar Lake, Indiana. It was around 3-4 pm on a cloudy foggy day. The idea was to take pictures in the fog, but by the time i got there the fog disappeared.

Anything worth sharing about lighting?

It was a cloudy day with light rain.

What equipment did you use?

Nikon 7200, 70-200 f2.8 lens

What inspired you to take this photo?

Wanted to create a moody picture, winters in Indiana are so depressing.

Did you do any post-processing?

Yes , in photoshop. Hard to explain, but worked 45-60 min on this image to get exactly what I wanted. I pretty much darkened the photo a lot to give it the mood I wanted.

What equipment do you normally have in your bag?

For my outdoor pictures I only use a 70-200 lens.

Any advice for others trying to capture something similar?

I think models and their outfits make or break the picture. If I would have shot any of my sons wearing jeans and a t-shirt, it wouldn't look anything like that.  Also red hair... I don't know what it is about the redheads but they look amazing in pictures.