An excellent portrait has to “say” something. Sometimes everything happens in an instant, and that is why having a camera with basically no lag in capturing the shot is so important. In this case I was able to catch the dogs and my model all looking in the same direction, while the wind at 5,600 feet in the Blue-ridge Mountains gently lifted her coat. The UV filter adds a little darkness to the sky at this altitude. The guardrail pulls your eye through the entire picture to enjoy the landscape – which was still without much color on October 13th this year!