I got this idea from another blog and thought you'd be interested in seeing a smidgen of the computer work that goes into an image. Learning how to shoot technically is one giant monster to battle. I can't say I'm a technical expert, but I hold my own according to the way I like to shoot. The other beast is photoshop. Post processing is a tricky thing. It requires a discerning eye and restraint. It's so easy to go overboard. This shot in particular is a little more dramatic than most shots I take, but it was purposeful. I wanted it to appear dreamy. So in keeping with the look I was going for I decided to backlight the shot and I post-processed this shot a bit heavier than what I normally do.
A little technical info for any camera techies:
Shot with a Canon 5d mk II using a Canon 24-70 mm f2.8 L series lens
Shutter speed 1/320
Dreamy? Yes! Misson Accomplished!!