"This photo was taken during a maternity shoot in Cathedral Grove, an old growth forest near Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. It is a magical place full of giant trees that range from 300-800 years old. Since we were making it an all day shoot I wanted to get shots of both the mom and dad separately and have some "just for fun" shots. Jay has been all over the world as a model in the competitive body-painting circuit so he is intense and I wanted to capture that intensity in a dramatic, one light shot. With the exposed tree roots busy all around him all the lines lead directly to the centre of the image.
RAW conversion in LR and final toning in PS. Lit with one 580 exii off camera in a portable softbox camera right." - Matt Tinney
Exif: 5dmkii with 24-70 @ 30mm f/3.5 shutter: 1/100