Harsh light on leg

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elboertie2
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Harsh light on leg
Sep 1, 2009

I noticed this photo that Annie Leibovitz took has harsh light on the woman's leg.

To me, this is a bit odd that one has such mixed lighting of shadow and bright sunlight on the body, especially the skin. With my current understanding and knowledge, I would have used a sun diffuser to block out the harsh light, moved the couple into complete shade or post-processed that harsh light away, but not leave it like it is.

What do all of you think, is this okay or what would you do?

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/09/mad-men200909

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