I am just getting back to reworking this image. The lighting conditions were extremely challenging, and to be honest, I was stoned and not expecting to come across three locals bathing in a lake and calling out to take their photos. I am glad they did. This is one of my favourite photos from paradise.
The lighting: It was late into the sunset. The men were backlit by the fading sun. The reflection off the water made it a hard but warm light. The resulting photo had the subject very dark. I got a few others that were better lit, but this is the one I liked most, and it was the one with the worst lighting.
I keep coming back to it, and I will try again. I’ll get happy as soon as I think I have balanced the photo. Again now I can see things I will spend another couple of hours fixing.