Sometimes a lens can capture so much. This self-portrait by martinak15 (no real name given) brings me right into the moment with its subdued warm hues. A cool glow washes over the woman, providing a nice contrast of the warmth of the home with the brisk air of autumn – they blend so seamlessly you can almost feel a slight draft coming in through the window to combine both worlds. The stitches in the cable knit sweater add nice texture to offset the softness of the surroundings, while sticking to the composition’s cozy feel.
Contemplative and dreamlike, it is a true work of balance.