Brazilian rider after crossing the Pixaim River on horseback, Pantanal, Brazil. Notice the sun freckles on her face where the light shone through her straw cowboy hat. In strong light it is better to place people in the shade to photograph them. In this case, the shade from her hat prevented harsh shadows on her face and gave her a lovely skin tone.
More photos from the Cavalcado do Cavalo Pantaneiro can be seen here: http://goo.gl/wNxZEQ