Everything Mick said ...... PLUS: I wonder how it might have been is the skin had some sand on it to gain some of the texture of the rock? Maybe even a slightly overcast, diffused light to retain the basic specularity of the skin but reduce the sharply defined umbra? I know, I know, it is done and it is what it is — but for a 'next time' it might be a thing to motivate getting the gear set-up on a less radiant day. Just a though.
"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi