I say the silliest things to her…
On another note, the artificial and mixed back-lighting, and the reflections off the red walls, in this scene are very challenging. Yet, with the proper pre-processing (a term I believe I coined) and post-processing, the technical issues are mostly overcome.
I know that there will be a few individuals who will insist that I should have used flash, but I vehemently disagree: the spontaneity and ambiance would have been lost.
I’d feel differently if I was trying to produce a formal portrait — but I wasn’t.
Here I am on the receiving end of my own Leica M-E, courtesy of Nick Devlin.
Nick was checking out my gear yesterday. He doesn’t realize it yet, but he’s been re-infected with Leica Fever.
It’s kind of like Saturday Night Fever, but with more dancing — if you know what I mean.
(There is no cure, my friend.)
↑ Photo ⓒ Nick Devlin (post-processing by Peter | Prosophos).
And the children were tracking Santa.
The sun was quickly setting as this scene was unfolding and the the vestigial rays of light coming in through the window were creating a pink, gold, and red speckled glow on the wall behind our trio of Santa trackers. The glow of the smartphone screen also helped set the mood.