|This is two pictures taken moments apart merged.|
Get a picture of grandpa and Fiona blowing out the birthday candles. It was an order.
In the old days, when I worked at the paper and used top of the line Canon pro digital SLRs, such a picture was a breeze. I might even bounce just a touch of flash into the scene to pump up the shadow detail.
But that was then and this is now. I am not at the paper and I no longer have that gear. In dark situations I shoot with a Canon S90. In this example today, I shot on auto at f/2.0. But, even f/2.0 wasn't a big aperture to capture a picture after the candles were blown out and I wasn't fast enough to capture the action the first three times.
At the newspaper, this was a firing offence. In this situation, it is a keep peace in the family procedure.
I actually like the unmucked-about-with picture best. I like the way grandpa's face looking down leads me to the action below. What do you think?