Arriving in Seville

photo: Malcolm Aslett

There is no way to get a single shot of this scene 'correctly'. Only two images, the upper exposure from the exterior of the plane - hence the darkened face - and the lower a separately exposed image of the boy sleeping. Put them together and you have a simple but effective joiner of a boy lying in the arms of his mother as the plane prepares for touch-down. Though details could have been 'corrected', such as the frame of the window not reaching the lower chin, the average person is so used to believing photographs are an unassailable record of the world that they won't even notice the discrepancies.