I wuz lazy. I did not Photoshop myself into the group. Colleen took the other pic. Same group different peoples.
I try to keep the focal length and position the same. And I assume you know enough basic photography to know what I am babbling on about. Of, course, Colleen changed things. It was not her intention. She, my wife – dear dearest wife – is not particularly camera adept. So we struggle over what she takes – pictures, that is.
The day is gray – rather it was a waning sunset, after dinner, but in shadow. The overall tint is blue, which is easy enough to fix in Lightroom. Again, I was lazy. A group shot was the goal. There is a preserved record of this gathering. Good. Good enough. Done.