This weekend was Galveston's annual Dickens on the Strand Festival, where many dressed in Victorian costumes. These two characters have been there as long as I can remember -- Jacob Marley (from Dickens' A Christmas Carol) and Father Christmas. We thought they made a nice pair and took a couple of portraits of them. As things worked out Saturday we ended up with two softbox lights, so many of my photos from Dickens will be the usual set up plus an additonal light. One big advantage we found having another light in the mix was the ability to put some light under the brim of someone's hat while having another to light overhead. Fun as always; Larry Patrick, Doug Haass, and I stalked many with our lights on sticks and cameras. This particular shot has a bit of a twist. As fast as we try and work, I knew I couldn't carry the focus on both characters faces with one shot, so I quickly took two in sequence with each character in focus. This is the resulting image, where they have been combined in Photoshop.