Just got home and saw the updates. 3-minute assault ... First thing was to open in ACR and change temperature and increased exposure and contrast. Opened in PSE and played to WB using the sock as a white base (possibly incorrect). Opened a second time in ACR and rejigged the temperature a bit and re-opened in PSE and fiddled with skin tone. Possibly a bit of green hue in the boy's hair and on the shoes and left ankle area, which look odd. Frank's skin tone is good and this could be altered some more. On my screen the hardwood floor looks "normal" to me. Clive
Sony A7III FF mirrorless, Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens, FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens, Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, 70-400G, 70-300G, Sony A77 APS-C, Sony 16-80 CZ, Minolta 100 macro. Currently using PSE 2018, but had PSE 11, 10, 8, 6 and 3; PS LE and full PS.
It is interesting to see everyone's differing methods of fixing this image and the end results; and, I appreciate everyone taking the time to give it a go and post their results.
I have no idea who that kid is (I am sure the wife probably knows), but he has made quite a splash here while everyone has doctored up his picture.
The wife's vast family are forevermore having various birthdays and reunions in these weirdly lit church gymnasiums, bounce-house emporiums, arcades, and various other money pits and entertainment facilities; and, it is always a challenge to get things to look as they should.
Myself, on the other hand, am often out in the blinding mid-day sun, where half my shots are facing right into it.
Elements 7 ~~~ 64-bit Windows 7
On a poverty-level Kentucky budget, a 24-exposure roll of film would have two Christmases and a summer vacation on it and we might have to wait another six months before being able to afford developing the film.
I still have trouble remembering that it doesn't cost anything to take thousands of pictures; it just almost seems impossible to be true.