I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the basement of the Belmont, CA home. The wood paneling and exposed beams all screamed of a decor of a time gone by. The standalone fireplace just solidified that. As beautiful as this space is to look at, it is a very challenging to photograph. I was up for it! The low ceilings and dark wood will play havoc on my flash, not to mention my white balance. These are the types of rooms that will create a color cast in the photos. You may notice a yellow or red color cast. I am able to correct this in Camera RAW and later at the end of my processing in Photoshop if necessary. Nevertheless, this room made me want to pour a Bud Light and shoot a game of pool!