Look I stand at the door I and knock! (Rev.
Give me one more chance...
Someday it will be too late...
tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."
A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.