postcard - p. 57, A Photographic Chronicle of the Making of The Sacrifice
We were filming a night scene during the "White Nights" period, and it took ages to get it right. "That bright sky is ruining everything!" moaned Andrei. "We have to find a way to tone it down!" He came up with the solution of nailing a pine branch right on top of the balcony of Alexander's house. "Beauty demands sacrifices!" was his gleeful reaction to the solution of his quick thinking.
From A Photographic Chronicle of the Making of The Sacrifice by Layla Alexander-Garrett