i saw this man sitting in his mercedes on the ferry late in the night. the reading light was highlighting his bald head and inviting me to portray him within the whole context. despite the very tricky conditions - the backlight was much brigther than the inner car - i decided to try to keep as much detail as possible in the important section of the image and set the exposure accordingly onto the person. knowing the capabilities of the nex7's sensor the resulting overexposed high key image was worth keeping and provided the basis for a reasonable post-processing in conclusion.
have a look at the "rauchen verboten" sign in the upper left corner and compare it to the original, not processed image.