The guy (the photographer) staid in this position for a good 10 minutes. He was yelling (actually a very loud voice) to the lady to hold it up, put it down, turn…

It looks like the lady is holding some kind of rubber chicken in her hand.

Photographer doing the spread

Photographer doing the spread

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.0.7

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 100 and 1/400
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @81mm and f/6.3
Processed with Darktable 2.0.7: http://www.darktable.org/