I was taking pictures of my kids outdoors and they were often backlit as they ran around. Since I wanted to isolate them from the background, I was shooting from distance (close to 200mm focal length on 35mm), which was out of the flash range for fill. I didn't have anyone helping me who could have held a reflector to generate fill either. Recovery of the raw files in LR was possible to some degree, but it was a laborious, time-consuming process and the result only semi-satisfactory. I feel like I should have blown the background, rather than tried to protect it, and exposed for my subject.
How do you make the best of a situation like this, when fill-flash is not possible and there is nobody around to hold a reflector? Just out of luck?