from an ordinary light comes extraordinary lighting.

12.17.2009

last night was my final night in the aforementioned Hotel Hellhole. while this fact alone merits its own praise, that will not be the topic of this blurb. while i sat at my little table working on my computer last night, i turned on the light above me and glanced up. it's as ordinary as lights come for a hotel: it's design and construction are both cheap; the bulb is fluorescent; it gets the job done, but isn't winning any awards. looking at it, i noticed it has one of those circular bulbs that remarkably resembles a ring light or beauty dish. "hmm," says i. "i wonder . . "



i grabbed the only camera i had (*ahem* iPhone), turned the light directly on my face, and snapped one picture. voila.


huh. well-lit subject, and the lighting seems somewhat diffused. nice catch-lights in the eyes (though not the perfect circle that a ring light/flash would afford), and the background is automatically blacked out. not bad for a cheap fluorescent light and a cell phone camera, eh?

4 comments:

BILLY SISCO said...

YOU ARE SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
NICELY DONE.....

raena said...

awwwwww, thanks billy!! <3

raena said...

i'll take a "wow" any day.