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?