monster vs. monster

flash diffuser
November 3, 2009, 9:42 pm
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I happened to have an empty cigarette box lying around (don’t ask me why) so I decided to take five minutes and make this cigarette box flash diffuser. And then I decided to take twenty minutes and play around with my new nighttime picture-taking capabilities.

These are leftover Halloween decorations, crammed into a martini glass. I think they look like a barbershop quintet.

Although from the side, they really just look like lollipops covered in Kleenex crammed into a martini glass. I really can’t believe I took this picture at 11:00 at night. The light is so … even? I don’t know how to talk about cameras. Someday I’ll have space for that knowledge in my head, but not today.

A mirror shot, so you can see how the flash is really contained. I don’t usually take pictures with my eyes shut tight. My thinking was that if I couldn’t see you, maybe you couldn’t see me in all my sleep-deprived, bags-under-my-eyes, makeup-free unkempt glory.

I’d like to think this new cheap toy will help me with my blogging, since I am desperately behind on my knitting updates and that is in large part due to the crappy lighting in my apartment. But, realistically, I’m in my first soul-sucking semester of grad school. I’ll see you when I see you. And when I do, I’ll probably keep my eyes shut tight.