a lightbulb(s) moment!

Did you read Norma the other day? She posted about a light box idea, she found the information here. I don’t need to tell you that Norma is one clever gal, and if she thinks something is worthwhile, it usually is. (I wonder what she thought of the horny goat weed? I know she blogged that it fell out of her wallet, but I don’t believe she ever blogged its efficacy) So anyway, I decided to give the light box a try. Boar picked up some clamp lamps at Home Depot and I was all set to go.

my basement set up



not too bad for my first attempt. I need to get a truly seamless background – maybe some fabric instead of two sheets of paper and I also need to move the clamp lamps. In many of the pictures you can see their reflections.

In addition to fiddling with the camera, I have been knitting. Knitting and knitting. I am happy to report that I am back to where I was before the big rip. The stockinette stitch is making me batty. I am tempted to pick up another project to alleviate the boredom, but if I do that I will never finish. So I will keep my shoulder to the wheel, nose to the grindstone etc.

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true color lies somewhere in betweenas I play around with light, I give you She Who Doesn’t Have a Bad Angle

Lucy working the light to her advantage

8 thoughts on “a lightbulb(s) moment!

  1. Seems like Lucy may like sitting in the light box which she might coin “a warm place”.
    And thank god that you can now take pictures of that adorable sailor piggy.
    Love your knit du jour, whatever the color may be!

  2. Coming out of lurkdom to suggest the background I use – white posterboard. It is large enough that you can have that seamless background because the posterboard will sit in there at a curve from one edge to the other.

    Let me know if you would like pictures of mine.

  3. That’s it…I’m working on a light box today. My Zen garden works most of the time but there are days. It’s your year, you know!? It’s the year of the Pig/Boar…Happy New Year!

  4. I’ve been yearning for a lightbox for months… Lately, I’ve just been propping one piece of mat board against the spooner, maybe another on one side, and on top of the kitchen table — and using whatever light is there (natural through the window, or my beloved Reveal bulbs in the chandelier).

  5. You know what’s pitiful? I had never heard of a light box until Norma blogged about it. Ignorance was not necessarily bliss, let me tell you; it’s particularly difficult to get good photos in the winter (as we all know). That woman is single-handedly gonna improve everyone’s blog photos.

    btw, check your e-mail — I sent you a link that you have to look at today because tomorrow it will be gone. I think you’ll like it.

  6. Well, don’t I feel all beamy? I have yet to get my light clamps, but I’m excited to do it.

    As for the HGW, ….. I’m not saying anything except this: Three days ago I was at the health food store and saw that they had some HGW tea. I actually picked it up, then put it back. It’s a hoot that you bring it up right now, actually. LOL

  7. Glad your knitting is back on track it looks really good. The lightbox sounds like a great idea. You’d think I’d have enough light and all living about 6 feet from the sun, but nooooo.

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