Three follow-ups

2007-05-25

in Daily updates, Oxford, Photography, The outdoors, Travel

Nothing happened here

1) Remember how our flat got deprived of refrigeration? One week on, we are still subsisting off of bread and cheese we keep cold in the metal cages outside our windows. We call them the ‘alternative fridges.’

2) Remember how I lost the ballot for the Lake District trip with the Walking Club? Well, somebody dropped out. Because I expressed so much interest in it, they offered the spot to me. As such, I will be climbing mountains again from June 1st to 3rd. The only thing that would make it better would be having more than 16 days left before exams.

3) Remember ‘Studio Photography on the (very) cheap?’ Well, I have figured out how to build a large and effective diffuser for under $3. That was the purpose behind this query. Two sheets of A1 tracing paper turn out to perfectly cover the lower section of the window.

Note how English tea stains glassware. The picture would be a lot more attractive if I propped the glass objects up on something, cleaned them before taking the photo, and photoshopped away the tape holding the paper to the window and the place where the two sheets overlap. This was meant to illustrate the assembly, not be artistic of itself.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Milan May 25, 2007 at 9:03 pm

Unrelated, but interesting:

500 years of Women In Art

Lee May 26, 2007 at 8:33 am

I read in a book that a cheap white shower curtain pinned up to a window makes a good diffuser.

Tom May 27, 2007 at 8:06 pm

1) Sucky

2) Good

3) Why not post some artistic pictures produced with it?

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