honestly I think it is more like 2 1/2 feet in diameter, some real seat of the pants conversion of the wall plug from photosize to actual size suggest a ballpark of 8x conversion. No way that ring set up is 4 feet wide in my opinion.
What wattage did you use for the bulbs? perhaps that or sheer bulb size are contributing factors?
No problem Shana about the goodwill thing. I slept all day on Thursday and never got to check flickr on Wednesday or Thursday. So I would have missed it completely. That's what happen when ya work nights. I am going to just go there Saturday and find some good stuff. See you Sunday!