Glowing Setup

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    Messing around with more Pringles tubes in an attempt to get the most light from a pair of 20W CFL lamps.
    The Pringles reflectors are mounted on a pair of standard table lamps, replacing the normal shades.
    Rather than just taking a window out of the tubes, a kinda H shaped cut was made around the tube and the sides opened out to give additional reflectors. This should show what I mean better than trying to describe it :
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    This does increase the efficiency of these bulbs considerably if you want directional light from them. It will also work with he spiral type of CFL's which are more common in some places.

    The lamps are on a level with the subject here, most of the light being directed at the orange card background, but with some of the reflected light from the opened wings illuminating the subject. Oh the object is a frosted glass top from a decanter placed on a sheet of black painted acrylic and can be seen in the shot below.
    Ignore the water around the base in the setup shot, more work is needed on that before I will post any shots with it.

    marema31, Zebranete, Paramecio, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. `Mark&Manna Photography 40 months ago | reply

      I love that you do this stuff.

    2. I Follow The Light [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image, Steve. Happy Holidays. Love the colors.

    3. TMurph51 40 months ago | reply

      What a great idea!

    4. adbieber 40 months ago | reply

      Finally I can justify eating an entire can of Pringles.

    5. loybuckz 40 months ago | reply

      Another great shot!

    6. steveblackdog 40 months ago | reply

      Thank you all.

    7. Bob b... 40 months ago | reply

      You must eat a lot of pringles ;)

    8. steveblackdog 40 months ago | reply

      LOL, probably more than I should, but I'm being good at the moment. There are a couple of fresh packs here that I have resisted opening for over a week now. Not sure how much longer though, the willpower is weakening ;-)

    9. loybuckz 40 months ago | reply

      if only Pringles knew about this.. I think they should sponsor you. heheh!

    10. steveblackdog 40 months ago | reply

      LOL, that would be good :)

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