Weekly Photo Challenge: One

This weekend I constructed a makeshift softbox of sorts. How exciting, right?! Anyway, 1 cardboard box + white tissue paper + lots and lots of masking tape = some sweet, sweet diffused lighting. Ah, the fun you can have (and just in time for this weeks WordPress Photo Challenge, ‘One’). Does anyone else have a U2 song stuck in their head? You know, something completely incompatible with this image? Maybe it’s just me.

“Is it too late…

Tonight…

To drag the past out into the light…”

U2 – One

About this image: digital photograph – lightly modified

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49 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: One

  1. LOL… I don’t know about a U2 song, the first thing that came to my mind was the old classic horror movie “Driller Killer”, but then I guess that explains more about me than people really need to know… 😉
    Real cool softbox shot though.. They sure are great to mess with, and I made one too a year or so back, but unfortunately the cardboard / tissue paper construction proved to be less than durable…

    • I’ve never seen “Driller Killer”, but there’s a scene in the movie “Pi” that comes to mind!
      Thank you very much, FS – yeah, my softbox is beyond fragile, too (some day I need to use that drill to build myself a nice wood frame – then I could use some eye hooks at the top to ‘suspend’ objects, too…”
      🙂

  2. I have to make one of these light boxes. Nat (of Book Line & Sinker fame) did a post a while back on how to build one easily. I will have to go consult and get cracking. Once the laundry is caught up, and the dishes, and I get some recipes done, and respond to an inbox of email, and comments, and … YEP.

    LOVE your pic!!

    • They are a lot of fun! Although, if you have the time, I’d suggest building a wood frame. The cardboard box thing is pretty flimsy. Maybe you could salvage some material from your old deck?
      I hear you, Dishy… to-do lists only seem to get longer, don’t they?! 🙂

  3. Interesting that you have a drill photo. It was only on Friday we were at my Father-in-law’s & he had an old hand drill & I was thinking how you rarely see them anymore. Sometimes the old ways are just better…

    • This one is a hand drill that belonged to my grandfather (from the photo below). I’ve been meaning to photograph it for a while now, and the softbox was a perfect excuse!
      🙂

  4. Nice. I built a light box a couple of months ago and have hardly used it…I am thinking now would be a good time to ‘fiddle’ with it some. Stay tuned. 😉

  5. so nifty! i made one of those boxes myself a while back. sadly, my hubby put his foot through the tissue paper side and it’s now been relegated to the basement until i repair it. love that pic–is it a hand drill? (my tool knowledge is sketchy at best.)

    • It’s only a matter of time before mine’s headed for the shop, too – I wish it was a bit more durable.

      It is indeed a hand drill. From what I’ve been told. I’m kinda’ in the same boat, Nat! 🙂

  6. I’m late for the party, but I’m here!! Unless you’re a photographer, no one would have a clue as to how difficult it is to achieve this kind of shot!! Fabulous!!

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