One of my goals for the New Year was to get back into a structured lifting program. I can do that at home, but it’s not as fun. We got our renewal form for our insurance and now it will cover up to $600 in gym fees for us if we go 50 visits every 6 months. So, I’m thinking about signing up at my gym again since there is a new yearly membership special of $149 for the whole year. That’s a pretty good deal and the insurance will reimburse every 6 months. So, I might go for that. Not sure if John will or not. He doesn’t care for the gym so much 😀
When I posted about the light box a few days ago, Ali asked about pictures with and without it to see the difference, so here they are.
This is an example of the light box effect. This first shot is with a light directly shining onto this object (annatto seeds).
It’s kind of dramatic, really, but not the look I’m going for. Note I used some leftover flooring for my backdrop (although I ditched this in favor of white later).
This is the light pointed through the sides of the lightbox with a light on the other side as well:
It diffuses and softens it. I took these with my phone, but my camera has a light ring on it so I can get forward light to reduce shadow even more. I still need to play around with what looks good. I’m not a photographer 😀 This is one final shot I used.
White background much better here, don’t you think? In case you are curious, annatto seeds can be used to make a natural yellow colorant and is used in makeup and food industries.
Since I’ve been so busy taking pictures and what not, John’s been doing most of the cooking this week. He did a pan fried sesame ginger tofu with rice and ginger sauce. The broccoli is my addition:
Yum! I’m actually liking the tofu when he cooks it that way. The tofu is crispy.
Tonight is more painting at my folks’ house. I am done painting the cabinet doors – finally!
This one just needs a couple coats of polyurethane and it’s done. It will be good to get these out of the house LOL!