The other day I went to the local camera shop to purchase an umbrella. When I got it home and opened it up, it looked like this:

Well that certainly threw me off because I thought I had grabbed a normal silver reflective umbrella... but I decided to give it a try anyway. I mean... it *was* already opened. ;)

I took a bunch of self-portraits to test it out, and after all was said and done I didn't like how warm and... orangey... it made my skin look, so I am going to return it. But I thought I'd share one of the shots I came away with after my experiments.

I'm getting mixed reviews about it, but I'm going to share anyway. ^_^