After the unrelenting gloom of the Winter which went on and on and depressed everyone’s spirits, I’m still finding the light, bright days we are enjoying a novelty, aren’t you? I don’t think it’s been quite as hot here in Norfolk as some other places but the warmth and sunshine is glorious, and I refuse to complain about being too hot! With my fair English skin I’m not one to sit or lie in the sun but give me a umbrella or a shady tree where I can sit and look out at the bright sun light and I’m very happy. Throw in a good book and a long cold drink and I’m in heaven!
Over last Winter in particular I struggled with a) having good enough light to work by and b) and this was even more frustrating, having light which was good enough to take photographs. I kept coming across other bloggers complaining about the same thing and it’s so essential to have great pictures on your blog.
In view of all this I was really pleased to be asked to try out and review a Lamp from the Daylight Company. They have a great choice of different lamps but the one which suited me best was the Swan Table lamp. It’s portable enough to move to various locations, the studio, the sofa, the dining table etc. but has a sturdy weighted base making it really stable and secure.
Until I sat it alongside the standard lamp that I usually stitch by I hadn’t realised how yellow the light it gave was, and how it distorted the colours I was using. This probably explains why I very often go to bed with gritty eyes and a niggling headache, because I am very bad at sitting without making, in common with all my creative friends out there, I’m sure!
But what I hadn’t even though of was the fact that I could actually use the light from the Daylight Lamp to take reasonable photographs which don’t require tweaking in Photoshop with levels and filters to make them halfway acceptable to post online, a huge benefit.
So it’s great to not only have the chance to thoroughly recommend the Daylight Lamps but, also…be able to offer one lucky person the chance to win their own lamp! As the end of the summer approaches and the days get shorter they will be all set up for crafting into the winter.
I’m really excited about being able to offer this fantastic prize, the most valuable ever on Planet Penny!
All you have to do is to leave a comment to be in with a chance. How would a Daylight Lamp make life easier for you? If you want more chances then signing up to follow the blog or follow Planet Penny on Facebook or Pinterest and letting me know in that comment will put your name in the draw more times but it’s really up to you. I don’t want to make it complicated, I just want one of you to be lucky!
The draw will remain open until 31st August and then I’ll use the Random Number Generator to pick the winner. I can’t wait to hear from you!
See you soon …x
Ed. to add 31st July 2013 : DRAW NOW CLOSED