Since we are staying home, I'd like to post a link to some camera's down at the beach. I just looked at them and you can see Catalina Island today as well as the oil platforms. Take a look: hbcams.com
Have a good day, I'm off to photograph some quilts...since the link isn't really a link, just type hbcams.com into your browser, no http or www needed.
Yup, the styrofoam on the light stand legs is there to protect the floor. For some reason, unknown to me, the light stand legs are just steel square tubing without any end in them, ie plastic plug. The sharp metal would really do a number on the floor. So, I took some packing from a sewing machine (what else?) and adapted it to the ends of the legs. I keep the zip lock bags on them to 'contain' the foam which really sheds a lot. So far it's worked out pretty good. The holes in the foam blocks were just the right size to slip over the tubes too.