Archive for February 28th, 2011

Lighting Observation 2 (Week 5)

1)   2/28/11 – about 1 o’clock pm – Outside of Bits

2)   The gray colored sky shining grayish colored light.

3)   I just finished getting lunch at bits and I walked out side.  While out side I found that the lighting was very emotional.  The light was gray and stark which gave a sad feeling and cold too.  The gray white color of the light, which seemed to come from a hidden source, reminded me of the fluorescent lights in our classroom and how when turned they make it feel like a prison, against the concrete walls.  They both had a similar color temperature and they really expressed a feeling of loneliness.  We have had a few rainy days here and there and they have had a similar light but for some reason this particular moment really got to me emotionally in terms of feeling the effects of the light.  This was an instance where light can really set the mood.


Lighting Observation 1 (Week 5)

1)   2/27/11 – about 8:15pm – In front of Hofstra Hall

2)   A very yellowish light coming from inside Hofstra Hall, surrounded by darkness.

3)   This light really spoke to me because it reminded me of the movies and how I have seen several shots or scenes where everything is dark except for one warm yellow lighting source coming from inside some house or something.  This moment was full of relaxation and almost had a romantic feeling to it.  When first glancing at it I pictured someone sitting in a large arm chair, ready for bed, reading and there just being a fireplace or soft colored desk lamp illuminating the area.  The light was so warm feeling and cozy.  It was surrounded by the darkness outside that helped create a high contrast.  The moment was very fairytale like and it had a sort of fantasy like quality to it.  For some reason I am attracted to this kind of light, considering I have mentioned it before in a way and I think it just has a very inviting feel to it.