1) 4/21/12 – 7:35 – Behind the NAB in the parking lot looking East.
2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: I was working in on burning the proscenium for Spring Awakening on Saturday. Bryan and I were standing just outside of the NAB as the sun went down. the sunset was colorful and shining red and orange. There were ver few clouds. There were low clouds that were flying over head at a very rapid pace. The clouds that were low were a dark purple color and had a high contrast to the bright sky above.
3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: Bryan and I were working late into the afternoon trying to get the proscenium for Spring Awakening done with its burn treatment. We stood outside with a butane torch scorching the wood for an hour and a half in the parking lot. As we worked we were able to watch the sunset. It was a beautiful day with hardly any clouds and the sky was nice and blue. The sunset was beautiful and the colors were brilliant. there were many trees in the way however we both noted the intense yellow and orange colors that were radiating from behind the trees. As the sunset continued to build to an intense and stunning climax we had to stop working simply to sit and enjoy the spectacle that the sun was offering us. The few sky was still a rich blue scattered with a few crispy white clouds all throughout the horizon. Everything in the sky seemed bright and happy until the breeze picked up.
When the breeze picked up it seemed to bring very low lying clouds along with it that began soaring rapidly above faster than I could walk. They seemed to be so light to be so highly influenced that much from the light breeze in the air. The clouds were very low lying and probably were not much higher than the tops of the high rises on the other side of the campus. All of a sudden I noticed the one very interesting part of the clouds that were zipping past us. These clouds were very dark and almost had a purplish tint to them. What seemed to be incongruent about these clouds was that despite how light they were in nature they were dark, which I generally associate with gigantic storm clouds. After studying the clouds for a few minutes I realized that the sun had reached a point on the horizon that it was still fully illuminating the sky and world around us, however it was just beginning to cast a long shadow of darkness over campus which each of those clouds was falling under. It was cool to look up and realize that the curvature of the earth was casting a gigantic shadow over us and I was able to see the light areas and the areas in shadow in the sky.