Archive for February, 2013

Light Observation #4

1. Monday February 18th, 7:30 am Friends house

2. Sun is coming through the window in the morning as it is beginning to rise. It is very bright and strong going through the sheer blinds as well.

3.Sitting on the couch eating a bagel, I turn my attention to the dining room. The tall, and wide windows fill up almost the whole wall. As I look I notice the Sun is rising and as it is it begins to fill the room with warm cozy light, especially on a cold brisk day. The light is orange and hazy as it begins but it grows stronger and stronger creating a more intense light as it starts to rise. The beautiful sunrise is hopeful in nature, as I sit waiting for a nice warm day.

Photo Observation 4

1. Amsterdam Flowers


2) Photo taken by Kelley Malloy on 4/21/12

3) THEME: Happy

4) DESCRIPTION: Gardens always seem like such happy places to me, the bright colors of the flowers are immediately cheerful. In this particular garden, I love how the light manages to create shadow and dimension without feeling ominous. Instead of feeling dark and mysterious, the shadow and light makes the garden seem like it extends eternally, and you could happily skip through the flowers forever without reaching the end.

Light Observation 4

1) DATE-TIME-LOCATION: 2/21/13 4 PM, in my room.

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The sun is just beginning to set, but is still very bright as it streams through a gap in my blinds.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The sun is uncomfortably intense as it comes through the window. It feels like an interrogation light, demanding to know whether I have committed the crime. It is unrelenting until finally the sun sets below the tree line, and the light fades and it feels as though the cop has finally accepted my alibi.

Lighting Moment

1) Friday 2/21/13  3:45

2) In my bedroom in Vanderpole. I was working on my drawing for my design class when i noticed a small oval of light on the paper despite my blinds being closed. I couldnt find the source at all.

3) I realized how stealthy light can be when it comes to finding its way through cracks in anything. even a small opening somewhere can easily be infiltrated by light. I still dont know where the light came through to make that odd shape.

Photo Observation #4

Lake Thing



3) Theme: Happy

4) This photo, to me, seems warm and calm. This makes it seem happy, to be comfortable and content. Despite the people in the photo wearing sweatshirts and pants, the sun seems to be warming the area. The water looks welcoming. These qualities, the qualities that make this photo look as though the world is content and pleasant, make me feel a happiness from this photo.

Photo Observation 4



This photo reminded me of happy because of the simplicity. When i think of happy i tend to think of relaxing at home where its not to bright and not to dark. A calm dim light rather than overly bright or too dark. Also the christmas lights on the wall remind me of Christmas witch is typically very happy.

Photo Observation: Happy


2) My friend Briana Zink

3) Happy

4) This is Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom at night in december a week from Christmas. My high school choir had the opportunity to sing at Epcot’s Candlelight Processional. We stayed for a week and went to the major Disney theme parks. Disney has always had a very intense emotional impact on me. As a child I fell in love with each and every character in the classic movies. I wished I could meet them and I always dreamed of going to Disney World to do so. When my school was contacted about this amazing chance I knew it was a trip I would remember for the rest of my life. At the time of this picture I was with a few of my closest friends. We went through 4 years of high school together and we were all excited for the fireworks display. We sat around the central area in front of the castle and just talked. Moments before it got too dark, we saw a very special moment happen in front of us: a marriage proposal. That set the tone for the rest of our night. The Castle lit up and we were awestruck. It was too beautiful for words. The lights changed to different color schemes and unique christmas displays for the season. We were laughing and having a great time. I didn’t want it to end. That week, and that night specifically, was one of the most pure moments of happiness I’ve ever had.

Light Observation #4

1) 2/21/13, Emily Lowe Hall Room 106, 3:00PM

2) Through the small window on the door leading to the outside, I could see the green bristles of a tree and a bright blue recycling bin. The light shone right down on the green bristles, making it extremely bright and present against the blue recycling bin.

3) The day is cold, windy, and dreary. The light in the room is stagnant fluorescent light. Outside, in a small sanctuary, almost as a mirage appears in the desert, the light glows off the green tree outside. Despite the climate, the lifelessness of the fluorescent lights, the bright colors shine through and provide a feeling of warmth and life. I see the light reflecting off and it gives the appearance of a spring day. I could imagine birds flying, squirrels scurrying, and large amounts of activity outside, just by this small glimpse of green among the gray.

Light Observation 4

1) Friday 2/15/13 10:00 P.M. On the highway about to cross Throgs Neck Bridge.

2) Throgs Neck Bridge at night with its lights. From a distance I could easily see the individual with lights along the bridge’s arches. As I got closer I noticed a bright light blue reflection of the light on the water directly under the bride.

3) Everyone has two versions of themselves. One is the outside: This is the very first thing people see when they meet you. They make judgements based on this you and this is the you that the majority of people accept as “you.” This is who we want to present ourselves as and can be considered the “best” version of an individual. But it’s only a small part. It’s a shell of our real persona. Behind every smile on every face is a life. A person that has his own ideals and beliefs and experiences. What’s on the outside is just what we can see. Once someone lets you in, you really know them. They’ll give in to shyness and timidity to let you see they’re colorful underbelly. That’s when you truly know someone.

Light Observation #4

1) February 21, 2013, 5:15pm, Roosevelt Field Mall; Garden City

2)  I am driving towards the mall going straight, the sun is so bright and shining right at me.

3) As I was driving to make a right turn, the sun was glaring straight at me and I felt the warmth of the sun on this cold and windy day. This light was an inconvenience because I could not see where I was going and it was so much light that the drivers had to be careful not to hit each other and cause an accident. I have not done this in a long time. Even though the sun was extremely bright, the sky had a different purple/blue color to it. Also, this light showed a lot of shadows in front of the road when you drive. Every movement that happens, you can see the shadow move on the ground.