Archive for February 1st, 2013

Light Observation 1

1) DATE-TIME-LOCATION: 1/30/13 at 4:00 PM in my dorm room

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: White string lights hanging from the wall are the only artificial lights illuminating my small dorm room. The afternoon sun comes in through the blinds.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: I have finally taken down my multi-colored Christmas lights and replaced them with white lights instead. Though much dimmer than the standard overhead lights, they cast a warm inviting glow throughout the room that is far preferable to the harsh fluorescents. Having just hung these lights they make the entire room feel fresh and different, and miles away from the drab dorm room I left behind at the end of last semester. The addition of the soft afternoon sun streaming into the room from between the blinds makes the entire room feel so comfortable and homey, despite it’s often drab oatmeal appearance.

Photo Observation 1

1. Sunset

2. Photo taken by Kelley Malloy on 11/8/12

3. THEME: Sunrise/Sunset


The sunset shows something beautiful on an otherwise cold and dreary day. The snow is no longer crisp and clean, but brown and melted instead. The trees are all barren. But the sunset shines over them all, bringing a hint of beauty to the evening. The warm purples and reds and yellows blanket through the sky, pooling at the horizon. Though the details of a sunset may vary from day to day, it is always something to behold.

Photo Observation #1



2. Theme: Sunrise/Sunset


3.  If you sit and watch an entire sunset the process from beginning to end s a truly spectacular sight. When seen on a beach which provides no excess light or objects to interfere with  view its as if your watching a show. In this picture you see the final moments of the sunset, the moment where everything is still slightly visible but in a short amount of time the only light provided will be from the moon. I find that at that moment the colors are truly spectacular, the sky turns shades of pinks and purples which contrast against the giant sphere of fiery yellow and orange. Its calm and serene watching the sunset, it takes away all the stress thats been building up inside, as you watch the massive sun move past the horizon and disappear.


Lighting moment #1


1)1/30/13 7pm outside Vander Poel dorm

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: There was an incredibly bright lampost next to a dim sunset that made the lamp seem all the more brighter.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: It was an odd moment where the sun was starting to set so the world was getting dark then suddenly an ultra bright light comes on and illuminates the area. The light was bright enough to make the sun feel dim in comparision. The lamp almost felt like a mini sun at first, giving a powerful feeling light off in its small area.

Light Observation #1

1) 1/31/13, 1245pm, Outside of Emily Lowe Hall (to the left)

2) The sun is shining brightly; you can see a lot of brightness as you look on the ground. You can also see the sun through the gaps in the tree branches.

3) I exited the Emily Lowe Hall building and walked to the left to see the sun glaring above. There were some clouds in the sky and the sun was very noticeable where it was in my eyes if I looked up at the sky. As I walked to the parking lot, the sun got smaller and I was entering an area that had more shade and it was cooler in temperature. The buildings covered the light that was shining on the ground when I was walking away from the yellow sun.

Photo Observation #1 (Sunrise/Sunset)

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(July 17, 2005)


3) Theme: Sunrise/Sunset


4)      The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun’s disk disappears below the horizon. The ray path of light from the setting Sun is highly distorted near the horizon because of atmospheric refraction, making the sunset appear to occur when the Sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon. Sunset is distinct from dusk, which is the time at which the sky becomes completely dark, which occurs when the Sun is approximately eighteen degrees below the horizon.