Archive for February 11th, 2013

Light Observation #3

1) 2/11/13, 6:45pm, John Cranford Adams Playhouse.


2) Walking into the wings of the Playhouse, which was lit only by wing work lights and a ghost light center stage.


3) Looking out into the playhouse from the stage always feels powerful. With the light concentrated into a central spot, the feeling is even more majestic. When you look at the ghost light from the side of the stage, at least with my glasses on, you see a tiny white spot overpowering everything else in the room. Looking out into the playhouse, you see everything cast in calm greys, shadows darkened on top, as the light is from below. What is on the stage is so small, but so powerful that you can see every part of the theatre. Although the light is not as powerful when it reaches the farthest walls, that contrast makes the ghost light itself even more majestic and proud.