Archive for March, 2013

Photo Observation Week #9: Romantic



2) This photo was taken by flickr user miki** on April 4, 2010.

3) Theme: Romantic

4) It’s hard to think about the theme of romance and think about lighting instead of the subject material. There are so many ways to symbolize romance in our society, from hearts, to people kissing, even to the color red. Romance is exaggerated and yet in some ways trivialized. Romance is this big, passionate, fighting battle, it’s red and it’s loud and it’s shaped like a big heart. I think that romance in reality has this passion and fighting, but a lot of what romance is is truth and comfortability and allowing someone to be close to you. I think the lighting in this picture is exactly that. It does not distort the subject material. It shows the darkness and lightness of what is most important.

Light Observation #9

1) 3/29/13, my bedroom at home, 12:42pm

2) The sun was shining in through the window onto a shiny jar, and the mirror was picking up the bright reflection of the sun on the jar and shining it in my face.

3) Sitting in my bed, something irritating kept catching my eye. Looking up, a small, blinding ray of light hit me in the eye. It was not pleasant. I thought it was strange, because my blinds were half closed, that this amount of light had managed to find it’s way in to irritate me. The thing about light is that just closing part of your blinds won’t stop it, that pesky little bugger will find something to reflect off of and blind you that way instead.

Lighting Observation 8

1) DATE-TIME-LOCATION: 3/20/13, 5:45 PM, Outside Breslin

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: I have just walked out of my last class of the day and the sun is still shining brightly.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: It may not be the most complicated lighting moment, but the fact that the sun is still out at nearly 6 makes me hopeful that Spring may still be on its way after all. Finishing the day and still having sunlight always seems like a sort of bonus for a job well done.


Lighting Observation #8

  1. 9:00 PM March 19th, 2013 – Room 314A Hague
  2. The orange-amber street line is shining through the raindrops on my window.
  3. As I laid down to take a quick nap before studying I looked at my closet door. A big orange square of light was there. The light was textured from the raindrops against the window. I laid there listening to Bon Iver watching the rain drops trickle down the window pane. Their shadows looked like shooting stars moving in slow motion. The way each drop wriggled it’s way down the window, the shadows left a long dark path behind them on my closet door. The square became distorted. It was in a constant state of melting away. The rain created a moving gobo for the light from the street lamp. As the box melted and the music played I fell into a melancholy daze. I began to doze off, the moving lights working as a visual metaphor to the uneasy changes my future faces.

Photo observation 8

1. Christmas Tree

2. Photo Taken by Kelley Malloy

3. Theme: Dealer’s Choice

4. Christmas lights will always be my favorite source of lighting. Their comforting glow is such a happy reminder of childhood that I cannot resist them. They are bright and cheery during the cold of winter, and in my personal opinion they are the only good thing about winter at all.

Light Observation #8

1) 3/19/2013, 8:19Am, Republic Hall Room 208

2) Against my window blinds, shadows are cast by the trees and lamppost outside my room. Those are joined by the silhouette of the middle bar of  the window.

3) On my window blinds, a landscape is painted. Simply by looking at the form of the shade, a whole idea of the world beyond is formed. The shadows plant thoughts in one’s head. Each shade could be one thing, or something else entirely. The world past that window is a mystery, but the shadows tease and tantalize us, making us guess as to what could be casting them.

Photo Observation Dealers choice

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I chose this photo because I felt it really gave the feel of destruction. The only light you can see is natural light which gives it an abandoned feel.Also the only thing the natural light shows is debris which really gives it an ominous and destroyed look.

Photo Observation: Dealer’s Choice



3) Dealer’s Choice

4) This photo is full of emotion. Confusion, fun, awe, enchantment, wonder, life, excitement and energy are all represented through the shapes and colors. It amazes me how much is packed into this one picture. We always talk about how lighting serves to tell a story. This photo has such a sense of ambiguity in its content that there are so many different stories that can be told. It’s up to the interpretation of the audience.

Lighting Observation #8

1) 3/16/13, 10:30am, Queensborough Community College

2) The sun shining on the upper left hand side of the sky through a quarter of the  right hand side of the window in the classroom.

3) I was up at 5:30am that morning and driving to work was dismal and quiet. Throughout the early part of the morning, the sky expressed a sign of quietness and darkness. Then, at 10:30am, the sun came out and it changed the whole mood of the day. I felt more awake and had more energy than I did earlier that morning. Considering it was supposed to snow that day, seeing the sun was a surprise to me.

Photo Observation #8



3) Theme: Dealer’s Choice: Scary

4) When I saw this picture, I immediately thought of my dealer’s choice theme….scary. This picture when I first looked at it, gave me the creeps. The light displays many features in this picture. You can see the different lines of shadow, the big tree and the bench. It reminds me of a rainy night on a field where there is no one around. This location would be perfect if you were using it to film a scary movie. I really like this picture because it immediately expressed to me the feeling of being scared and panicked. I also like the rays of light showing in the air from the huge glaring light in the background.