Archive for January, 2014

Photo Observation #1


1) 4:37 PM, December 30th 2013. Photo taken by me from the backseat of a car while driving near Mt. Fuji.

2) Sunset

3) As the road gets darker by the minute, the blinding rays of sunlight pours into the car brightening up the place as if it is wringing out the last bit of energy before disappearing. In contrast to the cloudy sky and blurred silhouette of mountains in the right window, the setting sun is not only bright and powerful but also serene like the moment of silence.

Light Observation #1

1. 21:40 PM, January 28th 2014. The parking lot, North Campus, Hofstra University.

2. Streetlight in the parking lot.

3. As I walked through the parking lot in the middle of the night carrying my things from my old room to the new one, my face and ears hurt from the cold air. Everything around me including my blue suitcase looked colorless and yellowish like in the tunnels because of the orange streetlight filling up the whole parking lot. The sight was reminiscent of the cold winter in the airports in Europe and reminded me of the childhood with the nostalgia of traveling and being away from home.

Photo Observation #1


1. Taken by myself outside Hofstra USA in the Fall of 2012

2. Sunrise/Sunset

3. This photo is of a sunset. It is particularly interesting because of the cloud formations, but the lighting itself is incredible. From bright whites and yellows to deep purples, this photo contains all the warmth of the day dimming down into night. It seems to have the daylight disappearing even as you look at the photo, letting night take over.

Light Observation #1

1. 7:15 AM, Wednesday, January 29th 2014. 614B Portsmouth House, Colonial Square.

2. Sunlight filtering through semi-opened blinds and hitting the floor and bed.

3. Eyelids twitching open from the unexpected brightness, I was suddenly awake with blinding beams of light biting into my eyes. The more awake I became, the more the room became a warm, peachy color.

Lighting Observation 1

1) Thursday 1/30/14, 7:41 AM, my dorm room

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: At the back wall of our dorm room, there is a window which looks out to Oak Street. This morning, the light from the newly risen sun was streaming in through the blinds.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: As I looked at the window, I noticed a bright white light streaming in through between the blinds. The light stretched its fingers across the floor, creating a magnificent piece of artwork on the stained blue carpet on the floor. The light appeared pure white, like the color of a freshly fallen snow. To wake up to this beautiful image was a sign that today was going to be a good day.

Light Observation 1

1. 29 January, 4:30pm

2. I was walking back from classes with my friend, and as we were walking across the unispan, she said something and I looked at her at the right moment. Because of the setting sun, there was an angle of light that hit her eyes and across the rest of her face.

3. The streak of light was like that of a single line peeking through the blinds. The golden orange light was ethereal in its glow.The way it sprayed across her face was harsh at first glance, but when looked at further, how the light glistened in the reflection of her eye took on a magical property. And after just two quick steps, it vanished, leaving the shadow lacking in comparison.

Photo Observation 1

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2. I took this picture Fall 2013.

3. Sunrise/Sunset.

4. This picture is befitting of the theme because it embodies it. It is a beautiful and dangerous looking sunset. The contrast between the stark silhouette of the trees and the clear light blue of the sky draws your eye. But soon after, your eye is distracted by the ominous collection of blood red clouds that drain into the dark purple of what seems to come. It is a sunset, the end of the day, bringing with it the dark and foreboding danger of the night.


Photo Observation #1


1) Picture from the wonderful photographer Regina Figueiredo

2) Sunset/Sunrise

3) The sun sets in the Brazilian coast creating this vibrant spectrum of oranges in the horizon and painting this beautiful image on the water bellow. Despite the intense colors, this picture appears very peaceful, it looks like the sunset is welcoming the night. The silhouettes of the boats look very erie in this lighting, it is very romantic.


Lighting Observation #1 – The Fireplace



1. 1/29/14 at around 10:45 in my den.

2. A bright blaze of reds, oranges and yellows, flickering in a darkened room. It was a warm, soothing glow.

3. As I walked into my den, I felt a sudden change of atmosphere. Suddenly the stresses of the day were gone; not only for me, but for my family as well.  As the warm, red sparks danced around, I felt my worries dance away with them. The orange and yellow flames brought me to a warmer and calmer mindset. The gentle movement of the fire was as graceful as a tree in a soft breeze. The light emitted from the roaring fireplace created a serene and peaceful environment for relaxation.


Photo Observation #1 – Sunrise Over The City

1. Sunrise-New-York


3. Sunrise/Sunset

4. As the sun rises at dawn, urban-dwellers wake up early to get where they need to be. As they are on their way, they are greeted with the soothing vibrancy of the sunrise over the city. The warm reds, oranges and yellows shine down on them, giving solace to people about to have a busy day of work. The warm colors give a comforting aura. The sky around the sun glimmers with a faint but breath-taking glow from the sun. The gleaming rays brightens the day of the weary workers.