Archive for January 30th, 2014

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

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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.

Light Observation #1

Date, Time and Location: Wednestday, January 29th at 23:00

Objective Description: Roommate’s lamp in the otherwise unlit room. No lights from the street as the blinds were closed.

Subjective Description: Disturbing bright white light. This is the thing form nightmares, the kind of light they would use in creepy interrogation rooms in some kind of dictatorship society. I would use this light if I wanted to really shock my audience and give them a jumpstart of reality.

Photo Observation #1


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3) Theme: Sunrise/sunset

4) This photo exudes warmth as the day comes to a close on Venice Beach. The golden colors promote an exciting evening; the splash of yellows, oranges, and reds reflect the image and warmth of a fire. There is also an understanding of motion and life in this picture as the sailboat drifts into the sunset and the clouds move about. The asymmetry created by the clouds provide an unpredictable, yet fun energy and a beautiful image; their layering in the sky also provoke feelings of vastness and unknown, almost as if the end is unreachable. The image as a whole makes me feel like stepping into the unknown, but with a positive connotation. There is spontaneity within this picture: the clouds, the sailboat, and the water all move unpredictably just as the flames of a fire.

Light Observation #1 – Max Cerci

1) January 27, 2014 12:43: Drama Lounge of Emily Lowe

2) The electric light from the ceiling and the natural light from the sun coming through the broken and scrambled blinds of the window.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The warm rays from the sun came in like streaks of light clashing with the electric light from the overheads. The sunlight also revealed the dust particles floating around the room that otherwise go unnoticed. When the sunlight hit me, I felt a sense of warmth.

Light Observation #1

1) 1/29/14, 5:45 PM outside of CVStarr near Monroe and California Avenue.

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: I walked out of CVStarr leaving my class to walk to Lowe. There was a very large clock in front of me that I’ve never noticed. The light in the clock was incredibly bright.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The sky surrounding me was a calm, light blue/gray without a cloud in sight. This peaceful sky complimented the bright white light of the giant clock tower. Even though time was glaringly, unnaturally, and overwhelmingly bright and largely displayed before me, for once I wasn’t thinking about time; instead, looking at this light I embraced the stillness and freshness of the winter night. The whole image of the light in the clock up against the cool sky promoted feelings that time was irrelevant. These feelings carried with me throughout the rest of the wonderfully peaceful evening.