Archive for March 6th, 2014

Photo Observation #6 – The Night Sky

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3. Inspiring.

4. The world is full of many inspirations, but nothing compares to the twinkling of the night sky.  Most people can spend hours stargazing and making wishes upon the bright, dazzling stars. The stars watch over us at such an incredible height with their white lights cascading over the earth, bringing light to the dark sky. The stars surround the equally beautiful moon that reflects the light from the sun. The moon and the stars are a wonderful contrast to the dark sky by illuminating the night with their intense white light. Their vibrant glow lights the way for us to follow our dreams.

Lighting Observation #6

1.  3/6/14, 6:00pm, Behind Memorial Hall

2.  Walking out of Bits and Bytes as the sun was setting.

3.  The sky was divided into 5 beautiful colors visible.  The top of the sky was a dark blue, almost lavender.  The dark blue faded into a lighter blue.  Below the light blue sky was a strip of yellow and orange.  And finally below the yellow and orange was a mixture of purple and orange.  The few clouds were beautiful as the orange and purple highlighted the bottom of the clouds and they darkened to a lavender at the top of the cloud.

Lighting Observation #6 – Christmas Tree

1. 12/11/13 at around 7:00 p.m. in my living room.

2. A tall green evergreen tree with multi-colored lights, ribbons, ornaments and a star on top.

3. The highlight of the Christmas season is when I see my family’s beautiful Christmas tree shining for the first time. The tree is always covered with twinkling rope lights. The tree sparkles with colors varying from reds, yellows, greens, violets, golds, silvers, and pinks. These colors reflected off the glimmering silver tinsel which is wrapped around the lush branches. The ornaments dangle and complement the vibrant colors of the blinking lights. The star atop the tree is really a sight to see. It glows a wonderful shining gold that truly encompasses the natural beauty of the tree.

Lighting Observation 6

1. 3 March 2014, 6:30pm

2. I took my little sister out to dinner before taking her to the airport. When we were in the restaurant the lights dimmed. At first I thought I was just going nuts, but my little sister noticed it as well.

3. When it first happened I was shocked, and looked to Sam for confirmation. It was a subtle change: the warm soft golden hues of the lights to a slightly dimmer, almost harsher darker golden tones. It was clear we had just been ‘mood-light’-ed. But that got me thinking: why is this considered mood lighting? I know people eat more if it’s dimmer, but it didn’t make sense. Why would a restaurant willingly change its atmosphere to resemble that of a dank room? I preferred the lighter, airy version of when we walked in. It was cheerier, nicer and more inviting. This was nice’s distant cousin whom no one talks about because they’re so closed off and cranky.

Photo Observation 6


2. I took this picture in 2011, on a family vacation in January.

3. Inspiring.

4. First off, this picture is personally inspiring because for as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to work at and for Disney. So whenever I get the chance to go to Disney World, my dreams are reminded and renewed and I am newly inspired to work even harder to achieve my dreams. But even if you weren’t me and had that kind of attachment to this picture, it’s still pretty inspiring. The fireworks creating white light arcing up towards Cinderella’s Castle are reminiscent of shooting stars, which inspire and grant wishes. The contrast of that against the black sky brings even more hope – that you can fight the darkness with even the littlest bit of light. And if you shine that light even brighter, you can create something truly beautiful.