Archive for April, 2014

Light Observation

1. Saturday, April 26 2014 ~4:00pm, Barnes and Noble parking lot

2. I was getting in my car, leaving B&N and the sky was cleanly split in two between blue sky and storm clouds.

3. It was like something out of a movie, it was amazing. Behind me was this nice, calm blue sky that made you think you could just take a nap on the grass or walk the beach. But in front of me was this ominous dark blue/purple/grey mass of storm clouds that was slowly overtaking the serene blue sky. Of course, not two minutes later it started raining, which also began like a curtain coming towards me from the dark mass.

Photo Observation

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3. Shadow

4. This picture really embodies what shadows are to me. Not just because of the fact that the focal point is just one big shadow, but that the actual subject is obscured. We see nothing of her- a highlight from the light, but she is completely incomprehensible. And that’s what shadows are – they’re unknown. They’re the things that creep in through the night behind the light. They’re unknown, unidentifiable, which is exactly what the subject of this picture is.

Light Observation

1) April 30th, 3:00pm, Hofstra

2) Rainy sky

3) Everything is grey and it is so sad. It looks grey and lifeless outside and I don’t know if it’s because I’m sick but the whole world looks like a hospital room. This is very depressing lighting.

Photo Observation #12


Photo of my house that I took probably 2011

Favorite: Shadow

I really like this photo because of the shadows that cover the ground and house. There are four large maple trees along the side of the house that, though invisible to the camera, are evident from the patterns created all over the photo.


Favorite light plot

Light Observation #12

1. April 30th, 2:15 pm, Calkins Hall

2. It is raining outside and it is very cloudy and grey out.

3. As I stand at the door of Calkins hall beneath the overhang, I mentally prepare myself for going into the rain. The grey clouds hang low in the sky unleashing their burdens on Hofstra’s campus. Everything is a bleak and dreary and it’s difficult to motivate myself to step out into the rain.

Max Cerci – Light Observation

1) 4/30/14 8:59 waiting for class to begin.

2) The light against the water droplets on the window in class.

3) The barely visible light coming from the clouds just barely made it into the room, shining through the window, but not before hitting the droplets of water on the window. It was really cool to see each individual droplet shining differently. I noticed how the light gave the droplets dimension and made it easier to see the form of each individual droplet.

Max Cerci – Photo Observation

1) Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 9.05.14 AM

2) Taken by me on on the residential side of campus.

3) Sunrise/Sunset

4) I love how the sun in this photo creates a silhouette  around the stop sign. It’s almost as the light is stronger, more overpowering force than the negative “Stop” sign. The shadow in this photo seems to send a message of not listening to those things that tell you not to do something or to stop trying. I think this is an important message in theatre in general.



Light Observation

1. 4/23/14, 6:20 am, C-Square

2. Early morning Sun

3. As I was getting up at this early hour the world was being greeted by the sun.  The world has a very interesting light in the early morning. There is a beautiful softness to the quality of light. The colors are more muted but at the same time I feel it gives them a very rich color. The  sun is giving off an amber glow along with its soft light. I truly prefer this quality of light than the sharpness of the sun at noon.

Photo Observation





3. Amusement

4. When thinking of Amusement my mind went to the circus. With the circus comes lots of cool stunts and tricks. Also in the circus comes animals. All that put together and you get amusing elephants doing tricks. If this isn’t amusing, then I’m afraid nothing is.

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Light Observation #11

1) 4/23/14 12:30 PM Walking from the Spiegle to Lowe.

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: On this sunny afternoon, I noticed the beauty of the quad in front of Lowe when walking back from a club meeting.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The sun did not merely wash me in it’s seemingly unfamiliar rays (in this sparse spring season), but it truly drenched me in them! I felt a sensation of warmth, familiarity, comfort, and openness. I stopped to look up at the sun and closed my eyes to listen to it. It was as if I heard the sun speaking to me saying, “Maintain serenity; in stillness, you will find peace.” I was very confused by this situation after the fact, but it was a glorious experience. It also helped prove to me that the sun really does effect one’s mood and perspective on life. This moment of drowning was not negative; since drowning is one of my biggest fears I’m surprised that isn’t applying in this case. For a brief moment, I was relaxed at a spa, where I was bathing in this comfortable heat and homey feeling (the sun reminds me of California). I was like Gene Kelly in “Singing in the Rain” when he closes his umbrella to then dance/sing in the rain; the sun rained goodness, positivity, hope, and freedom.