Archive for February 10th, 2016

Lighting Observation

Date: 2/7/16

Time: 6:45 pm

Location: Witches Brew

Objective Description: The sun had already set and it was dark and cold outside. As my friend and I entered the doors into the Witches Brew, it took a bit of time for our eyes to adjust to the dim yet warmly-lit glow of the Christmas lights and red incandescent bulbs setting the atmosphere for the calm, comforting, warm and inviting environment.


Subjective Desscription:

The warm, orange glow reflected softly off of the clear frosted windows. Strings of lights illuminated the dark and enclosed shelter from the frozen fallen snow. A string of multicolored warm bulbs radiated against the pale windowsills illuminating hues of oranges and reds. In the chandeliers hanging gently above fortunate tables lit a purposeful red glint from the differently-shaded red bulbs warming even the dark, wooden ceiling. Every ounce of cold and frigidness left my body as I was embraced by warmth from every direction. I’m not quite sure if the temperature within the Witches Brew was actually as warm as it felt, but rather that the ambiance of the lighting was warm enough to make me physically feel it.

Photo Observation 3: Hampton Court


I took this photo inside one of the courtyards at Hampton Court Palace in London.

Theme: Cold

Description: The dark, brooding clouds of grey swirling smoke hover ominously over the tall, dark branches reading desperately towards the sky. Silhouettes of surrounding trees offer no comfort as the warmth from the Sun’s rays diminishes between the murky overcast, and the drab, damp cement. A cold dampness hugs the tree with an icy pinch, giving way to the chulled tears from the sky’s frigid and brisk ducts. Streaks of pooled water gather at a diagonal just waiting to freeze over. Even the last remnants of light, are turning cold.

Photo Observation: Cold Lighting in a Movie


This photo is from the blog, which took it in turn from the motion picture Pan’s Labyrinth.

The theme is cold, and the lighting is cold in this still image.

The lighting spreads a cool blue wash over the scene which gives a feeling of coldness to the beholder. It is like an ocean’s wave’s tears have gone and made themselves at home in the scene, but the tear drops do not fall everywhere. They leave some shadow to contrast the hue of the watery lighting. Due to their hue, soft illumination, and saturation, the wave’s tears, the lighting, might actually subconsciously induce feelings of cold. The lighting contains such a gloomy cold feeling that it touches the mind and instinctively prepares it for darker emotions like those that one might feel after watching someone suffer. The feelings of the lighting are sad, cold, and isolated. This lighting would fit well with a scene of someone stranded in the tundra. It is so cold that it can be seen as being devoid of the warm sunny day and something of the cold, dark night.