Archive for February 18th, 2016

Light Observation

Time: Sunday, 8pm

Objective Description: A cloud of smoke coming out of a tall smokestack was lit up by the obstruction lights on the smokestack, creating a lightning-like effect.

Subjective Description: As I was returning to Hofstra from New York City, I saw a flash of lighting out of the corner of my eye – but that couldn’t possibly be, it was February and freezing, which aren’t exactly ideal conditions for lighting. I looked to see what could have caused this, and it turned out to be the obstruction lights on a smokestack. A thick, nearly opaque cloud of smoke was billowing out of the smokestack, silhouetted briefly by flashing white-blue lights. It looked extremely reminiscent of lightning flashing in the clouds during a storm. I watched the lights flash several more times before driving away, trying to pretend that it was summer and this was actually a thunderstorm and it wasn’t less than zero degrees outside. Seeing the imposter lightning made me marvel that something man-made could so easily recreate one of nature’s most amazing and awesome lighting phenomenons.

Date: 2/8/16 Time: 11:00 Location: Max Cerci’s Room

Objective: lamp in the corner that is lighting up the room with the TV on.

Subjective: the lamp is creating a pool of light that is making the environment relaxing while watching Christina Aguilera, Max’s favorite artist. It gives off an amber color that lights up the corner of his room leaving the rest of the room slightly lit.

Lighting Observation 4

Date: 2/18/2016 Time: 8:15 p.m. Location: Backstage of Blackbox during As You Like It

Objective Description: The backstage area is black, walls to curtain. The only light shining is coming from small lights every four feet or so. The light shines like a sort of spotlight would onto a run crew member’s face.

Subjective Description: Emily, the run crew member standing under the light, is partially facing the curtain and I’m looking at her face almost in profile. The light that she is directly under creates shadows on her face that accentuate her features. Her nose looks smaller and I noticed a bump on her head due to the dark shadows. This lighting made her look like a completely different person and transformed all of her features. She also looked kind of frightening because all of the surrounding areas around her eyes were pitch black and large.

Photo Observation




this picture depicts hot/warming light themes. The orange light that is peering through the gate gives a silhouette effect off of the people standing in front of it. When looking at this picture you can feel the warmth from the sun. The lighting effect really characterizes as hot.

Photo Observation


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Theme: Hot

Description: I was amazed when I saw this picture, and it was even more impressive when I zoomed in on it. The way the orange sunlight filters through the clouds makes it look as if the sky is on fire, and few things in the world are hotter than fire. The stark contrast of the bright sky against the dark, quiet forest almost gives you the illusion that you’re standing on a mountain observing an enormous forest fire far away – but it’s just an optical illusion, which makes it particularly cool (or should I say hot) … (sorry for the lame joke.)