Archive for April 9th, 2016

Lighting Observation 10

Date: 4/8/16

Time: 4:15pm

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refugee

Objective description: The tide is out and very little sunlight penetrates the clouds and hits the wet sand which reflects it.

Subjective description:  Small areas of warm pale yellow light break through the dense gray/blue cloud coverage.  Tide is far out and the wind has created deep ripples in the wet sand.  The tops of these ripples are highlighted with white light that pierces the mainly dark sky while the lower side of the sand mound casts a dark blue shadow.  The pattern of gray/blue clouds and small areas of light mirror the wet sand with dark shadows and reflected highlights.  Everything is bright and seems to almost glow in the lack of direct light.