Archive for February 16th, 2017

Ligh Observation 3

2/15/17 1:00am Netherlands North

  1. There’s a light on my surge protector that tells me when its grounded. It kept blinking against my wall and it was insanely annoying because I was trying to sleep and it wouldn’t stop blinking.
  2. At first the light didn’t bother me but then it just kept blinking. It made me really angry. I wanted the light to stop blinking but i couldn’t do anything to stop it. It got on my last nerve. Eventually I just got too exhausted and fell asleep.


Photo Observation 3

I took this picture myself at Mineola when I went home last weekend.

Even though it was 6am when I took the picture, it reminded me of my favorite line from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “I’ve walked down 5th Avenue at 6 in the morning but as far as I’m concerned that’s still night!” It was still so dark and I’d been up for an hour already so I was particularly cranky and exhausted.

Photo Observation #3


3. Nightlife

4. When I think about nightlife I tend to think of a very crazy time with lots of people and lots of color. I really like this picture for that reason. The disco ball is a great change of focus but doesn’t distract from the picture as a whole and in my opinion it really enhances the colors from the lights. I also especially love the fact that there are very few repeating lights. It adds to the chaos and fun that I associate with nightlife.

Lighting Moment 3

  1. 2/16/17 7:30 pm outside of Netherlands South
  2. I walked on the outside of the fence toward Lawrence street. It was dark outside and there is a lamp inside of the fence that points at the unispan, highlighting the “Hofstra University” name. As I walked, the light appeared to be strobing, but it was just the bars of the fence passing in front of it.
  3. Every time I walk by this light at night I think it’s strobing and it’s really annoying and hard to look at. It feels very energetic at first glance, but I soon realize that it is just a plain white lamp in the ground.

Photo Observation 3

  1. This was taken by German photographer Lucas Zimmermann in 2014 as part of a project on traffic lights.
  2. Nightlife
  3. The long exposure of the colorful traffic lights lights up the night. I can imagine myself driving late at night after a rain storm and seeing the lights glow. It represents to me a feeling of freedom and adventure, which is what the nightlife is.

Lighting Observation #3

1) DATE-TIME-LOCATION: Feb 16th, 9:55 pm, door window in Lowe 106

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: Two lights outside seen through window

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: Two lights shining outside the door. Only a shred of light is peaking through the window. It seems to get smaller and smaller the longer I stare. The brilliance of their glow out shines the rest of the lights inside of the room. They have stolen the show.

Lighting Observation #3

  1. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Unispan
  2. I was walking across the unison and noticed this beautiful sunset peeking through the trees. There was a giant orange ball(the sun) that lit up everything in its path a vibrant orange and and the sky was a gradient of blue, from light to dark as you looked up.
  3. I was walking across the unison after class and looked over at this beautiful sunset that seemed to light up the entire sky. It was very calming, and made me feel warm as i had just walked through the freezing winter air. It was a beautiful ending to a very long day.

Photo Observation #3

  1., Megan Alton
  2. Night Life
  3. I chose this photograph because when i think of night life i think of groups of people stumbling home after a long night of partying. I liked this photo because it does’t show anyones faces because when your walking in and out of people after a party you don’t really notice anyone else. Also, the somewhat blurry quality almost adds a certain affect of “stumbling” home.

Lighting Observation

  1.  2/16/17, 3:47 pm, sitting on the bench outside of Davison Hall
  2. Objective Description: The sun was shining through the trees behind Hofstra Hall. The light squeezed between the branches of the tree and lit up the area where the bench was located.
  3. Subjective Description: The light shining in between the branches casts scattered light on all of the surrounding objects. Warm rays of yellow and orange brightened the entire area. The speckled light combined with the surrounding nature created a peaceful environment.

Photo Observation


2. Me: Maggie Sullivan

3. The second this theme was assigned I knew exactly what I was going to take a picture of. Usually a cat, which I’ve named Pretchous, is easily spotted in the square in this photo. I went out to this exact spot almost every night this week to get a photo of this cat under this light for the night life theme. Sadly, she never showed up which I thought was odd until I found out some hot gossip from my suite mate. What I found was that the cat that normally sleeps under this warm and happy light is pregnant! I chose this photo for the night life theme because when I think of the night life here at Hofstra I think of all the little creatures that live here throughout the night, such as these cats. Even though Pretchous never showed up, this spot and the light she sleeps under always reminds me of the night life at Hofstra.