Posts Tagged ‘beautiful’

Light Observation

Time: Wednesday evening

Objective Description: The sun was setting, and it turned the grad hall a soft shade of pink.

Subjective Description: Unfortunately, I can’t see the sunset from my room. However, I can always tell when the sun is setting because the grad hall, which I can see from my room, turns a romantic shade of pink. It makes the brick look much more softer and welcoming. The buildings and campus of Hofstra are already beautiful, but take on a completely new and wonderful feel in the pink light of the sunset.

Light Observation

Date: 3-9-16  Time: 6:15  Location: Campus

Objective Description: Walking around campus with my friend because it was beautiful out. The sunset was beautiful with an array of colors and it just made the day that much more beautiful.

Subjective Description: I took a walk with my friend, Meagan and we decided to get dinner then take a walk because we wanted to take advantage of the weather. As we were walking to Monroe to sing some show tunes, you couldn’t help but look at the colors that were in the sky due to the sun setting. It was beautiful and stopped us in our tracks. It made the night that much better and then we went to Dunkin’ talking more about what we witnessed before.

Light Observation

Time: Sunday evening, around 5:30

Objective Description: I saw a beautiful orange and pink sunset, and when I looked at it again a few minutes later, it had changed to vibrant red.

Subjective Description: As I was leaving Michaels, I looked to the left to see an amazing sunset on the horizon. The sky was a vibrant wash of orange and pink. I attempted to take a picture of it, but the picture couldn’t even come close to capturing its majesty. I looked at the sunset a few minutes later and it had changed completely. It was now nearly the same attention-grabbing red as the stoplights on the road. I couldn’t believe how drastically the sky changed in a matter of minutes. The sunset was such a beautiful surprise and a reminder that change can happen quickly but often has wonderful results.

Photo Observation #10



3. Bête Noire

4. A sunrise is one of the most spectacular things a person can lay eyes on. However, as I’m waking up this is the last thing I want to see. As my eyes got adjusted to the pitch blackness from sleeping, I become startled when a radiant beam of yellow and white blind me with a great ray of intensity. As it peeks out the window it fills my room with blaring reds, oranges, yellows and whites that tells me it’s time to wake up. Ironically enough, this beautiful spectacle of light is something I could never look forward to seeing.

5. Capture

Lighting Observation

1) 3/26/14, Student Center Front Cafe, 9:25 PM

2) The light from Sbarro reflecting

3) I looked up and saw before me a glistening sheet of metal. As the generic yellow track lighting in Sbarro reflected off of their overhead vent, the light changed, and produced beautiful lines all around. All around, the room was illuminated, as the transformed yellow light bounced off of the vent. The light, no longer harsh, reflected back off of the scrim like curtain that blocks the window. The entire scene was beautiful, until I realized the danger of the place before me. Calories. ‘Nuff said.


Lighting Observation #3

1. February 13 2014 at around 5:30. This was in the den of my house on top of an end table.

2. This light was a little flame from a candle. It emitted a large glow around itself that shone on the wall.

3. As I walked into my dark den, a tiny spark emitted a beautiful, warm glow. The flame danced with grace as it lit the blackened room with relaxing shades of red and orange. Our wall was illuminated with bright waves of yellow as the light around the candle swayed around the room. In contrast to the dark, gloomy night, the candle created a calming and serene atmosphere. Although small, this flame evoked an enormous glow that made a huge difference.

Photo Observation #2

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2. The internet:

3. Cold.

4. Over the icy mountains, streaks of violet, teal and green race down from the deep blue sky. These shimmering, cool colors give a sensation of shivers and the need to be warm. The chilly water reflects the colors of  the beautiful, frosty rainbow above. As the frozen mountain tops stand below, the frigid colors of the aurora borealis put on a fantastic spectacle of illumination. This wonderful show of lights is nature’s finest curtain call.


Photo Observation #1 – Sunrise Over The City

1. Sunrise-New-York


3. Sunrise/Sunset

4. As the sun rises at dawn, urban-dwellers wake up early to get where they need to be. As they are on their way, they are greeted with the soothing vibrancy of the sunrise over the city. The warm reds, oranges and yellows shine down on them, giving solace to people about to have a busy day of work. The warm colors give a comforting aura. The sky around the sun glimmers with a faint but breath-taking glow from the sun. The gleaming rays brightens the day of the weary workers.

Photo Observation!


THEME: Single Light Source

A lot of my free time is spent on tumblr, reblogging pretty pictures and entertaining animations. This picture came up from one of my favorites, which is dedicated to books and the beauty therein. I have a huge thing for books, and flowers are generally nice as well. What I love about this picture is how old the books look, how torn and dusty and slightly broken they all are, and yet they are still beautiful. They maintain the story and the subsequent effect it can have on the reader, despite their age. The rose is the same way. It’s old and dried and kind of wrinkled, but it still maintains its beauty. I like how soft and subtle the light in the picture is. For all that it’s a single source coming from behind, the shadows aren’t overbearing and everything is still visible. The way the light kind of fades away around the edges of the object and everything is the dusty yellow of worn but still alive.

Lighting Observation 2

1)  Today (Thursday February 3rd, maybe like 5PM) Outside bits

2) Sunlight striking the side of the library as it was setting.

3) As the sun was setting, it cast an amber light upon the mighty Axinn Library, the towering edifice of Hofstra University. Bathed in a warm golden light, the library looked inviting and safe rather than cold and oppressive as it normally does. The light fell in such a way that only the library was lit, all the other buildings on campus were in shadow, but the library stood like a beacon, bright against the otherwise dark campus. The reflection of the setting sun off the widows created an aesthetic glare. The library looked beautiful in a rare warm winter light. It almost made me want to go in and study.