Posts Tagged ‘Blue’

Photo Observation

  2. Cold
  3. The lighting in this photo consists of mainly cool tones. The cool toned lighting surrounding the chair combined with the concrete walls give the room a sense of coldness. The blue light bouncing off of the concrete wall emphasizes the bleakness of the room. The lack of warm colors further gives the room an icy feeling.

Light Observation 2

  1. Wednesday February 8th 4:00pm The Peacock Lounge at NBC Studios.
  2. On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to get tickets to see a taping of The Tonight Show. After we we admitted into the studio we were put in a waiting area in the studio called the Peacock Lounge. In addition to some couches and some curtains, there were dozens of monitors all around the room with pictures from previous guests on the show that changed every few seconds. However, the lighting in the room was very special. The ceiling was lit around the edges with orangey yellow light and there were 4 pillars in the room that would change from blue to orange as the monitors changed around them as well.
  3. The lights that illuminated most of the room were a warm and happy orangey yellow color. It was almost as if a sunrise was peaking out from a ledge just beneath the entire edge of the ceiling. Then each of the four pillars in the room had interchanging blue and orange light on two sides and a monitor with pictures from the show on the other two sides. As the colors and photos changed I felt starstruck. The lighting of the Peacock Lounge made me feel special and excited to be a part of something so magical.

Photo Observation #1

  1. Photo taken by Eric Girouard in Ontario, Canada, 2013

  1. Sunrise/Sunset
  1. This photo of a sunrise over Niagara Falls captures the soothing yet powerful motion of the falls. The blue green water feels and looks frigid in comparison to the intense warmth radiating from the yellow and orange sun. The light in the picture makes it seem like the perfect most peaceful place to be would be floating in the cloud of white mist where the cool water droplets enclose your body but you can still feel the powerful warm glow of the sun.

Photo Observation

surreal lighting


Description: This photo plays with the silhouettes of the actors during the scene. The two men are both present but you can only really see the shadow of the man in the doorway while there is moonlight beaming down on the other guy. This stuck out to me  because of the beautiful colors that are created.

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Theme: Gentle

Description: The only light in the room comes from a stuffed animal turtle projector, which shines softly on the boy as he sleeps. The light makes the boy look very peaceful. The fact that the light comes from a stuffed animal rather than a nightlight plugged into the wall makes the light much more gentle, as stuffed animals generally have connotations of being comforting. The projected stars add to the effect, as they are less harsh than a beam from a typical nightlight. In addition, the light coming from the turtle is shades of blue, which is a calming and relaxing color. All of these elements make this the perfect gentle lighting for going to sleep.

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Lighting Observation

Time: 10pm on Wednesday, at the Met

Objective Description: I watched the lights fade during the last scene of Manon Lescaut, where the title character dies.

Subjective Description: It was the last scene of the opera Manon Lescaut, and Manon and her lover were stuck in a wasteland. She was weak and dying. The light in this scene was pale blue and pale orange, and throughout the scene, the colors slowly faded to monotone colors. It was so subtle that I didn’t even pick up on it until Manon said her last words and died in her lover’s arms. It was then that I realized all of the color had left the scene and everything was somewhere between black and white. I was amazed with this lighting choice and thought it mirrored death perfectly.

Light Observation 5

1) DATE-TIME-LOCATION: Wednesday February 25th, 2016 – 12:50pm

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The sky had suddenly opened up without my knowledge, and something about the sun shining down from the near-middle of the sky at noon-ish, while it poured, made the scene look dramatically different than what it looked like as I walked into the reading, what I expected it to still look like outside.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: Everything shimmered from the sunlight, having already diffused through the clouds on its way straight down, further refracted through all of the water falling through the air, which seemed to bathe everything in a deep blue tint. Something about the atmosphere was a bit whimsical, instead of being the typical depressing look of rain – being so dramatic it was as though it were a caricature of what a rain storm would look like, something I did not at all expect in February.

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Theme: Cold

Description: While this picture is not physically cold, it is certainly cold in the sense of “uninviting.” The harsh, sterile, fluorescent light makes the cubicles look very unwelcoming. There is no warm light anywhere and as a result, this photograph feels very inhuman and emotionless, and overall, not a very fun place to be. Basically, this is where dreams go to die.

Photo Observation


Photo: Taken by me

Theme: Cold

This photo includes many shades of blue. The color blue creates a cold mood that reminds me of winter. This is a glacier in Alaska that is gradually breaking and melting. The coldness of the multiple shades of blues and the white/blue of the actual glacier creates the cold mood.

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.