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Lighting Observation #10 – Bedside Lamp

  1. Date: 4/20/18, Time: about midnight, Location: my bedroom
  2. I am doing some work on my laptop and decide to put on my bedside lamp. I rarely use it, but it emits a warm light.
  3. My bedside, usually enveloped in cold and unnatural light from the TV, is illuminated by the lamp sitting on the nightstand. Most of the time, it sits as a prop for decoration, but its use of light is reliable whenever necessary.

Photo Observation #10 – Enchanted

  1. Found on http://freeandforme.org/2016/11/29/experience-enchanted-forest-of-light-at-descanso-gardens/
  2. Theme: Enchanted
  3.  The person seems to be staring directly into a hazy blue light. The light source is also giving off a dream-like haze or mist, symbolizing something otherworldly. The light is derived from the forest, usually seen as “enchanted” due to it being a common theme in parties or dances. The light seems to have layers of blue, making it appear like a portal to a magical place.

Light Observation #9 – Two Different Skies

  1. Date: 3/30/18, Time: about 7 pm, Location: JCPenney @ Roosevelt Field Mall
  2. I walk outside of JCPenney into the top level of the parking lot and the sky is split: one side is a sunset, the other is cloudy with drizzling and a rainbow.
  3. I come out of the mall with a friend of mine after an evening of young adult chicanery, when I look to my right, only to see a gray sky with rain and the faintest image of a rainbow. I look to the other side and there is a bright orange sunset looming over in the distance. The sky could not decide how it would be painted, so it chose both sides, each a sight in their own unique way.

Light Lab – Four Seasons

Fall Sunset in Vermont

All sunsets tend to vary in color depending on where it is. This lighting was based on a sunset over a lake in Vermont, mostly consisting of shades of magenta and blue, with a touch of golden yellow.

Models:

  • L085 (25%)  37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, 17 ft above deck, 12 ft stage left , 8 ft downstage , 18 ft throw
  • Magenta (50%) 32 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, 15 ft above deck, 12 ft stage left , 8 ft downstage, 17 ft throw
  • G860 (25%) 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, 12 ft above deck, 12 ft stage left, 8 ft downstage, 16ft throw
  • G450 (70%) 0 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, 6 ft above deck, 12 ft stage left, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • L002 (50%) -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, 1 ft above deck, 12 ft stage left, 8 ft downstage, 15 ft throw

Spring Sunrise in Gothic Cathedral

Light from a sunrise is not quite viewed from the inside of a cathedral as much as it is viewed from the outside. This lighting was based on an image from a sunrise next to a cathedral in Milan. The sky is still partially dark but the sun’s rays begin to take over as it ascends.

Models:

  • LHT721 (75%) 51 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, 9 ft stage right, direct sidelight, 14 ft throw
  • AP4680 (full) 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle, 17 ft above deck, 9 ft stage right, 8 ft upstage, 16 ft throw
  • G382 (full) 61 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, 6 ft stage right, direct sidelight, 13 ft throw
  • AP6900 (full) 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle, 17 ft above deck, 6 ft stage right, 8 ft upstage, 15 ft throw
  • R18 (50%) 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft above deck, 3 ft stage right, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • AP2200 (full) 75 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, 3 ft stage right, direct sidelight, 11 ft throw
  • G388 (full) 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree back angle, 17 ft above deck, 3 ft stage right, 8 ft upstage, 14 ft throw
  • AP3450 (full) 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight, 17 ft above deck, centered, 8 ft upstage, 14 ft throw

Noon on a Summer Day in Hawaii

Summer in such a tropical climate tends to get incredibly hot, especially at noon, when the light is almost directly overhead. This lighting is based on an image of a typical sunny day on a Hawaiian beach.

Models:

  • AP3350 (75%) 43 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, 12 ft stage right, direct sidelight, 16 ft throw
  • AP1950 (75%) 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle, 17 ft above deck, 6 ft stage right, 8 ft downstage, 15 ft throw
  • AP5800 (75%) 61 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, 6 ft stage right, direct sidelight, 13 ft throw
  • AP4270 (75%) 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight, 17 ft above deck, centered, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • AP4850 (25%) 61 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, 6 ft stage left, direct sidelight, 13 ft throw
  • AP2140 (full) 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree side angle, 17 ft above deck, 9 ft stage left, 8 ft downstage, 16 ft throw

Winter Afternoon in North Dakota

Naturally, winter often brings a lot of snow, which usually reflects light from the sky. This lighting was based on an image of snow-covered trees and hills, with glimpses of color in between the branches.

Models:

  • G820 (75%) 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle, 17 ft above deck, 6 ft stage right, 8 ft downstage, 15 ft throw
  • G535 (75%) 61 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, 6 ft stage right, direct sidelight, 13 ft throw
  • G305 (75%) 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft above deck, 3 ft stage right, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • G540 (75%) 75 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, 3 ft stage right, direct sidelight, 11 ft throw
  • G872 (50%) 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight, 17 ft above deck, centered, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • G160 (50%) 90 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above deck, centered, direct downlight, 11 ft throw

Lighting Observation #8 – Bridge Lights

  1. Date: 3/29/18, Time: about 5:50 pm, Location: Bridge near Netherlands dorms
  2. The lights that align the bridge create a pathway back to the safety of the parked cars below.
  3. I walk along a winding road, as I often do at the end of the day. There is still light outside, but the clouds make it dark enough to see the inner bridge’s lights shine a bit brighter. Each light acts as a spotlight of its own, pouring down a small pool of light on anyone beneath it.

Photo Observation #8 – Surreal

  1. Found on https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-surreal-moon-balloons-scene-with-photoshop–cms-27547
  2. Theme: Surreal (plus Lighting Key)
  3.  The moon is a natural reflector of light, sitting in the sky like a silvery mirror. However, the fact that the moon is represented as multiple balloons of light is beyond bizarre. And yet, it still provides the same natural glow of the celestial object.

Light Observation #7 – Window

  1. Date: 3/14/18, Time: about 9:15 am, Location: Lowe 201
  2. The blinds are pulled up and a combination of light, shapes and shadows are reflected against the whiteboard.
  3. I am taking notes in my morning lighting class when the professor pulls the blinds from one of the classroom’s windows, closest to the whiteboard. As the blinds go up, a literal and metaphorical window of light grows upon the lower right corner of the whiteboard. There are several boxes of light that make up the entire window. Within this window, there is a shadow of a tree and its branches, swaying back and forth into view.

Photo Observation #7 – Scary

  1. Found on https://www.pinterest.com/pin/525232375263672046/
  2. Theme: Scary (plus Lighting Key)
  3. The image is that of a “creepy girl.” Children behaving in supernatural manners is nothing new to modern media, particularly in mainstream horror movies. Simply staring without blinking can put someone off when watching such a film. The photo is devoid of color, with the only light source revealing an unnaturally calm child. Also, the sclera appear to be black, giving off the feeling that something is watching through a vessel.

Light Observation #6 – Stars

  1. Date: 3/5/18, Time: about 9pm, Location: South Campus Commuter Parking Lot
  2. As I walk back to my car, I look up and there are several stars in a clear night sky.
  3. I look to the sky one night, longing for something other than the ground. It happens to be clear, not a single cloud to be seen. Within the clearness of the blackened sky, I see a small cluster of stars in my general line of view. While nowhere near as bright as a full moon, each star is its own light, twinkling from millions of miles away. The fact that anyone could see them from such a distance is a miracle force of nature.

Photo Observation #6 – Happy

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  2. Found on https://phoenixfoundation.ca/2018/01/31/developmental-asset-22-school-engagement/
  3. Theme: Happy (plus Lighting Key)
  4. The picture is a classic image of a jump freeze frame. Such an action is usually seen in modern media to commemorate victory and/or happiness. Also, the sun is beaming down on the group from behind, emphasizing their silhouettes. Yellow is a color most often associated with happiness, so it naturally makes sense to use it as a warm background.