Posts Tagged ‘Danny’

Lighting Observation #3

1) 15 February 2018//11:39pm//The Witches Brew

2) There are many light sources. Candles on the tables. Warm light coming from old fashioned bulbs. String lights. Many red light bulbs. There are a lot of Mylar balloons that are reflecting all the different light sources. Most candles are in clear glass containers but some are in red glass. There is also silver tinsle slightly swaying and reflecting light. The rotating fan blades also throw light around the space.

3) Everything about this place exudes warmth. The smell of the food and coffee. All the candles. The red lights. There are so many things that would be out of place that all find a home here. You can tell that it was once a home because it  still has the living space feeling. Every surface is dimly lit and a part of the story. The music is the only thing that definitively makes this place feel modern, even with the Mylar balloons. There is just something magic in the eclecticism of the cafe. The way the lights bounce around and get absorbed by the blackness of the wall but dance across and reflect off of everything else gives this space it’s witchy flicker.

Photo Observation #3

  1. Patrick Savalle (x)
    Taken October 31, 2004
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II
  2. Nightlife
  3. I really thought this image was a good fit for the nightlife theme because it showed the motion that goes on in many nightclubs/rave scenes. It looks like the lights are jump ropes and thought the way the green drags my eye all around the empty space above the party goers was very cool. Lastly, I enjoyed that even though it looks like there are curved lines with some of the lasers patterns, its an illusion–the implied line is made from the slow shutter speed, capturing the straight laser beam in many points as it oscillates.

Light Observation #2

  1. 8 February 2018//6:22 pm//Student Center Hospitality Desk–looking into the hallway.
  2. There is a led scrolling light sign on the exterior of the card services office. It alternates between red text and green text, but is most often red. It is bright enough that it throws a considerable amount of light onto the other hallway wall. It is a non specific shape that is on the ceiling and opposite wall of which the intensity lessens from the center out. The intensity also undulates as the words stream across the sign in different lengths altering the number of lights used/illuminating the opposite wall.
  3. This light feels discouraging. It reminds me of a post on a moody aesthetic blog where there is only a chair in a white room with dramatic colored lighting. The other situation I could liken it to is that of an empty bar…a neon light illuminating an empty space on a slow night. Its kind of harrowing really. The red is such a contrast to the white wall and it is hard not to notice it…it gives off a vibe of “I’ll just be over here…waiting…if anyone cares?” I would love to use this lighting on a lyrical modern dance piece that is lonely bar, this association with this light really has my imagination going.

Photo Observation #2

Title: “Luz y Sombras”

Photo Credits: Christina Granados

Location: Espinho, Portugal.

Theme: Shadows

The first thing that jumped out at me was all of the lines that are in this photograph, not only the lines that are there in a three dimensional form of the architecture of the main structure, the railing on the right, and the house on the left, but also all of the lines created by the shadows. The intersections and parallels of the straight lines as well as the curved lines of the sidewalk create many different shapes and motion that drag my eye all around the photo. The choice to have the photograph be black and white makes it more interesting to me because it makes the shadow of the structure look almost like a reproduction of it rather than a shadow–which was not the case when this is photographed in color (I found a picture in color when I was looking to attribute the photo to a location and photographer). The photographer, Christina Granados, expertly timed the taking of this photograph to get the look of the poles to blend into the shadows that are cast. The only other thing I found kind of funny was the creature (dog? monkey?) and because of its closeness to the ground how much less of a shadow it creates.

Photo Observation #1

Title: “Sunrise in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island”

Photo Credits: Robert F. Bukaty

Location: Acadia National Park, Maine

Theme: Sunrise/Sunset

“The sun just breaks over the horizon in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island (MDI). This view is from the short causeway between Thompson Island (on the left) and Mount Desert Island (on the right). Thompson Island is within the municipality of Trenton, Maine but is also part of Acadia National Park.”  (x)

This photo stood out to me mainly because of its symmetrical nature. I am very much intrigued by the glassiness of the water and its ability to reflect not only the physical objects like the trees and the clouds but the vibrant negative spaces created by the sun’s light. Looking at this photo makes me feel as if I am about to take a deep breath of cold, refreshing, air. Even though I know the morning air in this picture would be quite cold, it is evident by the surface of the water that there is no wind. The rich red/orange tones of the sunlight add so much warmth to this photo and is enhanced by the dark almost blackness of the silhouetted trees. I would love to be on this beach with a hot cup of coffee and the companionship of someone I care about…it’s too beautiful not to share.

Lighting Observation #1

  1. 2 February 2018//1:26am//my dorm room
  2. The brightest light in my room is the artificial tree wrapped with string lights. The lights are a slightly yellow, warm, off white light. The silver tinsel in the tree throws light in many directions while the shapes of the branches lit from multiple angles creates patterns of shadows that look like coral, mainly on the ceiling. The lights are reflected off the white tiles of the floor and the window that can still be seen from the blinds which are two thirds closed. It illuminates my walls and the posters and other things on them.
  3. The warmth of the glow of these string lights makes this dorm room, this temporary place feel more like home. It makes me feel as if maybe I haven’t been living alone in a concrete box for months. I enjoy the light because it comforts me in the dark when it is hard to get off my loft bed. It greets me in the morning and I breathe easier with its familiarity….the way I would a roommate. I feel less alone with the light, as I go about my life in a room meant for three people where I am the only person who really lives there. I find security in knowing that the light can be seen from on the ground 12 floors up outside my building no matter how late I arrive home like it is waiting up for me. The lights also illuminate the other decorations on the tree which include dinosaurs, birds, llamas, hand written cards, artificial flowers, and a plush lobster among other things–literally highlighting objects with which I have a positive association. The glow of this tree is a familiar feeling that makes coming to my home more pleasant than arriving in a dark room would be.