Posts Tagged ‘Dreamlike’

Final Photo Observation



3) Dreamlike

4) This image in it’s entirety looks dreamlike, even ethereal. To me, it looks so peaceful, imaginative, and tranquil that it can’t be real; it has to be a dream. The enigmatic environment also provides and cultivates a dreamlike air. The sunset creates a dreamy sky, which provokes a feeling of freedom; nothing is holding this subject (could be man or woman) back. The openness of the warmly, yet subtly lit field makes the viewer feel warm as well. The subject reaching in the sky could even be imagining the butterflies; this image invites the audience to expand their imaginations to potentially match or even surpass his/hers. Altogether, the subject and lighting of this picture make it dreamlike.

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Photo Observation – #5

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3. Dreamlike

4. It is the crack of dawn on a desolate beach, and the sun has begun to light up the deep blue sky.  Shining over the horizon, rays of red, orange and yellow cast down upon the hot sand.  The beaming sun shines down on two lush trees creating long, dark shadows along the ground. The silhouettes of the trees lie on the seemingly blue sand that hasn’t been fully illuminated by the sun’s inviting rays.  The golden light can fool anybody into thinking they are in a dream.

Photo Observation #5



3) Dreamlike

4) This image emulates “dreamlike” to me in many ways. Firstly, the neutral coloring of the picture as a whole allows for a suspended reality; real life is much more colorful, especially a scene like this that includes many aspects of nature. The fact that only the umbrella has a vibrant color provides a dreamlike quality. Maybe the umbrella has significance in this dream and/or could be protecting the girl from something she does not want to face. This whole image emulates the feeling of escape to me, which I associate with dreams; daydreaming is an escape in everyday life and dreaming is an escape at night. Also, the blue umbrella is lit to appear as the only tangible part of this image; its very much dreamlike to not be able to fully grasp anything else. In addition to that sense of impalpability, the boat that has the same light as the water offers a ticket to anywhere. Thus, the unpredictability and neutrality of this image embodies the notion of dreamlike.

Photo Observation #5



2. A still from the movie Catching Fire

3. “Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft.” -Sven Nykvist.

4. To me, this picture was perfect because it personified so many of the adjectives mentioned above. It’s dreamlike, misty, dead, dangerous and gentle, poisonous, calm and soft all at the same time. The way the light is lightly diffused with a blue tint over the image gives it a simultaneously calming and gentle feel, but the highlighting also brings with it a sense of danger and foreboding. The slow and stalking income of the mist pushing in from the left reminds me of a lioness stalking her prey before the attack. The soft but illuminating light upon the hand is full of life, but also full of hesitancy of this eerily calm fog.


Max Cerci – Photo Observation

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2) Taken by me at Disney’s “World of Color” Show at California Adventure and Disneyland Park.

3) Violet, Dreamlike

4) The “World of Color” Show was the most touching lighting experience I ever had. It is what inspired me to want to be a lighting designer. The way the light illuminated the water while casting a shadow over the crowed was a truly magical experience. The sky was a perfect black canvas for the beautiful illuminations. With the beautiful ferris wheel illuminated and Mickey’s smiling face cast almost as a watermark across the whole show, the feeling of magic and never left the performance.

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