Posts Tagged ‘dusk’

Photo Observation #5

I took this photo on my way back to campus with two of my friends and we noticed that it was uncharacteristically dark outside and there were no shadows except the ones from the headlights. It took us a little bit longer until we realized that all the street lamps and stoplights were out. Everything looked instantly more ominous and weird until we got back to campus, where the streetlights were working.

Light Observation 5

1) Feb 19, ~5:30 PM; Outside Lowe

2) Dusk lighting in a snowy area

3) I was making a quick trip Bits & Bytes for a break during my 55 in the costume shop. When I left the front doors of Lowe, I noticed that most of the environment, especially the layer of white snow everywhere, had been made blue by the faint lighting of the late day. I remember a very distinct feeling of uneasiness. I knew the objects around me weren’t blue in true light, but if I had taken a screenshot of my sight and picked out their pixels with a water dropper tool they would have been blue. I felt like my eyes were working hard to bring me as much of the truth of the environment as possible. I started wondering if what I was seeing was real or if my eyes were acting like goggles and showing me the world through blue lenses. I also asked myself– if aliens were to come to this planet right now, would they see the same thing I see?

Lighting Observation #6

1.) Wednesday Feb. 16th 2011, 5:20 P.M. Brower 201.

2.) Observing dusk through the windows of a dimly-lit classroom.

3.) Because of the time of year, my Monday-Wednesday art history class covers the amount of time it takes the sun to go down. I walk into class during the day and leave at night. During a boring slide show, I looked out the window and observed the dusky, dim, purplish light coming in that blended perfectly with the half-lit room and the glow of the projector. It was as if the artificial light and natural light blended perfectly. It was a very unsettling, disquieting feeling, something one would feel while watching a Hitchcock movie. Soon the balance was tipped as it got darker outside. That transitional feeling was memorable, though.