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Light Observation

  1. In the Bronx, sitting in the car Wednesday 3/15/17 at 1:30 am.
  2. Bits and pieces of ices scattered all over the window in a nicely form. The street light was hitting directly at it and it made the ice glow like stars.
  3. I was on my way to Hofstra really early in the morning after the snow storm had passed. My dad was breaking the ice from the windshield and scrapping it off. On my side of the window I noticed just little pieces of ice all over. The street light was beaming right on it making the ice stand out. It actually looked like an ombre because some pieces were glowing and some were did not get hit by the light. When I was analyzing the ice it didn’t even look like ice to me. The ice looked like sparkles and it reminded me of prom dresses that I was looking at a while back with sparkles shining all over in a pattern. It was actually really pretty I took pictures of this lighting moment.

Heavenly, Awoken Excitement

SourcePhoto Courtesy of MGM Resorts International on Forbes Travel Guide (

Theme: Night Life

Description: Numerous spotlights are turned on, most are with a light blue-white gaze while four in the back are a light lavender. Each spotlight is going into a different direction, yet somehow is able to make a shape within the chaos. The environment around the light is a dark blue that is intensified by the crowd’s green glow props and green glowing parts of the environment. Most likely blacklight was used for this party scene.

Seeing this picture instantly raises my heartbeat and fills me with excitement. While this picture is a party, the way the lights and colors are arranged reminds me of a heavenly, welcoming place that fills you with joy. It makes me think of the song “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit. This scene of light makes me want to continue staying awake.

Photo Observation #10: Dance Inc. Ad


I got this photo from Jaclyn Marie Photography’s blog. (

The theme is Advertisement Model/Desire.

The lighting is mysterious and makes the picture interesting . The figure is lit to emphasis her fabulous arched back position that is elegant like a bird. The light encourages the viewer to appreciate the dancer’s form with its bright and intense limited use of light. The light calls attention to this dancer like they are the star in the night sky. The lighting only shows certain body parts of the dancer; it is selective in its focus. This select focus makes the star image even greater. “Don’t you want to be a star” the lighting and photo call out to the spectator. Thus, the desire in this advertisement is establish through its lighting of a model.

Dance Inc Mock Up


Possessed Kitty

Screenshot 2015-03-19 16.29.58

Photo taken by Rych

Single Subject Single light source

This is a still from a camera video of my cat Sophie. The room was completely dark so I had the LED on my camera on and this reflection off of her eyes resulted. I almost used this for spooky; she looks evil and possessed.



Lighting Observation #5

1. 11/24/14 at around 10:00 at a shopping strip in my local area.

2. This was a long array of shops that had neon signs, street lamps and big bright letters on the top of every shop.

3. The pitch black night surrounds the bright and highly illuminated strip around my area. Everywhere you look is a different color. The large lettering on the top of the building, entices customers to walk through their doors. From light greens, reds, violets, ambers, whites and pinks, a wide array of lights glow across the sidewalk. In the cold and dark night, this colorful and actively lit area is where you would want to be.

Lighting Observation #3

1. February 13 2014 at around 5:30. This was in the den of my house on top of an end table.

2. This light was a little flame from a candle. It emitted a large glow around itself that shone on the wall.

3. As I walked into my dark den, a tiny spark emitted a beautiful, warm glow. The flame danced with grace as it lit the blackened room with relaxing shades of red and orange. Our wall was illuminated with bright waves of yellow as the light around the candle swayed around the room. In contrast to the dark, gloomy night, the candle created a calming and serene atmosphere. Although small, this flame evoked an enormous glow that made a huge difference.

Photo Observation #3

1. The Pinnacle List


3. Night Life

4. Nothing depicts “Night Life” quite like Time Square. Imagine all of the bustling city-goers, walking on the sidewalk with the multi-colored neon billboards shining on their faces. The welcoming glow of Broadway marquees flash as theatrical spotlights beam towards the sky. Bright yellow taxi headlights zoom up and down the avenue as pedestrians wave them down. Glittering skyscrapers contrast with the black night sky. Ironically, Time Square at night is when this city shines it brightest.

Photo Observation #4 – Nightlife – Lee Moore


2. Burn Night Blur – By Flickr user Peanut


3. Nightlife

4. This photograph was taken at burn night of the Burning Man Festival in 2006. It is a yearly, week long arts and community festival in the Nevada Desert. The event is colorful, crazy, inclusive, and most of all bright. During the day, the light is all too-bright hot hot sun, washing everything out with its heat. Though colorful during the day, the participants really come alive with neon excellence after dark. On this night the participants are front lit by a bright orange fire, giving them all an warm tangerine glow. They all have manic smiles and bright neon glow necklaces laced around their bodies. They are bright against a black night sky, throwing their arms into the air with exuberance, and moving too fast for cameras to catch them. Their purple and orange blurs can exist only in in the night, coming to life as the sun sets. Their nightlife is characterized by far too many clashingly bright shades of teal, blue, violet and gold. Bright, rich shades that live for the night. Bright, rich people that live for the night.

Lighting Observation #19

1.) Thursday Apr. 14th 2011, 5:20 P.M. Lowe 108.

2.) The glare from the setting sun.

3.) The sun wasn’t really setting, but it was getting very low in the sky, and it was in a position that caused a very intense glare through the windows of the doors in 108. The lights were on but rather dim, so there was this rosy, warm glow in the room that felt like something you’d see in a country cottage in summer. It made me feel like spring had actually come, which was nice. It was a healthy, natural sort of lighting, the kind you’d try very hard to recreate with specific colors onstage.

Lighting Observation #2

1) Thursday Feb. 3rd 2011, 6:58 P.M.

2) The artificial street lamps lighting the NAB.

3) Approaching the NAB for rehearsal, I saw how the orange-yellow glow of the street lamps played off the shiny surface of the building and contrasted with the bright white fluorescent light coming from inside. It felt clinical in a way, but warm. Something about it fostered introspection. It made the bright light in the door, generally something positive and promising, look unwelcoming.