- A tropical island is my happy place reasons why I choose this for the theme. I love how blue the water is and you can see its clear as you can see the sand. The blue water and green trees to me go together. Blue and green are two colors that set well. The sun shining in the middle top makes me feel warm, my favorite season is summer. I like how the sun rays is reflecting off the trees a bit making the green fade into a yellow. I admire the green, blue, and yellow because it relaxes me and reminds me of vacation and that makes me happy.
- Wednesday, 3/8, 6:28 PM; Marriot Hotel in St. Louis
- Green lighting on a building across the street.
- I was sitting in the hotel room, waiting to head over for the opening of the USITT Conference, when I looked out the window to see a bright green light. It was pointed from the ground up the face of the building, making the Romanesque architecture stand out even more. It gave the columns long shadows that stretched up the front of the building making them appear larger and more ominous. The color of the light was very striking, as bright green is not a light color that is normally found in nature. I watched the light up until we had to leave and head over to the expo hall and it made me feel excited for all of the incredible theatrical technology I was about to discover.
Frog by Irawan Subingar, found online
This unique perspective of a frog is easy to recognize. The strange hands and feet of a frog make interesting shadows.The bright green makes the frog’s shadow stand out and differs from a lot of shadow photography that deal with dark colors for contrast. This frog would have been completely hidden without the light and when looking at this photo, I can’t help but think that the photographer must have had to lie down and change their perspective to take this photo.
Photo by NinoBeg via Wikimedia Commons
The nightlife is alien. A separate world from the one that I exist in which there are no rules and the mere energy of the room is intoxicating. This photo conveys that wild feeling I associate with nightlife and the overwhelming use of green transports me from my world into an entirely different place.
- Location: House on Front Street, February 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm.
- Objective: A line of LED lights that illuminate red, then blue, and finally green, over and over. They are the only lights on, cascading the the small interior of the house party in the primary colors.
- Subjective: As the music and tight crowd was drowning me out, all I could see was the repeating colors of red, blue, and green. These repeating color changes, hurting my eyes with its repetition, made me think about all the times I had been at a party or one of the bars. I would go, arrive, drink, and then head home. Doing this same thing over and over again to find some connection or fulfillment. Sometimes I would, other times I would not. Yet staring into those primary lighting colors made me realize that I would do similar patterns for partying.
Theme: Night Life
I chose this picture because it invited me into a fun story. The intense neon colors, the cracks in the pavement and walls, the steps leading into the dark–all of it screams debauchery and vice. What I see here is a trashy hole-in-the-wall venue that may be fun, scary or both. The picture is taken in such a way that the “WATCH YOUR STEP” is shown, but the actual letters on the sign aren’t. The irony of those words combined with the blur of the sign and the blackness of what’s beneath make this photo feel dangerous, but the myriad of color suggests a fun danger. This is enticing. The lights create a clever color fade effect, as they get colder the farther down you go. I think walking through this would feel like walking from a pink daylight (a time of routine and structure) into a blue night (a time of fun and release).
1. 4/22/14 at around 11:30 at my friend Anthony’s house.
2. Christmas lights hung around his pitch black room. One strand is colored. The other sides of his room are completely dark.
3. Recently my friend moved into a new place that has quite a few problems. One of them being that most of the light blubs were burnt out. Because of this, his room gets shrouded in darkness at night. To eliminate some of the darkness, he uses two long strands of Christmas lights. Two sides of the room is illuminated with a row of colored lights that leave small traces of color on the wall. They leave the wall lit with faint reds, bright yellows, rich greens, brilliant blues, and soft pinks. They occasionally flicker leaving a small portion of the wall in darkness. However, these dimmed lights strikingly light up half of his room very well. These shining lights are a beauty to look at, with their faint twinkle that brighten the black of the night. We almost don’t want regular lights in his room.
4. Theatre has always been amusing to me. The one element in theatre that always makes me think is the lighting design. Why is the designer doing this? That’s the question I ask regarding this picture. Why would four sharply lit spotlights be lit and positioned this way? Regardless of the reason, it is wonderful to look at. The sharply lit red overlaps the piercing orange and the radiant green. Completing the design is the faint blue, overlapping the orange and green. The small overlapped parts create four odd white colors that lay in between the shining colors aside them leaving this ascetically pleasing display of lights. This set-up of lights isn’t normally used but it make you wonder why it would be. Despite it’s abnormality, it is still a wonder to look at.
1. 4/7/14 at around 7:00 at Take-One Theatres.
2. A big spectacle of colored spotlights on a stage moving to a beat.
3. In the musical “West Side Story” the big show stopper is the song and dance number “Mambo”. It should always be done big. In my production, almost every dancer gets their own large, shining spotlight each with a color coordinating with their pose and costume. The first spotlight hits a dancer with a saturated red, emphasizing her intense movements. A light, pale blue spotlight shines on an other couple as they dance slowly and seductively. Behind them is a dancer using big and open dance moves as a sharp, green light shines down on him. It is these precise lights that make the dance number look amazing.
3) Bete Noire
4) For some reason, I strongly dislike the color green. For me, this picture represents the feeling that green gives me. I do not feel freedom in green and it makes me feel limited, less creative and closed in. The fluorescent green color seems to be trapping and limiting this girl more than the walls themselves.