Posts Tagged ‘Light Observation’

light observation

  1. Thursday April 6, in the NAB during focus
  2. a ghost light nearly blinding me but in a really lovely way.
  3. I was finally on the deck level of the nab after 2 drama 5 labs on the grid. The ghost light was down center between me an where I needed to look. I was looking over the Ghost light when a light was turned on in the wing. It was like the light in the wing was pointing at the ghost light, highlighting it’s sturdy shape and the culture it represents.

Lighting Observation

  1. Thursday, April 6th, 2017; 2:45pm; Inside the Financial Aid Office Building, South Campus
  2. A dreary day juxtaposed with a brightly lit, white overcast sky.
  3. Since April brings showers, I thought it would be fitting to start April’s first lighting observation with one involving rain.  It fits perfectly with this week’s theme as well, as the light created an almost unreal landscape.  Waiting upstairs in financial aid, I happened to glance out the window to see the campus with a rather dreary disposition; the trees seemed to hang a little lower, and everything seemed to be a bit grayer.  With the rain, it painted the picture of another drab April shower.  But as I looked up, I noticed that the sky provided an interestingly stark contrast to what was down below.  Despite an overcast sky full a clouds, the sun was putting up a valiant fight to make its presence known, and it was succeeding – its bright, indistinct wash created a contrast that made me stare a few seconds longer, intrigued.

Lighting Observation 9

  1. 3/5/17, 5:50PM, Lowe 216
  2. The sunlight was coming in through the window and the color of Bree’s iced tea made the desk look pink.
  3. As the sun was beginning to set, it began streaming in through the window. Bree set her passionfruit iced tea down on the desk, the sun hit it at just the right angle and it made her white desk look pink. It was a nice moment and a break from the stress of the day.

Light Observation

  1. 3/30/17, 10:30 pm, Unispan
  2.  Cars are passing underneath the unispan with their headlights on. It is raining and the light is shining on the raindrops.
  3. As I walk up the Unispan on my way home, I realize that it had rained while I was in rehearsal. The raindrops had clung onto the glass of the unispan, slowly making their way down to the bottom of the glass windows. The light coming from cars passing underneath illuminates the darkness outside of the unispan. This same light is caught for a moment on each raindrop,causing a faint sparkle, but vanishes quickly along with its source. It reminds me of how I used to fall asleep back home by listening to the sound of passing cars and watching as the light passes through my window. This simple scene creates a sense of familiarity and comfort.

Lighting Observation

  1. An Alley between W. 53rd st and W. 52nd St.
  2. The string lights in trees cast beautiful shadows over a crowd of people.
  3. I was turning the corner into a back street hoping to make my trek downtown a little shorter and there were a bunch of trees lining the small street, filled with twinkling christmas lights and they cast some really incredible shadows over the small crowd of people walking through the night.

Lighting Observation 8

  1. 3/25/17, 10:30 PM, On the highway near the western border of New Jersey
  2. A car coming toward me on the highway had its high beams on.
  3. I was driving home from my spring break road trip when I saw a car headed toward me with its high beams on. It was blinding and made it even harder to see the road in the darkness. Being from California, most people have no use for high beams because the freeways are lighted. My roommate had to explain to me that the highways couldn’t be lighted because of the weather and how much upkeep it would require to light highways that were not in metropolitan areas. It was a learning experience, not only about how streets are lighted, but also how annoying it is when people aren’t polite and turn off their high beams when they see people coming toward them.

Light Observation

  1. Tuesday, March 28th; 8:06pm; Dorm room on 13th floor, window facing Hempstead Turnpike
  2. The infamous Hofstra birds circling in the low-hanging fog with the streetlamps creating an orange haze within.
  3. Every night without fail on the North side of campus, a flock of at least 30 birds circle, swoop, and dive within the sky, making my bedroom feel like part of a Hitchcock movie.  Tuesday night was especially Hitchcock-esque though with the fog; the gray fog was so thick it was opaque, and it made it even creepier when the birds would seem to appear out of thin air and then dive back into the fog.  The only thing able to break through the fog were the streetlights dotting Hempstead Turnpike and the side streets within Hempstead.  It lit up the city in a way unique to anything I had seen any other night.  Despite their spread being out of focus, the orange light coming from the lamps was the clearest thing in the night, like a beacon.  I don’t think Hitchcock could have created a better picture himself.

Light Observation

  1. 3/16/17, 10:30, behind Enterprise Hall
  2. A Hummer had a string of LED lights on the roof of the car, shining light on all surrounding objects.
  3. I walk past a long line of cars, but one stands out in particular. I see a large car to my left illuminating the night sky. This hummer had a string of LED lights completely covering the roof of the car. The bright blues and reds lit up the surrounding area, reflecting off of the snow and other cars. This created an odd colorful glow to the usual mundane light of the moon.

Lighting Observation

  1. Soccer Field, 11:00 p.m., March 15, 2017
  2. There is no one out on campus. I am driving back from dropping my friend off when i notice the giant soccer lamp casting a cool, long shadow over the soccer net. It is the only light in sight, aside from a few dorm rooms. It bounces off the snow and reflects the light in every direction lighting up the whole field.
  3. I was driving back to my room when i noticed the soccer lights lighting up the whole field and parts of the parking lot. It was the only light in sight. The blue-white lights reflected off the snow and bounced every direction.

Light Observation

  1. Tuesday, March 14th, 7:45 pm; Bill of Rights Hall 12th Floor Kitchen
  2. The stadium lights reflecting off of the field hockey field’s snow.
  3. While enjoying a much wanted snow day with friends, I saw out the large wall-length window in the kitchen what I thought to be a freshly laid ice rink.  Excited, I asked my friend about Hofstra’s new winter wonderland addition, only to notice upon closer look through the window it was actually just the stadium lights reflecting off of the snow to give it a sheer, glossy appearance.  I found it very cool (no pun intended) that the light was able to take one texture and make it appear to be something different, and it made me wonder how often lighting designers do that onstage with different materials and fabrics.