- This was taken on my phone by my friend Hannah.
- Theme: Happy
- This is yet another picture from my trip to Israel. This was on the beach in Tel Aviv and to me, this is the epitome of happiness with the bright colors and the sun, sand, and sea. The bright blue of the sky plus the yellow on the chairs and the greens and pinks of my bathing suit give a bright and happy mood to this photo. It was also a very funny moment because we realized that the chairs had the same symbol (Chai, meaning “life”) on them that I have on the back of my neck. Tel Aviv was our last stop on the trip, so at this point we had all gotten to be very close, and it was both happy and sad to be there as we knew the trip was soon coming to a close. Regardless, we all got into our bathing suits and played in the warm ocean for several hours and had a blast.
- Thursday, March 2, 6:08 am, My bed
- Bright light coming from the window.
- I was lying in bed, still asleep as I had about two hours before I had to get up, when all of the sudden the heavy wind outside blew the cloud away that was blocking the sun from my window. It felt like the light of a thousand suns burning past my eyelids and into my eyes, waking me up despite the blinds being closed. I didn’t know what was happening at first, I was being forced awake far earlier than my brain could comprehend. I felt disoriented, but as my brain began to catch up with my eyes, I felt angry. I was angry at the wind that was now loud enough to keep me awake, angry at the sun for being too bright, and I felt angry at Hofstra for giving us low-quality blinds without allowing us to cover the windows with anything else.
- Taken by me from the back of a camel in Israel.
- Theme: Shadows
- I took this picture in Israel last summer, and it is honestly one of my favorite pictures from the trip. Shadows are interesting because they can disguise something or morph it, like when you’re a little kid and you feel like a giant with your long shadow, or it can be an exact outline of its creator, as it does in this picture. It tells the story in literal black and white, almost as if these shadows were made for the purpose of telling a story as they would be in theatre.
- Flickr, Meir Jacob – https://www.flickr.com/photos/the-meir/8009394551
- I specifically remember the night life in Tel Aviv when I was there this summer. People often think of Israel as very old-fashioned and religious, but Tel Aviv is completely different. I chose this picture in particular because the city looks a lot like modern American cities at night, and it kind of reminds me of New York. It shows that Tel Aviv has a bustling nightlife and contrasts the ideas that many people have in their minds of what Israel is like.
- Wednesday, February 15th; 5:00 PM; Precision Urgent Care, Mineola
- Bright white fluorescent lighting
- I was sitting in the doctor’s office at urgent care, waiting for the doctor to come in and examine my jaw. The light made me feel very anxious, like I was somewhere far away from the warmth of home. It was warm in the office, but the light made it feel colder. I was filled with the desire to leave and go home, but the light made me feel like there was no escape. I closed my eyes and took deep breaths to calm down and get away from the harshness of the light for a while.
1) Wednesday, 2/8/14, 11:15PM, Outside the Spiegel
2) The white moon, surrounded by clouds, almost full.
3) I looked up as I was waiting to get into Cabaret and I saw the moon peeking out from some clouds. I started thinking about how everyone was so sure that it wasn’t actually going to snow in the morning, but the encroaching clouds said otherwise. I was excited to have the day off from classes to be able to play in the coming snow. As I stared at the moon, the clouds slowly started to cover it, glowing softly and lighting up the sky.
4. This is a picture I used as research for my “air” element project for Drama 78 last year. I loved this picture because it really shows how cold the air is. The blue and white light are help show this by making it look almost icy and solid. I also like that everything is in silhouette except the breath, so it lights up compared to everything else. I’ve always thought that being able to see your breath is a good indicator of it actually being cold outside because we don’t get much snow in California unless you’re in the mountains. It also brings back childhood memories of pretending to be a dragon with my brother.
1) February 2nd, 1:35am, window next to my bed
2) The bright orange light is from the street lamp outside my window that happens to be at the perfect height to shine right in my face as I am trying to sleep.
3) As I was laying in bed, ready to fall asleep so that I could get up bright and early at 8am, I noticed that someone had flipped my blinds so that the warm orange light from the street lamp outside the window I sleep next to, making it impossible for me to get some well-deserved shuteye. As I was laying there, feeling annoyed that this was happening, but also too tired to want to fix it, I noticed that there were streams of light that caught the dust I kicked off my blanket that had been sitting on my bed for six weeks during winter break, making the light seem solid, like I could grab it and throw it away so that it would stop bothering me and let me get some sleep.
This picture was taken by me on January 7, 2014 on the 210 freeway headed west.
The sunset was very orange, more than I had ever seen, and I remember looking at it and getting excited because we were on our way to LA to see The Lion King at the Pantages Theatre. The sunset reminded me a lot of the sunrise at the beginning of the movie. It filled the sky so there was no color other than the orange and yellow from the sunset. It reflected off all the cars sitting in traffic with us, making it hard to see because everything was so bright.