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Photo Observation

Theme: Summer

I took this picture myself at Universal. This has a really summery feeling to me because of the way the sunlight is hitting the brick walls, which are already a very warm color as it is. All the light bouncing off the brick walls and shining through the skylights gives it a very warm welcoming tone. Overall it just feels like the atmosphere is sort of like the peak of the summer where you can see the heat rising off the streets/

Paradise’s Graveyard

Summer Lightplot

Source: The Odyssey, April 25, 2016 (

Theme: Summer

Description: The beach shows a full azure horizon with a clear blue sky. Above the beach, the sun is shining down with the sand the color of peanuts. There is a single butter-colored skeleton of a starfish nestled in the sand.

Despite how pretty it looks, this single dead starfish makes me ponder about the numerous shells and skeletons that are underneath the sand. It makes me wonder how much ugliness in underneath the beach, and how much time and death had past to make it this beautiful.

Photo Observation #10

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I chose this because when I think of summer I think of the beach and sunsets and no cares. I think this photo really summarizes that all up. I really like the sun is the main focus. I really like how it’s the only light source and how its changing the color of everything. It makes the sky and the water orangey. It has a very calm feeling about the whole picture and I really like that about it.

Photo Observation

  1. Photo taken by me, July 24, 2016
  2. Summer
  3. Whenever i think of summer i think of bright colors, bright sun, and blue sky. I remember taking this photo on vacation during the summer and i chose this because i love the vibrant colors and the bright blue sky and i love the car.

photo observation

1 This is a photo of my old summer camp that I found at

2 Summer

3 I chose this photo because one when I think of Summer my first thought is of camp. I think the colors of the boats and the wash of sun light show a lot of warmth. I reminds me of refreshing days on the lake.

Photo Observation 10

  1. This picture was taken by me on the Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier on August 5th.
  2. Theme: Summer
  3. This picture says summer because of the bright sun, bright colors, and the fact that it was taken on a beach. One of my favorite places to go during the summer is the Santa Monica Pier because it isn’t expensive and there is so much to do. The bright colors of Amber’s romper, the Ferris Wheel, and the sky are the epitome of summer and radiate warmth and fun.

Photo Observation

  1. Photo found online at
  2. Theme: Summer!!
  3. When I found out the theme was summer for this week’s photo observation, I immediately thought of the cliche beach view – sublime, serene, and the carrot at the end of the stick of a long semester.  Just looking at this picture I can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin, smell the beautiful Yankee Candle smell of sand and salt, and hear the calming whoosh of the waves.  However, if the sun is not hanging in just the right way in the sky, it could ruin an well-intentioned beach day.  The lighting in this picture encapsulates a truly ideal summer day – the sun highlights and accentuates the bright, pure colors of the water, sand, and umbrella.

Photo Observation


3. Theme: Summer

4. When I think of summer I always think of car rides to the beach. I have to admit, the beach is not my favorite location, but the long car ride to the shore with the windows down is something that can’t be beat. The sun peaking through the trees and the salty smell of the ocean coming through the car window is something I find to be so therapeutic. What I like the most about the lighting in this photo is the glare in the bottom left corner. This reminds me of the glare you see on the bottom of your sunglasses.

Photo Observation 9

Theme: Surreal

Location: I took this photo myself at Diagon Alley, Universal Studios Orlando

This lighting is surreal because it’s unrealistic (Also hello there’s a DRAGON?). There’s yellow lights shining from the windows of Gringotts and there’s almost a cyan or light blue color that’s illuminating the dragon, making it seem even more like a dream than it already appears to be, because also, its a dragon. The very visible difference in the lighting brings to the forefront of my vision the dragon instead of the bank and the surrounding objects.

The Eye of Peer Gynt

Surreal light diagram

Source: Me from April 8, 2016 at the New Academics Black Box Theater

Theme: Surreal

Description: This photo is the set from the premiere of Peer Gynt. In the center is an eye-shaped structure that has two spiraling staircases on each side. What this eye represented was the spiral that Peer Gynt’s life is as he both experiences being an outcast and interacting with trolls to being a successful businessman and aging. It goes into the personal infinity of Peer Gynt’s rebelliousness and ambition over personal connection.