Posts Tagged ‘shadows’

Photo Observation 5

  1. “Psycho”
  2. Theme: Shadows
  3. Whenever i think of shadows, the first thing i think of is the shower scene from Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” The way Norman is revealed by pulling the shower curtain back and his face is completely covered in shadow so we don’t know who it is yet is so masterful.

Photo Observation

  1. Photo: Shigeo Fukuda ‘sculpture’; found on,
  2. Theme: shadows
  3. I like shadows because of their ability to be illusive and deceptive.  My favorite shadows are the ones like this photo – advanced shadow puppets, taking one item and using it to create a completely different visual.  I find it fascinating how the light is able to capture the image in a way that creates an entirely new image and idea.  In a sense, it adds to the mystery of shadows, because it makes you wonder what other images can be created from seemingly one object through the manipulation of light.

Lighting Observation #3

16th of February, 10:00pm , Enterprise 13th floor lounge.

Objective description: the dim lights from the night outside dimly cast across the walls through large windows.

Subjective description: Imposing black shadows stretch across the walls of the room, crating a cell around me, trapping me in the dimly lit room. The only light in my shadowy cell is faint and tinged with red, giving no comfort to cling to in my haunting cage.

Photo Observation

surreal lighting


Description: This photo plays with the silhouettes of the actors during the scene. The two men are both present but you can only really see the shadow of the man in the doorway while there is moonlight beaming down on the other guy. This stuck out to me  because of the beautiful colors that are created.

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Lighting Ob #8

  1. 3/16/2016, 2:29pm, Quad outside of Lowe
  2. Objective: The only light given out here is natural sunlight coming from directly above Emily Low hall.
  3. Subjective: The light gives the ultimate feeling of summer. The sun is shining very brightly yet there are shadows being cast by the bare trees that create a contrast in the light. Overall, the feel is extremely calming and serene.

Photo Observation 7: White Christmas Hot Spot


My camera automatically took this photo while I was filming a community theatre production of White Christmas back home in Maryland.

The theme is “single source; artificial light.” There is only one light on the actor at this point in the piece, and it is artificial.

The light brings details to the surface from beneath the waves of darkness, the endless and mysterious abyss. It causes its own spots of darkness though. It penetrates and bounces back off the subject under its rays. The colors pop beneath its whitish spread and are the only thing attracting the eye in this darkness. The edges of the light fall off sharply and leave much to guess about the image. The bright, seething, and only light in this photo is the point of clarity and tension as it contrasts with the surrounding pit of blackness. It is a mysterious, bright, hot, white, harsh, light.
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Photo Observation


Photo taken by: me

This is a picture of my house around Christmas time. I find it very interesting that the light that is shining on the holy family on the left casts an interesting shadow onto my house. The shadow of Joseph looks like the grim reaper in between the four windows on the left. It looks like a hooded dark figure. It brings a spooky feeling during Christmas time.

Lighting Observation 2

Date: 2/2/16

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Mineola LIRR Train Station

Objective Description: All natural light, the sun was shining to my back and there were no clouds in the sky. My shadow cast out long in front of me without any disturbances.

Subjective Description: My shadow made me look larger than life.  It cast out in front of me uninterrupted and cohesive.  All my movements seemed bigger.  The shadow was smooth on the concrete platform but gained a strange texture when it hit the yellow warning pads. It eventually dipped off on the tracks itself, distorting it to not look human anymore.

Light Observation #1 Spring 2015

1) 2/5/2015, 7pm, My apartment NYC.

2) Dark room, light coming in through frosted window from street lamp through tree.

3) Sitting in my darkened kitchen on the 3rd floor I stare out the window partially covered with frost, a sickly off-orange light spills in silhouetting empty tree branches. The branch shadows appear to be fingers grasping at and attempting to tickle the jagged edges of the frost, moving slightly and silently back and forth in the wind. At once evoking contradictory feelings of both calm and creepy unease. The motion is hypnotic…

Photo Observation – #5

1. dreamlike-lighting-design-computer-40137


3. Dreamlike

4. It is the crack of dawn on a desolate beach, and the sun has begun to light up the deep blue sky.  Shining over the horizon, rays of red, orange and yellow cast down upon the hot sand.  The beaming sun shines down on two lush trees creating long, dark shadows along the ground. The silhouettes of the trees lie on the seemingly blue sand that hasn’t been fully illuminated by the sun’s inviting rays.  The golden light can fool anybody into thinking they are in a dream.