Posts Tagged ‘smoke’

Light Observation

4/3/2017  8:00 PM  Student center, kitchen area

There was smoke coming from Grill’d that I was able to see because it was right below a light.  The light was a single bulb that gives off fluorescent light and it lit the smoke about a foot down from the ceiling.

The swirling cloud existed in one place.  Though it moved constantly as if it were bursting with activity, it could only live in the light from the cold sun above its head.  Without the radiation from above, the cloud would never be seen.  It was as if it were feeding on the sun and each particle in the cloud was fighting for its fill.

Photo Observation #3

Taken by me, December 30th 2016, a night club in London…

Theme: Night life

Laser beams shoot out across the room, cutting through the darkness and stirring the excitement into the air. Vibrant colours reel through the beam creating hypnotic patterns as mist swirls though the beam, giving the light life as if its dancing with the crowd below.

Light Observation

Time: Sunday, 8pm

Objective Description: A cloud of smoke coming out of a tall smokestack was lit up by the obstruction lights on the smokestack, creating a lightning-like effect.

Subjective Description: As I was returning to Hofstra from New York City, I saw a flash of lighting out of the corner of my eye – but that couldn’t possibly be, it was February and freezing, which aren’t exactly ideal conditions for lighting. I looked to see what could have caused this, and it turned out to be the obstruction lights on a smokestack. A thick, nearly opaque cloud of smoke was billowing out of the smokestack, silhouetted briefly by flashing white-blue lights. It looked extremely reminiscent of lightning flashing in the clouds during a storm. I watched the lights flash several more times before driving away, trying to pretend that it was summer and this was actually a thunderstorm and it wasn’t less than zero degrees outside. Seeing the imposter lightning made me marvel that something man-made could so easily recreate one of nature’s most amazing and awesome lighting phenomenons.

Journal Entry 5

1) Scorpion Hookah Lounge, 2/25/14, 10:33 PM

2) Objective Description: Colored lights poking through the smokey atmosphere

3) Subjective Description: I exhaled. All around me, smoke twisted and weaved through the air. Looking up, I saw bright red lights coming through the smoke, like the eyes of an evil creature. The smoke caught the beam, causing the light to spread around the room, like ruby slivers in the room. Behind the red light, blacklight peeked through, illuminating the white tapestry that hung from the ceiling, making them look like they were glowing. I sucked in again, soaking in my surroundings, and enjoying the dance of the smoke under the colored lights.


Lighting Observation 1, Week 6

When/ Where:  Tyler’s bedroom, 3pm.

Objective:  Sunlight coming through window, visible because of cigarette smoke.

Subjective:  The light appeared thick, almost like you could hold on to it.  It was a slow, calm, lazy light that reminded me of a bright summer morning.  The light put a smile on my face.  It made the room look like a painting.

Light Observation 1, Week 3

When/ Where:  Friend’s living room, Wednesday 1:45 pm

Objective Description:  Tyler sitting on a chair next to a window while smoking a cigarette.

Subjective Description:  There was sunlight coming in through the window, and when Tyler exhaled his smoke and leaned against the wall, the sun caught the smoke so it looked like a billowy veil over his face.  It looked magical and weird, but still very cheerful because of the bright sunlight.  I enjoyed this lighting moment a lot because it took me by surprise.