Posts Tagged ‘snow’

Single Light From a Light Post Through Snow

  1. Location: Hofstra Parking Lot behind Hofstra USA, March 13, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.
  2. Objective: The light post is gleaming through the snow on top of me. There is nothing around me but a light flurry of snow. Only myself and the yellow-white light above is shown.
  3. Subjective: This light shows how isolating a snow storm can be at a university. Usually, when class is cancelled because of a storm, I have stay inside in order to keep out the cold. However, I usually will get tired of my isolation and venture out into the tundra. I believe that this light shows the possibility that there is something out there besides ice and snow.

Light Observation #2

  1. Thursday, February 9 at 12:30pm sitting in my bed in Hague house in the Netherlands Complex.
  2. The lights in my room were off and the blinds on the window were shut, but the bright white light from the snowy scene outside shone through and lit up the room.
  3. I woke up to find that the midday sun was shining brightly, enjoying itself and having fun bouncing around in the newly snow-covered world. Its happiness was contagious as the sun reached through my blinds, saturating my room with a bright white glow. My sleepy eyes adjusted as the vivid colors of my room were illuminated by the cheerfulness of a new day.

Lighting Observation #2

Thursday 9th of February, 6:00pm, inter-mural fields.

Bright white stadium lights only casting lights across one side of a snow covered field, creating a shadow from a snowman.

Pure white light shoots from the stadium lighting, causing the snow to glow against the darkness of the night. The sea of white is only interrupted by a stretched and distorted shadow of a snowman, as if trying to escape the light but tethered to its spot.


  1. I took this February 9th, 12:40 PM, on the Hempstead turnpike.
  2. cold
  3. This photo of the Netherlands unispan completely lacks color. It is very dark and bleak. I was walking along the road and felt chilled to the bone. Seeing the empty roads and grey world caused me to imagine that this was the true snowpocalypse.

2) This photo was found at…/how-can-i-create-a-shader-that-will-reproduce-this-lighting-effect-on-terrain by Josh Petrie on December 20, 2013.

3) Theme: cold

4) I find this picture fascinating by how the light reflects on the ice. Winter for me is like cold, icy glass that surrounds me especially when it snows. This photo reminds me of a glass mirror that I can see my reflection on. It looks so smooth and too delicate to touch. My eyes are concentrated on the bright light making everything else seems dim. The bright shining light makes me feel hopeful.

Light Observation #1

  1. Tuesday, January 31 at 7:45pm outside Spiegel Theatre, looking at the path leading towards the weird statue.
  2. By this point in the night, it was almost completely dark, so pretty much the only light was coming from the lampposts and reflecting off of the snow that covered the ground.
  3. This moment felt very calm; the darkness was heavy but the soft balls of light provided a sense of hope by illuminating the natural beauty of a fresh coat of snow over the trees and the grass. The light also reflected the slick wet pavement of the pathway through these trees—this told me that though the storm was over, it wouldn’t be forgotten any time soon.

light observation

January 31st, 1 pm, the quad in front of Emily Lowe

The weather is overcast and snowing, everything is grey and cold. There is a break in the clouds just above Adam’s. The light only hits the far side of the Quad.

It had started snowing again, the snow was unwelcome and cold. I was walking back to Lowe on an overcast afternoon. The quad was empty and there was not snow in the middle, where the geese huddle in the winter. A shaft of light slipped through the clouds just above Adam’s illuminating the trees on the far side of the Quad. The snow was going in two different directions, counteracting each other and stopping time. It was one moment frozen in time, then the clouds moved and other people appeared. It had all been so quiet, I walked away thinking maybe the snow wasn’t so bad after all.

Photo Observation


Photo Credit:

Theme: Hot

Description: I was amazed when I saw this picture, and it was even more impressive when I zoomed in on it. The way the orange sunlight filters through the clouds makes it look as if the sky is on fire, and few things in the world are hotter than fire. The stark contrast of the bright sky against the dark, quiet forest almost gives you the illusion that you’re standing on a mountain observing an enormous forest fire far away – but it’s just an optical illusion, which makes it particularly cool (or should I say hot) … (sorry for the lame joke.)

Photo Observation

ben is cold

2. Taken by me on Friday, February 5th, 2015 at approx. 10 am

3. Theme: Cold

4. The entire campus is covered in a blanket of snow, and the air is swirling with more of it coming down, between that and the morning sun being diffused through thick cloud covered, everything is bathed in a grayish, sterile glow. The 10-foot statue of Benjamin Franklin (which may or may not be life sized, historians just don’t know) stands solitary in the whiteness, his dark form a contrast to the snow that has covered his features.

Photo Observation 3


Photo Credit: taken by me on February 5th, 2016

Theme: Cold

Description: This photo was taken last Friday right after it snowed and I was walking past the Cafe on the Quad. Everything was pure white except for the branches and a few parts of the bench which looked black, so the two contrasted greatly. Besides the fact that this photo is of snow which is obviously cold, but the blue-white lighting makes it feel cool. The sky was grey and colorless, which made the photo seem bleak. Also, the photo has an overall blueish tint which most people associate with the cold. The bench is empty and there is no person in sight, which makes it seem cold in the sense that it is a frigid and distant atmosphere.