Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

Virtual Light Lab Project

I chose my inspiration picture as it has an interesting contrast of the orange and the purple.  It has the feeling of Fall in that it has romantic warm colors, and the way the woman is lit is similar to the background but with less harsh warms and a light cool to make her look more real.  The lighting has a richer version of purple than the inspiration as it better exemplifies the rich feeling of Fall.

Model:

  • AP2190 Full

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • G290 Full

54-degree elevation angle

Direct backlight

17 feet above the deck

Centered on model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G855 60%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • AP3250 67%

37-degree elevation angle

56-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

Backdrop

  • Top

R385 Full

AP2190 47%

  • Bottom

L158 40%

R2001 Full

R2003 17%

Springtime is a very romantic time of year, so the colors I found in this image of a Spring sunrise on Long Island fit that idea perfectly.  The subtle pink melding in the bluish sky gives off an impression of warmth that isn’t overpowering.  The sweetness of the lighting evokes the romantic time of springtime along with the bright energy of the emerging morning.

Model

  • L130 39%

23-degree elevation angle

56-degree side angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G720 52%

43-degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • AP7300 45%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

  • AP7900 69%

54-degree elevation angle

Direct backlight

17 feet above the deck

Centered on model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G870 29%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

9 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP7800 66%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

Direct sidelight to model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

AP2140 91%

AP2090 Full

  • Bottom

AP7670 59%

AP2220

A hot summer day in New England means there are no clouds in the sky and everything is too bright.  The harshness of the day is reflected in the far too bright sky, and the lighting itself makes you want to be wearing sunglasses.

Model

  • L013 29%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • G720 63%

52-degree elevation angle

21-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

3 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G820 31%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

9 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G870 65%

29-degree elevation angle

37-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

16 feet downstage of model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

G785 84%

AP2090 27%

  • Bottom

G515 Full

G720 Full

An afternoon in the Winter of Alaska consists of a dark blue sky with an orange tint of the sun reflecting off the land.  It’s almost a sunset but the sun doesn’t alter the sky yet and simply adds a glow to the land.

Models

  • AP7330 58%

29-degre elevation angle

37 degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

16 feet downstage of model

  • AP620 16%

32 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

15 feet above the deck

12 fet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP4830 79%

37 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP4500 50%

43 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck 12 feet stage right of model

direct sidelight to model

  • AP7350 79%

43 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

direct sidelight to model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

AP7570 14%

AP2090 86%

  • Bottom

AP7330 31%

AP4800 68%

Virtual Light Lab: Four Seasons

Virtual Light Lab Project

*All angle information came from the “Show Info” function on VVL.

1. Fall Sunset in Vermont.

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Top Cyc Lights:

-NC at 50%.

-RE164 (Flame Red) at Full Intensity.

-G510 (No Color Straw) at 30%.

Bottom Cyc Lights:

-NC at 75%.

-L767 (Oklahoma Yellow) at Full Intensity

Model Lighting:

-RE164 (Flame Red), 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at full intensity.

-L767 (Oklahoma Yellow), 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at 50% intensity.

-NC, 43 degree elevation angle, sidelight from stage right at 25% intensity.

-NC, 27 degree elevation angle, sidelight from stage right at 25% intensity.

The shadings used in this photo are used to depict what a sunset in Vermont would look like. A red and a yellow light is shone in the direction the sun is facing representing the warm beams that the sun can create. They fit in with the tree just losing it’s leaves in the autumn. The two faintly lit white lights are used to show that the atmosphere around sunsets aren’t completely bereft of light. The colors used in the backdrop gives a warm feeling that a sunset would normally evoke.

2. Spring Sunrise in New England.

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Top Cyc Lights:

-NC at 50%.

-RE007 (Pale Yellow) at 25%

-RE101 (Yellow) at Full Intensity.

Bottom Cyc Lights:

-NC at 50%.

-RE019 (Fire) at Full Intensity.

-RE141 (Bright Blue) at 90% Intensity.

Model Lighting:

-R22 (Deep Amber), 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at full intensity.

-RE104 (Deep Amber), 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at full intensity.

-NC, 0 degree elevation angle, sidelight from stage right at 50% intensity.

-NC, 0 degree elevation angle, sidelight from stage left at 50% intensity.

-RE141 (Bright Blue), -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at 20% intensity.

The colors and lighting in this photo depicts a spring sunrise in New England. The warm atmosphere of the beach exhibits features of what spring can look like in the New England. The dark clouds above could possibly show an April shower about to occur. The red and yellow lighting comes from the angle the sun is rising from as it hits the subjects with and amber-ish glow. The two uncolored lights on the side represent the lighting around them. Just because there is one light source in the picture doesn’t mean everything around them is shrouded in shadow. The faint light on their feet is to show the very dim and blue glow upon their feet. The red and the deep golden amber in the backdrop give an aura of what a sunrise would give while the blue and red exhibit the light on the floor of the beach.

3. Noon on a hot Summer day in Brazil.

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Top Cyc Lights:

-NC at 90%.

-R4560 (CalColor 60 Yellow) at Full Intensity.

Bottom Cyc Lights:

-NC at 30%.

-R4560 (CalColor 60 Yellow) at 75%.

-G120 (Bright Pink) at Full Intensity.

Model Lighting:

-NC, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight on stage left at full intensity.

-RE5336 (Aztec Gold), 43 degree elevation angle, sidelight on stage left at 50% intensity.

-RE5336 (Aztec Gold), 61 degree elevation angle, sidelight on stage left at 75% intensity.

-RE452 (One Sixteenth White), -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, front light on stage left at 65% intensity.

-RE452 (One Sixteenth White), 54 degree elevation angle direct backlight, front light center stage at full intensity.

-RE452 (One Sixteenth White), 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, front light stage right at 50% intensity.

 

The shadow angle and sheer brightness in this picture shows what Noon would look like on a hot summer day in Brail. The backdrop exhibits shades of bright pink and pale yellow. These two color combine to create a wonderful shade of white that still exhibits colors of heat. The gold and white colors shine down from the back of the subject casting a bright beam of sunny colors as the sun is at it’s highest peek. The gold represents the sun and the white represents the light the sun emits. This beam of light creates a shadow in front of the subject. The shadow points in the same direction as the lady’s in the picture. The other white lights around the subject exhibit the quality of light that would shine around the subject. They are used to make just there are few shadows around the subject.

4. Winter Afternoon in Alaska.

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Top Cyc Lights:

-NC at 50%.

-AP6500 (Bikini Yellow) at 30%.

-G770 (Christel Blue) at Full Intensity.

Bottom Cyc Lights:

-NC at 75%.

-G920 (Pale Lavender) at 50%.

Model Lighting:

-NC, 54 degree elevation angle direct back light, front light center stage at 65% intensity.

-AP3300 (Whispering Lavender), 54 degree elevation angle direct back light, backlight center stage at full intensity.

-AP4800 (Ice Blue), 37 degree back angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight on stage left at full intensity.

-AP4800 (Ice Blue), 37 degree back angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight on stage right at full intensity.

The shadows and cool colors here, represent the winter chill of an afternoon in Alaska. The backdrop uses white and blue on the top to simulate the chill of a winter. Yellow is mixed in with these colors to represent the light of the sun. Pale lavender is used to mix in with the white to give a shadow-like feel. There is use of icy blue colors and lavender, not because of the light but because it adds to the shadow effect that a sun would create at his time of day. The white front light represents the light that would still be around him. In this time of day, his entire body wouldn’t be completely surrounded by darkness.

Light Obsv.

1) My dorm room, 8:25 AM, Thursday April 10th, 2014

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: Light was streaming through the blinds on the windows.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: I was lying on the floor, about to do the morning crunches that Anna Watts told me would benefit my health. Still groggy, I looked up. What was before me was a square of crystals plastered on my wall. The fresh morning sun pulsated against my window, which were still covered by the blinds. The slit in the blinds, however, mixed with the branches from the trees outside, created a gobo of fantastical qualities. Each panel held a sparkling, bright diamond of light. I finished my crunches, and went outside to explore this new day before me.

Light Observation #9

1. April 1, 2014   12:45 PM Outside Roosevelt Hall

2. Light filtering through branches onto cobblestone plaza

3. The intertwining patterns created from the tree hanging above me were mesmerizing as the wind softly shook the branches. The sun shone brightly, making a stark difference between the the distinct pattern of bare limbs with budding leaves and the hot sun that promised spring was on the way.

Light Observation #7

1) Portsmouth House, Colonial Square. 12:30 PM 3/11/14

2)Transitioning from inside my dorm to outside.

3)When I opened the door to the courtyard of Colonial Square, I wasn’t expecting the atmosphere of pure joy that was waiting for me. The sun shone brightly everywhere, illuminating everything in all the best ways. Each blade of grass shone with the promise of spring time, and the yellow light around me filled me with the aura of immense happiness.

Light Observation 10

1) 4/8/13 11:30 A.M. Outside Emily Lowe

2) The bright sun on the first nice spring day.

3) For the first time since my time being here I saw people on the quad outside Lowe. There were people everywhere. For the first time I didn’t feel like the campus was full of individual students. Instead it was a group of kids together in a single community. We were all celebrating the glorius spring sun after a cold and windy past few weeks. My friends were doing acrobatics, laughing talking, just spending time together, and I loved every second of it, all because of the sun we hadn’t seen in a while.

Light Observation

It was Tuesday afternoon and I was walking to class. It was a grey, cloudy sort of day, where all the colors seemed muted somehow, except one plant covered in bright majenta flowers.

It had been cloudy all week, and the week was only two days long so far. The light seemed to turn everything a little bit grayer than usual as though the world was covered in a layer of soot. The entire world looked dull, tired. But as I was walking I saw a bush covered in magenta flowers, and for some reason, the clouds hadn’t coated them in soot. The color was as bright as on sunny day, and seemed all the brighter for the dreary backdrop. I couldn’t help but smile. The color of these flowers must have been just the right hue to catch and reflect the light that made it through the clouds. One beautiful thing on a dreary day.

Four Seasons

Summer Afternoon

Backdrop from SR to SL:

NC @ 90, RED @ 00, NC @ 50, BLUE @ 00

NC @ 00, CYAN @ F, CYAN @ F, BLUE @ F

Model from SR to SL:

AP6500 @ 60. 37 degrees direct sidelight

AP 6400 @ F. 43 degrees direct sidelight

AP 6400 @ 70. 37 degrees direct sidelight

AP 6400 @ 70. 27 degrees direct sidelight

I have never been to the Caribbean, but I know what a hot summer day feels like, being from Texas. Looking at pictures of what a summer in the Caribbean would be like, I thought to myself that this looked a lot like the South with more blue skies.

Easter Sunrise in Cathedral

Backdrop from SR to SL:

NC @ 00, AP4500 @ 60, GRN @ 00, AP3500 @ 50

AP8200 @ 90, RED @ 00, AP 820 @ 90, BLUE @ F

Model:

AP2140 @ F

37 degrees elevation, 56 degrees backlight.

Whilst looking through photographs of past student’s Four Seasons projects on Google Images, I found a real picture of a sunrise in a Cathedral. I loved it because the colors were gorgeous and there was a silhouette.

Vermont Sunset

Backdrop from SR to SL:

AP8710 @ 70, AP800 @ 40, AP8800 @ 10, BLUE @ F

AP7650@ 70, AP8800 @ 10, AP7670 @ 50, BLUE @ 00

Model from SR to SL:

AP4870 @ 50. -23 degrees elevation.

AP 7670 @ 60. 37 degrees

AP 7670 @ 20. 27 degrees

I chose these colors for a sunset because I happen to be drawn immediately to any sunset with a pink hue in it. This particular sunset amazed me greatly and I knew I had to attempt to recreate it.

Winter Afternoon

Backdrop from SR to SL:

AP2140 @ F, RED @ 00, AP2040 @ 19, AP2140 @ 50

AP3520 @ 09, AP2140 @ 60, GRN @ 00, AP2240 @ 25.

Model from SR to SL:

AP2220 @ 70. 37 degrees

AP2220 @ 60. 27 degrees

AP1800 @ 60. 0 degrees elevation, 56 degrees backlight

Recreating a winter setting proved to be difficult for me considering the fact that I have not experienced much of a winter season ever in my lifetime. So I had to search for what I considered to be a seemingly ideal winter afternoon, should I ever have to encounter it in my lifetime.

Light Observation

I was having breakfast with a friend after class and we were sitting in the quad by Roosevelt Hall, under a tree with bright pink flowers.

As I was sitting and laughing with my friend I looked up at the branches above me, bright pink petals against an azure blue backdrop. Just then the breeze began to blow and petals began to fall and scatter themselves all around us. As fluttered in the wind, the light caught them from behind, making them glow as they dances to the ground. With the light shining through them, and the wind making them twirl in the air, it was easy to imagine that some kind of magic had caught hold of them and they were dancing at the joy of spring.

Photo Observation

This is a photo that I took late last spring, by the snake river in Idaho.

This photo to me represents the heart of spring, beautiful things growing and blooming when it barely seems possible. I was struck by the way this beautiful orange flower grew out of solid rock where only dry brown grass seemed to find a purchase for their roots.