Posts Tagged ‘street’

Photo Observation #4

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3. Mysterious

4. When I think of mysterious I tend to think of things that are darker with shadows and trees. I like this picture for those reasons. Its not quite symmetrical which makes my brain confused which adds to the mysteriousness of the picture. I also like how it takes a minute of looking to realize that there are signs and a light on the street. You can’t really see where the trees end or where the road goes which also helps lend itself to the mysteriousness.

Photo Observation #2

Photo taken from Pintrest. Theme: Cold

The harsh streetlamps loom overhead, illuminating the the never-ending stretch of empty road. The uniform blue lights reaching off into the distance emphasizes the hollow and lonely world created within the photo, evoking a sense of unease.

Photo Observation 2



Theme: Nightlife

I set out to look for photos of New Orleans because I wanted a vibrant picture of nightlife– lights hanging, people crowded, bright colors– but I was really caught off-guard by this picture. I’ve never had taste responses to pictures of non-food before, but this picture did it. The warmer colors of the street lamps and their shine on the yellow-green leaves of the tree made me taste citrus; particularly orange. The bright blue-green colors reminded me of mint. These are two terrible flavors to mix– anyone who has had orange juice after brushing their teeth will know, but I think the contrast works in this picture to create a flow of colors, and the movement of the lights from the upper left-hand corner to the center right (the woman in the photo also lends to this movement with her posture) creates that journey from tangy and wild to refined. There are many more things to say about this picture (such as the silhouette of the fence and woman or the texture of the stones) but that was the most interesting encounter I had with this picture.

Lighting Observation 2

1) January 26, 6:52 PM; Vanderpoel

2) The streetlights illuminated the street outside my window

3) Again, I was taking pictures of the snowstorm when I stumbled on an interesting piece of lighting. The road to Nassau/Suffolk and the parking lot outside of Lib/Rep was completely white with snow. The streetlamps were little balls of yellow light suspended above the road. Their stalks disappeared against the trees. The lights looked floating and magical and cast yellow light on the snow which diffused into an orange-purple color. A car drove down the road, casting blue headlights in contrast with the yellow light. I began to wonder about our different points of view. From my point of view, the lights seemed so pluckable and tiny. I wondered if the driver had enough light to see as he moved from light so shadow. I wondered about how we go through the day, using light from below the source and taking for granted that it fills up the air around us, while from above the source of light is so fragile.