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photo observation

1 This is a photo of my old summer camp that I found at Campmarist.org

2 Summer

3 I chose this photo because one when I think of Summer my first thought is of camp. I think the colors of the boats and the wash of sun light show a lot of warmth. I reminds me of refreshing days on the lake.

Photo Observation

  

  1. I choose this picture from my phone and it was taken when me and my little sister were at the beach in Rye Playland around August.
  2. Summer
  3. When I think of summer I absolutely think of the beach, mostly because it is my favorite place. Besides the fact I love the beach I choose this picture for other reasons. You can see where the sun is coming from on the right side of the picture because how bright my face is and how much darker my sister’s body is because she is turned away from the light. I can tell the time this photo was taken because of the direction of the sun. When the sun was on the left it was morning and as the day got later it shifted to the right. Considering the sun is on the right side it was most likely late afternoon around 3 or 4. I also love on the the sun makes a reflection os me and my sister in the wet sand. This photo also reminds me of when I would sit by the shore line and admire the rocks and when the sun shine hit the rocks it would shine brightly like crystals. The shinning rocks would be my favorite lighting moment in the summer.

Photo Observation 10

  1. This picture was taken by me on the Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier on August 5th.
  2. Theme: Summer
  3. This picture says summer because of the bright sun, bright colors, and the fact that it was taken on a beach. One of my favorite places to go during the summer is the Santa Monica Pier because it isn’t expensive and there is so much to do. The bright colors of Amber’s romper, the Ferris Wheel, and the sky are the epitome of summer and radiate warmth and fun.

Photo Observation

  1. Photo found online at JuneauEmpire.com
  2. Theme: Summer!!
  3. When I found out the theme was summer for this week’s photo observation, I immediately thought of the cliche beach view – sublime, serene, and the carrot at the end of the stick of a long semester.  Just looking at this picture I can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin, smell the beautiful Yankee Candle smell of sand and salt, and hear the calming whoosh of the waves.  However, if the sun is not hanging in just the right way in the sky, it could ruin an well-intentioned beach day.  The lighting in this picture encapsulates a truly ideal summer day – the sun highlights and accentuates the bright, pure colors of the water, sand, and umbrella.

Photo Observation

2.http://www.gettyimages.com/footage

3. Theme: Summer

4. When I think of summer I always think of car rides to the beach. I have to admit, the beach is not my favorite location, but the long car ride to the shore with the windows down is something that can’t be beat. The sun peaking through the trees and the salty smell of the ocean coming through the car window is something I find to be so therapeutic. What I like the most about the lighting in this photo is the glare in the bottom left corner. This reminds me of the glare you see on the bottom of your sunglasses.

Light Lab, 4 seasons

Fall Sunset in Vermont

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I included these different colors because when i think of a sunrise i see a picture of darkness that starts at the top and the colors become to change and become brighter as you look down the cyc. I also took some mental pictures that i have when i saw sunsets in Vermont.

Cyc Lights:

Top: G889 at Full

Bottom: G460 at 21%, AP8350 at full and G480 at 42%

Model Lights:

AP6800 at full, -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle(2x)

AP76000 at full, 0 degree elevation level, 56 degree back angle(2x)

NC at full, 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle (2x)

NC at full, with texture, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle (2x)

NC at full, 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light

NC at full, 90 degree elevation angle

 

A Spring Sunrise in Montauk

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This reminds me of the sunrise because right before the sun comes up there are beautiful shades of red and blue that fill up the sky. In this picture the sun is starting to come up that is why she is lit the way she is. She is lit in all white to show the brightness of the sun.

Cyc Lights:

Top: NC at 18%, AP3520 at Full

Bottom: NC at 13%, AP8320 at 75%, AP6300 at 20%

Model Lighting:

NC at full, 0 degree elevation angle

NC at full, 0 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

NC at half, -19 degree elevation, 56 degree side angle

NC at full, -23 elevation angle

NC at full, -19 degree elevation, 56 degree back angle

 

Noon on a Hot Summer Day in Hawaii

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When i think of a hot summer day in Hawaii i immediately go to the beach. I lit my actors like they were at the beach with the backdrop being the sky that is right over the water. There are some turquoise colors that are on the cyc that show how tropical the area is.

Cyc Lights:

Top: AP1900 at Full

Bottom: AP4900 at 57%, AP4950 at 75%, AP3450 at 75%

Model Lights:

NC at 25%, 23 elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

NC at 50%, 32 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle

NC at full, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle

NC at 50%, 14 degree elevation angle, direct backlight

NC at full, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle

NC at 50%, 0 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle

AP3540 at full, -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

 

Winter Afternoon in Maine

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To me, winter in Maine could be very beautiful. There are still blue skies that have some white in it because of the light reflecting off the snow. This man is walking on a very cold day with snow on the ground

Cyc Lights:

Top: NC at 25%, AP4680 at Full

Bottom: NC at 75%, AP2310 at 25%

Model Lights

NC at 50%, 0 degree elevation angle. 56 degree back angle

NC at 50%, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle

NC at 50%, 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle

NC at 75%, 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light

NC at 50%, 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

 

 

 

 

 

Light Lab – 4 Seasons

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  1. Sunset in Vermont

Cyc Light: top G150 at full, YELLOW at full

SR Side Light:  G150 at full: 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft high, 12 feet SR of model, 13 ft throw

Top Light:

  • AP7900 at 50%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft high, 3 ft SL of model, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • NC at 80%, 43 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, direct sidelight, 16 ft throw

SL Side Light: AP8840 at full, 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, 13 ft throw

I automatically thought of yellows and pinks when I saw the word sunset so I found a picture of what the actual sunset in Vermont looks like and went off of that. The lighting is bright in the back but softer in the front which I think resembles a sunset quite well.

 

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2. Spring Sunrise in Montauk

Cyc Light: top AP3400 at full, bottom AP7570 at 75% and AP8710 at 30%

Top:

  • AP4650 at 20%, 51 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 9 feet SR of model, 14 throw
  • AP8650 at 30%. 61 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 6 SR of model, 13 ft throw
  • AP6150 at full, 90 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, centered, 11 ft throw
  • AP6300 at 50%, 75 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 3 ft SL of model, 11 ft throw
  • Ap3300 at full, 51 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 9 ft SL of model, 14 ft throw

I picked these colors to reflect those in the picture. I tried to make the bottom of the picture be darker than the top to show the  action of a sunrise with the majority of the light coming from the upper right side of the photo.

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3. Summer Noon in Hawaii

Cyc Light: top – AP4500 at full, AP4850 at full, AP4830 at full. bottom – G360 70%

SR Side Light: L100 at full, 0 degree elevation angle, 6 ft high, 12 ft SR of model, 12 ft throw

Top:

  • AP6150 at full, 52 degree elevation, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft high, 3 ft SR of model, 8 downstage of model, 14 ft throw
  • G720 at full, 54 degree elevation angle direct backlight, 17 ft high, centered, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • G470 at 40%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft high, 3 ft SL of model, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • G420 at full, 43 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, 16 ft throw

SL Side Light: L100 at full, 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, 13 ft throw

 

With this picture I purposefully lit the cyc to show the contrast between sand and sky to get that beach feeling. I also included many shades of yellow to simulate sunshine and placed a lot of the light directly on the model’s face because bright summer days are usually sunny all over.

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4. Winter in Maine

Cyc: top G785 at full, bottom G109 at full

SR Side Light: AP4720 at full, 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft high, direct sidelight, 13 ft throw

Top:

  • NC at 60%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 angle side angle,  17 ft high, 3 ft SR of model, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • AP6150 at full, 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight, 17 ft high, centered, 8 feet downstage, 14 ft throw

SL Side Light: AP4630 at 50%, 0 degree elevation angle, 6 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, direct sidelight, 12 ft throw

 

My version of this picture relfects the photo for two main reasons. One is the direct backlight coming from behind the model to show similarity to the sunlight coming from behind the lighthouse. The second is the fade of blue down to white on the sides of the model showing the cold, dry feeling that is obtained by the picture.

 

 

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.

Photo Observation #5

  1. fireflies-at-night
  2. Photo found at http://www.smartnetzone.com/top-10-pics-of-the-day-september-10th-2012/
  3. Theme: Nightlife
  4. Most people think of clubs: neon lights and strobe, with alcohol and hip hop,  when they hear the term “nightlife”. I think of summer nights outside, just after the suns gone down. When I was a kid, I would lay outside in the back yard and gaze at the fireflies as they weaved their way in and out of the trees and bushes. They would dance across the night sky, orchestrating a beautiful composition of yellow lights. It was a magical surreal moment I looked forward to every night when the sun began to go down. The fireflies are the epitome of pure life. They do not rely on loud music, alcohol, or extravagant light shows to enjoy the night, they simply shine their own light capturing the same excitement and adrenaline one gets while out on the town, except they, unlike the latter, are genuine. This picture captures their beauty and exuberance, creating my version of what night life is.

Photo Observation Week #4: Happy

Foss Hill Afternoon

2) This photo was taken by Flickr user Adrian Cook, on May 19 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adriancooke/7268417630/

 

3) Theme: Happy

 

4) When I heard the photo theme was happy, I immediately knew that the photo I chose would have something to do with the sun. I have a difficult relationship with the sun- I am extremely affected by the seasons, and just having a sunny day, even in the winter makes things a little better. This is a picture of Foss Hill, on the Wesleyan campus in my town. The sun is still shining, and you can feel the warmth radiating from the left side of the picture. The sky is clear and blue, and the shadows are long and stretched out over the green of the hill. Although the sun directly in the sky is a very happy feeling, the happiest feeling comes after a long day of working at camp, when you’re relaxing outside with friends and the shadows start to get long, but the day just keeps holding on to the sun, because it’s summer and everything is bright and happy. That is what the light in this picture says to me. The day has been long, and filled with life, yet the sun is still there. It is still happy, and it’s summer, so it will stay as long as possible.