Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Light Observation #2

1) DATE-TIME-LOCATION: Feb 5th, 5pm, walking home from class.

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The sun was beginning to set.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The sun has begun its decent. Soon there will be nothing but darkness to surround me. The heat is leaving and the cold is sneaking up on me. As blue fades to red and red fades to black I pull my jacket a little tighter around me, I walk a little faster. Each color seems to chase the previous color out of the sky, making way for a new show of brilliance. The colors have begun to mix, mixing so much I can no longer tell where one color ends and the other begins. The sky is on fire.

Lighting Observation #8: Mood Lighting in the Booth

11 March 2016-3:41pm-Colonial Square East Dorm Security Booth and Desk

The sun shines through the window suddenly and illuminates details and causes shadows that weren’t there a moment ago.

The light makes the the window look musty and dirty; like a portal to an older time when windows aren’t clean as much. It gives a a bluish and greenish tint to the pages of my notebook like they are sick with some sort of deadly illness, and it causes many shadows that emphasize the edges of things like lighting a human face to point out wrinkles and age. Overall, the lighting gives a feeling of oldness and allows reflection on the past and present with the tone that it gives to the room and its objects. The light’s reflections off of the binder ring of the binder with the names of the residents in it also add a feeling of magic. It makes the room transform into a timeless place and it causes  reminiscent thoughts. In this moment, the lighting is like that which might be used in a flashback scene in a film. It makes the entire world resemble an old book with its soft and yet powerful light. The light is also golden like the yellowed pages of a book. It shimmers and the shadows flicker a little bit adding to the dream-like quality and feeling of being transported to another time. The distribution of the light comes from the window behind the desk and fills up only about half of the booth where I sit at the desk. It does not touch the cool half of the booth with the exit to the outside world The lighting is reflexive, questioning time, the past, and my perception of these objects with its qualities. The lighting has a feeling of being old and looking back, a feeling of reminiscence.

Light Observation

Time: 2:00 pm Friday, outside Cafe on the Quad

Objective Description: The sun was shining, making everything look warm. The plants had finally started growing. It was a perfect spring day.

Subjective Description: I was outside Cafe on the Quad, finally enjoying an iced tea because it’s not freezing cold any more. Sunlight coated everything in sight. The trees, bushes, buildings, and even the stone tables and benches looked warm, welcoming, and happy. There were barely any clouds in the sky to mar this perfect sight. The soft, natural sunlight made it really feel like spring. It felt like all living things were reaching for the sky and growing into something beautiful. This was the first time I noticed buds on the trees and tulips starting to sprout. Like the plants, I felt encouraged by the sun and positive and excited about what is to come in the future.

Lighting Observation #5: Sand on the walls of Breslin

22 Feb. 2016 – 1:19pm – 2nd story Breslin Hall

The sun shines through a dirty window and also appears to reflect off of the bricks on the exterior of the building some. This shines a textured and patterned light on the interior wall and some grey doors of Breslin Hall. On the slightly peach-colored, off-white wall, the light looks cream, and, on the grey doors, the light looks light greenish with some blue in it.

The lighting is rough and intriguing. It displays a gobo-like pattern on an ordinary surrounding; thus, making the setting endowed with a theatrical magic. No longer are the objects just a wall and some doors; they are gritty like sand and mysterious like ocean waves with splashes of whitish foam and deeper colors. The lighting harkens to the beach with its reflected greenish and cream colors. The wall and doors are foreign objects in a bland classroom building setting with this lighting softly expanding across it. A breath filled with the smell of the ocean and dampness of water can be felt and imagined through this lighting. The lighting is transporting, alluring to the eye, and soothing with its gentle contrast between the light and shapes created by its false gobo.

Photo Observation #4: Hot as Oranges in Florida


I found this image online. It can be found at

The lighting theme is hot.

Orange, red, and yellow may be cooler in terms of degrees Kelvin but they are associated with warm things like the sun and fire. The big bright hues of the sky reflect the excessive warmth of the lighting. The sky is on fire, red hot. The golden ball of gaseous matter shines like the largest gem and greatest treasure in the sky and makes the sky its hue. It is yellow and white with a hint of orange like a match flame glowing bright to light a candle. It is thus a mass producer of heat parching the landscape like how a used match is charred. It silhouettes and gives a highlight of red to the things beneath it like what a dreamer might imagine the Martian landscape to look like. This red makes the world seem hot like a laser beam has been pointed at everything. The distribution is wide engulfing the entire sky and majority of the landscape in the warm colors and causing the silhouetting to occur. The light source glows with warmth, and the lighting is as hot as a bright red pepper tastes as a consequence.

Lighting Observation

1) 6:35 PM, 4/2/14, My dorm room

2) The light from outside coming in through the window

3) As I lay in bed, I looked towards my window. The waning light of this beautiful spring day pushed its way through the blinds. The pattern it left of the floor was awe-inspiring, twisting pinks and oranges dancing between linear shadows. Spring has finally come.

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

Location: Tuesday, 3/11/14, 4:35 pm, Outside Breslin Hall

Objective Description: The sun reflecting off of the windows of Breslin

Subjective Description: As I approached the building, I was immediately blinded. For the first time in a long time, the sun was bright and hot in the sky. It always seems that when the weather is nice, the sun appears more beautiful. The magnificent beams of light bounced off of the windows of Breslin, and streamed across my face. I felt their warmth. This light represented all that is to come in the coming season, and for the first time this year, I felt like the endless winter was coming to an end.

Photo Observation – Max Cerci

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Taken by me at Stagedoor Manor “Forum” theater.

3) Shadow

4) This is one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. The light from the sun shines so brightly you cant help but feel inspired from it. Similarly, the silhouette of the person is defined in such a way that you can not tell whether it is a man or woman but the posture of the figure gives a confident and positive feeling to it. This picture gives me a feeling of confidence and drive to complete the tasks in my life.

Photo #6



This photo I find particularly inspiring for many reasons. For one, I have found the concept of space and space exploration inspiring and exciting all my life. Most importantly, I think the composition of the photo is inspiring. The sun peaking out over the earth shines as a beacon of light that motivates you to be the best you can. It slowly starts to illuminate the Earth, which is like illuminating the your path, and showing that the world is yours to conquer.