Posts Tagged ‘Sunrise’

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

1.) A Fall Sunset in Hawaii 

I used the picture above as inspiration. I loved the wide range of colors in Hawaiian sunsets. In the light lab I wanted to bring out the purples and orange colors seen in the sunset.

Model:

  • AP2200 FULL

27 degree elevation angle

Direct sidelight

12′ stage right of model

  • AP2190 FULL

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

6′ stage right of model

16′ downstage of model

  • AP8440 25%

14 degree elevation angle

direct backlight

16’downstage of model

6′ stage right of model

  • AP3700 50%

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

16′ downstage of model

6′ stage left of model

Backdrop:

  • Palm tree silhouette
  • Top:  AP3700 Full, AP8440 25%
  • Bottom: AP2190 50%, AP2190 Full

 

2.) Spring Sunrise on Long Island 

I loved the contrast between the calm blue sky and the yellow/orange that is starting to peak through. I put orange light at the bottom to mimic the sun rising into the blue sky.

Model:

  • AP4700 76%

35 degree elevation angle

direct backlight

16′ down stage of model

centered on model

  • AP2190 72%

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

6′ stage right of model

16′ downstage of model

  • AP7400 25%

14 degree elevation angle

direct backlight

centered on model

16′ down stage of model

  • AP7350 14%

13 elevation angle

21 degree side angle

16′ down stage of model

6′ stage left of model

Backdrop:

  • Top: AP4680 Full
  • Bottom: AP2190 50%, AP6400 25%, AP2190 50%

 

3.) Noon on a hot Summer day in New England

I used all blue light to show the clear, cloudless day by the shore that one may have in New England on a nice afternoon.

Model:

  • AP2220 FULL 

43 degree elevation angle

direct sidelight to model

12′ SR of model

  • AP3500 50%

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

16′ downstage of model

6′ stage right of model

  • AP2100 75%

14 degree elevation angle

direct backlight to model

centered on model

16′ down stage of model

  • AP2010 FULL

43 degree elevation angle

direct sidelight to model

12′ stage left of model

Backdrop:

  • Top: AP1900 full
  • Bottom: AP4750 25%, AP4750 full

4.)Winter afternoon in Alaska

I decided to use a more icy blue for this image, found just above the trees in the photo I used for inspiration. The blue fades up into white to mimic light shining off of the top of the snow covered mountain.

Model: 

  • G320 25%

31 degree elevation angle

29 degree side angle

16′ down stage of model

9′ stage right of model

  • G343 75%

37 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

8′ downstage of model

12′ stage right model

  • G780 75%

43 degree elevation angle

direct sidelight to model

12′ stage right of model

  • G431 50%

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

16′ down stage of model

6′ stage right of model

  • G430 FULL

43 degree elevation angle

direct sidelight to model

12′ stage left of model

Backdrop: 

  • Top: G785 full, R

Lighting Observation

  1. 3/16/17, 7:24 AM, boyfriend’s bedroom
  2. The blinds were shut on the window directly in front of his bed, facing the street. The sunrise still came through. It made the window and the walls glow light yellow.
  3. I woke up two hours before I wanted to and the room was growing brighter as the minutes passed. I looked across the room to one of the three windows. The one behind me and the one to my left did not have much light shining through, but the window directly across was glowing yellow. The walls surrounding it appeared to be shining, and the horizontal blinds made stripes. The sun was rising in the east and flooding the room. I was a little angry at myself for waking up so early, but seeing this light made up for it. It felt very peaceful and calming and I was able to fall back asleep.

Photo Observation 1

2) Sunrise Technologies powered by Microsoft

3) Sunrise/sunset

4) The sunrise appears so powerful that it blocks the ocean and most of the background of the photo. It feels warm and simple yet beautiful. it creates feelings hope for the future. The beach and grass is dark enough to still remain visible despite the overwhelming light behind it.

Sunset Aesthetic

2. source: Emily Bausher’s roommate’s window

3. Sunrise/sunset

4. The sunset itself drew feelings reminiscent of a Van Gogh painting. The colors are two that are not typically seen together in artists’ works, but are visually compelling when seen in a sunset. The cumulonimbus clouds have the same aesthetic as the works of Monet and the impressionist era.

 

Sunrise

2. whoa.in  http://www.whoa.in/gallery/sunrise-with-lovely-bird-nest-wallpapers

3. Sunset/Sunrise

4. The positioning of the bird’s nest frames the sun to enhance the sunrise. The colors of the sky caused by the sun combined with the birds making their nest remind me of spring and give the impression of warmth.  The way the plant below and next to the nest appear to be blowing in the wind.  The overall sense of the photo is warmth near the coast.

Sunrise

Photo credit to Michael Dinneen Photography, Anchorage, Alaska.  

Theme: Sunrise/set

This photo is a sunrise over Alaska. The mist over the water is mixed with the smoke of a near by forest fire. The plane is going back to the fire, with all the potential of a new day and the beauty of this photo there is a lingering feeling that it is more a continuation of the previous night for the person in the plane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

VLL stage1

burlington sunset

  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.

VLL stage3

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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.

 

 

Lighting Observation

Date: 3/30 Time: 6:45 Location: Montauk Light House

Objective Description: watched the sunrise on the rocks and witnessed the many colors that come up before and during the sunrise. created a calming and peaceful environment.

Subjective Description: I went to the Montauk Lighthouse where I watched the sunrise. I went with Richie and we woke up at 3 in the morning and left by 4 to get to the lighthouse. The view was beautiful and there were so many colors that lit up the sky. There was a moment where the was a rainbow in the sky and then it suddenly turned back into blue and then the sun finally rose up and it was a moment like the lion king. In that moment all of my worries left my brain and I was so grateful I got to witness such an incredible view that most people don’t usually get to see.