Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

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

Date: 04/12/2017

Time: early evening

Location: Emily Lowe Quad

Objective description: The sun was starting to set and purples and blues were starting to colour the sky above the Playhouse.

Subjective Description: The horizon was streaked with colours. Purples and blues snaked their way through the soothing orange of the setting sun, seeping their coldness through the evening air. Once brightly lit buildings were beginning to be shrouded in shadow, but our haven on the green was still awash with golden light, fighting off the cold night for a few moments longer.

Lighting Observation

  1. 4/9/17, 7:00 pm, Estabrook Hall
  2. Objective: The blinds on the left window of my room was completely shut, but the blinds on the right window were slightly opened. This allowed small streaks of light to come into the room. The room was fairly dark since the sun was setting.
  3.  Subjective: After a long day of non stop homework, I had the chance to lay down for a few minutes before doing some spring cleaning. Turning on the overhead lights would ruin the peaceful moment, so I opted for the natural light the sun provided. There was not much sunlight left since the sun was setting. There was however small streaks of light peaking through the partially cracked blinds. My attention immediately went to the newly formed lines on my wall created by the light. The stress I had previously felt slowly melted away and a desperately needed wave of relaxation emerged.

Light Observation #8

  1. Wednesday, March 29 at 7pm walking west down Hempstead Turnpike, facing the east unispan and the Hofstra Dome.
  2. The sun was setting exactly behind the dome, creating a halo of light around it: white, then yellow, then orange faded into grayish blue.
  3. The sunset made the dome look majestic, angelic even, as it framed the enormous smooth white structure with a giant halo of multi-colored light. It was as if the dome reached and owned the entire sky and wanted to make sure everyone knew it. Somehow the obstruction of the very center of the sunset made the whole thing brighter, bolder, and more vibrant—it was beautiful and could not be ignored.

Light Observation #6

  1. Looking out my dorm room window towards Oak Street on March 9 at 5:30pm.
  2. I was looking out at a slight sunset over the trees, but the sky was mostly still blue witth only a little bit of faded orange towards the bottom. The moon as also visible, as well as a few clouds.
  3. Looking out the window at the end of a long day, I couldn’t help but feel like the sky mirrored by feeling of weariness as the big heavy mass of blue put all of its weight on the faint glow of orange at the horizon. The shadow of the barren trees only added to the dreary scene. But way up in the sky there were some faint clouds and a vibrant white moon that provided a glimmer of brightness and hope.

lighting observation #5

Date: 03/02/17, my dorm room windows, 5:00pm

Objective description: Sunset rays coming through my semi-closed blinds in the window in my dorm, reflecting of the blinds shiny surface.

Subjective description: As the sun retired for another night, the burnt orange rays pushed through the slits in my blinds. The force of the light coming through caused the blinds to glow orange and red as if burning from extreme heat, a radiator of the burning sun.

Lighting Observation #3

  1. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Unispan
  2. I was walking across the unison and noticed this beautiful sunset peeking through the trees. There was a giant orange ball(the sun) that lit up everything in its path a vibrant orange and and the sky was a gradient of blue, from light to dark as you looked up.
  3. I was walking across the unison after class and looked over at this beautiful sunset that seemed to light up the entire sky. It was very calming, and made me feel warm as i had just walked through the freezing winter air. It was a beautiful ending to a very long day.

Light Observation 2

Thursday, February 9 around 5:30 PM; outside the Hague House

Sun was setting, low enough so that I couldn’t see the sun, but the sky was still rather pink, with hardly any variation, rather dim.

In the harsh cold, the sunset was a bleak disappointment.  Rather than offering any sense of warmth or comfort in the freezing air, it was plain and the pink of the sky looked as if someone had pulled a thin white sheet across the sky to dim the colors.  The pale image was no help in facing the cold.

Lighting Observation 2

  1. February 9th, 2017, Stuyvesant hall, my dorm
  2. the light from the sunset is shining into my dorm and making a rectangle shape on our closets. The light is very orange and warm. My rainbow Star of David sun catcher is glowing.
  3. The storm has settled just in time for the sun to set. The sky above it is blue and pink, and surrounding the sun are bright orange streaks. After a day of chilling weather, it makes me feel so warm. I can’t avoid smiling when I look out of the window.