Posts Tagged ‘Sunset/Sunrise’

Photo Observation


Taken by: Katie O’Keefe

Theme: Sunrise/Sunset

This is a photo I took walking across the unispan on Friday night. The contrast of the natural beauty of the sunset with the synthetic light from the headlights and taillights of the cars zipping by on the turnpike below perfectly highlights the things I love about Hofstra, the combination of natural beauty while being just a hop, skip, and a jump from one of the most bustling cities in the world.

Photo Observation: Sunset/ Sunrise



Description: This is an image of the sun rising over NYC. The sun has created a warm orange glow in the distances as it begins its journey up to its’ place in the already blue, morning sky. Even though New York City is the city that never sleeps the sun is rising to begin another day. This image fits the theme of sunset/sunrise since it is a clear picture of the sun ascending.

Photo Observation #1: A Modern College Thanksgiving Sunset


This is a photograph of a sunset that I took this past Thanksgiving.

This photo is the sunset and pastel colored sky that faded away from Hofstra’s campus on Thanksgiving day 2015, and, consequently, fits with the theme of sunset or sunrise.

The lighting of this photo is warm and gentle like the kiss a mother would gently place on the forehead of her sleeping babe. The colors of the sky and clouds, which are illuminated to our eyes by the orangish light of the sun, are pastel and spring-like despite the late autumn timeframe of the photo. This reveals the innocent nature of the light and the simple kindness with which the light appears to caress the sky with its caring warm glow. This care is shown most evidently through the pinkish tint to the clouds and the halo of  light surrounding the far tree line. It is Easter-like in this color scheme and pattern, and it seems to promise a rebirth like that which is natural to the leaves and plants in spring. This fits quite well given that a sunset is followed by a sunrise, which in turn is followed by a sunset. Piecing together the care, warmth, innocence, and other attributes of the light reveals a story of how the light, the sun, loves the Earth, kisses it goodnight with all the beauty and warmth that exists within its pure heart, and promises that it will be there to kiss it in the morning. This is a sunset.

Photo Observation #1


1) Picture from the wonderful photographer Regina Figueiredo

2) Sunset/Sunrise

3) The sun sets in the Brazilian coast creating this vibrant spectrum of oranges in the horizon and painting this beautiful image on the water bellow. Despite the intense colors, this picture appears very peaceful, it looks like the sunset is welcoming the night. The silhouettes of the boats look very erie in this lighting, it is very romantic.