Friday, January 6, 2012

Lamp lighting

The lights in my office at the college, like lights in work spaces all over the world, are fluorescent. When I moved in to this office more than seven years ago, the woman I shared the space with then proposed that we leave the fluorescent lights off and use warmer, less-flickery, incandescent lights (lamps of various kinds) instead. It seemed like a good idea, so we bought a couple of lamps, and brought some from home and made our space a little more livable.

I'm sharing the space with another person now, but I still can't bring myself to turn on the overhead lights. I like my lamps. They make the office a little like a cave to some people's view, but the lighting is much more restful and I can work here all day without getting that headache that seems to accompany time under the tubes.

1/30s, f/4.2, ISO 800, focal length 32

I got a couple of new lamps recently. The above is one of them, perched atop a stack of folders of student work and next to a pile of books I'm reviewing for course adoption. In this photograph I like the combination of light/dark, color progression, patterns, etc. I saw that stack of folders arranged like that as I was ending the semester last year and said to myself, "I've got to take a picture of that."

So I did.


Valerie said...


Justin said...

so you are not sharing with the same lady anymore??? where did she go?

Clark Draney said...

She has her own office now. With a window! :)

jennifer anderson said...

women know they look better in regular lamp lighting then flouresent lighting.

Mark Brown said...

Jette got a window office? How does she rate? Who are you sharing with now?

(Ironically, the word verification for this comment is "messe."

Clark Draney said...

She rates because she wanted it marginally more. :) And I let her have it.

A new instructor, Kory Lloyd, is my office companion now. Good guy.

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