The last time you saw Crouse College on the Syracuse University campus, I was pronouncing Winter’s back was broken. This time in following the quote of novelist Elizabeth Bowen, “Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” I present Crouse College in Spring.
Like back in February, I used the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 ultra wide angle lens and tried to match up the same view. Unlike February, I wasn’t headed for a basketball game. Thus, I had more time and a tripod (not to mention much better weather) so I included a bit more of the stairway entrance which no longer had the gate across it. Like the last post about the Lincoln statue, I used a set of bracketed photos to create an HDR image which brought texture to the sky and enhanced the overall colors in the scene. How do you like those startbursts?
UPDATE (Posted on 4/29/2010): I took the ideas of Carsten and Tracy (Milkayphoto) left in the comments below and used the new Curves tool in Aperture 3 to adjust the Green channel into a darker shade before applying some vignetting to darken the edges. This created a more natural looking light and dark pattern. I think it now does look a bit spooky and instead of the fairytale castle, Crouse College is a bit more sinister looking.