View 137: Summer Knowledge

Funny how you fall into a fun project.  First, there was the impromptu winter photo I grabbed before a Syracuse University basketball game which was followed up by a planned spring HDR photo.  Late Saturday night, I decided the summer version would need me getting up early on Sunday to catch the morning light using the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 ultra wide angle lens.  Good thing, too, as the light only lasted an hour before clouds appeared and took it away.

Crouse College in summer morning sunlight.

Crouse College in summer morning sunlight. Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16, 1/10s, f/16, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 11mm focal length, tripod

Here’s a couple of bonus photos this time as I had some time, warm weather and summery enthusiasm.

The glamorous life of a photographer setting up a shot at 6:30AM while most of the world is still sleeping in bed.

The glamorous life of a photographer setting up a shot at 6:30AM while most of the world is still sleeping in bed. I did appreciate them leaving the lamppost lights on for me.

Red geraniums brighten up the morning with Crouse College soaking up the Sun in the background.

Red geraniums brighten up the morning with Crouse College soaking up the Sun in the background. Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16, 1/6s, f/22, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 11mm focal length, tripod.

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26 Responses to View 137: Summer Knowledge

  1. Gerry says:

    Your photos of the Crouse College castle make me want to write a children’s book. It would definitely feature that higgledy piggledy staircase and the glowing lights.

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  2. milkayphoto says:

    All nice shots, Scott and amazing how they are all different! Bless your heart for rising so early… 🙂

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  3. truels says:

    WOW this Crouse College building is very impressive – in all seasons!
    And the morning light here was worth getting up so early for 🙂

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  4. Mitch says:

    I remembered the winter show and now I like this summer shot as well. Of course, it’s also pretty neat being able to just drive up the hill and look at it. 🙂

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  5. Wow, great shots. I especially like the last photo.

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  6. montucky says:

    The light in that first shot was just perfect! What a shot!

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  7. I like the first one (now all you need is the fall version) but my favorite is the last one.

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    • Of course you do, it has flowers. 🙂 Yep, Fall is coming though it can take its time getting here. Already have some ideas. Since the college is surrounded by evergreen trees, I’m going to have to get a bit creative about the Fall one.

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  8. Anna says:

    I really like the last photo with the glow and red geraniums.

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  9. Nye says:

    I love the last photo, the clouds really add a nice touch to the background. Taking note on your f/22, I really need a tripod for this, I don’t think I can hold the camera steady for that long.

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  10. Very nice. I just assumed that must be your house, Scott. 🙂 I see you used a tripod, to boot.

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  11. Jan Smith says:

    That is gorgeous!

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  12. giiid says:

    They are all real nice! A bit mysterious, in a good way, like in a fairytale. Disney style, I think 🙂

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