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Penn State U

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by fractal, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    While visiting the campus of Penn State University there are a few things I discovered; The campus is big, the campus is beautiful, and if you are a fan of ice-cream you must visit the "Creamery".

    As you approach the campus, the sight of a large football stadium rising from the hills and farmlands seems surreal.

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    the Nittany Lion mascot is prominent on campus, as these sculptured paws in front of the art museum will attest.

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    It seemed with every turn one found another example of impressive architecture.

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    The color of this building was an interesting "pale green" but it was the curves that caught my eye.

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    Did not have my tripod so I placed the camera on the edge of the fountain using my car keys under the lens to shoot up into the sun. I wish I could have kept the exposure open a bit more but I also didn't have an ND filter to help me.

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    This building made you feel like it was the year 2050. The photo doesn't do it justice as it's more impressive in person.

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    It was a beautiful Fall day and I enjoyed the contrast between old and new.

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    Nittany flowers. The heads on the columns in the background are those of lions.

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    Impressive Theater.

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    A couple shots of Old Main...

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    and the field in front...

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    A Veterans memorial. The Greek is the Spartan saying " With it ( your shield ) or on it.

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    More contrast.

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    There was so much more to shoot but I ran short of time. I don't have an acceptable photo, but If you do happen to find yourself at PSU and in the Berkey Creamery and don't know what flavor ice-cream to try I highly recommend the "alumni swirl".

    All of these photos were taken with the NEX-7 + Sony Zeiss 24mm 1.8.
     
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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Lots of good coverage there !
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great photos!!!
     
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