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Passageway - Princeton University

By dollvr713
This is one of the many passageways on the Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA campus. Various portions of the campus are connected via the many passageways through the center of the buildings. This is one of the larger of the passageways through a large dormitory on campus. I am showing only part of this large building so that you can enjoy the Gothic architecture. I shot this at an angle to give the viewer some idea of the depth of the building. Everyone of the passageways is different, and there are many. I will be posting others, since I happen to like the architecture and I like views through passageways. Princeton University was originally called the College of New Jersey when it was established in another location nearby in 1746 and kept that name for 150 years. It was the 4th British established institution of higher education in the Colonies that later became the United States and was relocated to Nassau Hall, which still stands and is in use, in Princeton in 1756. Nassau Hall was the scene of meetings of the Continental Congress in the Spring and Fall of 1783. Princeton University is one of the eight universities that are known as the Ivy League, seven of which were chartered before the American Revolutionary War. Ivy League Universities are considered elite schools within the United States. A number of battles of the American Revolutionary War were fought in and around Princeton and the area is rich with American History.

The photo was taken on a very overcast day in between minor rain showers. The sky was a very light grey with no apparent clouds and came out very light in the photo. There is no blue in the sky and when I tried to bring up any color, there was nothing but this very light grey which is almost white. When uploaded to FAR, the sky appears to disappear because it is so close to white. The only adjustment I could make to it, without painting in a different color which I did not want to do, was to make the sky a darker grey which I also did not want to do. Therefore, I ended up with this almost white sky. Shot with a Nikon D200, 18-70 mm lens using a tripod, f/4.5, 1/160, ISO 100, focal length 24 mm, shot in raw using natural light only.

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture

Voters: kathyg15, LynneJoyce, Big_Beavis

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 7:07AM
Lovely stonework beautifully captured.

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