Attractive branded banners grace the Marywood University campus. A notable series of them parallel a stand of beech trees on North Washington Avenue (figures 1, 2). I call it Banner Row.

Figure 1. Banner Row tight. Marywood University, Scranton, PA. Photo: author.

There is no doubt that autumn is the season envisioned by the designer of these banners: see how they directly echo predominant colors in the autumn landscape. The lens, a Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8, at 110 mm (f/6.3, ISO 400, 1/250), nicely clusters the group and bunches up the thinning trees.

Figure 2. Banner Row wide. Marywood University, Scranton, PA. Photo: author.

With a wide-angle Nikkor 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens at 14 mm (f/16, ISO 200, 1/50) the row is far more spread out and a bit distorted (figure 2). The trees had lost leaves in the two days since figure 1 was captured, but they look scanty because they’re spread out so much more.

I was perhaps a meter and a half from the first light post in figure 2, 10 meters in figure 1. See how I paid the Scranton wire tax in figure 2!

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Scranton, PA

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