Downtown Morristown NJ

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by jloden, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Got a chance last weekend to do a photo walk around downtown Morristown NJ for a few hours. I felt like I'd been using zooms too much lately and wanted to spend some time shooting with primes to make me think about composition more. I took just the GX1 with 12mm, 20mm and 45mm lenses for the day.

    Surprisingly, the 20mm spent much less time on my camera than I expected, and the 12mm was my most used lens. The results from this walk around inspired me to pick up a 14mm to try for street photos like these, and I'll have to go back and try this again after it arrives.

    Here's some of my favorites from the day, hope you all enjoy. Post-processed with LightRoom 4 and Silver Efex for the B&W shots.

    Olympus 12mm f/2.0:

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    <a href="" title="Black Eyed Susans by jloden, on Flickr"> 7682062524_3f928f3169_c. "800" height="601" alt="Black Eyed Susans"></a>

    <a href="" title="Vertigo by jloden, on Flickr"> 7682065460_a7367a962a_c. "601" height="800" alt="Vertigo"></a>

    <a href="" title="The Door is Ajar by jloden, on Flickr"> 7682066680_db426eef90_c. "601" height="800" alt="The Door is Ajar"></a>

    <a href="" title="Vacant by jloden, on Flickr"> 7682068204_4f5c96d91b_c. "800" height="601" alt="Vacant"></a>

    <a href="" title="Don't Walk by jloden, on Flickr"> 7682069722_d6a67fd6c7_c. "601" height="800" alt="Don't Walk"></a>

    <a href="" title="Untitled by jloden, on Flickr"> 7682071478_50e1787b4b_c. "800" height="601" alt="Untitled"></a>

    Olympus 45mm f/1.8:

    <a href="" title="Alexander Hamilton by jloden, on Flickr"> 7685844170_1998ca6f73_c. "601" height="800" alt="Alexander Hamilton"></a>

    <a href="" title="George Washington by jloden, on Flickr"> 7685851802_03e543085d_c. "800" height="601" alt="George Washington"></a>

    <a href="" title="Beacon by jloden, on Flickr"> 7685856712_f0b91ace37_c. "800" height="601" alt="Beacon"></a>

    <a href="" title="Gospel by jloden, on Flickr"> 7685849518_df473d1bf1_c. "601" height="800" alt="Gospel"></a>

    <a href="" title="Market Street Mission by jloden, on Flickr"> 7685847364_7c53f0870a_c. "800" height="425" alt="Market Street Mission"></a>

    Panasonic 20mm f/1.7:

    <a href="" title="Follow the Red Brick Road by jloden, on Flickr"> 7685854374_05e3e7125d_c. "601" height="800" alt="Follow the Red Brick Road"></a>

    <a href="" title="News from Lafayette by jloden, on Flickr"> 7685858328_089d007498_c. "800" height="601" alt="News from Lafayette"></a>

    <a href="" title="King of the Concrete Jungle by jloden, on Flickr"> 7685860776_1661cf575e_c. "800" height="601" alt="King of the Concrete Jungle"></a>
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Great shots - I really like the variety. The colors really pop in several of the images and B&W adds something extra to the story. Nice. :cool:
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  3. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Very nice!
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  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ

    I had a lot of fun just wandering around without any particular photographic agenda for this one.
  5. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    Cool photos. The lion in the last photo looks like he's thinking some deep thoughts ;)
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  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Thanks... I loved the expression on that lion, very cool sculpture on that fountain.
  7. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    The photos that popped the most for me where the 45mm shots. I love the sharpness of the statues and the jesus saves sign. Also the clouds have good depth, B&W was a great choice with the white cross.
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  8. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Wonderful images, Jay! And, you've got a great selection of glass now to assist you in your creations. :thumbup:
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  9. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Really nice set!.
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  10. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Thanks Don!

    I've been very fortunate to be able to put together a set of excellent native lenses so I can switch things up. I think it boosts my creativity, and enables me to get shots I couldn't or wouldn't have when I had just the kit lens. Not to mention it's just plain fun :smile:
  11. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Wow, fantastic set! The first flower shot with the 12/2.0 is especially amazing. :smile:
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  12. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    I grew up in the area, so strange seeing it on a photo forum!
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  13. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    My wife grew up in Morristown, and we attend Liquid Church there (meets in the Hyatt on Speedwell Avenue). Several times when we've walked around town I thought the Green and downtown would be a good spot for photos, so when I had some free time I took advantage of it :smile:
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