Every now and then I make a return trip to my hometown of Jersey City either to see family and friends or travel for an event. I have posted plenty of Jersey City stories on this photoblog including more recently about my trip to FJB Comics for Free Comic Book Day. In mid-July, I came back to Jersey City for a personal matter, but soon afterward spent the entire day just walking around in my hometown (mostly by the waterfront) on a very hot summer day! I, of course, had my camera as I had planned on taking some photos of familiar and new areas. I mostly used my long range lens to take photos on this outing as it was my first time taking photos with it in Jersey City.
It was a while since I paid a visit to my favorite Jersey City landmark, the Colgate Clock. With some space available to walk in front of the clock now thanks to some renovations, I was able to get this perfect shot with my regular lens. The clouds passing by in the background were perfect as it lined up right behind the Colgate Clock. © 2016 Angel Ortiz Jr. Photography
While walking up along Coles Street near the intersection of Sixth Street, I came across this abandoned and broken down piano thrown away near an alley. It’s not everyday you see a piano thrown away near the curb with its parts out in the open. After taken several photos of the wasted instrument, I settled to showcase this soft high key version as it was the best one. © 2016 Angel Ortiz Jr. Photography
It had been nearly two years since I last took photos at the Newport marina, but luckily I made my return because there was a fleet of military helicopters that had flew by over the Hudson River. With my long range lens, I was just able to capture this military helicopter that was trailing behind. © 2016 Angel Ortiz Jr. Photography
Still walking along the Newport marina, a bicyclist pass by me as he was trying to capture a breeze on a hot, muggy summer day. He was far ahead of me, but with the long lens I was able to zoom in easily and not only capture the bicyclist on the board walk but also capture a mother with her baby in a stroller and a random guy in a white shirt. © 2016 Angel Ortiz Jr. Photography
After walking along the Newport marina, I arrived back onto Exchange Place and took some photos at J. Owen Grundy Pier. One of the photos I took was this woman who looked like she was taking a breather after spending the entire day in an Exchange Place office and reflecting on her day. © 2016 Angel Ortiz Jr. Photography
It was nearing the end of the day in Jersey City for me as I decided to just sit down and enjoy the breeze while seeing all the people passing by during rush hour as everyone was getting out of work. I shot a few photos of people getting out of work including this one. © 2016 Angel Ortiz Jr. Photography
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