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Mural in Somerville, Somerset County

While walking back from Village Brewing in Downtown Somerville to get another stamp on our winter Sip and See passport, this colourful mural caught my eye. I don’t know who created it or what it represents. I was drawn to the combination of colours and how the mural looked in the mid-afternoon sun.…

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Main Street Somerville with Lomography Color 100

The borough of Somerville is 24 kilometres (about 35 minutes in the car) from my home and is the county seat for Somerset County. Like most of New Jersey, it was settled in colonial times (18th century) primarily by the Dutch, who purchased land from the English. Most of the "action" in Somerville happens on the strip of Main Street between North Gaston Avenue and the circle between County Route 202 and County Route 206. Downtown Somerville is mostly pubs…

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Somerville at Night

A months ago I attended a night photography workshop in Somerville, NJ led by photographer Loren Fisher. I’ve completed workshops and field trips on night photography with various instructors. Each instructor provides a different perspective and I was curious as to what Loren might do in this workshop. We started in the Somerville Cemetery, a cemetery that has some large and spooky looking monuments. We met at Loren’s home in Somerville and drove over in a rented commuter van. We…

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