View Full Version : My OKC Pics

05-14-2007, 03:22 PM
Here's some pics I just added over at skyscraper page.


05-14-2007, 03:23 PM
Newly Restored Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Red Piano Lounge
elevator doors


05-14-2007, 03:24 PM

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Will Rogers Park (Inner NW)

05-14-2007, 03:25 PM

State Fairgrounds (Inner NW)

Santa Fe Station

23rd Street (Uptown)

05-14-2007, 03:25 PM
NW Business District
50 Penn Place
Penn Square Mall

Arts District & Midtown
City Hall from Bicentennial Park

05-14-2007, 03:25 PM
ooohh what a beautiful park...Will Rogers, where exactly is that located?

05-14-2007, 03:26 PM

Oklahoma City National Memorial

05-14-2007, 03:29 PM
ooohh what a beautiful park...Will Rogers, where exactly is that located?

Will Rogers Park is at 36th & Portland, but the area pictured is the Rose Garden, which is accessed from the I-44 frontage road just south of 36th.

It's a very overlooked area.

05-14-2007, 03:40 PM
Thanks! Wonderful pics btw... have you posted any on Skyscraper.. people are so amazed at OK pics... some think we are all just dusty plains and flat land.

05-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Thanks, Karrie.

Yeah, I just posted them there too. I will post more but I'm at work and ran out of break time.

05-14-2007, 04:08 PM

Great photos, jbrown!

05-14-2007, 04:16 PM
Thanks PUG.

05-14-2007, 05:58 PM
I know I've told you this before, but you have a great photographic eye.

Excelent composition! Thanks for sharing those with us and putting a great face on OKC at the skyscraper forum.

05-14-2007, 07:46 PM
You could sell those to a postcard company in OKC! WOW!

05-14-2007, 07:48 PM
Those are awesome shots. That first one caught me immediately, and if any OKC photo can be considered sexy, it's that one. I love your treatment of signs; they're one of my favorite subjects, too.

05-14-2007, 07:58 PM
Nice pics J! What kind of camera do you use. My 5.2 MP Fuji camera just isn't cutting it anymore.

05-14-2007, 08:31 PM
Patrick, I highly recommend the Canon Digital Rebel. It's a great camera for the price and you can get a very good deal on a kit (with a decent lens).

It's the defacto digital SLR and if you buy one and take a little digital photo class (as I did) you can be sure your instructor will know all about that specific camera, which really helps you to learn fast.

Here's a great little how-to on photo composition:

Guidelines for Better Photographic Composition. ( l)

05-14-2007, 08:58 PM
Very nice pictures jbrown. I'm also curious what kind of camera you are using, and I'm guessing you're not going with automatic settings, you're setting the exposure times and things like that yourself?

05-15-2007, 08:28 AM
Thanks everyone!

I'm using a Canon Digital Rebel XTi as well. However some of those shots were from my previous camera, which was a Konica Minolta DiMage Z6, which isn't an SLR but has manual controls.

05-15-2007, 09:42 AM
Those are tremendous photos. Now I'm really Oklahomesick.

05-15-2007, 01:49 PM
Absolutely stunning photographs! Interesting how they all modulate a 3d composition. Wonderful angles that capture the eye. I love them! Thanks for sharing.


05-16-2007, 12:04 PM
County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Kerr Park
Kerr Park
The Post Office
The Post Office
AT&T Building
Renaissance Hotel

Union Station
Chesapeake Boathouse in Regatta Park
Chesapeake Boathouse
view from Regatta Park

Myriad Gardens (Downtown)

Heritage Hills
Midcontinent Life Building (now Okla. Heritage Center)
Alice Harn Park

Arts District & Midtown
Stage Center
Stage Center
old Central High School

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark

OU Health Science Center (Inner NE)

05-16-2007, 01:50 PM
You just keep getting beter and better, jbrown. Oklahoma City has never looked better, and you seem adept at finding just the right vantage point from which to shoot. More!!!!!

05-16-2007, 01:53 PM
Thanks very much redland. More to come for sure!

05-16-2007, 02:57 PM
These types of photos are so beneficial to our national image.. I'm so glad you are taking the time to publish these on national sites as well.

Great job Jbrown84!

05-16-2007, 03:09 PM
:congrats: :congrats: :congrats:

very impressive. nice shots, good eye, great angles, i would hire you.

05-16-2007, 03:45 PM
Good pictures. Fond memories of OKC I have.

05-16-2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks everyone. I'm glad to be able to show off OKC to the world.

05-25-2007, 11:31 AM
Here's a preview of the Myriad Gardens pics I will be getting up this weekend.

05-25-2007, 11:56 AM
... the Myriad Gardens pics I will be getting up this weekend

We're going to hold you to that promise, jbrown!

David Pollard
05-28-2007, 08:34 AM
Fantastic pictures! As a born and raised Oklahoma City boy who has lived in Europe for over 20 years, these really make me a bit homesick. So nice to see that you been able to capture those things that all of our citizens should be proud of. Well done!

05-29-2007, 01:15 PM
hey what happened to getting these pics up this weekend j??

05-29-2007, 02:18 PM
They're coming, as well as Bricktown pics from this weekend. Lots of streetlife!

06-19-2007, 12:17 AM
Okay here's the pics I promised. Some of them.

06-19-2007, 12:25 AM

06-19-2007, 09:58 AM
I'll put up more tonight.

06-19-2007, 12:24 PM
AbbbbbbbbbbbbSolutelyyyyy Freakin Gorgeous!

06-19-2007, 03:41 PM
J you should really enter some of these in the Oklahoma Centennial contest. They are really good. I appreciate you sharing them with us and on some national sites. I love the way you capture the shots. It gives a fresh current view of Oklahoma that doesn't make us look like we still wash our clothes in the river.
So, thank you!

06-19-2007, 03:47 PM

What is this Centennial contest?

06-20-2007, 08:10 AM
What makes Oklahoma beautiful?

Perhaps it's the scenery the wide sweeping plains, the rolling hills or the corn growing tall in the fields?

Maybe it's the people the diversity, the smiles, the waves, the kind eyes of a stranger who gave you directions to the town square.

What makes Oklahoma beautiful to you?

Find it, photograph it, then enter the picture in a photo contest sponsored by The Oklahoman and There are two categories: scenic and people.

The first-place winner from each category will win a $150 gift certificate. The second-place winner from each category will receive a $50 gift certificate.

The deadline for contest entries is Aug. 5.

I think the link is this - -

My Centennial (

06-20-2007, 08:40 AM

06-20-2007, 11:14 AM
JBrown, if the photos featured on the front page of that web site are any indication, you've got it locked up. I think my favorite so far is the one you took of the tree-lined path in your last post.

06-20-2007, 11:45 AM
Can we vote on the pictures? If so, you have my vote!

It gives a fresh current view of Oklahoma that doesn't make us look like we still wash our clothes in the river.

What? We're not supposed to wash our clothes in the river? lol No wonder my clothes have that lovely brick red hue..

Doug Loudenback
06-20-2007, 03:25 PM
No way ... thank YOU! Great job!

06-20-2007, 08:01 PM
Hey J, I am sure that you have posted it, somewhere B4....but pray tell....what kind of camera did you use?

06-20-2007, 11:51 PM
Canon Digital Rebel XTi

09-26-2007, 11:41 PM
New Bricktown pics--with people!

Actually I think these are from Big XII Tournament, so they're not really new.

09-26-2007, 11:52 PM