Sunset behind the old Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe

Saturday night I went out for a little photowalk of downtown Tempe and started the little excursion by climbing up A-Mountain to watch the sunset over the city.

This building on the right is a 100+ year old structure called the Hayden Flour Mill which began construction in 1872. You can read all about it on the website.

It was a great night for a sunset and I’ll post a few more later this week. I also have another shot of the flour mill after dark, but I just could not find a way inside the perimeter fences. I’d be too terrified to go inside at night anyways *grin*

It definitely begs for some external HDR exploration, but it’s hard to get too close.

  • Jay Taylor (aka Sirfishalot)

    Great capture Mike!
    I’m loving the dramatic lighting and the detail deep into the background. Very nice work.

  • Mike

    Thank you Jay!

  • sabrina

    Love the mood in this image, Mike and I love old buildings. Well done!

  • Mike

    Sabrina, thanks so much for stopping by and the wonderful comment!

    I have another one coming this week, I think I like it better than this one, we’ll see 🙂

  • Andrew

    Hi Mike,
    how do you get the high dynamic range effect? I like the photo.

  • Mike


    It’s an HDR photo…do you know anything about them? If not, I’d Google it for a lot information than I can give you in a short comment 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by!


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