Hinged - Urban Phoenix

(click to see on black // canon rebel xsi, canon 50mm 1.4, f/2.5, iso 100 // buy print)

Stormchasing can be an unstoppable beast during the summer, where I feel like I’m non-stop on the road or processing weather photos. It’s actually been a nice break the past 4-5 days to have nothing going on almost anywhere in the state. I’ve gotten some other projects started, made headway in other areas that need addressing and have just relaxed a bit around home with the family.

Although yesterday when I picked my daughter up from daycare she said “Now we go stormchasing daddy!

Ugh, hated to disappoint her. And me. Can’t stormchase with no storms little one!

I actually processed this image back a few months ago when I needed to do something different than lightning and dark clouds. This was from a photowalk back on December 29th of last year around downtown Phoenix. I made it a goal that day to stick with my 50mm 1.4 and just shoot what I saw with it. I love the little details on the old buildings and warehouses in the southern area of downtown.

I always liked this old hinged panel and was glad I finally went back and brought it to life.

(oh yeah, countdown to Discovery’s Storm Chasers premiere is now…5 days)

  • http://www.edithlevyphotography.com Edith Levy

    I really like the way you processed this Mike. Great shot.

  • http://www.stevebeal.com Steve Beal

    Love the abstract and subtle nature of this, hints of cool/warm tones – nicely done!

  • http://www.hansrico.com Rick Louie

    It’s always fun to do a photo walk with the 50 1.4. Love the DOF created with the lens.

  • http://www.chrisfrailey.com Chris Frailey

    Nice little abstract today. Once it cools down we need to do another photowalk.

  • http://www.curtfleenor.com Curt Fleenor

    Love the contrasting tones and the DOF, nice way to mix things up!

  • http://www.doephotog.com A.Barlow

    Something different eh? I like this. Nice DOF on the subject and the rust is cool.

  • jina

    Love this! The abstract nature and grittiness of it are beautiful to me. Plus it’s fun when you shake things up.

  • http://www.vivecakohphotography.com Viveca Koh

    That’s just the kind of grungy detail that I like 🙂

  • http://www.toadhollowphotography.com Toad Hollow Photography

    God I just love this Mike! What a great feeling of melancholy and nostalgia I got viewing this image. Great textures, you really accented and brought those out wonderfully, good sir!

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