Entries by Mike

New Park

There is a new park in Chandler, built on an old landfill that has been closed for many years now. It’s about three stories high because of all the trash under it, so it’s kind of an interesting place. They have some new playground stuff, interesting items used as “art” and it provides a high […]

San Tan Mountains

On Monday, Lyla and I took a little trip in my car out to explore around the San Tan Mountain area. There is so much to see over there and it’s only 10-15 minutes away from my house…I just haven’t taken the time to look around. I will say that I can’t wait until Lyla […]

Some desert photography

Over the Christmas break, we drove around a bit, to Anthem for a little shopping and then just some other random places. A few times we ventured further out to the edge of whatever little area we were in and looked for some desert landscaped to photograph. Here are a few. This was shot up […]

Aston Martin Vantage

One of our favorite places to eat is Joe’s Farm Grill and while we were there the other day, we stopped to get coffee next door. Sitting in the little covered area across from The Coffee Shop was one of the owner’s cars, an Aston Martin Vantage. What a sexy vehicle…the lines and the look […]

Mill Avenue Bridges

My previous post about the sunset over the Tempe Town Lake wasn’t the only thing I photographed down in that Tempe area. My excursion that night led me all the way to downtown Phoenix, but my favorite stuff ended up being what I found in Tempe. In fact, it’s an amazing thing about photography. The […]

Sunset in Tempe

I went on a little adventure Tuesday night and it paid off in some big ways. The first of which was making it to Tempe Town Lake just  in time for a seriously spectacular sunset. I found a spot just on the north side off Rural and ran to the water’s edge and found the […]

Storm photos from Tuesday

We had some fun storms blow through town yesterday, I took a few photos from my office building and then after picking Lyla up from the sitter, I jumped down south of Hunt Highway to check out some crazy looking clouds. This is an HDR shot taken from a parking garage near my office. HDR […]

Working at Paradise Bakery

My car is being fixed, it had a bad engine coil and some warped drums on the front brakes, so I’ve been sitting and working at Paradise Bakery on Germann and Gilbert. I do love this place…the people have been friendly, even offering to get me a refill of my diet Coke. Had a fantastic […]

Photographing Jefferson, Texas

Here is another blog post of photos taken when we visited Jina’s parents in Jefferson, Texas over Thanksgiving. The previous one was all HDR photos, but these are your normal, everyday shots. Hope you enjoy this little taste of the Jefferson area. And old car sits under a tree. Did an HDR of this same […]

Photographing Jefferson, Texas in HDR

Over Thanksgiving we visited Jefferson, Texas to stay with Jina’s parents at The Hale House Inn, the bed and breakfast that they run in this small town. For such a small town, it’s amazing that there are THIRTY bed and breakfasts! In spite of all the family time, decorating the house, eating tons of food, […]