Entries by Mike

Some recent HDR photography

I wrote not too long ago about my first real HDR photo, which you can read if you missed it. Basically it’s the art of combining three or more photos of one scene, shot at different light levels, and turn them into a surreal looking finished product. I’ve been really going nuts with it in […]

A photographic walk-about

Last week I was working so much I needed a break. At the same time, I’d been having this realization about photography. I would get jealous and wish I could be in locations with amazing buildings, structures, mountains, etc., where I would see some awesome pictures being taken. I decided that a good photographer can […]

Photographing around Joe's Farm Grill

Most Friday evenings you can find us at Joe’s Farm Grill for dinner. On Fridays they have their special Fish Fry, which I absolutely love, so it’s usually the day we go. Of course, it’s our favorite place to eat, especially this time of year, so we can sometimes even end up there more than […]

Sunset from November 4th

We had an insanely gorgeous sunset last Wednesday. In fact, while I was out taking pictures, a friend from work called to make sure I was out taking pictures! Even he knew I wouldn’t want to miss what was going on out there. Here are the best four below, the last one being an HDR […]

My first HDR photo

Most of you are probably asking what HDR means. I actually asked myself that when writing this blog, because while I know what an HDR photo looks like, I always forget what it stands for: High Dynamic Range Imaging…or HDR (the “i” gets dropped) Read more here if you want to learn the details. The […]

Springfield rain and sunset photos

I spent an incredibly long time in the Springfield airport this past Friday. We finished up a bit early and so I arrived at the airport around noon for a 4:20 flight. That flight turned into 5:20 and then 6:30, meaning I would miss my connection to Phoenix in Memphis. I ended up having to […]

A visit to Bass Pro Shop

This Bass Pro Shop in Springfield is the home of the chain of sporting goods stores and is essentially Disneyland for most of the guys with me out here. We ate lunch at a restaurant inside and then walked around a bit inside a store that one could almost call an amusement park. Live animals, […]

Some Springfield photos

So Springfield has been fun so far, but today got a little boring. Last night we had a major dinner with one of the sales managers and the tab had to have been over $500. A great little Italian place, we had a three-course meal and all of it was so unbelievably good, it’s impossible […]

Scenes from the sky

I’m in Springfield, Missouri this week for work, which is making for very long days. Not only am I far away from home and missing Jina and Lyla, but for the most part I’m hanging with “strangers” for almost 12 hours a day, including breakfast, work, lunch, work and dinner. Most people know I like […]

Some recent random photos

I take a lot of weather photos and pictures of family, but I’m also branching off into whatever else I find interesting. This website I joined (my profile right here) constantly challenges people to photograph different themes, like Decay, or Halloween, Nostalgia, etc. That motivates me to think more and look for stuff to shoot […]