Entries by Mike

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, […]

Visiting Ontario, Canada

My job has sent me to Ontatio, Canada for two weeks, more specifically the Toronto-Burlington area. Since we were here over the weekend, I was able to visit Niagara Falls and then take a long drive on Sunday exploring Toronto and some farm land areas. Below are some of my favorite photos from the trip […]

Some photos with the new lens

Thanks to some wonderful graduation gift cards and money, I was able to purchase a new lens for my camera. It was a 50mm 1.4f (I know, what???) and is a great lens for portraits, low-light situations and many other types of pictures. It’s super-clear and has an amazing bokeh or “blurry” factor with objects […]

A few recent, random photos

Weather and Lyla aren’t the only things I like to photograph, just so you are aware. While those are my specialties right now and the passion when it comes to me and my camera…I still like shooting random things that I find interesting. Here are a few below, with a little caption underneath talking a […]

Follow my photography work

There may be some photographers that like to take pictures and just never show them to people. I am definitely not one of those people. I like to share what I do…I tend to be that way with most things. If I like a good book, or a quality movie or television series, chances are […]

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 […]