The Town

Downtown Phoenix Reflections

(A much better view can be had by clicking to see with a black border and slightly larger!)

This is probably the first time that a Movie Title Wednesday film has been something so recent. That could mainly be due to the fact I don’t SEE as many movies as I used to what with a kid and all. Before Lyla, my wife and I would tend to see around 1-2 movies a month, always on Saturday mornings with the elderly folks at the earliest possible showing. It’s less crowded, more quiet and then we could always come back home after and taken a nice little nap.

Ah…the good ol’ days when we were just kids.

The Town stars Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, along with the awesome mad man himself, John Hamm. Fantastic movie, I love that it was set in Boston and it’s one of the best movies Affleck has done in awhile. I really liked how it revolved around what it claimed to be a true story about robbery families being a part of the history of Charleston. There are some really tense scenes, and it reminded me a lot of the film Heat, one of my all-time favs.

Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.

This image is the final one from my downtown Phoenix reflection series. That series could get a sequel down the road if we ever again see a drop of rain, but for now, this is the last entry. And I couldn’t be more proud of it and the entire series. In fact, this week I will be showing six pieces of art down at First Fridays from 6-10pm at the New City Gallery (more info here) and three of the images are a part of this series. The entire theme will be downtown Phoenix and I’m so excited about doing something way different than the last time I showed.

I will be there from around 6:30pm onwards, so if you happen to live close by, I would love to see you again, or meet you for the first time, whatever. There are going to be some other great artists, live music and food/wine. It’s a great night to be downtown and is also going to be the last of the New City Gallery’s First Fridays until the fall.

My wife saw the above image and asked if I did a texture overlay on it or something, because the reflection kind of makes it hard to tell. But no, this is just a puddle of water over a concrete slab with some awesome stains on it. I especially love the glowing “rift” near the top that was likely some leaked oil at some point now a part of the surface.

(exif: canon 5d mark ii, tamron 17-35mm 2.8, 17mm, iso 100, f/10)

25 replies
  1. Jim Denham
    Jim Denham says:

    Love how the buildings look in the reflection, but also that the pavement underneath is still quite visible. Adds a gritty nature to it! Good stuff bud!

  2. A.barlow
    A.barlow says:

    Sweet shot! Love how it’s muted, but just. Buildings look cool. I agree, Sin City.

  3. Kristi Hines
    Kristi Hines says:

    Great photo, and congrats on the showing. I’ve heard about First Fridays… will have to check that out sometime when the hubby isn’t working too late. 🙂

  4. Chris Nitz
    Chris Nitz says:

    Fantastic reflection. I like the tiny bit of green at the top. All this chat of Sin City…hmm, maybe time to break out the dvd tonight 😉

  5. Dave
    Dave says:

    Talk about a unquie POV, this is outstanding Mike. I love the reflections and the crisp look to the whole shot. Incredible.

  6. Mike
    Mike says:

    Thanks everyone…really do appreciate all the kind words on this.

    Kristi, forget Jason, just come hang out with us photogs on Friday 🙂

  7. Jill
    Jill says:

    I saw The Town a while ago and I really liked it. I thought Ben Affleck really did a great job directing the film. And as usual, stunning photo!

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