Entries by Mike

Tuesday's Storms

This week is going to be wild and wacky in terms of weather. I’m hoping that we get enough rain so the Salt River is flowing and maybe some outlying washes become rivers because it sure would be fun to shoot a few photos of those thing! Tuesday night was the second wave of storms, […]

Lightning!

Last summer I realized I could photograph lightning with my little point and shoot camera. Downside was that it was a continuous shot mode, took 2-3 shots per second and you kind of had to be close for the camera to pick it up. But I was hooked. Big time. I LOVED chasing storms and […]

Contrails over the desert

I took these awhile back, but never posted them on the blog. I noticed some awesome contrails over the desert and so I drove out at lunch to take some shots. Contrails usually don’t show up too well on bright, sunny skies, but the usage of HDR and a polarizer filter can really bring them […]

Chandler Park Sunset

The same park I took some other shots at in a previous blog post also provided some amazing sunsets the day before. The park is high, around three stories, so you get an amazing view. Some more cement pipes that have been turned into art. This is one that set up perfectly for a setting […]

Me

It’s all about me right? Here’s a self-portrait I did which is part of a little project I’m doing elsewhere.

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 […]