Entries by Mike

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, […]

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 […]