Blue Moon 7/31/15

July 31, 2015 // 3 Comments

Tonight we issued a personal photography challenge to our self….. We have never attempted to shoot the moon before, as we haven’t ever really had the camera “horsepower” to get very up close and personal with an object as far away as the moon until just recently. So we clicked into full manual and went at it… We may have succeeded in completely maxing out the capabilities of a Nikon P600 under these conditions.

Erie Street, Lowell, Arizona

July 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Erie St. in Lowell, Arizona, can transport you back in time if visited at just the right time. With not another soul present, walking down Erie St. produced a feeling of almost being transported as an invisible observer, back to a frozen moment in time somewhere in the late 1950’s or early 60’s, through a ripple in the space-time continuum. It almost seemed, that if you blinked, the magic would be broken, and the street would be full of activity again. It certainly was “eerie, on Erie St.” as signs hanging from storefronts creaked in the wind, and not another noise was to be heard except that of the breeze shuffling random debris here and there. All that was needed to really send the effect over the top was the strains of “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” striking up in the background, as we headed into a wild west shootout on Erie St. Our ‘side-arms’ of choice, were of course two of our trusty cameras ‘loaded’ up with 32MB sd cards….. So we gathered our concentration, and we stepped into the street, shots blazing of course 😉 !

The Stock Exchange Saloon and Grill, Bisbee, Arizona

July 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

When planning a visit to Bisbee, Arizona, if you like to imbibe a good drink or two, you’ll find many opportunities and locations to visit throughout the town. It’s interesting and a lot of fun to sit down for a drink or three and think about all the souls that have occupied these historic buildings over the last century plus. One of our favorite “drop-ins” was at the Stock Exchange Saloon and Grill, located at 15 Brewery Avenue in Bisbee. It was the site of not only the infamous “Brewery Saloon”, but also Arizona’s only NYSE affiliated stock exchange. Click in for the story!

Lavender Open Pit Mine, Bisbee, Arizona

July 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

We venture to Old Bisbee Arizona to take in the sights of the Lavender Pit Copper mine. Enjoy the views of the former Sacramento Pit area that is now considered to be part and parcel of the Lavender Pit , and the story behind the Lavender open pit mine.

Earth Wind and Fire live at Ak-Chin Pavilion

July 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

7/21/15 – Tonight we headed out to Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ to take in the Earth Wind and Fire, and Chicago show. We’ll have more pics to post later tonight of Chicago, but for the moment here’s a quick gathering of EWF photos from the show tonight.

Tempe Town Festival 4th of July Fireworks, Tempe, Arizona

July 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

For 4th of July, 2015, we ventured over to Tempe, Arizona to take in a two set performance of Elvis Before Noon, (our favorite ‘local’ band, and you’ll see another post forth-coming with all the action from that!) but also to enjoy a 35 minute fireworks display… and we’ll focus on that in this post, with PLENTY of pics of course!

Colorado Panoramics

July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

We travel with at least two cameras, a Canon T5 dSLR, and a Nikon L840 point and shoot, along with various cell phone and other cameras.  One of the things we love about the Nikon is the ability to shoot panoramic shots simply, and on the fly.  Here’s a few we captured while on our swing through Colorado.

Colorado Landscapes

July 1, 2015 // 4 Comments

Here’s a collection of pictures that were taken on the drive between Loveland and Estes Park in Colorado. I highly recommend taking the drive up to Estes Park if you are ever in the area!

The Stanley Hotel The Shining, Estes Park, Colorado,

June 30, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Stanley Hotel is a 140-room Colonial Revival hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The Stanley Hotel hosted the horror novelist Stephen King, serving as inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in his 1977 bestseller and the Stanley Kubrick directed movie, The Shining.

Flowers in Loveland

June 30, 2015 // 3 Comments

We visited Loveland, CO in late June of 2015, and here’s a sampling of shots we took of various flowers while we were there. Check out the entire gallery inside. Enjoy!

Sarah and Javi’s Going Away Party

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

A couple of good friends of ours, Sarah and Javi, had a going away party, as Javi is continuing his journey towards becoming a dentist, with school in Philadelphia, PA. Here’s some shots from the going away party to share. We wish you the best going forward Sarah and Javi, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sedona, Arizona

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sedona, Arizona is certainly one of the most picturesque locations for getting great desert landscape photos. While it was a perfect day weather-wise, we unfortunately only had our HTC cell phone camera with us on this swing through Sedona. While we still captured some stunning landscapes, we look forward to coming back soon and bringing our real cameras for another look at this beautiful area.