Tempe

Ghostly Mill

by Kristi Hines

One of the final shots I took on the Tempe Photowalk was of the abandoned Hayden Flour Mill. This building is locked down as far as security goes, so there is little chance of getting in without being caught and prosecuted. So for now, I will admire it from afar.

Hayden Flour Mill Arizona Urbex

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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The Tempe Light Rail

by Kristi Hines

Next on our Tempe Photowalk tour is the impressive light rail bridge and railroad track over Tempe Town Lake. In the background to the left of the V, you can also see the Hayden Flour Mill across the way. Ah, that building calls to me saying come in, photograph me – be a part of an ultimate urbex experience.

Tempe Light Rail and Railroad Track

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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Smile With Love

by Kristi Hines

My next find during the Tempe Photowalk was this bit of writing underneath another part of the bridge. I thought it was a great message for midweek!

Smile With Love

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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Do Not Climb On Bridge

by Kristi Hines

This is my first photo from the Tempe Photowalk. On this trip, I decided to try going in the opposite direction of the rest of the group to find some different shots, and this was the first scene that caught my eye.

Huge thanks to Mike Olbinski for organizing another great urban photographic adventure!

Tempe Town Lake Bridge

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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Tree Graffiti

by Kristi Hines

Sometimes you find things you are just not expecting to find. Like when going around a zoo, checking out all of the wildlife, and then you come across a large tree that is totally marked up with people carving their name into it.

Tree Graffiti

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Bird on a Rock

by Kristi Hines

If there is one thing that I am never good with, it’s titles. I’m sure it’s because I’m one of those literal people, or because I do some SEO and have the mindset of keywords over creativity. Either way, after a super stressful evening that resulted in me having to leave my cat Zoe at the vet overnight because of a high fever, this was the most interesting title I could think of for this photo. Any alternative title suggestions are welcome!

Bird on a Rock

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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The Rock

by Kristi Hines

Before I get to today’s picture, I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of my visitors and commenters! I’ve had a rough time balancing commenting on everyone else’s sites and replying to comments on my own, so when push comes to shove I end up choosing to come see all of your awesome pictures instead! I hope you don’t mind, because I sincerely love all of my comments here and love to see your work as well! 🙂

Today’s photo is simply called the rock for obvious reasons. It was just a random thing that caught my eye while out at Tempe Town Lake. Seemed like one of those rocks someone would have in their yard as decor with it’s almost perfect shape.

The Rock

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Downtown Tempe at Night

by Kristi Hines

While my hubby was shooting the light rail bridge, I thought I would take a shot of downtown Tempe. At the center of it is the Hayden Flour Mill, an abandoned building just begging for a little exploration. From what I’ve read it’s pretty locked down though with video surveillance and/or live security, which is a damn shame!

Downtown Tempe - Hayden Flour Mill at Night

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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Cute Baby Ducklings

by Kristi Hines

This weekend, I managed to photograph some really cute chicks. Baby ducklings, that is.

Cute Baby Duckling Chicks

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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