Friday, December 18, 2009

Remembering Chloe

My deer sweet companion, Chloe, passed away on Wednesday of this week. She was eleven and a half years old. If you have ever let an animal into your heart, you will understand my deep grief at this loss. If you haven't, even in this time of mourning I can tell you it is more than worth it.

Chloe was love wearing fur, and never failed to bring me joy. Now she romps on legs that never tire, in the place where love is born.

You will be missed, baby.

All You Need for Joy

Cute Overload

Found Me in December

Christmas Chloe

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

PhotoFriday: Urban Landscape


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Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Abbott Family

A new family portrait set. Shot around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.

All content copyright 2009 by Philip Michael Photography.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Week with my Parents

During this week, my parents came to visit from California. Here are a few snapshots taken during our time together.


Dad feeding pelicans

Feeding Ray

All content copyright 2009 by Philip Michael Photography.

Friday, July 24, 2009

PhotoFriday: In Shadow

Secrets of the Forest

Until I can figure out a way to keep Blogger from cropping the right side of my photos, please click here to view this picture in full.

All content copyright 2009 by Philip Michael Photography.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, Disneyland!

Disneyland Park opened in Anaheim, California 54 years ago today.


Tiny Main Street


Thunder Mountain


All images copyright 2009 by Philip Michael Photography.

PhotoFriday: My Favorite Spot

In a Day's Work

I suppose this is cheating, since I have no idea where my favorite spot is.

All images copyright 2009 by Philip Michael Photography.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Aiming for the Stars

Night Rocket

They're hoping to launch the space shuttle this evening, but we don't know if weather will permit. If you ever get a chance to see a launch, do it. It's quite a spectacle. This is a shot from the nighttime rocket launch back in March.

All images copyright 2009 by Mike Ensley.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Universally Appealing

Theme parks are fun to shoot. The crowds of tourists and their experiences around you amount to a multitude of opportunities for interesting people-shots. I enjoy trying my hand at the typical--but no less dynamic--shots of familiar subjects and attractions. It's also fun to find out-of-the-way details around the parks that might be missed by the common observer, yet still make for good picture-taking.

Click on any image for a better look.

Fire Dragon


All images copyright 2009 by Mike Ensley.

Friday, June 19, 2009

PhotoFriday: Noisy

Bluegrass and Bar-B-Que

For this week's challenge, "Noisy," I picked this photo from downtown Nashville. This street was pretty loud, with live music pouring out of every bar on either side of the road.

All images copyright 2009 by Mike Ensley.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Dark and Stormy Night

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

I love the lightning storms in Florida. My dog finds them frightening, but I always stop and watch them if I get the chance.

Friday, June 12, 2009

PhotoFriday: Monochrome

Hollywood Classic

PhotoFriday is a weekly contest where people post their photos according to a random theme. This week's theme is "Monochrome."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


It's how I feel when I get to the weekend, which is Wednesday and Thursday for me right now. Time to exercise my creative muscles.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Magical Images

Anybody who knows me knows I am a bit of a Disney geek. Walt Disney World offers a lot of diverse opportunities for picture practice. Here are just a few of my favorites that I've taken over the years.
Disney Castle
This one is currently my most "interesting" photo on Flickr. In fact, I believe if you do a Yahoo image search for "Disney Castle" this will show up on the first page.

"DeVine," a character from Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Evenings at the Magic Kingdom

See my entire collection of images from Disney Parks here.