Mike Piatek-Jimenez’s Website

About 

I’m a software engineer by trade, I really dig photography, and I like to go mountain biking in my spare time.  

I’ve been an hobbyist photographer since 2001 when I bought my first digital camera (A Kodak 3mp point and shoot).  Since then I’ve used a Canon Powershot G6 (great camera), a Canon 450D (which served me well for several years).  Now I’m transitioning toward professional photography work.  I use two cameras: a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 7D Mark II.  I use a variety of lenses and lighting.  My general purpose lens is the Canon 24-105mm f4L IS, which has treated me well for quite some time.  I have a Canon 100-400mm lens for telephoto work and a few primes for creative and low-light photography.  

Photography is great any time of year, though I prefer in the summer while traveling.  I show my best photographs in my portfolio at Radiant Photography.  Also be sure to check out my Flickr stream or Instagram for an ongoing feed of my latest adventures.

Mountain biking has been a lot of fun recently.  Even though there aren’t any real mountains, there are some great cross-country trails here in Michigan.  Whether it be a quick ride like Deerfield County Park or going a little bit further to Pinehaven in Sanford or the trails in Alma, much fun can be had in the warmer months of the year.  Awhile back I started doing a little bit downhill mountain biking.  I visited Mammoth Mountain in California and rented a bike while I was there.  It was an amazing time, riding the gondola to the top and flying down the trail network they created.  Since then, I’ve started hitting some of the ski resorts here in Michigan that offer mountain bike lift passes.  Boyne Highlands, in particular, has a lot of fun downhill trails.

Location

Michigan, USA

Occupation

Software Engineer and Meteorologist

Hobbies 

Photography

Mountain Biking

Snow Skiing

Bodyboarding

Development Box

2013 Mac Pro

6x3.5Ghz Xeon

32GB Memory, 19TB Storage