We’re back again with the z2 Photo Challenge! Our goal was to capture an image of our favorite summer drink. Which photo is your favorite? What quenches your thirst most in the summer?


April – Gimme Some Mo-jitos


Beth – For me, it is not about the drink, but how you play the game.


Carly – Drinkin’. Drankin’. Drunkin’.


Cedar – My hobby, my craft.


Cory – Summer on the deck: Blue Moon


Dawn – Depends on the time of day.


Deb – The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Heidi – When the sun goes down.


Jason – PBR tallboys at my favorite Milwaukee music venues. The Pabst, Riverside and Turner Hall.


JJ – Keeping it Cool and Fresh.


Joe L. – Orange Blush


Karyn – Smirnoff Ice


Katie – Summer drink. Winter drink. Anytime of year drink.


Mario – MamaJuana: Dominican Juice.


Pete – The original energy drink.


Tracy – Summertime ‘schamps!

Check out our last photo challenge!

July 12, 2013 · Posted by in photo  

Summer has officially started and we’re ready to make the most of the nice weather. Wondering what the z2ers love to do in the summer? Here is a little insight!

I like to go to Maker Faire Detroit and take part in the Power Racing Series where we build electric race cars out of kid’s toys and race them to the delight and amusement of the crowd… – Pete

Landscape gardening and relaxing by the Koi pond are some of my favorite things to do throughout the summer! – Dawn

I love sitting on my deck with a beer in my hand, my girls and friends with me watching the sun go down over the horizon and relaxing into the night. – Cory

I enjoy getting outside as often as possible and nothing gets me more pumped up than concerts in the summer. I also love to wear my cowboy hat every chance I get! – Cedar (Pictured: My brother Sawyer)


I love getting outside for a good bike ride and basking in the fresh air. – Joe

Being outside and hiking with my dogs is the best! – April

Whether it’s Jazz in the Park downtown on Thursdays or Chill on the Hill in Bay View on Tuesdays, I really love any festival with live music. I also LOVE bonfires (and the excuse to eat s’mores)…nothing like enjoying the outdoors on a nice summer night. – Carly

I’d rather be boating and tubing with my dog than doing just about anything else in the summer. Fresh air and water are an amazing combination on a hot day! – Heidi

There is no place I’d rather be in the summer than having a drink on the Terrace in Madison! – Katie

I love tailgating! It doesn’t matter where, even if it’s baseball games, football games or concerts, it’s my favorite thing to do! – Tracy

What are YOUR favorite summertime activities you enjoy doing?

Check out last week’s TTF post: Mobile Photo Apps. And stay tuned for more Top Tens every Friday!

June 21, 2013 · Posted by in TTF  

Cory visited the gorgeous Grand Geneva Resort & Spa this week to snap some summertime photos of the property. It was a beautiful day in Lake Geneva and we were really pleased with how they turned out, so we thought we’d share a preview of them with you.

Grand Geneva pool with view

Sweet little girl at Grand Geneva

Nice shot!

Brand new trolley!

Timber Ridge

Don’t they make you want to get out and enjoy the rest of the summer? Happy Friday and have a great Labor Day Weekend!

September 2, 2011 · Posted by in photo  

It’s Summertime!

And that was the theme for the 3rd Z2 Photo Challenge… although we were a bit worried we might not complete it before summer was over. When it comes down to it though, we get it done!

As always, the challenge is not about technical abilities with a camera or related equipment, but about how you look at things… how you see things.

The photos are below… Enjoy!

Photo by Jessica.

Photo by Justin.

Photo by Kerry.

Photo by Lauren.

Photo by Pete.

Photo by Dawn.

Photo by Cory.

Photo by Deb.

Photo by Dana.

Photo by Eric.

August 17, 2009 · Posted by in photo