For Lovers of Photography, Travel and Michigan

Good Afternoon, fellow bloggers.  I have two photos in the West Michigan Tourist Association photo contest.  I would be super grateful if you could A) go to the WMTA Facebook Photo Contest post here (this takes you to Facebook), then give my photo(s) a like (if you feel it’s deserved) and also share on Facebook. You can like both of my photos (shown below). Check out other people’s photos too–there’s good stuff showing the beauty of this state.

First place would get my photo on the cover of their 2019 West Michigan Travel Guide, plus a couple of nights at the JW Marriott downtown which my wife and I would enjoy . Second and Third Place would get my photo in the magazine but not on the cover.

Thank you for your time and support!

Photo 1 (takes you to Facebook): Downtown Grand Rapids, MI at night.  Long exposure.

Downtown GR

Photo 2 (takes you to Facebook): The full moon setting over the lighthouse in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Light House

On a final note, I apologize for my absence on the blog.  I’ve been preparing for the Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition in September/October and haven’t had much time to post.  I will rectify that soon!

Which Way’s Up? Which Way’s Down?

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Season of Flowers

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Shine a Light

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Generally, in a natural setting I would rather not have artificial lights in the vicinity.  This was an exception.

Moonrise Over Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Dandelion

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WPC Photo Challenge: Place in the World

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Ants’ View of the Sunset

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Much to my disappointment, these two ants did not turn to behold the sunset.  They had more important things to discuss, like did you lose the food trail too?  I took this on the fly so they aren’t quite in perfect focus, but I thought this was cool.

Michigan Blooming

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It’s that time of year in the Mitten.

Sunrise Trailing Crescent Moonrise

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The moon was no longer visible within minutes of taking this photo.  This is really my favorite phase of the moon, and my favorite time of day to photograph it when conditions line up.  I took this photo from one of my favorite places, a park along the Grand River in Michigan, minutes from where I work.  I stop by here frequently before heading into the office.