Thunderclouds Over Michigan

Continuing the theme of dramatic weather, we’ve had yet more storms. Here are a couple pictures at long focal lengths of approaching thunderclouds from a couple of days ago. Note in one there’s a helicopter conveniently dwarfed by a cloud mass that’s many miles beyond it. In the first photo you can see some birds that look as if they’ll be swallowed by the massive cumulonimbus. It’s deceiving because I’m sure this cloud was at least ten miles away.

Storms can be scary, but this has also been exciting. These kinds of systems are much more common in places that maintain higher temperatures throughout the year, like where I grew up in Texas.

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Dramatic Weather in Michigan

It has been a wild week in West Michigan with lightning storms that I’m more used to seeing where I grew up, in Austin. Here’s a distant lightning strike I was fortunate to catch last week.

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Birds Not Exactly of a Feather

Here’s a study in contrast :). First, two osprey hunting for fish in the Grand River that runs through Grand Rapids, Michigan. Second, a couple more shots of humming birds.

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Colorful Fountains – Grand Haven, MI

Every weekend the town of Grand Haven, on the Lake Michigan “coast” (as I like to call it), puts on a musical fountain show across the Grand River which feeds into the big lake. Some photos are below. The brightest “star” in all of these photos is Venus.

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Silhouette – Bird Howling at Moon :)

Clearly this bird is not howling, but it looks like it might be! This is very heavily cropped. I don’t have a lens that can capture this at a higher resolution, but I wanted to share.

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Same moon cycle later in July, same tree, different branch, different time of day (and no bird).

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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.

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

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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!

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House finches recently hatched, nesting in our Boston Ferns.

Sunlight Spilling From the Heavens

Sunset over Lake Michigan, Saugatuck, MI.

Which Way’s Up? Which Way’s Down?

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Season of Flowers

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