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Dusk – Water – Trees – Clouds – Michigan

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

There’s something special and wonderful about dusk in Michigan during Autumn. I found this scene on a waterway in the Upper Peninsula.

Storm Rolling In

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Some storm clouds rolled into Southwest Michigan today. It was a strange mixture of clouds, heavy rain, hail, blue skies and lightning that went through this afternoon. I caught this interesting formation as it passed by.

Look to the Sky

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Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Clouds are one of the first subjects to inspire me to be a photographer. I couldn’t resist photographing a few today. They not only provide shade on a hot sunny summer afternoon, they provide life giving rain and fleeting beauty as they sail by. (A note of caution to anyone photographing the sun as I did in the first image- I was careful to use my video screen and pre-focus. Looking through your viewfinder toward the sun will damage your eye)

Heavenly Coastal Waters – Or?

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this in my files from a photo shoot I did a couple of years ago that I wanted to share here. A colorful shoreline by a heavenly tropical Island with clouds reflecting in ocean waters? Or, in reality, clouds lit dramatically after the sun had set. The high contrast, color and texture of a linear cloud bank brought to mind thoughts of an ocean shoreline :)

Rose in the Storm

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

As the leading edge of a storm passed overhead in Southwest Michigan today, I used my iPhone camera to capture some of the clouds. There was a rose colored tint to some of them before the afternoon seemed to turn to night minutes later.

Big Sky

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I captured this moment yesterday over an open field in Ottawa County, Michigan. A storm had just passed over the area. The darker clouds toward the bottom center of the image show the rain falling along the horizon in the distance. (click on this or any of my images to see an enlarged, more detailed version)

Clouds Above a Hill

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this small grouping of trees on a hill today as a large bank of clouds passed overhead. There were rain showers in West Michigan today as the temperature reached the 70 degree range. More flowers should be popping up soon with the rain and warmer weather.

Moon in the Mist

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I was intrigued by the way the moon seemed to be riding on the mist as I photographed it with a dark blue sky acting as a backdrop.

 

Beauty at Dusk

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The sky can seem to glow afire at times over Lake Michigan as the sun sets. This makes it one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I was fortunate to capture this awe inspiring scene over the big lake at the end of the day.

Skyscape

Skyscape

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

As I photographed the sun among the clouds recently, I thought of it as a landscape in the sky, hence the title “Skyscape”.

 

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