After shooting all summer long in various locations throughout Michigan, I finally captured “the image” which became an obvious choice for my centerpiece photo of my 2012 ArtPrize exhibit.
I spent my afternoon on Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Ludington, Michigan with a longtime family friend to photography their daughter’s senior pictures. We had a very fun outing, and I would be the first to admit I haven’t spent any time in the Ludington area. Eventually we made our way to Ludington State Park to end the portrait session with beach images and a few near the Hamlin Dam. The ambient light was SO beautiful all day – almost the best conditions for portraits I’ve ever seen – due to the very unusual cloud cover.
Throughout the day, a very apparent line of clouds remained over exactly one-half of the sky. The other half of the sky was crystal clear and blue. These formations were the remnants of Hurricane Isaac, which had been causing so much destruction and flooding throughout the southern United States and even places in the Plains. As you can clearly see from the radar I captured from my cell phone – the distinct northern edge of the storm was parked over Ludington.
As I drove away from the photo session, I crossed the channel bridge leading out of Hamlin Lake – and the sunset was in full swing. The sight that greeted me was utterly amazing! Pulling over as fast as I could, I grabbed my gear and ran over to the bridge. There was only one other person standing on the bridge taking in the breathtaking view… and we were both in awe of the reflections created in the water.
A fine art gallery-wrapped style canvas, 48″ wide by 36″ high has been ordered, and will be installed in the dining room of Peaches Bed & Breakfast. There may be a few small pieces accompanying the image, but this photo is intended to be the main entry.
Due to the wonderful feedback I’ve been receiving from Facebook visitors, I’m offering prints available for purchase. Because the image is SO new, I’d like to ask folks to be patient with their order, as I most likely will not have them ready for shipment until the week of September 10th. However, you may place orders if you would like by using the buttons below to purchase safely and securely via PayPal. If you have questions, please contact me.
PLEASE NOTE: This image will not look correct if cropped to fit traditional 8×10 | 11×14 | 16×20 photo sizes – therefore please take note the sizes offered below are the only sizes available.
Boxed Card Set (six in gift box w/ envelopes) – $25.00 + 3.95 shipping
6×9 Print – $20.00 + 3.95 shipping
16×24 Print – $85.00 + 8.95 shipping
20×30 Print – $150.00 + 12.95 shipping
8×12 Matted Print (full frame, matted to 12×16) – $45.00 + 4.95 shipping
12×18 Press Printed Poster w/ Glossy UV Coating – $25.00 + 5.95 shipping
Fine Art Canvas
16×24 Gallery-Wrapped Fine Art Canvas – $210.00 + 24.95 shipping
20×30 Gallery-Wrapped Fine Art Canvas – $325.00 + 24.95 shipping
24×36 Gallery-Wrapped Fine Art Canvas – $425.00 + 24.95 shipping
You only have until 11:59PM this Wednesday, September 27, 2010 to vote on which artists will make it to the Top 10 for Week 2 of ArtPrize!
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