Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Michigan Sunset

I grew up in Michigan and still have friends and family there. Every time I return for a visit, I can't help but think that is one of the prettiest places in the world (in the warm months, that is!).

It is a given that you are going to drive by a lake or two on your route, no matter where you are headed. There is also something about the color of the sky there that never fails to take my breath away. It seems bluer there than in most other places. I've always wondered if it had something to do with all of that water.

Anyway, I was just in Michigan taking some photos and visiting some friends. As soon as I wrapped up one of the sessions and started heading home, I noticed that the sky was an incredible pinkish-red color as the sun was setting. It looked like someone had lit the tops of the trees on fire!

Since I had my camera with me, I decided to pull over as soon as I came upon a lake where I could get a pretty photo of the reflection in the water. It took me a few minutes to find one, so by the time I started shooting the sun had slipped a little lower in the sky.  It had lost a little of its vibrance, but I still think the color in this photo is GORGEOUS!...


Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer currently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Michele will be relocating to Phoenix, Arizona during the summer of 2011. Visit Michele's website at michelewhitacrephotography.com. Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.

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