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Chapel Rock - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Michigan in Pictures is a blog written & curated by Andrew McFarlane.

Pretty much every day that’s not a Sunday, I feature a photo that showcases Michigan – history, landmarks, lighthouses, trails, cities, people, animals, events and plain old Great Lakes State gorgeousness.

Most of the photos on this blog are selected from Flickr, mainly from  folks who share their photos the Absolute Michigan Pool. You can also share your photos on the Michigan in Pictures Facebook  or via the “michpics” hash tag on Twitter or Instagram. If your photo is in some other place, you can tweet it with that hash tag.

If you have any suggestions or photos you’d like me to consider, drop an email to

PS: If you want to use the photos you see on Michigan in Pictures, please read this page. The short answer is that they’re not mine and respecting copyright is a Good Thing.

PPS: If you want to start at the beginning, here’s the first post from December 2005.

28 thoughts on “About Michigan in Pictures

  1. My heart and spirit will always be in northern Michigan. Bless everyone for these spectacular pictures which bring me back to my forever home.


  2. What a lovely site! I moved from Michigan to North Carolina in 1983, and we head north every year to see family. I have wonderful memories of Big Star Lake, Crystal Lake, Lake Charlevoix from family vacations in the fifties. I will continue to browse your photos for more Michigan beauty!


  3. Greetings, I would love to have a mounted picture some of the Lakeshores in Michigan. Lived on the West side for many years and took only visual snapshots. Please help bring a little bit of Michigan to my home in Missouri.


  4. Hi. My company has created a great new Michigan news and lifestyle website for young Michiganders at We would love to link to your site and use some of your pictures. I’m not quite sure how to contact the individaual in charge. Please get back to me if you can.

    Allison Green


  5. I’m no professional by any means, however, I recently took some amazing pictures in Traverse City near Grand Traverse Bay and an incredible sunset on Lake St. Clair. I’d like to post them or enter them in a contest, however, I’m clueless as to how to do this. Can someone help me?


  6. I would be more than happy to help in any way that I can. There are a few photos and postcards of the Grand Traverse and Leelanau areas that I did not use in my 2003 book Traverse City in Vintage Postcards, as well as some that were not used in the 2004 book Petoskey in Vintage Postcards. We live in a beautiful state with a rich and diverse history. If there is any way that I can assist you in showcasing your photos, please let me know.



  7. I was born and raised in Michigan..not too much area there that i have’nt covered. I now live in Wyoming due to the lack of jobs back home. There are some beautiful places here but nothing like Michigan. It’s like walking on the moon here.


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  9. I happened upon this site when looking for pictures of the old Tigers’ stadium. Very happy I did! Life led me away from Michigan almost twenty years ago and I find myself slighty homesick/nostalgic for home. This site is a nice comfort. Thanks!


  10. I love Michigan. I’ve lived here all my life and while we don’t get to see as much as we’d like, we love what & where we get to go. Thanks for the pictures.


  11. I live in central Ohio and live vicariously through your pictures. Thank you so much for doing this and all the hard work you put into it. Highlight of my day!


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