Yesterday the Michigan in Pictures Facebook page blasted past 5000 fans, an occasion that just one photo didn’t seem enough to mark. I am so grateful to everyone who’s become a fan of Michigan in Pictures on Facebook or here at the blog. It means a lot to me that people share my love of the great state of Michigan. Thank you!
The photos left to right are…
5 Spot by Matt Burrows – Matt has been featured several times on Michigan in Pictures and is the first person that I know who really embraced iPhone photography. He says that it’s part of an “Enter” sign at 5/3 Bank in Grand Rapids and taken with an iPhone 3GS (CrossProcess app).
The Heart of Detroit by Maia C – Maia was one of the first 100 people to join the Absolute Michigan pool on Flickr. With 3400 members and nearly 200,000 photos, it’s still going strong! And yes, she has a couple of photos on Michigan in Pictures too! About this photo of the Point of Origin she writes: This compass in Campus Martius Park marks the base point for the survey that began the rebuilding of Detroit after a devastating fire in 1805. The glass center covers a granite pillar that was buried at this spot around 1820 to mark the “point of origin” for the new street grid. The Point of Origin is a few minutes’ walk north of Detroit’s riverfront.
Howl at the Full Moon by Kevin’s Stuff – Kevin is our Man of the Moon (and a little Northern Lights). Fittingly, the photo above is of the January full moon. He writes: The Full Moon of January is called the Full Wolf Moon. Amid the zero cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. It was also known as the Old Moon or the moon after Yule. In some tribes this was the Full Snow Moon; most applied that name to the next moon.
Circles in the snow by vostok71 – In January of 2008 Sergei wrote: Leaf got trapped during the last night ice storm. He has a few photos on Michigan in Pictures including the biggest apple grown in Michigan!
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