Do we have time for a selfie? by Tom Clark
If your holiday plans include a visit with Santa, you can see where to catch his courtesy the West Michigan Tourist Association, the Metro Detroit Little Guide, and of course if you’re near the UP, a visit to Christmas, Michigan is an option. Have a favorite Santa spot? Let us know in the comments.
Tom took this back in 2015 at Bay City’s 2nd annual “Santa Claus for the Cause” event. No word on if the event will return post-pandemic, but here’s hoping because it seemed like a really cool idea! See more in Tom’s Whimsical Things gallery on Flickr & view and purchase prints on his website.
1964 Cadillac by Charles Bonham
I can never get enough of these great old cars!! Charles took this earlier this month at the Cool City Car Show in Bay City. See more on his Flickr!
Bay City Fireworks Festival by mark5032001
Wishing all of you a very happy Fourth of July!
Mark took this shot back in 2010 at the annual Bay City Fireworks Festival. See more in his Favorites gallery & enjoy your weekend!
Bay City’s ‘Big Show’ – focus pulling by Tom Clark
Few things in our normal lives have been untouched by the coronavirus pandemic, and public fireworks displays are no exception. Instead of the normal pages & pages of options, MichiganFireworks.com lists just a couple dozen 2020 shows still happening.
Tom took this photo at the Bay City Fireworks Festival back in 2018. He writes that “Focus Pulling is a technique of adjusting focus from out of focus to tack sharp during a firework explosion over 1 to 3 seconds. similar physical operation as zooming during exposure only you use the manual focus ring instead of the zoom ring.”
Pretty sweet effect! See more at www.tom-clark.net/fireworks!
Bay City Independence Day Celebration, photo by Charles Bonham
Happy 4th of July everyone!
View Charles’s photo bigger and see more in his Bay City Michigan album.
2017 Bay City Grand Prix, photo by mark5032001
Here’s hoping that you’re not heading home today, but if you are and when you do, please consider placing as much emphasis on safety as you do on speed. I need every follower I can get! ;)
One place that it’s OK to drive fast and take chances is the annual Bay City Grand Prix. View the photo bigger and see more awesome shots of boats going really fast in Mark’s slideshow.
Bay City Fireworks Festival, photo by Jeff Caverly
“There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.”
View the photo background big and see lots more from Bay City’s Fireworks Festival in Jeff’s slideshow!
Santa Attack!, photo by Tom Clark
The annual Santa Claus for the Cause in Bay City takes place next Thursday (December 15) from 5-10 PM. It’s a pub crawl and just $10 gets you a Santa Suit and supports local charities.
View Tom’s photo bigger, see more in his whimsical things slideshow, and follow him at TAC Photography on Facebook.
Bay City River Roar, photo by Jeff Caverly
Summertime in Michigan is perfect if you enjoy things that go fast. From the Belle Isle Grand Prix to last weekend’s Bay City River Roar, Michiganders get a healthy dose of go fast. It doesn’t stop on land and see, as a lot of aerial teams are in our skies including the cream of the crop, the Blue Angels in Traverse City all weekend for the National Cherry Festival.
View Jeff’s photo background big, see more action in his slideshow, and view and purchase photos from Bay City & elsewhere on his website.
Santas invade Midland Street 2015, photo by Tom Clark
Tom took this shot of the assembled mob of Santas at the 2nd annual “Santa Claus for the Cause” event last Thursday (Dec 17) in Bay City. They raised over $15,000 for a bunch of worthy charities in Bay City with sales of Santa suits. More about the event from mLive – I’ll try and give you an early heads up for this next year too!
You can view the photo bigger and see more in the gallery from the Santa Parade on his website – follow him on Facebook for more!