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.
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!
Untitled, photo by Micigama K
I hope you have a wonderful (and hopefully long) weekend that’s as free of care as you can make it.
If fireworks are your thing, here’s an awesome site by a real human listing Michigan fireworks displays. Also check out Michigan Fireworks Friday over on Absolute Michigan for an update on Michigan’s fireworks laws.
View the photo of the fireworks over Detroit bigger and see more in Micigama’s 2016-06-27-Detroit Fireworks slideshow.
freedom festival | detroit, michigan, photo by Ryan Southen
“Freedom lies in being bold.”
Hope your Fourth of July is as big, bold & amazing as this great shot of the Detroit fireworks over the Renaissance Center from Lafayette Park.
View Ryan’s photo bigger, purchase it and others and definitely follow him on Facebook!
UFO “Cyclops” Hovers Over Saginaw River, photo by AmBelCanto
“Where there are people, there are UFOs.”
~ William Konkolesky, Director, Michigan MUFON
The Mt. Pleasant Morning-Sun had a feature this weekend on the Michigan chapter of the Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network aka MUFON. In the article, Michigan Mutual UFO group watches the skies, MUFON Director William Konkolesky talks about his experiences and then details what a MUFON investigator does:
“We can take soil samples, we have labs that can identify anomalous readings in the soil. One of the things we would be looking for is unusual chemicals in the soil,” he said.
Konkolesky said that although the reported UFOs are often things like “airplanes and Chinese lanterns,” some investigations aren’t that simple. “More than 80 percent of the reports we get a year (turn out to be) identifiable objects and the rest are things that you can’t easily explain,”
Konkolesky said those interested in being MUFON investigators have to apply online, buy the training materials necessary to become an investigator, and pass a certification test. “Some of the things (investigators are taught) are basic things like how to identify an airplane, data collection, and how to interview a witness, just to name a few,” Konkolesky said.
Konkolesky said he understands why some may be skeptical about the existence of fully-functional life on other planets. “If you haven’t encountered the UFO phenomenon yourself, it obviously takes a lot for somebody to feel the need to take it to heart,” Konkolesky said.
View this photo from the 2007 Bay City Fireworks bigger and see more in AmBelCanto’s slideshow.
Bombs of Smoke And Confetti, photo by Ross Ellet
Happy 4th of July everyone!
View Ross’s photo background big and see more in his Night Photography slideshow.
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Here’s hoping everyone has a safe & fun New Year’s Eve as we all bid farewell to 2012 and enjoy the first moments of 2013!
View this photo from Bay City’s 4th of July celebration on black and see more in Mark’s photos from Bay City.