A Musical Montage

Thanks to Stacy Niedzwiecki for this stunning guest blog submission.  These are photos she took at Sleeping Bear Dunes in Empire.  Stacy won 2nd place in the Pure Michigan Pro Photo Contest in August of 2009.  Remember - we are always looking for guest bloggers, so be sure to send us your pictures, videos, and stories!

Stacy_MichiganMomentsStacy Niedzwiecki, an outdoor photographer and graphic designer, assembled this video montage of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as part of her entry for ArtPrize 2009 held in Grand Rapids. The Rockford, Michigan photographer captured the majority of the images during her time as an Artist-in-Residence with the Glen Arbor Art Association in fall of 2007.  Let Stacy know what you think of her pictures by contacting her via Twitter, or by leaving a comment below.

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  • Sharon

    Wow, Stacey. Beautiful, love your use of shadows in photos. As a native and life long resident of the Grand Traverse area, I can say you captured it. Makes me yearn for summer barefoot walks at the dunes lakeshore. I can smell it, I can feel it while I gaze at your photographs. Congrats on your award and thank you!
    Sharon Kennedy

  • Gene Hoisington

    Very nice and well done!…Thank You,

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  • Diana

    Beautiful work

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  • Sherri Cook

    Thanks for the photos! A friend posted a link on facebook. Your photos are beautiful and made us remember the beauty of Michigan. Great eye! Great job! (Formerly from Flushing, MI….now Charlotte, NC)

  • Kris Seaman

    WOW, what amazing photos! Great job capturing the beauty that is Northern Michigan.

  • Stacy Niedzwiecki

    I wish to thank ALL of you who have left such nice comments about my images. It’s been a privilege to work in some of the finest natural areas of Michigan, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to share the beauty with you.

  • Corinne Purucker

    It sure makes me miss home. Thank you for sharing your pictures, they are wonderful. I better get to work out here in the Pacific Northwest!!!!

  • Tamara Dabney

    Beautiful work, Stacy! Makes me really want to spend some time up in Northern Michigan this summer, like I did with my family when I was a kid. Lots of beautiful spots up there. We must preserve them!

  • Angela Thompson

    I have not had the chance to visit, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore however, after viewing your pictures I feel that I have experienced the beauty of it. Thank you for posting.

  • Cynthia C Brown

    Thank you Stacy, for reminding me of what a wonderful time I had, this past summer, on my first trip to Michigan. I come from a beautiful state as well, but Michigan took my breath away, as did your photos. You have an incredible talent. I also practice photography and I, too, love the sunsets and sunrises. I was fortunate to bring home some incredible photos of my trip and I am planning on returning this year, as well.


    Cynthia, Massachusetts

  • John Orth

    Stacy, This is awesome! I plan to show the Ohio family just what is the best kept secret. (Michigan) has that most have no idea. I was at the overlook this past summer for like 1 1/2 hrs drooling and wonderful people too. John currently stuck in OH.

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  • Sherri Schnabel

    I am very amazed at the beautiful piece you have put together. Having been born and raised in Michigan it gives the wondering feeling of how goergous our state really is. Those people who have never been here and those that wonder what’s so great about Michigan. You’re pictures say it all! Our beautiful summer days, beautiful beaches, all the different landscapes gives the true picture of what there is to enjoy. Everyone needs to take a road trip around this state and see what they have been missing. Thanks for the photos of PURE MICHIGAN!!!

  • Senior Pictures

    Great presentation and awesome clicks..The natural scenes looks awesome.