Last month, our Pure Michigan Facebook community shared some great photos of Tigers’ Opening Day fun, blooming flowers, sunrises and sunsets and more. Check out a gallery of some of our favorites that we posted on our Pure Michigan Flickr page.
Today we’re excited to introduce a new Facebook app that allows fans to bring the beauty of Pure Michigan to desktops, mobile phones, Facebook and Twitter pages.
We know our fans enjoy Michigan photography and have shown interest in accessing photos from around the state. Now, you can do just that!
Fans can choose from 12 different images that highlight Michigan’s natural beauty and unique destinations. After selecting a photo, you have the ability to download the file that best fits the specific device or social network being used – whether it’s for your Facebook timeline photo, Twitter background or desktop image. Fans are also able to share a link to the app through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
In addition to the 12 images currently available to choose from, we plan to add additional images throughout the year. With many fans submitting their own Michigan photos on the Pure Michigan Facebook page, another feature of the new app will be one fan photo each month available for download alongside the campaign photos. Pure Michigan’s Facebook community will vote to determine each month’s fan photo.
Give the new photo app a try and let us know what you think!
“F8 and be there”— it’s a phrase used by photographers. Be at the right place, at the right time, with your camera in hand. F8 is a setting on the camera that refers to an aperture setting on the lens. But, it’s the “being there” that counts. I have been trying to capture a Grand Haven sunset since I moved to the area almost 10 years ago. The problem is that I live 10 miles inland, which makes the trek to the beach too long when inspiration strikes.
The 2011 Tulip Time has come and gone, and the Holland Sentinel has deemed it a big success! Many were worried that April’s cold and rainy weather would have impacted the tulips blooming in time for the festival, but it turns out that the tulips put on one of the best displays seen in years. We thought, what better way to illustrate the Tulip Time Festival experience, than through photos taken by the people that attended!
Spring has been slow to come, and swimming in our Great Lakes at this time of year is certainly not for the faint of heart; but standing on the beach and taking in some of the gorgeous scenery can be done almost year-round. Guest Blogger John McCormick took an opportunity to do just that, and has shared a little of his beautiful lighthouse photography with us.