Share the Beauty of Pure Michigan

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!

Capturing the Perfect Sunset

Sunset at Grand Haven Pier - Photo credit - Johnny Quirin

Sunset at Grand Haven Pier

Johnny Quirin, a contributing photographer for Michigan Travel Ideas, shares his experience trying to photograph the Grand Haven Pier at sunset.

“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.

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2011 Tulip Time: In Photos


Flickr Photo Credit - Chelsea KlewenoThe 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!

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