Photo: South Manitou Island

allenderidder2007-07-05photoentryadultwebresolution.JPGHere’s a picture that comes to use from Allan in Holland, Mich. He’s enclosed a story about the picture. Allan writes:

“I took this photo on the north shore of South Manitou island. It was a clear day and Lake Michigan was very calm.  I was taking photos of some Mute Swans when I glanced over and saw the cold front approaching. The picture doesn’t adequately capture the size of this rolling avalanche. The front was moving very quickly so I only had time to take 4-5 photos before I thought it would be wise to get back to camp. I reached my tent as the cold front hit and it went from being still to 30 mph winds almost instantly. The temperature/visibility dropped immediately but without any precipitation and the lake had 3’ waves the rest of the night.”

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3 Responses to Photo: South Manitou Island

  1. Jean Proctor says:

    “Allen, South Manitou Island”

    Your photo is stunning! I have always marveled the works of Ansel Adams and this photo ranks in the beauty! Isn’t it wonderful that you were at that place in time!? Good luck in the contest!

    Jean

  2. AMY THORNTON says:

    AWESOME PICTURE…BEEN AROUND MICHIGAN ALOT AND NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT…..YOU GET MY VOTE

  3. Nicole Horvath says:

    This is a truly beautiful picture. It’s both frightening and glorious. Glad to hear you escaped the storm front’s wrath.