Winds of Early Fall in West Michigan
A 400-mile drive on August 20 from Rock Island east to Indiana and then north along Lake Michigan took me from crystalline skies into a fall-like cyclone of clouds, ripping west winds, and lake-effect showers. Here are the early morning satellite and radar views, just before I started my trip:
After I rounded the southern end of Lake Michigan, the clouds thickened and the winds picked up. Not being in a hurry, I hopped off the interstate for two extended tours to see and photograph the dramatic water and sky. The first set are with relatively standard treatment—slight vignetteing to darken the edges, a modest boost of color saturation, and a little HDR effect, all done with Ribbet post processing tools.
The second set are posterized images—two of the windy skies shown earlier and one of a peaceful sunset earlier in the month.