Clouds Over Beaver Island, Michigan
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Note: These photos were taken by Liz (Petersen) Freeman when she was a meteorology student at Central Michigan University in 1997. I would like to thank Liz for giving them to me.
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The first photo was taken on Beaver Island, a remote island located in the northern part of Lake Michigan. It was a cool, cloudy day in early May of 1997. The temperature was in the 40's (Farenheit). The picture was taken in the early evening hours as the sun was beginning to set. The sunlight reflecting off the cloud tops contrasts with the darkening landscape making for a stunningly beautuful sight! Thunderstorms were passing nearby, but never hit the island.
This next photo, also at Beaver Island, was taken while a thunderstorm moved across Lake Michigan several miles away from the island. The sky was nearly clear overhead, and thunder and lightning could be seen and heard in the distance. The contrast between the dark clouds in the distance and the clear sky above again made a spectacular sight!
The next photo is the third and final of the Beaver Island pictures, and is (in my opinion) the most impressive! Note the vivid sky and wide range of colors.
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