Windows into Ann Arbor Nights

Windows into Ann Arbor Nights

Take something like an LED streetlight… Click on this collage to see each photo individually.  (All photos © Mark Bialek) …follow it to Kerrytown …to Elephant Ears …look closer …gaze into Conor O’Neill’s window …observe the details …catch some fireflies … Read more … >>

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Shinola Clock

Shinola Clock

Shinola’s new clock is up at Main & Liberty.  Renovations are underway for their new store.  

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Home & Garden ‘Louis’ Cat Dies

Home & Garden ‘Louis’ Cat Dies

Hats off to this great kitty.  Took his pic last year.  Hope they get another house kitten soon.  Only an intelligent cat looks at you this way.

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Jim Harbaugh New Michigan Coach

Jim Harbaugh New Michigan Coach

It’s a new day in Ann Arbor.  On a blue, sunny sky day, Jim Harbaugh was introduced as the new University of Michigan head football coach in Ann Arbor on Dec 30, 2014.  Harbaugh takes over as the 20th U-M … Read more … >>

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P.F. Chang’s Grand Opening Ann Arbor

P.F. Chang’s Grand Opening Ann Arbor

P.F. Chang’s had its grand opening at Briarwood Mall on Dec 15, 2014.  Rain helped liven up the shoot. P.F. Chang’s restaurant, grand opening at Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, MI on Dec 15, 2014. A long exposure records the … Read more … >>

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Rachael Yamagata Performs at The Ark in Ann Arbor

Rachael Yamagata Performs at The Ark in Ann Arbor

 

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George Bedard closes out Ann Arbor Summerfest 2014

George Bedard closes out Ann Arbor Summerfest 2014

George Bedard once again played the final show at Top of the Park 2014.  On to Art Fair now.  Thanks for the show.•• George Bedard plays Top of the Park (Summerfest) 2014. (Photo ©Mark Bialek)

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Menzo at Grove Stage Top of the Park 2014

Menzo at Grove Stage Top of the Park 2014

Dave Menzo played his creative tunes from his new album Color Wheel at Top of the Park (Summerfest) in Ann Arbor, MI  on July 3, 2014.  Matt Trudeau from WRXZ Rock, 107.1 introduced him and held up a copy of … Read more … >>

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Devin Gardner at Brown Jug on South U

Devin Gardner at Brown Jug on South U

University of Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner stopped by the Brown Jug Sunday evening to pick up some food and then took a picture with a fan who was eating outside on the patio.  Campus is quiet right now, with a … Read more … >>

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Barker at Circus on 1st Street

Barker at Circus on 1st Street

A barker named race attracted customers to Circus on 1st Street Thursday night.  “75 cent drafts, no cover.”

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Enorme Johnson’s a late night staple in Ann Arbor

Enorme Johnson’s a late night staple in Ann Arbor

Enorme Johnson’s has become a late-night staple for the bar crowd around Circus, Millennium Club, Gotham City, the Blind Pig, and LIVE.  Customers say good things about the top quality hot dogs and sausages with homemade relishes and sauces like … Read more … >>

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Paul Miles’ ‘Peace&Blues’ on Liberty

Paul Miles’ ‘Peace&Blues’ on Liberty

Paul Miles gave a pretty good blues guitar performance to Ann Arborites on Liberty Street for several hours leading up to a BB King concert at Michigan Theater Sunday night.  While Laith Al-Saadi was in the theater opening up for … Read more … >>

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Memorial Day Observance at Arborcrest Cemetery

Memorial Day Observance at Arborcrest Cemetery

The Veterans Honor Guard of Washtenaw County, local boy scout troops, government officials, and Miss Washtenaw County, all participated in a Memorial Day observance at Arborcrest Memorial Park in Ann Arbor on May 25, 2014.  A trumpet played Amazing Grace.  Representative … Read more … >>

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Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town

Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town

Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti is closing soon, so I stopped in last night to grab a few shots for the record.  Played a few games of Defender, a classic Williams arcade game.  I’ll try to shoot some more “Ypsilanti Nights” when … Read more … >>

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LIVE, Dave Menzo at Blind Pig.

LIVE, Dave Menzo at Blind Pig.

Last Friday night the Ann Arbor music scene was alive on 1st Street.  Dave Menzo had a CD release show at the Blind Pig.  The Vibratrons rocked happy hour at LIVE.  The moon ducked in and out of small patchy … Read more … >>

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Festifools on Main Street in Ann Arbor

Festifools on Main Street in Ann Arbor

Life is good again on Main Street.  Festifools kicked off the festival season in Ann Arbor last Sunday with a huge crowd, happy to see the end of the coldest Michigan winter in a long time.  Thousands of people lined … Read more … >>

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Spectacular New Years Eve Street Party in Ann Arbor

Spectacular New Years Eve Street Party in Ann Arbor

Hats off to the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for putting on a great New Years Eve party on Main Street in Ann Arbor.  So many friendly Canadians were out there –  it’s only fitting that your team (the … Read more … >>

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Kerrytown Tree Lighting

Kerrytown Tree Lighting

People sang Christmas Carols and Santa counted down to the tree lighting in the Kerrytown courtyard on Dec 1, 2013.  Midnight Madness in Ann Arbor is this Friday, Dec 6.  

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Snow at Sweetwaters Coffee on Washington

Snow at Sweetwaters Coffee on Washington

Wind and snow covered Ann Arbor streets on Nov 24, 2013. Excellent opportunity to improvise.  Spent too much time inside Sweetwaters drinking coffee though.  Next time…  

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Ann Arbor lights up on Saturday before Halloween

Ann Arbor lights up on Saturday before Halloween

Fresh on tap here at the Ann Arbor Nights blog is a little Bill’s Beer Garden, some cool Wizard of Oz characters, a Starbucks Frappuccino costume, displays at Melting Pot, Peacable Kingdom, Himalayan Bazaar, and a Michigan Theater scene.

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The Irwin Building in Halloween Blue

The Irwin Building in Halloween Blue

On a cool, breezy, fall Ann Arbor night, The Irwin Building at 315 North Main Street emits a moody Halloween blue color.  Two glowing rose-colored lamps stand tall at the entrance, where a sign reads “Wolverine Technical Staffing, Inc.”   … Read more … >>

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Halloween in Ann Arbor

Halloween in Ann Arbor

Halloween in Ann Arbor is pretty cool along Main street.  This is a starter blog post for a shoot I’m doing this weekend.  The goal is to show the unique character of downtown Ann Arbor at night as businesses get … Read more … >>

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Fall Michigan Beer

Fall Michigan Beer

Fall Michigan beer can be found at Merchant’s Fine Wine in Dearborn.  They have a great selection, and also a Certified Cicerone named Annette May on staff to assist customers with their beer selection.  This photo and others I took … Read more … >>

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Transformers 4 Films in Detroit

Transformers 4 Films in Detroit

Transformers 4 is nearing the end of filming in downtown Detroit.  Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and others in the cast looked tired after filming a chinatown action scene Thursday evening.  

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Beautiful Rainbow Near Ann Arbor

Beautiful Rainbow Near Ann Arbor

Last summer I shot this pic of a lady named Stacey, sitting on a dock watching a rainbow on Whitmore Lake.  Every time I see a rainbow I try to photograph it.  For all those colors to form in a … Read more … >>

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Bandemer Park in Ann Arbor

Bandemer Park in Ann Arbor

I did a 45-minute walk through Bandemer park in A2 and shot closeups.  Bandemer is a beautiful park.  I’ve spent many years canoe training there for the AuSable Marathon.  But I recently walked through the park with a macro (today … Read more … >>

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University of Michigan’s West Hall

University of Michigan’s West Hall

The University of Michigan’s West Hall is surrounded by clouds illuminated by the Supermoon on June 23 in Ann Arbor.  The historic building was designed by Albert Kahn and completed in 1904.

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Super Moon 2013 over Ross School of Business

Super Moon 2013 over Ross School of Business
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Super Moon over the Martha Cook building

Super Moon over the Martha Cook building

The Super moon over the Martha Cook building illuminates the clouds on the University of Michigan campus recently.  Not much that’s super about the moon except that it’s the brightest one of 2013.  The historic Martha Cook building was built in … Read more … >>

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Violin Monster plays for a Jack Russell Terrier

Violin Monster plays for a Jack Russell Terrier

Violin Monster plays for a Jack Russell Terrier at the corner of Main & Liberty in Ann Arbor.  The terrier was actually a little curious and shy – he only looks like he’s growling.  Maybe he was just trying to … Read more … >>

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Taste of Ann Arbor

Taste of Ann Arbor

     

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Taste Of Ann Arbor 2013

Taste Of Ann Arbor 2013

Taste of Ann Arbor 2013 kicks off with the the Black Pearl as defending champs, so I decided to photograph them as a preview.  While I was at it, the kitchen crew prepared a scallop dish and some Gazpacho for me … Read more … >>

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Ann Arbor Beer Depot Moon

Ann Arbor Beer Depot Moon
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Happy Birthday Spooner

Happy Birthday Spooner
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Bandemer Park Under Moonlight

Bandemer Park Under Moonlight
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Tulips & a foggy night in Ann Arbor

Tulips & a foggy night in Ann Arbor

A Sunday night photo shoot in A2 began with tulips in the rain, first at the Red Shoe on Ashley and then to the post office on Liberty.  Fog then rolled in and I ended up on campus around South … Read more … >>

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Ann Arbor’s cool LED street lights

Ann Arbor’s cool LED street lights

Here are some of my shots where I Juxtapose the cool downtown LED streetlights with things like restaurant signs, people, etc.  Many of them are reflections in windows.   Because I like to keep them simple, they are mostly zoom shots, … Read more … >>

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Roos Roast Coffee Photo Collage

Roos Roast Coffee Photo Collage
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Bill’s Beer Garden on Ashley

Bill’s Beer Garden on Ashley
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University of Michigan’s West Hall with Spring Moon

University of Michigan’s West Hall with Spring Moon
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Captain Keith Colburn at Kroger in Ann Arbor

Captain Keith Colburn at Kroger in Ann Arbor

Keith Colburn, Captain of the Wizard, one of the featured crab boats on the show Deadliest Catch, made an appearance at the Maple Road Kroger in Ann Arbor on March 15, 2013.  Fans got autographs and took photos with him … Read more … >>

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C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS over downtown Ann Arbor

C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS over downtown Ann Arbor

On March 14, 2013, C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS appeared just above a long band of clouds just above the horizon low in the Western sky.  From atop the William Street parking structure in downtown Ann Arbor I photographed the comet and the … Read more … >>

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Ann Arbor Nights Snowstorm Shoot

Ann Arbor Nights Snowstorm Shoot

It was a fun Ann-Arbor-Nights photo hunt on Feb 26, 2013.  A mix of rain and snow made for some interesting photos, including shots of the Michigan Theater marquee and State Theater marquee.  Main Street looked as busy as always … Read more … >>

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February snowstorm expected

February snowstorm expected

 

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Ryan Gosling to Direct ‘How to Catch a Monster’ in Detroit

Ryan Gosling to Direct ‘How to Catch a Monster’ in Detroit

Ryan Gossling is expected to kick off his directing career this May in Detroit with “How to Catch a Monster,” which he wrote the screenplay for.  Apparently he grabbed some Michigan film incentives – nice work.    I’ll see ya’ … Read more … >>

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Detroit Moon

Detroit Moon

 

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Ann Arbor Lights Reflected Off The Huron River

Ann Arbor Lights Reflected Off The Huron River
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Ann Arbor Nights Photos in December

Ann Arbor Nights Photos in December
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Christmas Caroling Along Main Street

Christmas Caroling Along Main Street
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Tawas Lighthouse

Tawas Lighthouse
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Spooner Hats

Spooner Hats

Stop by Spooner’s site and check out his hats.  http://www.thesecurityblanketco.com/id55.html  All are crocheted by him.  He makes blankets, coats, bags, mittens and even jewelry.  I’ve got 5 of his hats and love them.  I’ve taken his picture dozens of times … Read more … >>

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Beer Depot Sign

Beer Depot Sign

When is the Beer Depot sign going back up?- it’s back up..  

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Astronomy at Peach Mountain

Astronomy at Peach Mountain
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Bandemer Park Under Moonlight

Bandemer Park Under Moonlight
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‘God Beans’ at Roos Roast in Ann Arbor

‘God Beans’ at Roos Roast in Ann Arbor

•• From these God Beans you can have a God Shot made for you at Roos Roast, located at 1155 Rosewood Street in Ann Arbor.  As I was shooting a closeup of an espresso at his coffee shop one day, John … Read more … >>

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West Hall Spring Moon on University of Michigan Campus

West Hall Spring Moon on University of Michigan Campus

A spring moon rises behind West Hall on the University of Michigan’s campus. (Photo ©Mark Bialek) You can buy prints online here: http://photos.markbialek.com/Other/Ann-Arbor-Nocturne/8036059_3KQ9bX#!i=828435470&k=jFzMCpd

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Ann Arbor Nights: Michigan Theater Rainy Reflection

Ann Arbor Nights:   Michigan Theater Rainy Reflection

 

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Ann Arbor Nights: Michigan Theater rain

Ann Arbor Nights: Michigan Theater rain
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Violin Monster

Violin Monster
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4 seasons – After dark in downtown Ann Arbor

4 seasons – After dark in downtown Ann Arbor

•• Here’s a collage of some of my best shots.  In this collage we have moon, snow, rain, lightning, and warm weather. In the West Hall engineering bldg shot, the moon illuminates the clouds behind the dome. I framed it … Read more … >>

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Welcome to Ann Arbor Nights

Welcome to Ann Arbor Nights

••  Welcome to Ann Arbor Nights, where my goal is to capture magical photos around downtown Ann Arbor throughout the 4 seasons.  Here’s a test shot, as I’m just starting to learn WordPress.  You can buy prints @ www.annarbornights.com.  Thanks … Read more … >>

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