I'm definitely not a morning person, so let's just say sunrises aren't my specialty! Instead, I love to get sunset pictures, and pictures with lighthouses and sunsets are always a favorite theme. I recently added four images along those lines. First up is the Ludington North Pier Light, which was taken back in March:
You can barely make it out, but there are still icicles hanging from the platform on the right side of the tower. Taking pictures on the lakeshore in winter is fun. Not only do you get to freeze your rear off, but no one else is nutty enough to be out there to ruin your shot!
The second image is from 2011. Yeah, I am not the most diligent about processing and posting images in a timely manner! This one is from Charlevoix, Michigan:
I actually tried several compositions, here. One showed the sun shining through the top of the towere, and another showed the sun shing through the support struts under the tower. This image, with the sun just peeking around the edge of the tower just looked better, so here it is. The couple in silhouette at the end of the pier adds an extra touch of romance.
Our third entry is the crisp Point Lighthouse on lake Superior:
This lighthouse is accessible by car by following dirt roads for several miles. It is slow and rough on the average vehicle, and took about an hour each way. Needless to say, after sunset, it gets pretty dark in that part of Michigan! This image was taken this past July, as I'm not always slow in getting images processed. Just sayin'.
Last on our list is the Au Sable Point Lighthouse, also on Lake Superior. This image was also taken this past July:
Au Sable Point Lighthouse is included in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. The National Park Service has been restoring the lighthouse and surrounding buildings, and now offers tours on a seasonal basis. It's a half-hour hike to the lighthouse, on a trail that follows the Lake Superior shore. be sure to take a flashlight, and don't let the bunnies scare you when they suddenly scamble across the trail ahead of you!
So, there you go. Four lighthouses and four sunsets. As always, these images and more can be ordered as prints from the main website!
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