2022—Setting Sun on Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan fascinates me because it is so vast that in many ways it seems like the oceans I am used to seeing. Since the sun sets in the west, the sun setting over a vast expanse of water to me looks like the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. Lake Michigan is approximately 118 miles wide and 307 miles long, so the opposite shores are not visible from one side to the other, further imitating the ocean’s expanse. Although I’m here to photograph lighthouses in winter amidst crashing waves and encrusted with ice, the setting sun turning the sky an intense orange diverted my attention.