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Postby Hersh » Fri May 25, 2007 8:32 pm


If you've ever been out to Crisp Point lighthouse on Michigan's Lk. Superior shore, you know that it can be quite an adventure. A lot of windy dirt roads through the woods make for an interesting time, and make it very easy to get lost, especially after dark. But would I let that stop me from looking for a sunset out here in this beautiful place? Not bloody likely !!!

So a couple weeks ago while I was up in the UP I packed up my directions, my GPS and I headed out to the boonies. It was a rustic drive (not nearly as rustic as the last time when I drove the back roads all the way from Grand Marais to Crisp) and just as beautiful as I remembered.

Once I arrived, I found a blue, cloudless sky to the east, which made for some fairly uninteresting photography. I did go out on one of the old piers to shoot a reflection.

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Once the sun went down I was disappointed to see a heavy band of clouds on the horizon. But of course I wasn't about to leave, I'd made the trip and I was going to stick it out. I'm glad I did, because once the sun went behind the cloud bank, it put some nice color into the thinner spots, making for a unique sunset. Here are a couple of my favorites.



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If you look close, you can see the sun at the horizon in this one




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Postby epona » Sat May 26, 2007 1:51 am


What wonderful photos you have shown us. I image how busy you are with your family and work. It was great that you took the time to do something that you enjoy and also gives pleasure to others.

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Postby Grover1 » Sat May 26, 2007 4:33 am


Thank you, Mike!
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Postby WisKeeper » Sat May 26, 2007 2:27 pm


Fantastic! Nice sunset! Did you drive back in the dark or did you camp overnight?
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Postby TWolfe » Sat May 26, 2007 3:33 pm


Very nice, Mike I hope to see that light some day.
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Postby ericlighthouse » Sat May 26, 2007 5:14 pm


I love sunset/sunrise pictures.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sat May 26, 2007 6:24 pm


Nice shots, Mike!
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Postby Hersh » Sat May 26, 2007 6:43 pm


Thanks all for the kind words. Eric, as you might have noticed, I have a soft spot for them too! :D Tammy, it's tough to photograph with any degree of uniqueness, but it's still a great place to visit. When I was there I was all alone, very peaceful.

Suzanne, I was staying on Drummond Island with my good friends the Feltners, so I drove back there after the sunset was through. It was no problem getting back in the dark, as I just had to backtrack my GPS path and I was home free. Though it was a very long drive, and I was dead tired by the end of it.
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Postby Weasel58 » Sat May 26, 2007 6:52 pm


Nice photos, makes me want to go back there. For those that have never made the drive to Crisp Point, it's an adventure with a very rewarding end.

Looks like they are rebuilding the store room. Nice to see this light getting restored.
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sun May 27, 2007 9:30 am


Beautiful, Mike, as always! Thanks for the treat. :D
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Postby Hersh » Sun May 27, 2007 10:04 am


I forgot to mention that Eric, they are rebuilding the service room that fell a few years ago. Here are a couple shots of the progress on it.


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Postby epona » Sun May 27, 2007 12:58 pm


Mike please post more of your photos if and when you can.

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