Early Fall on the West Shore of Houghton Lake, Michigan, where the morning air is crisp and the sun rises with clouds, color and beauty. Every morning was different. Some mornings were so cloudy or foggy that the sun made a quiet, almost non-appearance for the day. Other days were glorious. Here is a taste of the last week of September, 2021.
The fog was heavy this morning in northern Michigan. The first view looked like the horizon was at infinity. Then the sun briefly peaked out and reflected off the water. Then the clouds covered the sun. An hour later, the fog had burned off the lake, but the other side was still vague. The clouds started taking shape on the horizon when the fog lifted.
The Class of 60s Houghton Lake High School Reunion is always a lot of fun, and one of my favorite photographic parts is watching the sunset.Last night was a gorgeous sunset! And several of us watched the whole process of the the sun going down below the horizon. Here are a sequence of images of the sunset. Watch for the glowing clouds!
We stayed last week at the Beachfront Hotel on the south shore of Houghton Lake, MI and had a balcony room. Several days, I enjoyed capturing the sunrise or sunset from the balcony. It was a beautiful view of the lake where I grew up. Days were spent on the west shore helping family with updating computers.
My childhood home was in a town surrounding one of the largest inland lakes. Whenever I go home to visit, I’m drawn to the lake in all seasons, during all weather. This fall, the sunsets were spectacular. All I had was my iPhone, but it proved to be more than enough. When the lake is still, the reflections are often as dramatic as the sky. Here are a few I captured in the moments before dusk. Click on an image to see it larger.