Lake Superior Sunsets

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I’ve enjoyed traveling to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for over fifty years now. For almost five of those years, I lived there while I attended college at Michigan Tech.

The U.P. is dominated by Lake Superior. The big lake creates its own weather, provides both natives and tourists with myriad recreational opportunities, and also serves as a major avenue of commerce for shipping both upbound and downbound cargoes.

As the sun goes down over the lake, spectacular sunsets occur almost every night. On a recent trip to the U.P., I had the opportunity to photograph three sunsets from the same spot on the shoreline in Ontonagon. The pictures in this series were all taken from a small footbridge over a creek that empties into Lake Superior. I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures as much as I did taking them!