Lighthouses were built to help ships navigate tricky waters. Now a days, with modern technology, they are more a tourist attraction than anything else. Most lighthouses in the Michigan region still operate and are maintained by volunteers. Overtime the lighthouses have become subjects for great landscape images. The setting sun illuminates the front of Big Sable Point Lighthouse and the side light enhances the textures in the dune grasses. The leading lines allow the eye to flow to the subject while the clouds provide mood and atmosphere. Big Sable is one of my favorite lighthouses and one of my best images.
Ludington State Park