I was able to spend a couple of nights on the Leelanau Peninsula this weekend to continue my efforts to capture this beautiful area in photos that do it justice. Since I stayed on the Peninsula rather than taking a day trip, I was able to try my hand at capturing the sunsets.
Each night, I climbed the dune at Sleeping Bear Point, near Glen Haven, to get 360 degree view. To the west was Lake Michigan, the Manitou Passage and South Manitou Island.
To the east was the town of Glen Arbor on Sleeping Bear Bay, pictured in the lingering glow after the sun had set.
Neither of the sunsets I witnessed were anywhere near as stunning as some of the spectacular sunsets my family and I have witnessed sitting on the beach, but even a so-so sunset on the Peninsula is pretty awe inspiring.