Sunsets from Sleeping Bear Point

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.

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To the east was the town of Glen Arbor on Sleeping Bear Bay, pictured in the lingering glow after the sun had set.

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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.

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