I hadn’t taken pictures at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse all season.
When I got there, the sun was just hitting the 1858 structure’s striking red roof. It gave me time to photograph the building from the front, showing off its lovely gardens and beautiful stone-work.
Before long, the setting sun was bathing the whole area in a dazzling golden glow. The drama built as the sun sank into the Lake.
As the colors drained from the vibrant sky, only a small reflection remained in a couple of Lighthouse windows.