crashing waves on Lake Michigan

After watching the 5:00 news my husband informed me "there were big waves on the lake" so we jumped in the car for the 45 minute drive to South Haven, MI to see them. The husband and kids lost interest in the heavy winds after a short period. So they walked up the hill to eat dinner at Clementine's restaurant leaving me and a dozen other photographers standing on the beach.

I couldn't drag myself away from these scenes of waves crashing and beautiful sunset lighting changes, so it was after dark before I made it up to the restaurant, since it was a school night for the kids, I had to get my dinner to go. But it was so worth it.

  • Kelli Harris 7y

    One of my faves!
  • Steve Pierce 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Great Lakes Sunsets and Sunrises, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Please add the location of the picture.
  • Barney 7y

    Unreal! Beauty and power. What a great image.
  • Becky 7y

    I've seen gobs of pics of that lighthouse but that's unique. What a beaut! I'm an admin for a group called South Haven, Michigan, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • mic stolz 6y

    *** Thank you for sharing your PERFECT photograph ***



    "*** With the Perfect Lighthouse group! ***"
  • Jonathan Brown 6y

    You're right! That shot was sooooooo worth it!
  • Rich Greene 6y

    Incredible wave -- I find the Lake Michigan lighthouses and weather extremes fascinating...

    *** Thank you for sharing your PERFECT photograph ***



    "*** With the Perfect Lighthouse group! ***"
  • k2sleddogs 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lake Michigan Weather, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Spectacular!
  • Pete Schroeder 6y

    Gorgeous shot!
    That South Haven light house is a photographers dream come true judging from all the great photos of it in Lake Michigan Weather. It also must be the sturdiest structure ever built considering all the big waves crashing against it, and the tons of ice it has to bear in the winter.
  • kyle sears 5y

    amazing!
  • Ray Bunse 5y

    Wonderful picture. Power and beauty
  • Thomas Fouts 5y

    That is a fantastic shot! I live within a couple miles of the lighthouse and visit often, but I have not seen as beautiful a photo as this of our beloved lighthouse!
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Taken on September 11, 2007
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