Lake Michigan Lighthouses S-N

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Sustained winds of close to 40 mph throughout the day had whipped Lake Michigan into a frenzy of sea and spray. I had headed out to Grand Haven more out of curiosity than photographic intent, since the skies were heavy and overcast. As I expected, the waves were crashing against the pierhead lighthouse with incredible force, but the light was dull and lifeless and frustrated my attempts to capture the drama of the day. As evening approached, there was a sudden break in the western skies, and the breakers were transfigured by radiant halos of spray.