Sleeping Bear Point, Evening, Manitiou islands,  ripples, Manitou Passage, Cloudy

Blue Manitou — Sleeping Bear Point

Beach willows turn Red on the bluffs of Lake Michigan near the Treat Farm Trail

Willows — Treat Farm Trail

At Sleeping Bear Point the constant wind bends the tall grass on an Autumn morning

Bent — Sleeping Bear Point

On the Pierce Stocking Drive Lake Michigan Overlook you can climb a small dune and look east toward the Glen Lakes.

Looking Back — Pierce Stocking Lake Michigan Overlook

At Sleeping Bear Point a gale force wind leaves it's impressions in the crown of the dunes — early morning light

Wind Whipped — Sleeping Bear Point

The moon sets as the first rays of sunlight hit the dunes. Looking at the Manitou Passage

Unreal — Manitou Passage

A large cloud hangs in the sky at the Lake Michigan Overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Lucy in the Sky — Pierce Stocking Scenic Overlook

A view of the boardwalk leaving the Lake Michigan Overlook on the Pierce Stocking Drive. Beautiful Wispy Clouds

Recession — Pierce Stocking Scenic Overlook

The first morning light hits Sleeping Bear Point and the Manitou Islands, Beautiful textures in the shadows

Just a Touch — Sleeping Bear Point

Autumn on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.  A combination of movement and static images showcases the beech and pine forests along the drive.

Pierce Stocking Autumn Drive

At the base of the dune climb lives this ancient maple that has sheltered many a climber. This autumn view  presents the beautiful yellow/red foliage of a maple tree.

Dune Climb Maple — Sleeping Bear Dune Climb

This birch stands high on Mount Baldy near the Treat Homestead south of Empire. The Turquoise waters of Lake Michigan provide a backdrop

Mt Baldy Birch — Treat Farm Trail

Gale force winds blow across Sleeping Bear Point

Singing Sand — Sleeping Bear Point

Lake Michigan, boardwalk, Petersen beach, weathered boards

Weathered — Peterson Beach

Pyramid point, sand dune, autumn, morning, Willows

The Cradle — Pyramid Point

Wetlands, Platte River, swamp, reflection

Mid-Century Modern — Platte Wetlands

Sleeping bear point, winter, Sand dune, morning sky, texture

Winter Break — Sleeping Bear Point

Sand dune, shadow, turquoise, Aqua, sleeping bear point

Moonshadow — Sleeping Bear Point

Frost, dune, sunrise, patterns, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Dragon Skin Hill  — Sleeping Bear Point

Moon, Venus, morning, sleeping bear bay, sandbar, Twilight

Sandbar — Sleeping Bear Bay

A 180° panorama of the forest canopy and the ceiling of the Cathedral of St Stephan in Metz, France

Cathedral — Pyramid Point Trail and Metz, France

Spring, marl, cedars, otter creek, sunlight

Marl Spring — Otter Creek

Panorama, sleeping bear point, manitou islands, winter, clouds, sculpting

Sand Symphony — Sleeping Bear Point

Wave, Stones, Sunset, Orange, reflection, sleeping bear dunes

Pulling Back — Sleeping Bear Point

Pre-dawn light fills the sky and waters of the Manitou Passage at Sleeping Bear Point

Passage 7

Looking out toward the Manitou Islands from Sleeping Bear Point before dawn

Passage 8

Looking out over the Manitou Islands near sunset with whispy clouds overhead

Colors of the Passage

Poplar trees, Wind, sleeping bear dunes, sleeping bear point, Impressionism

Poplar Applause — Sleeping Bear Point

Sleeping bear point, trail, grass, poplars, trees

Direction — Sleeping Bear Point

ghost forest, sleeping bear point, clouds, skyscape, winter

Ghosts — Sleeping Bear Point

Manitou islands, Lake boat, lighthouse, Lake Michigan, manitou passage, sleeping bear point

Passage — Manitou Passage

Grasses, Beach grass, Sunset, Wind, sleeping bear point

Life — Sleeping Bear Point

Window, log cabin, kitchen, boekeloo, sleeping bear dunes

Boekeloo — Boekeloo Lodge

Sleeping bear dunes, sleeping bear point, Gale, Wind, waves, Sunset

Manitou Madness — Sleeping Bear Point

Panorama, winter, sleeping bear point, textures, sunrise, manitou islands

Expectations — Sleeping Bear Point

Sleeping bear point, Grass, shadows, winter, sunrise

Warm Winter — Sleeping Bear Point

Sleeping bear point, pyramid, dune, erosion, early spring

Archeology — Sleeping Bear Point

Sleeping bear point, Wind, drifting, winter, manitou islands, textures

Clean — Sleeping Bear Point

Sleeping bear point, Wind, drifting, winter, manitou islands, textures

Sugar Cookie — Sleeping Bear Point

Gail force winds, manitou islands, waves, spray, Sunset, sleeping bear point

Manitou Gale — Sleeping Bear Point

Sleeping bear point, winter, erosion, drifting, sculpted

Forged — Sleeping Bear Point

Layers, Snow, winter, sleeping bear point, pyramid point, sunrise

Winter Bear

Sunrise, orange, brilliant, wind effects, sculpting, erosion, Pyramid Point


After Sunset, sky, Sleeping Bear Point,  painted, grasses, Manitou islands

Twilight Sky

Manitou Islands, Manitou Passage, skyscape, morning, twilight, clouds, Sleeping Bear Point

Manitou Sky

Sleeping Bear Point, dunes, Vertical, Panorama, morning, wispy clouds

Bear Claw

Sunrise, Scarlet Sky, Clods, Sleeping Bear Bay, waves, Twilight

Lake on Fire

Beach grass, storm, moon, Manitou Passage,  Clouds, Leelanau, Glen Arbor

Soft Morning

Sleeping Bear Point, Beach grass, wind morning, Venus, crescent moon, Sleeping Bear Bay, Alligator Hill

Venus Rises

Autumn, Poplars, Windy, Sleeping Bear Point,  Golden, Windswept

Wind 7

Alligator Hill trail Overlook, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Bay, Manitou Islands, Sunrise

Alligator Hill before Dawn

Alligator Hill trail Overlook, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Bay, Manitou Islands, Sunrise


The foreground shows a blade of grass curled in the sand and another blade etching marks in the sand. The Background is the Manitou Islands at dawn


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