A story of light lost…


There I was, awake at 5 in the morning for no apparent reason. Well I may know the reason and it involves a bed which is way too small occupied by way too many bodies. One of which is a hundred pound lab mix who insists on sleeping in the crook of my knee, sideways. I was up for the day, and I knew it. This was Saturday the 21st of June and the first day of Summer. The Ludington Gus Macker was opening up and I knew that getting anywhere in the little town was going to be a goat rodeo. The lake was beautiful and seemed to be endless, due to the clouds and calmness of the water there was no definable horizon. I roused my significant other from her sleep and baited her out to the porch to see this early morning view, and insisted that she prepare for a morning of aimless wandering for photographs. In mid sentence I saw the lighthouse light up like a match from the rising sun, and off I went leaving her mystified. I jumped into the car and as quickly as possible made it to the Loomis Street boat launch. I set up a tripod and threw on the 150mm lens. I snapped this shot off just as the last of the light was fading from the lighthouse.

Prints of this image are available in the gallery.


Ludington Lighthouse on the first day of Summer by Joe Clark www.glasslakesphotography.com