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The sunset sky over Lake Superior is photographed from within a secluded sea cave along Michigan's Upper Peninsula coast near Munising....
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The sunset sky over Lake Superior is photographed from within a secluded sea cave along Michigan's Upper Peninsula coast near Munising.
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25 Comments | Report
mirzak
 
mirzak September 29, 2015
I don't have the words to describe how awesome this shot is. To describe it correctly would require a poet!
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KennethKeifer November 25, 2015
Thank you, Mirzak!
sarahlharden
 
sarahlharden September 30, 2015
This photo is amazing!
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KennethKeifer November 25, 2015
Thank you!
janine5571
 
janine5571 October 08, 2015
Beautiful shot! Never would have guessed this was Michigan!
Jaxx
 
Jaxx October 23, 2015
Beautiful!!!!
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KennethKeifer November 29, 2015
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moniqueelferink
 
moniqueelferink October 25, 2015
Amazing! beautiful place and a great shot!
sebastianmuglia Platinum
 
sebastianmuglia October 27, 2015
SuperIOR!
huudinhnguyen
 
huudinhnguyen November 29, 2015
Tuy?t ??p !
huudinhnguyen
 
huudinhnguyen November 29, 2015
Gorgeous !
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huudinhnguyen November 29, 2015
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paulthomson
 
paulthomson December 13, 2015
Outstanding
kotagurl
 
kotagurl December 19, 2015
this i just so unique.
CreatorsHand Platinum
 
CreatorsHand April 14, 2016
I see you found the sea cave; I've never been brave enough to wade out there, but I have friends who have. This is one of the nicest images of it I have seen. Great work!
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Pamelabole August 17, 2016
Beautiful!!!! Congrats on your contest award!!! : )
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YvonneJeaK August 19, 2016
So beautiful. Congratulations
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dianegrenier September 17, 2016
heavenly
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adavies January 07, 2017
Awesome image! Beautifully captured! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Pure Michigan! challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/pure-michigan-photo-challenge-by-adavies
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richardsly September 01, 2017
super shot.
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anthonymannion September 13, 2017
amazing shot and location
anglbear
 
anglbear September 17, 2017
Picture perfect! Stunning!
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Byronfairphotography September 24, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous / Voted
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Mary18 February 23, 2018
Beautiful capture!
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samanthawilson25 May 16, 2018
Superb composition
roystur
 
roystur July 03, 2018
Stunning image! Would love to see this place in the flesh.
korinna
 
korinna September 26, 2018
Voted on lakes and reflections
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RamonZabala November 02, 2018
Amazing landscape photo
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was shot in a sea cave along Upper Peninsula Michigan's Lake Superior coast not far from the town of Munising and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Time
This image was shot at sundown, not long after I found the cave while exploring. I was happy to get inside, get set up and capture the image in the nick of time, before the colors faded from the sky.
Lighting
I was happy to have relatively even lighting in what had been a very contrasty scene just a few minutes before.
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 16-35mm II L lens on a Manfrotto tripod.
Inspiration
I have been enchanted by the Lake Superior coastline since I first noticed some photographs of other photographers, namely John McCormick, that showcased the beauty and amazing landscape of that region of Michigan.
Editing
After HDR processing from 7 original exposures, I preformed some contrast adjustment, sensor spot removal, and color correction
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 16-32mm II L lens, Canon EF 24-105mm L lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Canon EF 100mm Macro L lens, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L lens, Hoodman Loupe, Lee Filters, Manfrotto tripod, Think Tank belt and bags
Feedback
Sometimes going to extremes will get you the shot. This scene was recorded after picking my way through a rugged four wheel drive "road," fighting maddening swarms of ferocious biting black flies while not knowing the exact location of this cave nor how I would access it, and wading into nearly waste-deep Lake Superior, all the while, racing the setting sun as I hoped I could get the shot before it would be too late. Sometimes, it really is worth the effort, trouble, and insect bites!

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