Point Betsie, MI || Point Bestie Lighthouse guides ships along the coast line as the Northern Lights dance over Lake Michigan. This photo was made in Frankfort, Michigan, about 30 miles south of Traverse City. What began as a fun night celebrating the last days of summer with friends turned into a magical evening. After a fun evening out I decided to walk down to the lakeshore for a relaxing night alone with the lighthouse. I originally set up my tripod facing the opposite direction to capture a Milky Way time-lapse but after some time I looked to my right to find the Northern Lights flickering over Lake Michigan. I stopped my time-lapse and positioned my camera beneath the lighthouse, firing off several shots before the lights faded away.
LAWRENCE, KS || The sun slips behind the tree line as sunflowers soak up the day's final rays.