We started day three of our retreat at Split Rock Lighthouse for sunrise. My family & friends know that I love lighthouses so I was already excited for this location. But when I saw the rocky coast and that gorgeous rock cliff with the lighthouse perched on the edge, I was in heaven 🙂 It was so beautiful and different than any of the lighthouses I’d seen before!
Be prepared for an overdose of lighthouse images, I won’t apologize! I was a little worried the clouds would not part but they didn’t disappoint as the sun started to cross the horizon.
The dramatic skies proved a perfect backdrop for the lighthouse and rock cliff.
I noticed the sun reflecting on the wet rocks just a few feet in front of me and didn’t want to miss the moment by recomposing my camera, so I used my iPhone! It provides amazing images too.
I moved a little further away from the lighthouse to capture more of the rocky coastline and the trees. The long exposure highlights the waves adding even more depth to this image. My canvas is on order and I’m anxiously awaiting it’s arrival to add this beauty to my home!
Thank you to Lindsey for taking this next image on my iPhone!
I hated to leave this beautiful place but there were more adventures planned for the day. We hiked to White Sky Rock Overlook to enjoy the fall colors that were starting to appear more and more. The hike was uphill through the woods but so peaceful!
The colors at the top and the view were definitely worth the hike! The sun kept peeking out from behind the clouds lighting up different parts of the landscape.
On the way back down I took longer to enjoy the woods and all the treasures along the trail.
We also had time for a little exploring around the lodge where we were staying. There was this adorable Dr Seuss style sauna that was the subject of almost everyone’s images! And more treasures in the woods.
With the hopes of clearing skies we headed back to Split Rock Lighthouse for sunset and night skies. Mother Nature had other plans and did not part the clouds but I still managed one image with some moonlight.
Photograph what brings you Joy!