Sleeping Bear Dunes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Amamba, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Sleeping Bear Dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan.

    For those who's never been there - the sight is breathtaking, it's about 400 feet (122 m) above the lake with a very steep descent, and the strangest thing is that if you take a scenic drive through the park, you won't see the dunes or know they even exist. You're driving through a typical Northern Michigan forest that is fairly dense at times, no sand anywhere, it's all trees and leaves and grass, and you park on the side of the road and go up and through the trees and all of a sudden they open up to a huge span of sandy dunes high above the enormous lake.. it almost looks like it was cut out of completely different time and place and just dropped from space by some aliens. A very cool place. Unfortunately my photos don't do it justice. (I will add more photos as I process them, there was a lot of spots on my lens that need to be cleaned up in post).

    All shot with the "Craptastic" combo of 16/2.8+UWA and 1650.

    29327596125_29fb449c32_k.jpg Sleeping Bear Dunes by BugsDaddy, on Flickr

    29327832235_068a0f0062_k.jpg Sleeping Bear Dunes by BugsDaddy, on Flickr

    28707135203_939ef8b095_k.jpg DSC08389 1 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr

    29294438596_df352a74b0_k.jpg DSC08394 1 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
    • Like Like x 7
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Neat place

    Sent from my SM-N920P using TalkEmount app
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    #2 rocks! All those ant-like people really give it a sense of scale.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Pretty cool! I don't recall dunes like these other than in Chile. So this is a wonderful surprise.
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Beautiful! #2 :thumbsup:
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  6. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Nice shots, and all that blue sky, we dream of that in Scotland :boohoo:
    • Like Like x 1
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1