Dawn illuminates the South Manitou Island lighthouse in Lake Michigan, retired since 1958.
Went down to the beach early in the morning while camping in this wonderful, wild place and thought for a moment that they'd recommissioned the lighthouse. But it was just the old lens catching and throwing the beginnings of dawn's light at me (click through to the full-size image to really see it). It only lasted a couple of minutes. Almost spooky; definitely beautiful. Later that day I got a lighthouse tour from the last lighthouse keeper's great-great (I think) grandson. Island gallery below.