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Racing the Sunset

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The sun is setting over Lake Erie and perhaps this boater is headed back to the dock or trying to get in one last run before it turns dark. The image was made at Edgewater Park in Cleveland last September on an unusually warm day.

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Fishing at Sundown

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A lone fisherman doesn’t seem fazed by the fact that the sun is setting over Lake Erie and soon he will be plunged into darkness. The scene is Edgewater Park in Cleveland on a late September day that saw the region set records for high temperatures. The high temperature that day was in the low 90s. Fall has officially begun a few days earlier.

Sinking Into Lake Erie

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Interstate 90 in the vicinity of Erie, Pennsylvania, is built on a series of high bluffs that provide a view of Lake Erie to the north.

The view of the lake is particularly pronounced near North East, Pennsylvania.

We had just finished dinner and were headed back to Ohio on I-90. I was sitting in the passenger seat, my camera in hand. I had a few opportunities to catch the sunset and this was the best of the lot.

The sun is about to sink into the lake, ending another day.

Another Lake Erie Sunset

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We were having dinner in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, at a restaurant that has a deck right on Lake Erie. We make it a point to go there for dinner once every summer on a warm evening.

This year we arrived later than usual. It was the first time I’d been there as the sun was setting.

Soon the sun would descend into a soup of gathering clouds.

Last Light of Day

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Catawba sunset 03

I don’t know if these three women had intended to watch the sun set over Lake Erie at Catawba Island State Park.

They arrived well after the sun had set. But they had time to admire the red, orange and yellow glows of the light bending over the horizon and lighting up the sky before the arrival of the blue hour.

In some ways the after sunset light show is just a striking as watching the sun dip below the horizon.

Boating Across a Sunset

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Catawba sunset 05

I had just set up and it was a matter of waiting for the sun to set over Lake Erie at Catawba Island State Park near Clinton, Ohio.

Along came a boat and I had one of the photos I had hoped to create. Ah, the memories of summer.

Let’s Enjoy a Lake Erie Sunset

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Catawba sunset 02

A couple and their child are seated on a picnic table at Catawba Island State Park near Port Clinton, Ohio, to watch the sun set over Lake Erie.

As I write this, it is Labor Day 2016, which is the traditional day that ends summer. Depending on how you depend summer, it will last for a few more weeks. But from a cultural perspective, summer ends with Labor Day weekend and some might say it ends when schools resume.

Each season has it sown charm and emotional feelings. Summer is often associated with leisure, including taking the time to enjoy a Lake Erie sunset.

The sun sets over Lake Erie all year around, but there is something different about a summer sunset.