19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Sunset on Torch Lake

My young son enjoying a tire swing overlooking beautiful Torch Lake in Northern Michigan. It was my birthday and we were just finishing a meal when my wife noticed my son heading for the swing. I captured his pure joy in mid-swing during the kind of sunset you only get in mid fall over these crystal clear waters. Of all the photos of sand dunes and lighthouses on our vacation, this one has the most meaning. It captures the carefree innocence of my son's childhood.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Central Lake, Mi, United States of America
Camera: DMC-G85
Copyright: © Brian Brophy