Take 72 east from Traverse City, MI to Rapid City Rd. NW and follow to the town of Alden.
Two items of gear were important here since I did not use HDR processing. The .9 lee filter allowed me to even the light between the lake and the sky allowing the camera to capture the lake's rich blue water. However, the tripod, as always for me, was crucial to keep the camera steady for a long exposure to allow enough light for the correct exposure while smoothing out the water.
Storm with sheets of rain touching down across the clear blue waters of Torch Lake.