You get an elevated perspective when you're in flight, sure - the only complication is that once you're at cruising altitude and your departure airport has gone beyond the horizon, it can be difficult to realize what it is you're looking at. I caught this lake view while flying back to Vancouver from Toronto last summer, but it wasn't until I was able to pore over Google Maps that I figured out what I'd been looking at. As best as I can tell, this is the south coast of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a bit northwest of the Straits of Mackinac. The small body of water in the middle-left is Brevort Lake, and that's Lake Michigan beyond it with the sun-gold water.
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