February 2, 2019

Teal Lake at 8:12am

Sunrise from Teal Lake, Ishpeming, MI

Sunrise 33 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 8:12
  • Azimuth: 114°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: No


  • Temperature: 13 ºF
  • Felt like: 4 ºF
  • Conditions: Overcast
  • Wind: 6 mph
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Humidity: 74%


  • 17mm
  • f/8.0
  • 1/125 sec
  • 800


Teal Lake, Ishpeming, MI

46° 30' 37" N, -87° 37' 16" W

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Musings [155 words]

The first sunrise going inland. Clearly no sun, which I knew ahead of time. My hope however, was to capture a village of ice shanties. I’ll make that effort another day, from Teal Lake, or elsewhere.

Words are much harder to produce than photos. Words are harder to come by than a sunrise that actually shines in the middle of an Upper Peninsula winter. But that hasn’t always been the case. Since my teenager years I’ve loved the physical act of putting words onto paper, which eventually translated to typing words on a screen.

Journaling and letter writing was a significant part of my life and daily routine throughout my teenage years. During my senior year of high school I set up an independent study with the goal of picking a single topic each school day and filling no less than a single page with words. I’m trying to get back to that ritual.

Fuel more Sunrises

There is plenty more to come from Year of the Sunrise. You can always add a cup of coffee to keep me going strong in the mornings, or a tank of gas to get me to some new places, as the sun keeps rising.