Year of the Sunrise I

January 2019


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Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sunrise from Whitefish Point
    01
    Sunrise from Presque Isle
      02
      Sunrise from Marquette Yacht Club
        03
        Sunrise from Founders Landing
          04
          Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
            05
            Sunrise from South Beach
              06
              Sunrise from Mattson Harbor
                07
                Sunrise from Marquette Lighthouse
                  08
                  Sunrise from Presque Isle
                    09
                    Sunrise from Shiras Park
                      10
                      Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
                        11
                        Sunrise from Larch Breakwall
                          12
                          Sunrise from Little Bay de Noc
                            13
                            Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
                              14
                              Sunrise from Founders Landing Boardwalk
                                15
                                Sunrise from South Beach
                                  16
                                  Sunrise from Thill & Sons Fish House
                                    17
                                    Sunrise from Thill's Dock
                                      18
                                      Sunrise from Thill's Dock
                                        19
                                        Sunrise from Founders Landing
                                          20
                                          Sunrise from Thill's Dock
                                            21
                                            Sunrise from Founders Landing
                                              22
                                              Sunrise from Marquette Yacht Club
                                                23
                                                Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
                                                  24
                                                  Sunrise from South Beach
                                                    25
                                                    Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
                                                      26
                                                      Sunrise from Founders Landing Boardwalk
                                                        27
                                                        Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
                                                          28
                                                          Sunrise from Presque Isle
                                                            29
                                                            Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
                                                              30
                                                              Sunrise from Presque Isle
                                                                31

                                                                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.

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                                                                Watch More Sunrises

                                                                As Year of the Sunrise continues, one significant takeaway is encouraging others to watch more sunrises this year than they did the previous year. I present you with a challenge, to watch more sunrises in 2021 than they did in 2020.

                                                                Take the 2021 Sunrise Pledge

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                                                                For additional sunrise photos follow both @BugsySailor and @UPSupplyCo on Instagram. I don't post daily, but you will see additional content unvailable here.

                                                                January Highlights

                                                                • January 1st was pretty much a double rainbow moment.
                                                                • Coldest temp was approximately -32º windchill, on January 31st
                                                                • 11 day streak without actually seeing the sun at sunrise.
                                                                • Chased the water each day, 29 along Lake Superior, 2 along Lake Michigan. This may not change much.
                                                                • Brought coffee and hot chocolate to Orehenge seekers.
                                                                • 30 jpgs, 1 gif, still don’t know a thing about video.
                                                                • Sun was visible for 8 of 31 sunrises

                                                                January Musings

                                                                One year, every sunrise.

                                                                It’s a simple goal, really. If you’re a morning person, disciplined, and enjoy -30º windchills. Although, only one of these applies to me.

                                                                What this is really about is getting back to nature and photography. Less so for the sake of photography, and more so for the sake of my soul. Photography has always been a means of staying grounded and connecting with the outdoor world, but it’s something I’ve gotten away from.

                                                                For most of my adult life I have woken up and headed straight to a computer as the first task in the morning. What’s been circulating in my head is, what can change in a person’s character if the first task every day is to spend it outdoors, chasing the sunrise, and not missing a day off just because it’s “cold” or rainy.

                                                                In a sense, this began on December 31, 2012, when I decided I would start a new tradition of watching the first sunrise of the new year. It’s been seven years straight and serves as a magical day on the calendar. But how many sunrises do I see the reset of the year? Not many. Time to change that.

                                                                Recently, I have become less comfortable with being alone, whether it be stone skipping, snowboarding, or sitting at the coffee shop. I want that comfort to return, while staying grounded. That being said, anyone who wants to join for the sunrise is more than welcome.

                                                                Songs of January

                                                                Music has played a large role in this year's journey. These are the songs that were the theme of January, the ones that were playing in my car stereo on the way to sunrise, in my headphones while editing photos, and the ones being shared with those closeest to me. Check out the entire playlist.

                                                                Gimme that spoken word.

                                                                And another for anyone listening...

                                                                The morning energy I needed on those cold snowy mornings.

                                                                January Sunrise Locations


                                                                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.

                                                                Subscribe

                                                                Every once in a great while I send out a newsletter with sunrise updates, life stories, project developments, and various shenanigans. I'd love to share these with you and will respect your inbox.

                                                                Watch More Sunrises

                                                                As Year of the Sunrise continues, one significant takeaway is encouraging others to watch more sunrises this year than they did the previous year. I present you with a challenge, to watch more sunrises in 2021 than they did in 2020.

                                                                Take the 2021 Sunrise Pledge

                                                                Blah Blah Blah

                                                                For additional sunrise photos follow both @BugsySailor and @UPSupplyCo on Instagram. I don't post daily, but you will see additional content unvailable here.