Year of the Sunrise I

July 2019


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
01
Sunrise from Superior Dome
02
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Ore Dock
03
Sunrise from Saint Ignace Marina
04
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
05
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
06
Sunrise from Little Traverse Bay
07
Sunrise from Little Traverse Bay
08
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
09
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
10
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
11
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
12
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
13
Sunrise from M-28 Beach
14
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
15
Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
16
Sunrise from Founders Landing
17
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
18
Sunrise from Founders Landing
19
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
20
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
21
Sunrise from Presque Isle
22
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
23
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
24
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
25
Sunrise from Raspberry Island
26
Sunrise from Lake Nokmois
27
Sunrise from Hennepin Avenue Bridge
28
Sunrise from Minnehaha Park
29
Sunrise from Blue Mounds State Park
30
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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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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

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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.

July Highlights

  • Lots of pink
  • First sunrise from a boat
  • Many more days outside of Marquette
  • & five straight days outside of Michigan
  • Playing with camera movement
  • Seeing smoke from Canada wildfires
  • I haven’t counted, but this has got to be the month with the most sunshine yet
  • Sun was visible for 19 of 31 sunrises

July Musings

July is a complete month, the most complete month of 2019. I sit hear feeling incredibly fulfilled. This project has been incredible, and I’m becoming a little more critical of the photos as I try to find more variety and new locations. But this project actually has so little to do with the photos. The photos are simply the tangible evidence that I did this each morning.

Part of the project is about getting outside, working on commitments, taking on a new creative pursuit, getting back to writing and photography, and blah blah blah. Those are the things I’m setting out to do, but what’s happening is a different story.

So what is really happening? Creating an environment and lifestyle to allow for growth, experiences, precense, and openess to whatever life presents. I don’t know if this month would have happened without this project, and what’s happened this month has nothing to do with sunrises.

  • [REDACTED]ing
  • Bea (this has its own bullet list, multiple bullet lists)
  • Stone skipping on ESPN
  • Do the the whole Mountain Dew thing
  • NPR interview
  • Joe P
  • New best month at the shop
  • Experiencing profound sadness (and making it healthy)
  • High quality family memories

Each one of these bullet points is full of multiople stories and experiences and learning moments.

August, I dare you to beat this.


Looking back on July, I’m really proud of this set of photos, and a deep collection of outtakes this month, with lots of variety.


I’ve been taking notes on larger themes that are developing during this project. One is having a relationship with Lake Superior, and sleep for that matter. Another is the cliche of sunrise and sunset photography. And yet another is beginning your day with nature.

However, a new theme is forming. An unexpected theme. I don’t know what or where it will go, but it is exciting. And that theme is [REDACTED].

Songs of July

Music has played a large role in this year's journey. These are the songs that were the theme of July, 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.

In the morning...

July 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.