Year of the Sunrise I

July 2019


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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

                                                                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.

                                                                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.