- 30 consecutive sunrises before 6:00AM
- Alas, Summer Soltice arrived
- I’ve never seen a day at Black Rocks like this
- Lots of tripod shots, and lots of shots just before the sun broke the horizon
- Lots and lots of beach grass photos, I could photograph beach grass for an eternity
- Sun was visible for 17 of 30 sunrises
June is a month of milestones for this particular project. In January, when I set out on this idea, it seemed so daunting to get to June. I’m not a morning person, and the idea of gradually getting up earlier and earlier every day for 6 months without a break until the earliest sunrise at 5:55AM seemed nearly impossible. It sounded ridiculous. Six months later, it’s just a part of my daily routine and I wonder why nobody else has done this darn project before me. I mean really, there are so many very talented people that could offer so much more to this project, from design, to photography, to writing, to delivery, and variety of locations. But for whatever reason, it’s just me.
Now, I’m past the earliest sunrise of the year and I have completed the first six months. My fear is that this is where I became complacent. The challenge and most difficult part is behind me, and that’s where I tend to get a little bored, which was the theme of a few journal entries this month. Other themes included a lot of matters of the heart, the imposter syndrome, and fighting to find an original approach.
Here’s to the next six months.
Songs of June
Music has played a large role in this year's journey. These are the songs that were the theme of June, 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.
Because I wish she were.
Maybe, just maybe, I went to war for a loveable feeling more than ever before. Ashore. Water. Sand. River. Rain cloud.
It'd be better if it was called Sun Up
And I don't know why I can't find a lover, one that I like or one that really feels like home.
June Sunrise Locations
Fuel more Sunrises
There is plenty more content to come from Year of the Sunrise I, II, III, IV, and ...V(?). Add a weekly or monthly cup of coffee to fuel more sunrise content. Or, add a quarterly tank of gas to fuel more sunrise road trips, which is just how all this began.Add ☕️ Add ⛽️