June 27, 2019

South Beach at 5:58am

Sunrise from South Beach, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 178 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 5:58
  • Azimuth: 54°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Yes


  • Temperature: 71 ºF
  • Felt like: 71 ºF
  • Conditions: Clear
  • Wind: 5 mph
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Humidity: 53%

Observed from 1.56 miles away


  • 30mm
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200 sec
  • 250


South Beach, Marquette, MI

46° 31' 26" N, -87° 23' 21" W

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Musings [221 words]

My capacity to go it alone seems to have a hard limit. As a teenager I would skateboard and snowboard endlessly, and I love every minute of it. But eventually it got lonely to always go by myself. Photography was next. The Hometown Invasion Tour. A business. And even stone skipping. For a few summers straight I could go stone skipping night after night for hours endlessly amused. But then last summer it became lonely and sad. So now I do it less. Then I start this project, and I’m entirely in the zone and loving every minute of it. But the loneliness is seeping in like it has done on everything else. Do just it a threshold and get bored of something? Am I that far off from being grounded and content in my solitude? Is the next big passion going to have a result that ends in sadness where the excitement is gone and I’m no longer amused to go out and to that thing by myself.

When I tell someone I’m photographing every sunrise of 2019 it amuses me when they ask, “But what about the rainy days?”

It’s like when I would say, “I’m going to all 50 states in one year” and people would ask, “But what about Alaska and Hawai’i?”

All. Every. Full stop.


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.