Year of the Sunrise I

May 2019


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Sunrise from Founders Landing
    01
    Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
      02
      Sunrise from Presque Isle
        03
        Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
          04
          Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
            05
            Sunrise from Marquette Lighthouse
              06
              Sunrise from Lake Street Bluff
                07
                Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                  08
                  Sunrise from Lakeshore Blvd.
                    09
                    Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                      10
                      Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
                        11
                        Sunrise from US 41
                          12
                          Sunrise from Sand Point
                            13
                            Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
                              14
                              Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
                                15
                                Sunrise from Enger Tower
                                  16
                                  Sunrise from Split Rock Lighthouse
                                    17
                                    Sunrise from 12th Street Beach
                                      18
                                      Sunrise from Dead River
                                        19
                                        Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
                                          20
                                          Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
                                            21
                                            Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
                                              22
                                              Sunrise from Presqe Isle
                                                23
                                                Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
                                                  24
                                                  Sunrise from Blackrocks
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                                                    Sunrise from Presque Isle
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                                                      Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                                                        27
                                                        Sunrise from Lower Harbor Ore Dock
                                                          28
                                                          Sunrise from Thomas Rock
                                                            29
                                                            Sunrise from Presque Isle
                                                              30
                                                              Sunrise from Blackrocks
                                                                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.

                                                                May Highlights

                                                                • My first sunrises outside of Michigan
                                                                • The second most photos taken to date (second only to January)
                                                                • Presque Isle was the most common location
                                                                • One morning was full of panic, after forgetting the camera battery in its charger and having to return home
                                                                • May has the highest average shutter speed to date, putting my tripod to use significantly more than the previous four months
                                                                • Sun was visible for 17 of 31 sunrises

                                                                May Musings

                                                                At the beginning of this month I was beginning to feel uninspired. With all the snow and ice gone, I was fearful that all the photos were going to start looking the same. Looking back on the month of May I’m quite delighted on the variety of images captured.

                                                                More coming soon, I’ve got a meeting to get to…


                                                                One day later…

                                                                The meeting went pretty well, but I need to focus on coming up with some different typeface options for the client.

                                                                I’m trying to think back through the month and figure out what were the themes were for the last 31 days. Let’s see…

                                                                – The weather was wet and fairly cold. There were mornings I was thinkin it’d feel warm, and because I was so underdressed it felt colder than some of the coldest days in February. Once you get that taste of a warm day, I guess everything else feels so cold.

                                                                – Matters of the heart has certainly been a theme. Or as I like to say now, heart$#*@. It’s incredible how much the heart can stretch, in botch directions, in a short amount of time. It’s incredible how much love and how much loss the heart can feel at the same time.

                                                                – June has now arrived, and I feel a calm and ease. Lake Superior reflects that feeling, she has been so calm at morning. I knew that March through mid-May would be a wavy stretch of obligations and commitments, fun ones at that. But I find myself eager to maintain a clear calendar for summer.

                                                                – My transformation to a monring person is near complete. For the next 30 days the sunrise in Marquette is before 6AM, with the earliest of the year just 21 days away. The struggle is continuing to get up just a little earlier each day. I wonder, when June 21 comes around, will I actually find it easier to be up?

                                                                – Now 41% complete, there has been lots and lots of reflection on this project. What do I do with the photos? Will people buy prints or other products? How do I present 365 sunrises in physical form? Because 365 of anything is a lot.

                                                                Songs of May

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

                                                                This just kept bubbling to the surface all over the place. Just wish it was "Just like '19."

                                                                For early morning road trips to Big Bay

                                                                This song came into my world on the evening of May 31. It was perfect because [redacted]

                                                                May 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.