Year of the Sunrise I

October 2019


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
01
Sunrise from Suicide Hill
02
Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
03
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
04
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Ore Dock
05
Sunrise from Maritime Museum
06
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
07
Sunrise from South Beach
08
Sunrise from Shiras Park
09
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from Cinder Pond Marina
11
Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
12
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
13
Sunrise from Old County Road 510
14
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
Sunrise from Shiras Park
17
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
18
Sunrise from Shiras Park
19
Sunrise from Shiras Park
20
Sunrise from Maritime Museum
21
Sunrise from Presque Isle
22
Sunrise from Thomas Rock
23
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
24
Sunrise from Founders Landing
25
Sunrise from Hogback Mountain
26
Sunrise from Shiras Park
27
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
28
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
29
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
30
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
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.

October Highlights

  • Way too many photos from Shiras Park
  • More company at sunrise than any month to date
  • More outtakes than any other month as I loosen the reins on my own editing
  • Sun was visible for 16 of 31 sunrises

October Musings

Ten months complete. The sun is now passing south in the horizon, past the many places I’ve photographed her earlier in the year. From Marquette, she no longer rises over Lake Superior’s horizon, but from behind the land somewhere towards Deerton.

Beyond the cold days of February, and the early mornings of June, it’s October that has been the hardest month of this project. However, looking back at the photos, though there was very little variety in location, the results were quite satisfying to me.

When it’s cold you can always put on another layer or have more hot cocoa. When the sunrise is early, you can always go to bed earlier and squeeze in a nap. But when it’s October, you can’t cancel Plaidurday or the Fresh Coast Film Festival. There are a dozen destinations I wanted to get to specifically during October, only one of them happened.

There was a stretch of nearly two weeks, where every day I wasn’t working the shop I had a media interview, or a Fresh Coast board meeting, or volunteer meeting, or classroom speaking engagement.

On some days it really broke me. At times I feel that little justice has been given this project. And in the hands of someone else it could be incredibly successful, more all encompassing, and much better photos. I just wish I had the means and flexiblity to get to Ironwood on a whim, or Sault Ste. Marie, or the Keweenaw, or the Garden Peninsula. And those are just the Upper Peninsula locations. This doesn’t even detail what I’d love to do with a neutral density filter or telephoto lens. Nor does it detail the spiritual moments I long for chasing the sunrise in the dessert, or the mountains, or the tropics.

More than any other project, this is the one I dream of having unlimited resources. To continue chasing the sun every morning. If I could sell one print a day, I could do just that.

Maybe next year, or 2020 when I hit 1,000.

Songs of October

Music has played a large role in this year's journey. These are the songs that were the theme of October, 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 one goes out to Wyman Meinzer.

If there are any fruits to this madness, it's time to enjoy them.

Up with the tempo.

Bring all the energy.

October 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.