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 Lake Shore 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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                                                                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.

                                                                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.