Year of the Sunrise I

September 2019


Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
    01
    Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
      02
      Sunrise from South Beach
        03
        Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
          04
          Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
            05
            Sunrise from Straits of Mackinac
              06
              Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                07
                Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
                  08
                  Sunrise from Superior Dome
                    09
                    Sunrise from Marquette Lighthouse
                      10
                      Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                        11
                        Sunrise from Presque Isle
                          12
                          Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                            13
                            Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
                              14
                              Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                                15
                                Sunrise from Bum's Beach
                                  16
                                  Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
                                    17
                                    Sunrise from Marquette Lighthouse
                                      18
                                      Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                                        19
                                        Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
                                          20
                                          Sunrise from Deer Lake
                                            21
                                            Sunrise from Presque Isle
                                              22
                                              Sunrise from Marquette County Courthouse
                                                23
                                                Sunrise from Trestle Falls
                                                  24
                                                  Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
                                                    25
                                                    Sunrise from Founders Landing
                                                      26
                                                      Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                                                        27
                                                        Sunrise from Valley View Pork
                                                          28
                                                          Sunrise from Blue Lake Cottages
                                                            29
                                                            Sunrise from Old Mission Lighthouse
                                                              30

                                                              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

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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.

                                                              September Highlights

                                                              • Highlights, or lowlights? The journal has taken a downturn
                                                              • A private boat ride under The Mackinac Bridge
                                                              • The second photo from enclosed doors
                                                              • Twelve straight days where the sun was not visible at the moment of sunrise
                                                              • Adding a fisheye lens to the mix thanks to Kaelyn
                                                              • The first morning I don’t have a photo after the sun rose (excluding my phone)
                                                              • Sun was visible for 8 of 30 sunrises

                                                              September Musings

                                                              The nine month lull

                                                              Nine of twelve months. Seventy-five percent. Three quarters. One piece left of a personal pan pizza.

                                                              It almost feels easy, getting up at sunrise every morning. I’ve been complaining about how late sunrise is, something I didn’t think I’d ever be doing at the beginning of this project, but I’m missing my quiet hour of the morning, where the world was still sleeping, the beaches and streets empty, and next to nobody but me at the coffee shop for the first hour of the day. That has all changed.

                                                              And I’ve been sad, in more ways than one, but the one I’m going to focus on here is about sunrising. Sadly, it has had to take a backseat to many projects lately. The madness has been very mad lately, from Mountain Dew, to 906 Day, to Kraft Hockeyville merchandise, running a storefront, Plaidurday, and most of all… Fresh Coast Film Festival. It has been one after the other, and Fresh Coast has eaten away at my personal life.

                                                              Granted, I’m out there, every morning taking my quiet time with the sun. But I haven’t been able to dive in the way I’ve been wanting to. Making prints, editing the website, spending time with words and the journal. In fact, most journal entries are blank for this month, that’s where the most sadness comes. Slowly, I’ve fallen in love with this project where I want to make it my priority each day. I imagine a world where I could update it more frequently, sell more prints, nerd out on my photo, location, and sunrise data.

                                                              The good news is, I don’t have to stop. FCFF will pass in just a couple weeks, and then my slate is once again clean, relatively. And though I set out to do this every sunrise of 2019, nobody but me is going to choose to stop every day when 2020 comes around. The year of hindsight may provide it’s own revelations.

                                                              I miss my time with the bay, the sun, the wind, and the words. I’ll be coming back for more bay.

                                                              Songs of September

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

                                                              Still can't get enough of those female rock vocals.

                                                              Looking in the all the wrong places. Stay away from the coal mines.

                                                              Look, every time there's a new sunrise, I open up my eyes, And I say to myself, "In the whole wide world of guys, I must be the luckiest alive". This project will be over when Alicia Keys comes in.

                                                              One day I'm going to be there to hear [redacted] sing this in front of an audience.

                                                              September 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.