Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
Sunrise from South Beach
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
Sunrise from Straits of Mackinac
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
Sunrise from Superior Dome
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
Sunrise from Presque Isle
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
Sunrise from Founders Landing
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
Sunrise from Deer Lake
Sunrise from Presque Isle
Sunrise from Marquette County Courthouse
Sunrise from Trestle Falls
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
Sunrise from Founders Landing
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
Sunrise from Valley View Pork
Sunrise from Blue Lake Cottages
Sunrise from Old Mission Lighthouse

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 Temperatures

Coldest Sunrise
47º F
Avg. temp
57º F
Hottest Sunrise
67º F

September Overview

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 content to come from Year of the Sunrise I, II, III, IV, and ...V(?). Add a weekly or monthly cup of coffee to fuel more sunrise content. Or, add a quarterly tank of gas to fuel more sunrise road trips, which is just how all this began.

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For Daily Sunrises...

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