- 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
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 and ...IV(?). Add a weekly or monthly cup of coffee to fuel more sunrise content. Or, add monthly or quarterly tank of gas to fuel more sunrise road trips, which is how it all began.Add ☕️ Add ⛽️