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.