Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI

Sunrise No. 1,047 of 1,600+

  • Sunrise time: 7:47
  • Azimuth: 115°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Nope


  • Felt like: 35 ºF
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Wind: 2 mph
  • Wind gust: 3 mph


  • 20mm
  • f/18.0
  • 20 sec
  • 100


Shiras Park, Marquette, MI

0.1 mile commute

📍 46° 33' 11" N, -87° 22' 57" W

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Musings [116 words]

Throughout the course of a year, various structures appear and disappear up and down the beach. Given there is almost nobody out there at sunrise, I never see these being built.

One day, they’ll appear out of thin air. Another few days later there will be no evidence of it ever existing, leaving me wondering where all the individual sticks went to.

What’s most surprising about this one is that it’s in mid-November.

In the summer months it seems it’s an almost daily occurrence (that’s daily an exaggeration) that there’s a hole dug into the sand, words written into the stand, a structure built, a log standing upright buried in the sand, and of course, trash.


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This is a tough edit. Without question, the photo with leaves is the more “beautiful” photo. Unequivocally, it would sell better. But I have other photos, recent ones, of people walking on the beach under the leaves. What’s more interesting, is these structures on the beach that come and go throughout the course of the year. One morning it appears out of nowhere, and a few mornings later it will be gone and I’m left wondering where all the individual sticks went.