Sunrise from Shepherd Road, Jasper Township, MI

Sunrise No. 1,363 of 1,600+

  • Sunrise time: 7:27
  • Azimuth: 90°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Not for long


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  • Felt like: 51 ºF
  • Air Temp: 51 ºF
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Wind: 4 mph


  • 17mm
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100 sec
  • 400


Shepherd Road, Jasper Township, MI

249.8 mile commute

📍 43° 31' 26" N, -84° 35' 13" W

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Musings [128 words]

No matter how much beauty is in front of you, don’t forget to look behind you.

To my knowledge, this is the first and only full rainbow I have seen at sunrise. With the soft drizzle of warm rain it was absolutely perfection on a quiet country road. It was three minutes of bliss, maybe five.

There may have been other rainbows, but rarely do I have a clear view to the horizon in both directions. If there’s ever been a rainbow while facing sunrise, the opposite view has most likely been obscured by trees in which I would have never seen it.

It’s not quite my double rainbow moment, but it was certainly my full rainbow moment.

A full rainbow on a Michigan country road

This makes up for my mistakes of September 24, 2019.


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To use the rainbow photo or to not use the rainbow photo? It’s a difficult question. As a composition, I’m still drawn to this view looking down an empty country road toward the sun, as stunning as the rainbow was. If I had a lens wide enough to capture the full rainbow, and my car wasn’t parked right there, I might have considered otherwise.