This feels monumental, exciting, almost emotional. Today I am publishing photographs to this website for the first time since December 31, 2019. That day was monumental in its own right, as I completed my New Year’s resolution of photographing every sunrise of the year. I guess I forgot to stop.

This website required a massive overhaul of code to accommodate much more than was ever intended. For my fellow developer nerds, I’ll write about that in detail later on.

2020 was a year where so much changed, for me and for everyone. Early in the year I had lost my business partner who had moved out of town. Shortly after that, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country and my shop was forced to close for three months. With short notice, I also had to find a new place to live. While navigating all this on my own, sunrise gave me something positive to focus on. It was my place of solitude and reflection through the murder of George Floyd and pthe olitical upheaval through the 2020 election cycle.

To look back on these photos now is an emotional journey back to 2020. By some measure, I took several steps backward, through a long and daunting process of languishing, which I am still fighting my way back from.

It’s good to be publishing again, and I’m reminded of the beauty I experienced through the struggle of it all.

Date:
January 3, 2020
Sunrise:
8:35 a.m.
Location:
Clark Lambros Park
Temperature:
29 ºF
Felt like:
24 ºF
Sunrise:
368 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
February 26, 2020
Sunrise:
7:36 a.m.
Location:
Presque Isle Breakwall
Temperature:
24 ºF
Felt like:
15 ºF
Sunrise:
422 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nah
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall, Marquette, MI
Date:
March 14, 2020
Sunrise:
8:04 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
26 ºF
Felt like:
21 ºF
Sunrise:
439 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
No
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
April 24, 2020
Sunrise:
6:45 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
31 ºF
Felt like:
28 ºF
Sunrise:
480 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
True
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
May 19, 2020
Sunrise:
6:10 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
46 ºF
Felt like:
46 ºF
Sunrise:
505 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
False
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
June 8, 2020
Sunrise:
5:56 a.m.
Location:
Presque Isle
Temperature:
47 ºF
Felt like:
45 ºF
Sunrise:
525 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Eventually
Sunrise from Presque Isle, Marquette, MI
Date:
July 10, 2020
Sunrise:
6:07 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
67 ºF
Felt like:
68 ºF
Sunrise:
557 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
LOL
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
August 27, 2020
Sunrise:
7:03 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
70 ºF
Felt like:
71 ºF
Sunrise:
605 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
September 19, 2020
Sunrise:
7:33 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
45 ºF
Felt like:
42 ºF
Sunrise:
628 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
October 4, 2020
Sunrise:
7:52 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
37 ºF
Felt like:
37 ºF
Sunrise:
643 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Mmhmm
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
November 24, 2020
Sunrise:
8:04 a.m.
Location:
Clark Lambros Park
Temperature:
24 ºF
Felt like:
17 ºF
Sunrise:
694 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Notta
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
December 19, 2020
Sunrise:
8:29 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
29 ºF
Felt like:
24 ºF
Sunrise:
719 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI