Drop two! I’m sitting here and flipping through 8,599 sunrise photos from 2020, still entirely overwhelemed by the scale of this project and the backlog of photo editing I’ve accumulated. Let’s do a little math. If I keep up with publishing 12 photos a week, that will take an entire 30 weeks to complete 2020, and another 30 weeks to complete 2021. At the same time, the project is growing at a rate of one sunrise per day in 2022.

The publishing process today, is different than where things left off in 2019. Throuhgout 2019, I published each month of photos as an entire batch. This gave me the ability to see an overview of editing an entire month, and choosing which photos to published based on the selections from other mornings. I enjoyed this editing method a lot.

Now, it’s all different. Essentially, I’m picking days at random (or by request), from each month, choosing the photo I feel best represents that outting without comparing what compositions I have used elsewhere in the month. It’s likely there will be a lot more similar compositons side by side.

After moving to a new place at the beginning of the pandemic, just across from the beach, you’re now going to see a lot more surnises from the Marquette Lighthouse, McCarty’s Cove, and Shiras Park. For all locatoins, check the map.

While editing this drop, I learned it’s approximately a 5-hour process to publish a new batch of tweleve sunrises. Lots of work ahead.

Success of the week: Very focused, hustling on this very website
Struggle of the week: Letting the focus on this website take over other tasks

Date:
January 11, 2020
Sunrise:
8:31 a.m.
Location:
Lower Harbor Breakwall
Temperature:
19 ºF
Felt like:
6 ºF
Sunrise:
376 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall, Marquette, MI
Date:
February 15, 2020
Sunrise:
7:53 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
9 ºF
Felt like:
-9 ºF
Sunrise:
411 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nah
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
March 19, 2020
Sunrise:
7:53 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
32 ºF
Felt like:
25 ºF
Sunrise:
444 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
No
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
April 30, 2020
Sunrise:
6:35 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
38 ºF
Felt like:
32 ºF
Sunrise:
486 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Almost
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
May 29, 2020
Sunrise:
6:01 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
52 ºF
Felt like:
52 ºF
Sunrise:
515 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Yes
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
June 15, 2020
Sunrise:
5:55 a.m.
Location:
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
Temperature:
54 ºF
Felt like:
54 ºF
Sunrise:
532 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Oh yes
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, Marquette, MI
Date:
July 28, 2020
Sunrise:
6:26 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
65 ºF
Felt like:
65 ºF
Sunrise:
575 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Briefly
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
August 16, 2020
Sunrise:
6:49 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
65 ºF
Felt like:
65 ºF
Sunrise:
594 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Yup
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
September 3, 2020
Sunrise:
7:12 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
58 ºF
Felt like:
58 ºF
Sunrise:
612 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Notta
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
October 1, 2020
Sunrise:
7:48 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
48 ºF
Felt like:
45 ºF
Sunrise:
640 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Notta
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
November 10, 2020
Sunrise:
7:36 a.m.
Location:
Whitefish Point
Temperature:
55 ºF
Felt like:
55 ºF
Sunrise:
680 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
It was not
Sunrise from Whitefish Point, Paradise, MI
Date:
December 9, 2020
Sunrise:
8:22 a.m.
Location:
Little Presque Isle
Temperature:
39 ºF
Felt like:
31 ºF
Sunrise:
709 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Eventually
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle, Marquette, MI