February 1, 2019

Marquette Lighthouse at 8:13 a.m.

Sunrise Marquette Lighthouse, Marquette, MI

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Marquette Lighthouse, Marquette, MI

46Β° 32' 45" N -87Β° 22' 41" W

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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
EF85mm f/1.8 USM


Preparing for the next day has never been a skill of mine. I actually thought, by going to bed a little earlier last night I was preparing for a good morning to follow. Awake early, I pressed snooze once. Then back to it. With no direction of where to go I chose Marquette’s South Beach. The sun was just beginning to break the horizon. I rush down, running through knee deep snow drifts, turn on my camera… and it’s dead.

Twice! That’s twice that it’s happened in the last two weeks. I gave it a full charge a week ago, I figured leaving it in my car over with overnight lows of -22ΒΊ would be just fine, right?

Well, I managed to take a photo on my phone through Delilah’s viewfinder. Then I rushed back through the knee deep snow drifts, a single onlooker probably laughing at me, headed back home and plugged my battery in for no longer than sixty seconds. It was enough juice to get back and take a few dozen shots. My hope is to produce a series of photos are are taken within ten minutes of the sun breaking the horizon. That will have to slide today. And maybe I’ll drink a few less lattes this month and buy an extra camera battery.


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