February 2, 2019

Teal Lake at 8:12 a.m.

Sunrise Teal Lake, Ishpeming, MI

Sunrise 33 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 8:12
  • Azimuth: 114°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: No


  • 17mm
  • f/8.0
  • 1/125 sec
  • 800


Teal Lake, Ishpeming, MI

46° 30' 37" N, -87° 37' 16" W

Musings | 155 words

The first sunrise going inland. Clearly no sun, which I knew ahead of time. My hope however, was to capture a village of ice shanties. I’ll make that effort another day, from Teal Lake, or elsewhere.

Words are much harder to produce than photos. Words are harder to come by than a sunrise that actually shines in the middle of an Upper Peninsula winter. But that hasn’t always been the case. Since my teenager years I’ve loved the physical act of putting words onto paper, which eventually translated to typing words on a screen.

Journaling and letter writing was a significant part of my life and daily routine throughout my teenage years. During my senior year of high school I set up an independent study with the goal of picking a single topic each school day and filling no less than a single page with words. I’m trying to get back to that ritual.

Fuel the Sunrises

Looking for more ways to support this crazy project? You can always add a cup of coffee to keep me going strong in the mornings, or a tank of gas to get me to some new places.