January 8, 2019

Marquette Lighthouse at 8:32 a.m.


Sunrise Marquette Lighthouse, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 8 of 365

Sunrise time:
8:32
Azimuth:
122°
Did the sun rise:
Yes
Was the sun visible:
No
Focal Length:
17mm
Aperture:
f/4.0
Shutter Speed:
1/250
ISO:
1600

Location

Marquette Lighthouse, Marquette, MI

46ยฐ 32' 47" N, -87ยฐ 22' 30" W

Musings

A return to solitude, rather, a return to being comfortable with solitude is something I hope to find again. I’m certainly not seeking a great amount of solitude, but I used to find it much more comfortable. Lately, moments of solitude have been met with an even greater force of loneliness and sadness.

Take stone skipping, something I’m passionate about that I find a great amount of joy in. But as the summer moves a long thoughts begin to seep in, “I don’t want to just go throw stones at the water again, by myself” or “Oh yay, watching another sunset alone.”

What’s different about a sunrise? Mostly, the camera, and making it part of my daily purpose. For me, photography has always been a private hobby and interest. The more people around, even friends, the less likely I am to put my camera to work. Photography has long been a practice of introspection and seeking nature. Last year was the fewest photos I had taken in a handful of years, and it was also one of the least happy years in that same span.

In short, as Jean-Paul Sartre said, โ€œIf you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.โ€

Time to fix that.

โ€œI have an immense appetite for solitude, like an infant for sleep, and if I don’t get enough for this year, I shall cry all the next.โ€ โ€“ย Henry David Thoreau

Outtakes

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.