Marblehead from the Water

Nothing quite matches the view of Marblehead from the water - a fact I was reminded of during a boat tour around Children's Island put on by the YMCA.  We boarded the Hannah Glover on Saturday under perfect conditions and departed for the Children's Island orientation.  While it was great to see the back of Children's Island (I shared an image of that yesterday), I was anticipating a few new compositions on our return to shore. Thankfully, the clear blue skies present at departure had given way to a few clouds close to the horizon and one errant one that [...]

By | June 11th, 2014|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Base of Marblehead Light

We enjoyed a perfect weekend in Marblehead these past few days with warm temperatures, occasional clouds and enough activities in town to keep everyone busy.  As Sunday evening rolled around, I decided to head out and try to photograph the sunset in part to capture this moment.  I drove across the causeway and ended up at Chandler Hovey Park as I chased the light breaking through clouds. When I arrived, I walked the park as if seeing it for the first time as I found myself needing to rethink all of my old compositions now that the skyline was punctuated [...]

By | June 9th, 2014|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Last Night at Chandler Hovey Park

For every vibrant sunrise and spectacular sunset that I share, there are an equal number of muted events such as last night at Chandler Hovey Park.  I had noted the gathering clouds from my house at around 7pm and then saw the sun start shining through breaks in the clouds.  I thought that the sky had about even odds of blowing up or fizzling out and decided to head out in hopes of the former. I drove to the causeway from which I could better evaluate the sky and became less sure of those odds.  The clouds had disappeared over [...]

By | May 16th, 2014|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , |0 Comments

Chandler Hovey Park and Children’s Island

An image from mid-February captured as I headed out in search of the full moon and ended up with a really nice winter sunset as a bonus.  I had been shooting wide angle shots encompassing the nearly empty harbor with the few working boats moored in its protective waters when I saw this composition.  I zoomed in so that Chandler Hovey Park and Marblehead Light were visible under the soft pink hues of sunset while including the whole of Children's Island just beyond. The setting sun added a brilliant warm glow to the scene and the snow served to break [...]

By | March 11th, 2014|Categories: Chandler Hovey park, Island|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Dramatic Sky over Chandler Hovey Park

With three images shared so far this week all taken on the same morning of Thursday, February 6th, I figured I would add one more and make this a proper theme. Shortly after capturing Monday's image of the tree at Fort Sewall in the blue hour, I noticed the sky breaking up over Chandler Hovey Park. With the sun rising toward the horizon, light began seeping through the breaks in the clouds making for a very dramatic sky. I could not capture the immense size and power of the scene with the horizontal (or landscape) orientation I had the camera [...]

By | February 13th, 2014|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Marblehead Lighthouse in Black and White

I have a LOT of image of Marblehead Lighthouse.  This lighthouse has been an element in more than 100 images shared on this site and seems to be either loved or hated by those who gaze upon it.  The lighthouse definitely has a unique shape and many disparage it for not fitting with other New England lighthouses.  Personally, I've grown to love its uniqueness and the lines formed by its steel frame. As I was going through my archive of images waiting to be posted to the site, I found this image taken on June 3, 2012.  I remember chasing [...]

By | January 14th, 2014|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sea Smoke and Orange Clouds at Marblehead Lighthouse

Back to Saturday's arctic conditions for this image of Marblehead Lighthouse and sea smoke.  After capturing Sunday and Mondays' images of sea smoke from Devereux Beach, I circled back and drove down to Front Street.  I stopped at Lovis Cove (the location for yesterday's image) and used my longest zoom to capture the incredible colors that lay before me. The sea smoke around Marblehead Lighthouse was not as impressive as the last time I had captured it [LINK] but the sky more than made up for that.  The low lying clouds were bathed in the orange glow from the just [...]

By | January 8th, 2014|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lighting up the Fog at Chandler Hovey Park

After capturing the causeway, I made my way to Chandler Hovey Park with a particular image in mind.  I knew the holiday lights had been turned on and hoped the fog would serve to accentuate them.  As it turned out, my hunch was a good one and I shared that image last week - LINK. Before I noticed the lighthouse though, I was struck by the light behind the first tree in the park.  The fog served to accentuate the beams of light as they were split by the branches of the tree and the effect was almost unreal.  I [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Marblehead Lighthouse Glowing in the Fog

I mentioned in yesterday's post that thick fog had settled on this Friday night in early December.  One of my first stops was Chandler Hovey Park where I was hoping to capture Marblehead Lighthouse glowing in the fog. I knew that the holiday lights had been set up and were lit but I was really hoping that the bright green beacon atop the light might offer something special with the fog.  One of the greatest qualities of thick fog is that it helps clarify light and, in this case, was able to show the gaps in light where the framing [...]

By | December 11th, 2013|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Marblehead Light on Chandler Hovey Park

Call it what you like but, in the right light, Marblehead light is a singularly beautiful lighthouse.  This image of Marblehead Lighthouse seen on Chandler Hovey Park comes from a July boat ride/photoshoot around the waters of Marblehead.  We got to this point at just the right time and hit incredible soft backlight which bathed Marblehead Light and Abbot Hall in the distance in a soft glow.  You can just make out a few boats moored at the mouth of the harbor but what stands out is the incredible structure of Marblehead Light. With the orange light of sunset and [...]

By | November 6th, 2013|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , |0 Comments