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 some […]
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 but the sky more than made up for that. The low lying clouds were bathed in the orange glow from the just risen […]
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 set […]
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 of […]
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.
People’s Choice Award – Marblehead Festival of Arts 2014
I went out this afternoon to chase after some big cumulus clouds that had formed over Marblehead harbor. While I managed to get a few shots of those with a harbor still filled with boats, I began to feel a bit dismayed as grey skies seemed to swallow up those cumulus clouds. I decided to head towards Chandler Hovey Park to see if I could get a better angle on the approaching cloud formation and saw this.
This image is a 6-shot panorama at 17mm which should give you some sense of the […]
We had what seemed like an endless run of rainy days to end August and begin September. On this particular day (Sept 1st), the sky cleared shortly before noon and promised only a few hours of relief. I decided to take advantage of the brief respite to head out and shoot under what should have been good light.
I quickly decided to head to Marblehead Neck and then made stops at most of the public ways. I ended at Cove Lane and stopped at the top of the chairs to survey this scene that lay before me. As you can see, […]
With over 300 images in the queue waiting to see the light of day, I thought I would go to the bottom of the pile and see what I was out shooting four years ago. This image of Marblehead Light and a great sunset jumped out at me. There is something about that green glow against the deep blue sky that just ‘fits’. Turns out it was taken almost exactly four years ago – Sept 9, 2009. Seemed like a good shot to start the week.
For a while, I had an Experimental Friday theme going on this site. I was looking back through my archive and found this image taken on June 21, 2012 and not yet shared that seemed to fit nicely with that theme. This was taken on an outing at Chandler Hovey Park with my kids while trying out a borrowed lens (the fabled Canon 135mm f/2). I shot with that lens and came away with some favorite images of my children (there’s a reason they call it magical and claim there’s fairy dust sprinkle liberally inside). I couldn’t help myself when […]
I wanted to post a photo from the archive and started going back through the past few months. Despite the recent warm Spring weather, it felt way too early for an image of snow. I ended up at this image taken on December 15th, 21012 at Chandler Hovey Park. I’m pretty sure this was an unseasonable warm Winter day* and I recall taking a photo of the Marblehead Savings Bank menorah a half hour earlier. As the sun set, the clouds suggested a nice sunset was in store and I drove out to the lighthouse to see about capturing it.