Of Sailboats, Landmarks and Marblehead Harbor seen from Children’s Island

At the end of July, we went out to Children's Island where my son was spending two weeks at camp.  I shared an image taken from aboard the Hannah Glover previously but had kept this one taken from the island.  As we were getting ready to leave Children's Island, I noted these three sailboats moored in the mouth of the island's harbor with Marblehead lighthouse and Abbot Hall visible in the distance under great clouds.  I positioned myself such that each landmark fell within the triangular lines of the two sailboats and clicked the shutter when I felt the sailboat [...]

By |September 5th, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Walking Home from Brown’s Island

The tides in Little Harbor and the way that roads appear and disappear between the mainland and both Gerry Island and Brown's Island have always amazed me.  I found myself at this spot in search of an image of the full moon one evening in July.  As I waited, I noted this group walking along the now submerged path from Brown's Island.  I caught a few photos as they walked through the water but this one of the leader looking back was my favorite. If you didn't know there was a path underfoot, the image would probably seem eerie and [...]

By |August 30th, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Turning the Corner at Brown’s Island

Last week, a good friend took me out on his boat.  We started off at Salem Harbor and explored the outer shores of Marblehead and the Neck.  By 7pm, we were approaching Brown's Island via Doliber Cove.  As we headed in, Brown's Island rotated and the sky opened up and I was given this perfect scene of golden light with Marblehead Lighthouse seen in the distance. I mentioned previously that I took a LOT of shots on this two hour trip.  Much of that was due to the conditions with light changing rapidly and the need to keep adjusting to [...]

By |July 24th, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

North Goosebury Island Under the Clouds

On Tuesday night, a good friend invited me out for a boat ride at 6pm.  My wife and kids were still in Virginia (I had been down there revisiting DC the prior week) and so I jumped at the opportunity.  A quick stop at Mino's for dinner and a cooler of refreshments accompanied us as we headed down to Salem harbor.  Once on board, the sun cleared a cloud bank and we were treated to some incredible light.  Seth took me around Naugus head and Peaches Point and then around Marblehead Neck before heading out towards Baker's Island. As we [...]

By |July 19th, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Looking out over Gerry Island from Fort Sewall

On the same day that I captured a new (to me) composition of the road under a tree at Fort Sewall which I shared yesterday, I also snagged this image of Gerry Island at sunset.  While the light was not as spectacular as I might have hoped (though it ended up making up for it later...), the golden glow was reflected off the water below and lit up the nearby grass to great effect.  I needed to put in quite a bit of work to tease out all the great light and potential in this image and decided to show [...]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tinkers Island Under Storm Clouds

On May 24th, the grey clouds that had covered us for days finally parted and, as they left, a storm churned off the coast.  I went out after work while the light was strong and stopped at a number of spots to capture the not too distant storm. This image came from a stop at a home along Ocean Avenue.  I've photographed from this spot before and am always amazed at how much the same scene can vary based on weather conditions.  This time, I decided to focus on Tinkers Island in the distance as the light was best at [...]

By |June 4th, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A New Day Dawns Over Gerry Island

It still amazes me that Gerry island can appear so isolated at high tide and yet twice a day, as if by magic, a road appears linking us with this small island in Little Harbor.  This image was taken on April 3rd after a sunrise shoot that took place at Hammond Park.  The sun seemed to take forever to rise and I took advantage by driving over to Doaks Lane after finishing my shooting at the park. For this image, I decided to include a good deal of water in the foreground to highlight the isolation of the island but [...]

By |May 30th, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Tendrils on the Neck and Tinker’s Island in Storm Light

On Friday, the grey skies that had dominated for days on end finally threatened to break.  As I drove home after work, I noted some dramatic skies with amazing cloud formations taking shape and decided to head out as soon as I could.  I stopped home long enough to grab my camera and tripod and then made my way out to Marblehead Neck.  I stopped at a number of spots along the way and will share those in the days to come.  One of my final destinations was Castle Rock where I took this view after the more classic one [...]

By |May 29th, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sunset over Rams and Tinkers Island

While this image was not taken during the same outing as the four others shared this week, it was also taken on that same Wednesday in Marblehead.  I had returned home and started working on the images you've seen already when the sky started to turn again and I began to wonder if we might be treated to a great sunset.  I had trouble deciding where to go but found myself at Preston beach just as the sun dipped below the clouds.  When it did, it lit up Rams and Tinker's Islands in a great reddish glow. The tricky part [...]

By |April 5th, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tinkers Island and the Deep Blue Sea

Continuing this week's theme of sharing images from a single outing on a recent Wednesday in Marblehead, here is the second stop.  After shooting a short and long exposure image along Ocean Avenue, I decided to check out the view from this spot a bit further up.  Some of you may recognize this composition from a series I shared taken at dawn over the Winter.  I had actually just delivered a print from that set to the couple who live here and they reiterated that I had an open invitation to stop by in the future for more shoots. It [...]

By |April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Island|Tags: , |0 Comments