With the recent rains, I had already decided that I had to head to the carnival last night and then thick fog settled over Marblehead adding an extra dimension to the images I had envisioned. I arrived at the Marblehead carnival as the blue hour of dusk came to an end and found a nearly deserted carnival with rides shining brightly in the fog but only a handful of people walking around.
I didn’t waste any time in exploring compositions including reflections in puddles and incorporating the eeriness of the fog. The fact that the carnival was deserted on this night […]
New Index Page – and on Hiatus this Week
For those who haven’t visited the website, I made some big changes over the weekend including a new, faster homepage and a brand-new index page. This page gives you an alphabetical index of all images on the website and makes it very easy to find a specific location, street, store, etc.
Give it a try: http://wednesdaysinmhd.com/index-page/
I am taking this week off posts as my website server is undergoing required maintenance on Tuesday and may be down intermittently. I’ll be back with fresh images of Marblehead next week.
Well, with over 900 images of the Town of Marblehead shared to date and a book forthcoming, I think it is time for a change.
It always bothered me that the Wednesdays in Marblehead name didn’t quite flow. It would have been so much better if I had some nice alliteration going there as well. So, without further ado, I bring you the next chapter in Wednesdays in Marblehead!
Starting tomorrow, I will be sharing images once a week from towns in Massachusetts that begin with the letter W. Here is the list I’ve come up with so far:
This image comes from the morning of February 6 and followed the image of the tree at Fort Sewall. When I composed that wider shot to include the snow covered branches of the tree, I had noticed the bright lights of the causeway shining at regular intervals. I decided to reposition the camera near the edge of the walkway at the fort and zoom in to highlight the alternating lights against the clouds and sky in the blue hour of dawn.
We are in the final 48 hours of the Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for printing a beautiful hard cover coffee table book of my images of Marblehead. The original funding goal has been met. We are now less than $500 (as of this writing) from the second goal to produce a larger book (11×11 144 pages instead of the original 10×10 120 pages).
Pledge your support today: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marblehead/wednesdays-in-marblehead-a-book-of-landscape-photo
Below is a sneak peak of one of the sections in near-final format:
So as luck would have it, the idea for the Wednesdays in Marblehead Coffee Table book came together in January and all of the pieces fell into place for me to start the Kickstarter campaign to help fund it in early February. With the 30-day funding window, that meant my birthday would fall in the middle of the funding cycle. I had hoped to reach the minimum pledge level by my birthday and was awestruck when I did so back on February 13!
Having reached the minimum level at which I could get a good size book published (10×10 120 pages), […]
Today, I am launching my 30-day Kickstarter campaign to produce a beautiful 120 page full color hardcover coffee table book of over 100 of my favorite images of Marblehead. The costs to design, proof and print the minimum of 1,000 books is over $15,000 which means I cannot succeed without your help.
I have put together a Kickstarter campaign to help raise $11,000 toward the final goal. You have a chance to receive the book at a discounted price buy purchasing it now and will receive additional benefits based on your pledge level. Please visit my Kickstarter page, watch the video, […]
Did you know Marblehead can lay claim to one of a few spite houses in the United States? Spite houses, as the name implies, were built to spite neighbors for the most part. Some are impossibly narrow to squeeze between houses and/or to serve to block light and air from reaching the hated neighbor. The one in Marblehead easily has the oddest shape and structure but the reasons for it seem to be a bit of a mystery.
The house, built in 1716, stands at the intersection of Orne Street and Gas House Lane. It is quite narrow at 10 feet […]
This image seemed like a nice way to end the week. I took this shot on July 16, 2013 while out with a friend on a cruise in the waters around Marblehead. The way the sun light hit this lone sailboat in the ocean and reflected off its sails instantly captured my attention. The great texture in the calm waters hit me next and I decided to go with a vertical orientation for the image to highlight both.