Through the Looking Glass at Marblehead Light

I skipped last week’s From the Rooftops Thursday entry in favor of a dramatic sunset so today we return to the top of Marblehead Light for one of a series of images capture on July 2nd as we climbed to the top of the lighthouse to hang lights for the Fourth of July celebration.

I began by capturing scenes of Marblehead Harbor from this unique vantage point but the red drapes and scaffolding around Abbot Hall forced me to look for other vantage points.  The exercise proved to be a good one as I focused on shadows and the windows of […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Categories: Rooftop|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Watching the Moon Rise from Fort Sewall

By popular demand – an image of the full moon rise from Fort Sewall captured on July 11, 2014.  When I go out to shoot, I will often return with several images that I want to share.  Such was the case with the full moon rise of July 11-12.  On that first night, I had hoped for a new composition of the moon rising over Chandler Hovey Park as seen from Fort Sewall and achieved that when I used the leaves of the great tree at the Fort to frame this shot.

However, moments later, the Glover’s Regiment began their march […]

Supermoon Rises over Marblehead Light

Since the ‘true’ supermoon over 2011, it seems that each year we have more and more appearances of the so-called supermoon.  The term originally was meant for the full moon which was at its closest proximity to the earth in nearly two decades and thus would appear 17% larger.  The supermoons now are labels added to the closest proximity of the moon to the Earth for a given year.  In 2014, we are due to have three such supermoons.

With that being said, I am always up for capturing an image of a full moon over Marblehead (supermoon or not).  So, […]

By |July 12th, 2014|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Casting Shadows at Marblehead Light

From the Rooftops Thursday is back with a vengeance after yesterday’s morning climb to the top of Marblehead Light!

For the past four years, I have been trying to find a way to the top of our lighthouse but the timing never seemed to work out.  Twice a year, the Rotary Club and volunteers string red, white and blue lights from the top of the lighthouse and I had hoped to join them but work kept getting in the way.  And so, when I received a text message from Jack at All Marblehead to set up a time for hanging the […]

By |July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Rooftop|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 seemed […]

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 […]

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 Devereux […]

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 up […]

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

Snow Moon rises over snow covered Marblehead Neck

I mentioned on Monday’s post that I had gone out after work Friday (Valentine’s Day) in hopes of capturing the February snow moon. I arrived at Crocker Park in time to capture a great pink sunset over Marblehead harbor and a few other scenes of snow that I will share in the days to come.

Well after the sun had set and the moon had risen, I had yet to find it in the night sky. I checked and rechecked my apps meant to help track the moon’s path but it was nowhere to be seen. I got back in my […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Pink Sunset for Valentine’s Day

The February full moon (named the Snow Moon – how appropriate) was due to rise on Friday night coinciding with Valentine’s Day. I was scheduled to work until 4pm and decided to throw my camera bag and tripod in the car so that I could try to get a shot of the moonrise before meeting my family for a romantic dinner at Gourmet Garden.

As I drove home, I noticed clouds building and hoped they wouldn’t block my view of the moonrise. Based on the projected path of the full moon, I decided to head straight to Crocker Park for what […]

By |February 17th, 2014|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Free Shipping if Picking Up in 01945 - Enter code pickup