One Sunday in August, our former neighbors (and now friends) invited us out for an early afternoon sail. We made our way out of the harbor and I was pleased to see plenty of other boats doing the same. As the kids took turns piloting the boat and the adults took care to make sure we followed a steady course, I happily shot from the side. Though I haven’t had many opportunities to shoot from the water, I have a few favorite images from those rare chances. There’s just something about being on the water and composing images from […]
This image ‘breaks’ most of the accepted rules of photographic composition. The center of focus should not be in the middle of the frame, the horizon should not be a the center either. The important part of knowing the rules though is understanding when they can and should be broken. In this case there are added elements to take away from the centering of the lighthouse – such as the tree to the left. And the diagonal formed by the pink clouds is accentuated by other diagonals in the reflecting pool of water, ocean, and the lighthouse itself. Hope […]
I couldn’t think of a better image to start off this extended Fourth of July weekend than my first shot of Marblehead fireworks. Since I started this site in August 2010, this image taken from the 2009 show has never been shared. Seemed like a great way to set the scene for what promises to be a great week. I’m posting my other fireworks images below for those who may have missed them or just want a taste of what’s to come this Wednesday (in Marblehead).
This will serve as a make-up post after today’s poor showing on the site. With the storm that came through tonight, I had really been hoping for a chance at shooting some lightning and headed out to the Neck with that in mind. Unfortunately there was only wind, grey skies and some drizzle there so I walked around hoping the sun might shine through at sunset. Not 10 minutes later, I saw the first hint of pink. And then some more and then a bit more until this scene unfolded. I had to crank up the ISO on the […]
We had a short break from the rain on Sunday and so I took my son out to Fort Sewall for some exploration. The sea was choppy and large waves crashed on the rocks as we were there at high tide. When we reached the edge of the hill, we noticed this lone fisherman on the rocks. His perch was precarious and the waves crashed all around him. It looked like a rogue wave could have toppled him at any moment but he remained there casting his line into the water. After a good 20 minutes of watching him, […]
Last week, I received an email from a local magazine asking if they could interview me for an upcoming issue. I was floored by the request and happily agreed to meet at Chandler Hovey park with the reporter and his photographer. We had been under boring grey skies all week but the staff photographer asked me to bring my gear as he wanted a situational portrait. I complied and decided to go about with some long exposure images.
When I arrived, I noted that the tide against the rocks looked like tendrils and sought to find a composition that would […]
Twenty-four hours later, the chase is over.
I started my attempt to capture this year’s supermoon (otherwise known as the perigee of the moon) on Saturday night. The moon was at its nearest point to Earth in its yearly orbit and that should have resulted in a larger and brighter full moon. Conditions seemed perfect as the clouds finally burned off at 6pm and I drove out to Fort Sewall around 7. As I neared my destination, I had to rub my eyes in disbelief…a thick band of fog had descended around the harbor. This was pea soup type fog […]
I thought I had reached the conclusion of my Rooftop series this week. I had scoured old images but did not see any I liked and did not have any shoots lined up. I was pretty upset about having to put an end to this unique view of our town when Aviv Hod called me. For those who may not know him, Aviv is a financial advisor. We met at Shirat Hayam and I came to find out that he was an avid pilot. As it was Wednesday and my only duties were to stain a desk for my […]
Another beautiful Winter sunset took place as I set up at Chandler Hovey park. Rather than shoot the lighthouse, I turned my attention to the rocks that make up the coastline. You can make out Childrens Island in the distance and watch as the approaching wave gets ready to crash onto the rocks below.
With the unseasonably warm weather, I decided to pursue a new photographic avenue – shooting the stars. The most important aspects of shooting a sky filled with stars is to try to minimize light pollution and to shoot at least a few hours after sunset and before sunrise. It was with those thoughts in mind that I decided to head to Chandler Hovey Park at midnight on Christmas Eve.
I set up near one of the benches (using it as cover from the stray lights at the park) and lined the lighthouse at the base of the photo with the […]