From a recent trip on the Marblehead Neck comes this view of Spring flowers on Foster Street. After photographing the sun over the expansive home on this street, I turned and noted this view of flowers with the harbor behind. The composition was a bit tougher and involved me laying down on the grass and trying to capture the image in a contorted position. Enjoy this and a few more views of Spring coming later in the week.
We had a run of perfect weather in mid April and I ventured out one day to explore flowers on the Neck. As I drove down Foster Street, I noticed this beautiful house and the flowers that had sprung to life near the road. I carefully setup to capture the flowers under a bring Spring sun with the house forming a great backdrop. If you stare at this one long enough, you can just about feel that warm sun on your skin and smell the crisp Spring air.
On April 14th, the Boston Yacht Club hosted the 14th annual invitational Jackson Cup regatta. It was a beautiful Spring day and I couldn’t pass up the chance to shoot the colorful sails in an empty harbor so I biked down to find a good vantage point. My first stop was Hammond Park (which will soon play a major role in the Marine Aviation Centennial). I caught the trees at just the right time and quickly composed a photo to highlight the boats passing the lighthouse inside our harbor with a perfect example of Spring’s beauty. Enjoy this image […]
There are numerous signs on Marblehead homes depicting its former occupants but this one stands out for me. I always liked the old wood sign juxtaposed against the brick wall and, when I saw the flowers on the vine in early October, I knew it was time to shoot it. The hardest part was finding the right time of day when the shadows served to frame the scene.
I was out over the Fourth of July weekend scouting locations to shoot from and decided to stop at each of the public right-of-ways that dot the Neck. I immediately noticed the beautiful hydrangeas in full bloom at this house on Peabody lane and made a note to return. The next morning I arrived as the sun rose above the trees and produced great dappled light to highlight a few of the beautiful blue flowers. I later found out this was one of the gardens featured in the recent Garden tour of the Neck.
Below is another view – this […]
At the corner of Lafayette and Maple stands a sign welcoming visitors to the Town of Marblehead and proclaiming this as the birthplace of the American Navy. A dropped anchor lies in the grassy median before it and I have been searching for a way to depict this scene. When I noted the flowers on the nearby shrub, I knew the opportunity had arrived. I stood across the street and shot this during breaks in traffic. The first obstacle was a yield sign that had to be removed. The second was turning this photo into something a bit ‘more’.
This is the first entry in a series that will focus on Marblehead businesses. I visited the Flores Mantilla flower shop (link to website) on May 8th to pick up an arrangement for my wife in honor of Mother’s day. Though I had passed the shop many times, this was my first opportunity to marvel at the outdoor and indoor display of flowers. After purchasing the bouquet, I asked Nancy if she would mind my photographing her shop for this site. On a recent Wednesday morning, I had the chance to do so and was rewarded with some nice […]
Having lived in DC for some time, Spring and cherry blossoms will forever go hand-in-hand. It was with that in mind that I sought cherry blossoms throughout Marblehead over the past week. I was fortunate to find the tree above at peak bloom while walking down Washington Street on a foggy day.
Below are shots taken under better conditions featuring more cherry blossoms with Abbot Hall and the Lee Mansion as backdrops.