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 [...]

Sunset Salute at Fort Sewall by Glover’s Regiment

This weekend, Glover's Regiment held their annual encampment at Fort Sewall.  The timing would prove to be perfect with incredible weather throughout the weekend and a supermoon making its appearance on successive clear nights.  I couldn't wait to share two images of the full moon this weekend but this image was an easy choice for next up to share. As I waited for the supermoon to rise on Friday night, I overheard some members of Glover's Regiment discussing a sunset salute.  The thought of capturing a volley of musket fire over Marblehead Harbor trumped any planned images of the moon [...]

By | July 14th, 2014|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Glover’s Regiment Marching Under the Full Moon

Every Summer, Glover's Regiment has an encampment at Fort Sewall with reenactments of battles between the Loyalists/Red Coats and the Regiment.  It so happened that this year's encampment would take place during the Full Buck Moon.  I had a few ideas in mind and so I headed out to Fort Sewall on Friday night with my family to watch a piece of Marblehead history and hoped for good conditions. The full moon rose on a beautiful warm Summer night and the timing of the rise in relation to sunset meant there were plenty of pinks and purples in the sky [...]

By | July 11th, 2014|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Behind the Red Door – Fort Sewall

How about an image from almost exactly three years ago on this Tuesday morning?  I had always wondered what was behind the red door at Fort Sewall and wound up finally being able to see the other side of this one two years later when the Fort was open during the annual encampment.  Turns out there are some stairs leading down to parts of the Fort that are accessible behind the iron gates seen from the entrance. After imagining the secrets that lay behind these doors with incredible rust and patina, the answer was a bit of a let down...

By | May 20th, 2014|Categories: Park|Tags: |1 Comment

Fort Sewall in the Snow

On Wednesday, February 5th, Marblehead received a solid snowfall with nearly 12 inches falling over the course of the day.  Given the timing of the heaviest of the snowfall, I wasn't able to photograph snow covered scenes until early the next morning. I woke and left the house just before the blue hour began and made my way to Fort Sewall.  The wet snow had clung to the trees and the still air after promised that much of it might remain to serve as a great contrast against the branches.  I arrived to find this beautiful scene before me at [...]

By | February 10th, 2014|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Running in the Fog at Fort Sewall

We had some incredible fog on the morning of September 11, 2013.  I had started off capturing Marblehead Harbor as the sun burned through the fog.  As the sun rose in the sky, the color of the sky took on a great orange hue.  I ended up chasing that light all the way to Front Street and Fort Beach.  When all was said and done, I had over 30 images with various compositions and light to share. It's no surprise then that this image has taken a while to see the light of day.  As you can see the orange [...]

By | January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Landmark|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fort Sewall from the Water

Another week has come to an end and I thought it fitting to close the week with a sunny image taken from the water.  This one of Fort Sewall comes from a boat trip to Childrens Island taken on July 30th.  We were heading out on the Hannah Glover for the parents' night that is part of every camp schedule.  I brought the camera and, as was the case last year, we were treated to some great clouds and light on the trip there and back. Hope you enjoy this view of Fort Sewall as you get ready for the [...]

By | October 25th, 2013|Categories: Park|Tags: |0 Comments

Foggy Morning in Marblehead Day 5 – Fort Beach and Fort Sewall

An hour and a half after starting this photo shoot on a foggy morning, I finally tore myself away from Marblehead Harbor and drove off in search of other vantage points.  I made my way down Front Street and ended up at Fort Beach facing the head of the harbor and Fort Sewall.  The sky had taken on an orange hue at this point and the fog remained thick.  I composed this scene to include the tide pools seen at low tide along Fort Beach while also including the great tree at Fort Sewall and the boats moored in the [...]

By | September 20th, 2013|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sunset from Fort Sewall Overlooking Marblehead Harbor

On the same evening that I captured an image over Gerry Island [LINK} and then the new composition of a tree at Fort Sewall [LINK], I was also treated to a remarkable sunset.  I hadn't thought that the light or clouds would develop into much of a show on this outing but, as I walked back along the path toward the great tree at Fort Sewall, I noticed these great undulating clouds forming over Marblehead harbor.  Knowing there was an unobstructed view to be had with a little creative fence jumping, I clambered down to a ledge and set up [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 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