With yet another snowstorm predicted to hit Marblehead in the next few days, I decided to head out early on Sunday morning to capture some storefronts for my Keep it Local series.  I checked the forecast the night before and was hoping for the best with the ‘partially cloudy’ conditions  that were predicted.

As I left the house at 5:45am, the first hints of light appeared and I saw some impressive streaks of clouds.  I only hoped that the clouds would hold their shape and be angled correctly when I reached the harbor.  As I drove, I continued to watch the sky and decided that Hammond Park would offer me the best vantage point from which to capture the sunrise reflecting in the waters of Marblehead Harbor.

As you can see, the result far surpassed any of my expectations.  The sky slowly built up color as the sun began to rise behind Marblehead Neck.  The water was relatively calm and the clouds did indeed hold much of their structure.  At the time, I couldn’t tell when the light had reached peak so I kept firing off frame after frame hoping to capture the incredible colors that lit up the sky and reflected in the water.

Hope this image gets your week off to a nice start.