Marblehead, you never cease to amaze me. It has been almost 6 years since I started this Wednesdays in Marblehead project and I still find myself going out to chase a sunset in the hopes of capturing some good light and then, once in a while, something like this develops and it’s all I can do to take a breath and try to do some justice to the beauty in front of my eyes.
On Friday night, I headed out the door after work as clouds developed and then broke apart near where the sun was due to set. I started shooting from Foster Street at 5:45pm as the light began to develop with golden hues over Abbot Hall and incredible clarity in the houses lining the harbor. As the sun slowly set and the clouds shifted, I realized I need to head to another spot and chose Corinthian Lane where I had been only a week prior.
Over the span of an hour and between these two locations, I captured familiar scenes transformed by this corker of a Marblehead sunset. At 6:49pm, when I thought it couldn’t get any better, pink clouds lit up the sky and a purple haze formed over the harbor. I composed this to include the lone house on Marblehead Neck jutting out into the waters as to give a sense of scale to the enormity of this cloud.
Needless to say, there are many more images to come from this one incredible sunset over Marblehead.