Tonight, I was fortunate to capture one of the most incredible displays of color and light as a fire in the sky marked one of the last sunsets of this Summer in Marblehead.  I had missed out on last night’s sunset and was jealous of the shots populating my Facebook and Instagram feeds.  As sunset approached and the air picked up humidity, I decided to head out hoping for a decent showing.

I drove across the causeway and stopped along Foster Street to assess the position of the sun in the sky.  From there, I headed over to Corinthian Lane and hoped I was right about the angle of the sun’s descent as well as the building clouds.  There was just enough fog in the harbor to create a perfect mood for my early shots and then the sun dipped behind Abbot Hall.  At first, the sky took on a fairly muted yellow tone but as the time from sunset stretched out, the sky began to explode in color.  It truly looked like a fire in the sky as the sunset colors reached their peak with this image taken at 6:55pm (sunset was at a depressingly early 6:43).

When all was said and done, I had taken over 300 images in order to capture the full beauty of tonight’s sunset.  Sadly, it’s one of the final sunsets of a perfect Summer in Marblehead.