Phew!  If you’ve been wondering why my posts tapered off and became non-existent in the past week, it was because I was studying during any free time I had for my Boards exam.  Every 10 years, physicians need to ‘certify’ (their words) that we are staying up to date on the practice of medicine by sitting for an examination.  In my case, the American Board of Allergy and Immunology put together 200 questions to be answered in a span of 4 hours covering the full breadth of what I do day in and day out.  I took the opportunity to listen to lectures in food allergy, eczema, asthma, immunology and the various (and sometimes) esoteric subsets of those categories.  After answering all of their questions to the best of my ability, it’s time to get back to the joy of sharing my view of Marblehead.

The night of September 20th was an incredible one and ranks among the very best sunsets I have ever seen either in Marblehead or anywhere else.  The combination of evening fog and the formation of clouds lent themselves to set up a show for the ages.  Thankfully, I had ventured out hoping to make up for missing the sunset the night before (an interesting purple fog version) and had decided that Corinthian Lane offered the best opportunity for this night on the Neck.  I’ve shared one image from this evening already but have many, many more photos that I haven’t had a chance to work on with my attention demanded elsewhere.

This image was taken after the sun set and about one minute before the peak of color.  I had switched my composition from one centered on Marblehead Harbor with boats in silhouette to a view of the beautiful houses that line Marblehead Neck.  The yellow house in particular has been featured in a few photos given its location.  On this evening, its windows served to reflect the brilliant sunset colors and I included the pier in the background with its boat which may actually belong to the home next door.

More than eight years after moving to Marblehead and with this being the 1,544 image shared, this town never ceases to amaze me with its photographic opportunities such as this night on the neck.