The Harbor at Noon

  • Clouds build and reflect in the still waters of Marblehead Harbor at Noon on an mid-April day

Wednesday began with thick fog over town and I wrote off the day as unlikely to offer many photo opportunities between the dreary weather and lack of foliage around town. As the day progressed, the sun burned through the fog and clouds began to appear in the western sky. I had a few errands to run so I threw the camera bag in the trunk and drove off to the Neck.

I circled the Neck not finding the image I wanted at Chandler Hovey Park and made it back down to Harbor Avenue just off the causeway where I spotted this composition. The surprisingly still water was reflecting the cumulous clouds overhead and creating a picture perfect scene of Marblehead Harbor at noon.

I had realized the other day that I tend to shy away from shooting in the middle of the day as the light at sunrise and sunset is almost always more rewarding. Wednesday’s drive across the causeway proved to me that these midday images are worth striving for as well.

By |2018-04-11T20:50:18+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |13 Comments


  1. Jean Tierney Tarrant April 12, 2018 at 6:45 am - Reply

    This is the view I had growing up on Harbor Ave! So thankful.

  2. Pam Gurshin Dawes April 12, 2018 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Your photos are like a mini trip home.

  3. Mary-Ann Flachbart April 12, 2018 at 7:25 am - Reply


  4. Peggy Dening April 12, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply


  5. Gladys Bryan April 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    What a difference a week makes !

  6. Day Gotschall April 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Love this photo. Fun to watch the boats trickle back into the harbor!

  7. Beverly Cogswell Cameron April 12, 2018 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    This skillful arrangement reminds me M’hd deserves it’s heritage of one beautiful town !

  8. Karin McCarthy April 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Looking very Dutch… water, light, sky….nice!!

  9. Sandra Burke April 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply


  10. Mary Checani April 13, 2018 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Wow this sure looks good

  11. Beverly Park April 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! glad you did.

  12. Ted Hawkes April 13, 2018 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Very familiar to me. We moored our catboat in that corner of the harbor close to Rodney Bowden’s Buxom Lass. On occasion a seal or stripers would drive schools of bait fish into the shallow water and pandemonium ensued. It’s also where I learned to swim….wish I was there now.

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