In September 2013, I had spotted an impressive cloud forming overhead and raced out to the causeway from where I was able to capture the cumulonimbus cloud over a Marblehead harbor packed full with boats. It had been my goal to capture images of Marblehead outside of the golden hours of sunrise and sunset and I was pretty happy with how this image came out.

I decided to get ahead of the cloud by driving up to Chandler Hovey Park and, as I arrived, the sky had taken a turn for the worse. I looked up at the darkening sky and saw an incredible shelf cloud had formed. That shot was so unique that I had to share it immediately and this image has sat in the ‘to be published’ folder until today.  If you haven’t seen the shelf cloud, here is the panorama of it:

shelf cloud over lighthouse