Beacon in the Night

  • Marblehead Light appears as a shining red beacon in the night illuminated by the lights draped across its iron frame

On December 23rd, I headed out to capture the full cold moon rising over Chandler Hovey Park. When I arrived at my spot near the Dolphin Yacht Club, I immediately noticed the red, white and blue lights adorning Marblehead Light. I took a few practice shots to get ready for the moon rise but then had a great idea and made a few adjustments.

Just before the moon came into view, its orange glow illuminated the horizon. I adjusted the camera to a very long exposure (25 seconds) which served to capture all of the light surrounding Marblehead Light and reflecting into the still waters of the harbor. The moon’s glow served to add just the right amount of light near the horizon behind the lighthouse which really did look like a beacon in the night.

By |2019-01-06T09:57:34+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , |19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Mary Hulbert Redding January 9, 2019 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Amazing…

  2. Ellen Godfrey January 9, 2019 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Yes, truly amazing!

  3. Mary-Ann Flachbart January 9, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Beautiful ?

  4. Diane Canty January 9, 2019 at 7:33 am - Reply

    ?

  5. Kendra Buletti January 9, 2019 at 7:34 am - Reply

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  6. Holly Gauthier January 9, 2019 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Your photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Frank Challant January 9, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Sweet

  8. Beverly Park January 9, 2019 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  9. Holly Davis McDonell January 9, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Unbelievably gorgeous

  10. Arkadiy Sinko January 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    think so

  11. Virginia Ann Symmes January 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Absolutely Beautiful! You certainly know your craft!

  12. Rosemarie Holbrook January 9, 2019 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Thank you.

  13. Katie Van Dorpe January 9, 2019 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Spectacular!

  14. Peggy Wald January 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Katie, you are such a good photographer

  15. Patricia Ragusa Mastrorio January 9, 2019 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Your photos are amazing! I look forward to Wednesday’s in M’hd .!!!!

  16. Isaac Chute January 9, 2019 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot lad!!!

  17. Rose Prince January 10, 2019 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Beautiful

  18. Chuck Sherwood January 10, 2019 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Great shot!

  19. Maura Field January 10, 2019 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    You capture an image like a Thomas Kincade painting. Breathtaking.

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