The light really doesn’t get much better than this view of Little Harbor at dawn…
On Saturday, December 12th, I woke before the dawn and headed down to Little Harbor hoping the old adage ‘red sky in morning, sailor take warning’ might prove true with predictions of strong rains later in the day. I arrived to find a mostly empty harbor and the first hint of light in the sky. I started shooting when the lights turned on in one of the working boats headed out for the day and kept at it as the sky brightened.
Twenty minutes after the shot I shared on Saturday of the first light of dawn, the morning light peaked in this capture. The sky was incredible and the scene just about perfect with the First Harbor Company boat sporting its Christmas tree (and angled toward me) as well as Marblehead Light with its green beacon lit in the pre-sunrise hour. I included the two tall trees to the right which helped balance those of Gerry Island and made sure to include the full expanse of the island. If you look closely near the left edge of your screen, you’ll spot a seagull flying through the pink sky.
I don’t know how many times I’ve been to this spot over the past ten years but it goes to show that the light and a few other variables can make a familiar scene feel fresh and new. Hope this gets your day started on the right foot.
P.S. I’m happy to fulfill the last of the calendar (12 left) and book orders but can no longer promise Christmas delivery. I’ve tracked Priority Mail items shipped out Nov 30 that hadn’t reached their final destination as of Dec 14. The USPS appears to have been pushed too far with online shopping, packages and COVID. I apologize if a photo gift does not arrive in time.