On December 9, 2017, I captured falling snow on the First Harbor company’s Christmas Tree in a boat floating in Marblehead’s Little Harbor. That image quickly became a personal favorite – so much so that I never went back to work on images taken the very next morning after the snow had stopped falling.  The timing of the snow that year was perfect – allowing me to capture the falling flakes in mid-day and then the Christmas tree with a blanket of snow at sunrise the next morning.

Unfortunately, the timing and predicted severity of today’s snow storm meant that the boat was pulled out of the water. I’m sure I’m not the only photographer who had hoped to venture out in the morning or evening to capture a scene like this. After a little over three years, I’m really glad I went back to find this image among the photos taken that next morning.