And this is the third of my top 10 images captured on August 19th. Like I said in the last image of the rainbow from Castle Rock, I kept switching the positions of these two images but, in the end, the composition of this one edged out the other. I stopped here at 6:40pm chasing the clouds you see above the Neck but pulled over for the collection of boats at low tide. With calm waters, the reflections of the boats and sky really stood out and I took this shot from a different position than I normally would as I was not trying to include the Great Tree at the Fort. That seagull was just icing on a perfect moment of summer in Marblehead.

For the composition, the reflections and the feel of the ‘between storms’ moment, this is my fourth favorite image of Marblehead captured in 2020.

Please note: my Year in Review Slideshow will premiere on YouTube at 7am on January 1st. Here is the link –