Today was a great Wednesday in Marblehead!

Started off at dawn shooting the full moon setting and getting lucky with anti-crepuscular rays at sunrise. I thought I would share that shot tonight or tomorrow but then decided to head out to shoot the moonrise. In between, I was invited to Eat Well Kitchen and learned they want to showcase my photography for the month of November!  Going to put up prints next Wednesday (stop by and say hi) and then will be there for a Pop Up on December 4th with books and calendars – Save the Date!

So I left the house after 5 and had no idea where I was headed. I crossed the causeway but that didn’t really help me after eyeing the sky to the east and west. I then decided that I hadn’t shot at Gerry Island in a while so headed to Doaks Lane but that didn’t hold much promise and I started to notice a solid sunset forming. I quickly changed the plan to Harding Lane and walked across the mud to Brown’s Island (almost losing both shoes in the process).  Once there, I lucked out with a fantastic sunset over Marblehead Light and got to share it with a couple and their dog Charlie.  I figured one of those shots would be great for tonight but…

I headed back across the mud (shoes tied this time) and found that Harding Lane wasn’t quite right for the moonrise so I walked back to Beacon Street and then onto that outflow thing where I started to shoot the moon rising against the canopy of Brown’s Island. Ran back to the car to switch lenses and back thinking one of those would be a great shot to share.

Drove home as I normally do and turned from Beacon to Norman and I just had to stop at Redd’s Pond…just in case.  That’s when I spotted the moon behind the trees and quickly set up for this shot. Normally the moon at this point is too bright to capture with any foreground elements but the branches served to tone down the light of the Hunter’s Moon which also added a great backlight to the foliage surrounding Pond View. This was a 5 second exposure which served to accentuate the colors surround the full moon.

Needless to say, I have LOTS more images to share in the next few days/weeks…