Before the storm came through on Sunday night, I had gone out on a hot and humid summer day to capture views of Marblehead with cumulus clouds overhead. I realized a few weeks ago that I had been favoring sunset shots at the expense of the bright scenes of mid-day. So at 2pm on a 99 degree day, I headed out to capture views of summer days in Marblehead.

Castle Rock was a later stop and I found it far more full than this image would have you believe. There were plenty of people down on the beach (only present at low tide) and more to my right and left but, for a few minutes I could pretend I had this spot to myself. The sun came out from behind the clouds as a few sailboats made their way in the distance and I grabbed this shot before heading back to the comforts of an air conditioned car.