I think I captured more rainbows in 2012 than I have in all other years combined. This was truly the 'year of rainbows' in Marblehead and, on this particular evening - June 23, 2012 - I headed to Devereux Beach after a brief shower. The lifeguard chairs had recently been painted red and I decided to compose this shot of the red lifeguard chair lit by the setting sun and the rainbow perfectly formed at its feet.
I spent the weekend catching up on almost 1,500 photos taken over the past few weeks (mostly of the kids including lots of baseball and lacrosse shots). I also had a few landscapes hidden amongst them including this one of Cove Beach at the end of the public way at Cove Lane on the Neck. I visited this spot on June 2nd, 2019 when the clouds promised to break just right and create a nice sunset. The light show wasn't quite what I had hoped for but it did cast some nice golden light on the water and shore of [...]
With cloudy skies dominating the weather for much of April and May, my photography outings have been limited to a small handful. I decided to look through my 'to be posted' archive for past May shots that had not yet seen the light of day and found much of the same. Guess May really is a cloudy month... I stopped at this image captured on May 14, 2017 at Devereux Beach. On smaller devices, you might miss the three surfers in the water waiting for a few waves as the setting sun illuminated a patch of clouds overhead on this [...]
I spent New Years Day at Devereux Beach capturing wave after wave coming ashore as the dawn broke. I alternated between fast exposures to capture detail in the water and longer ones that highlighted the sense of movement in the ocean. This was one of my favorites from the set with an ocean wave about to curl onto itself before hitting the shore and the sand reflecting the brightness of the morning sky.
On New Years Day, I headed out to Devereux Beach for the first sunrise of the year and shared an image of the sun backlighting waves shortly after I came home. Before the sun came up, I busied myself capturing the waves coming to shore and then receding in response to the pull of the ocean. Once I figured out this composition, it was a matter of timing to get just the right wave and just the right moment where the motion of the water returning to the ocean could best exemplify that cyclic pull.
I mentioned yesterday that I had walked along the causeway to find the right spot from which to capture the perfect blue sky over Marblehead Harbor. Having done so, I crossed to the other side and walked atop the causeway wall looking for interesting compositions before me. Devereux Beach was packed with people and I walked closer to find a nice shot of silhouettes against the bright light of day. As it happened, clouds passed overhead blocking the sun and I had to stay in one spot while waiting for better light. As I did, I looked down and watched [...]
As incredible as this summer has been, we have had very few impressive lightning storms. I decided to look back at images captured in August from years past that hadn't made it to the light of day and happened upon this two second exposure at Preston Beach in mid-August 2015. We had a very active storm pass by and I managed to capture several bolts of lightning by finding a composition, setting the aperture to f/22 and shutter speed to 2 seconds and then mashing the shutter release. I lucked out with twin lightning bolts in this shot under a [...]
This is the last in my series of aerial images over Marblehead's favorite watering holes captured around high tide on Wednesday, July 4th. After capturing aerial photos of the core Marblehead beaches, I headed to Old Town to pick up one of my framed photographs from the Festival of Arts exhibit. Afterwards, I headed to Mariners Lane from where I could safely launch the drone and circle around the harbor to capture an image of the Crocker Park float at peak activity. If you look closely, you can just make out a girl caught in mid-air after jumping off the [...]
On Wednesday, July 4th, I decided the conditions were perfect to try a new series of aerial photographs of Marblehead beaches filled with sunbathers trying to escape the hot and humid weather. The July 4th weekend with its perfect combination of hot weather, clear skies, calm water and well timed high tide created the perfect opportunity. In this image of the beach at Brown's Island (apparently unnamed), I positioned the drone over the water of Little Harbor and sought to include the numerous boats anchored and/or tied up together in the calm waters. I had never seen this area so full [...]
On Wednesday, July 4th, I decided the conditions were perfect to try a new series of aerial photographs of Marblehead beaches filled with sunbathers trying to escape the hot and humid weather. The July 4th weekend with its perfect combination of hot weather, clear skies, calm water and well timed high tide created the perfect opportunity. In this image at Gas House Beach, I positioned the drone over the water of Little Harbor and watched the participants in the water to time this capture. I think it perfectly represents a hot summer day in Marblehead and the lure of the beach. [...]