I mentioned in Monday's post that I had spent more than a half hour at the beach from dawn to sunrise exploring compositions and enjoying the unusually warm late October morning. Well after the golden color had left the morning sky and I had captured the sun rising over Ram Island, I finally made my way back up Atlantic Avenue. Before leaving, I decided to walk a few steps to the sun circle and see how the rising sun lined up with the spires found there. As it happened, the positioning of the sun was nearly perfect and the morning [...]
On an early September evening in 2014, I headed out to Devereux Beach to chase after some cumulous clouds that had formed shortly before sunset. I arrived to find low tide and wet sand creating the perfect environment for these clouds to form reflections in the sand. I shot this from low to the ground to try to maximize the foreground sand and reflections while keeping the bodies of both clouds visible above Flying Point and Marblehead Neck.
Today's image comes from a never-ending Summer sunset that took place on July 18th. I started shooting this sunset at 8pm on Parker Lane and it finally finished up at 8:18pm as I made my way to the small beach along the harbor on the Neck side of the causeway. I guess this is still considered part of Riverhead Beach as I can't find any other names for this small beach. If you know of its proper name, please let me know.
For the second time this May, Marblehead was drenched by a long-lasting rain storm. In between trying to protect the foundation of our new addition (it made it through fine both times), I spent most of today taking care of errands and tried to let my wife enjoy her mother's day. As the day neared its end, I noted the clearing and brightening skies and left the house for a bit hoping to catch a rainbow or solid sunset. I drove out to Chandler Hovey Park but wasn't thrilled with the light and ended up crossing the causeway again and [...]
This is the dorkiest title I have ever given to an image but I just couldn't come up with anything good... After capturing images with the Phantom 4 Pro from above Devereux beach on Monday night, I switched over to the real camera and set about capturing a Winter beach sunset. While most of the good light was down the beach, I kept my eye on this diagonal band of clouds and switched to this composition as they picked up the light of the setting sun. I timed the shot to capture the gentle surf coming ashore. As for the title, [...]
Last night, I drove out to Devereux Beach with both drone and camera in hand hoping to capture a nice Winter beach sunset. I had started to become comfortable flying the Phantom 4 Pro and was now looking to start pushing its boundaries to see what I could do that was more creative. At the same time, I didn't want to miss out on shooting a nice sunset with the real camera. I made it to Devereux beach with plenty of time to spare and set up the drone first. I crossed the causeway and found the combination of water and [...]
As a storm makes its way up the East coast, I'm reminded of this view of churning waves and the lifeguard chair from early September. The storm that threatened us then led only to some incredible waves and awesome surfing scenes amidst picture perfect weather. Here's hoping that Florida receives nothing more than a glancing blow and that we see some more wave action headed our way.
By the time all was said and done on Labor Day, I had visited Devereux Beach three separate times and captured wildly different images with each visit. On this occasion, I had stopped in near high tide before heading to Castle Rock and found that most of the surfers had departed. Instead of shooting people in the water, I tried to find interesting compositions of people watching the waves roll in to shore. As I ducked under the causeway to shoot waves crashing against the rocks, I looked up and saw feet dangling overhead. I quickly recomposed this shot to [...]
It's not often that we get great surfing waves in Marblehead but, when they arrive, Devereux Beach can get crowded with surfers very quickly. As post-tropical storm Hermine churned off the coast, she sent strong waves heading West right toward Devereux Beach. I had expected rain and grey clouds to accompany the storm but it stayed far enough off shore to produce a beautiful warm day in Marblehead with strong (but not overpowering) winds. I headed down to Devereux Beach at 9:45am and again at 11:00am to capture images of surfing in Marblehead. I had only done this once before [...]
As the days get shorter and Summer reaches its end, I'm reminded of the beauty of Winter sunsets in Marblehead. The colors of sunsets in the Winter are quite different than their Summer variants. At the same time, the timing of those early sunsets and the rapidity with which the light changes makes them far more challenging to capture. This image was taken on December 4, 2011 during a high tide on Devereux Beach. I setup my tripod in the wet sand and had thought ahead so was wearing waterproof boots. I still had to time the shot just right [...]