From the Water

Flying Colors in Harbor

On July 19th, we were invited aboard a friend's boat to circumnavigate Marblehead Harbor. I was like a kid in a candy store taking shot after shot from the vantage point along the water and between boats. We moved to quickly for me to spot the names of the various boats and it was only when I zoomed in on this one that I spotted the name of the boat with the flag flying - Flying Colors. With the composition of boats filling the empty parts of the sky and wispy clouds overhead due to the heat of the day, [...]

By |2019-09-23T20:07:00-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Marking the Harbor

I've shared a few images from a short boat trip circumnavigating Marblehead Harbor that took place in mid-July and hope you aren't tiring of the views of Marblehead 'from the water'. When I spotted the red channel marker labeled 2MH, I very quickly composed this image capturing it and the green MH1 marker with Marblehead Light in the background. I lucked out with the cloud cover overhead and the haze which helped convey the warmth of this summer evening spent with friends motoring around our harbor.

By |2019-08-12T06:40:12-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , |8 Comments

Naugus Head from the Water

Thought I would change it up just a bit from the recent sunset shots at Devereux and return to the boat trip around Marblehead that we took  on July 19th. We had set out from Salem Harbor aboard a friend's boat and I had my camera out ready to shoot. We very quickly passed Naugus Head and I noted the houses surrounded by green foliage and nice cloud cover overhead. I rarely get to capture this viewpoint from the water of Salem harbor and thought others might enjoy the view as well.

By |2019-08-07T06:18:35-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , |13 Comments

Harbor Row

I shared a few photos from our Friday evening boat ride around Marblehead Harbor but just finished working on several more images from that trip to add to my 'from the water' series. As we rounded Fort Sewall and made our way into the protected waters, we spotted a lone man taking advantage of the warm weather and calm conditions for a harbor row. From this vantage point, the moorings and boats were out of the frame and I was able to focus on the single canoe with the trees of Fort Sewall to the right and Abbot Hall in [...]

By |2019-07-29T06:58:38-04:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , |2 Comments

Rounding the Corner at the CYC

I mentioned in yesterday's post that my family was lucky to have been invited out for an evening cruise around Marblehead harbor by good friends. After making our way down the 'main' side, we turned and headed back up along the Neck. As we were rounding the corner at the CYC, I spotted this composition and instantly snapped the shutter. I had been eyeing the view of Marblehead Light in close proximity to the Corinthian Yacht Club but the expanse of empty water left the scene feeling a bit empty. As we passed this boat on its mooring, everything about [...]

Fueling Up at the Landing

A little bit before publishing my Wednesdays in Marblehead book, I had started a series entitled 'From the Water' with photos captured from aboard friends' boats. On Friday night, we were invited onto a couple's boat (thanks Mike and Polly!) for a sunset cruise around and inside Marblehead harbor. We lucked out with calm waters and some decent light and I was like a kid in a candy store as we turned the corner at Fort Sewall. I shot over a hundred images as we slowly made our way down one side of the harbor and then back up along [...]

By |2019-07-22T21:15:54-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Dyaynu

Who knew that photographers could get tennis elbow (more accurately, lateral epicondylitis)? I’m finally accepting that the pain in my elbow is not going to disappear without proper rest. As the old adage goes, ‘physician heal thyself’, so I’m going to put away the camera for the next few weeks until this is gone. It’s going to be hard not to chase sunsets but I have plenty of images of Marblehead that have not seen the light of day and will share those in the weeks to come - just with far shorter stories to save on typing (after this [...]

By |2019-06-04T06:47:18-04:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , |45 Comments

Life on the West Shore

For the first few years, my family lived in a rental on Willow Road mere steps from the Village street launch (otherwise known as Rockett Landing).  After moving to the Clifton Area, I've returned to this area less often than I would have thought given its beautiful scenery. In early August, the sky filled with a picture perfect mix of white clouds and dark blue skies.  I stopped at a number of locations on this day to capture scenes of Marblehead on a Summer day and couldn't resist walking the length of the float at the end of Village Street [...]

By |2016-10-26T22:19:08-04:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , |2 Comments