From the Water

Summer is Back (for a few days at least)

With today's high predicted to hit 70, I had to pull out images of summer from the to-be-posted archive. When I hit this batch of images captured from a friend's boat on a mid-July evening, I knew I had the perfect depiction of summer to accompany the warm up. Also a perfect night to catch high school football with the first preseason game taking place at Piper Field tonight at 7pm. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Link for tickets -  

By |2022-11-04T07:01:08-04:00November 4th, 2022|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Moored in Mid-Harbor

This is another from our outing on July 14th aboard a boat heading out (and quickly back into) the harbor. As we made our way through mid-harbor, I spotted this view of Abbot Hall framed by beautiful sailboats and backlit by a dramatic sky. I had a few seconds to compose and shoot this but between the spacing of the boats and the soft light reflected in the harbor water, it was a fast favorite.

By |2022-08-02T23:01:23-04:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments


Last one from the outing on July 14th (for this week anyway). We were heading out of the harbor at 5:50pm and the breaks in the clouds had created incredible rays of light shining down over Marblehead Harbor. I snapped away as we motored out and really liked this image as the light seems to be shining directly on the boat named Intermezzo.

By |2022-07-24T21:00:17-04:00July 28th, 2022|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cloudscape above Marblehead Rock

The next few days will feature images captured on the short (but incredibly productive) boat ride out of Marblehead Harbor on July 14th.  Once we made it out of the harbor, I noted another nice cloudscape to the south and captured several images of the clouds above Marblehead Rock reflecting sunlight on the Atlantic Ocean. This was my favorite of that set.

By |2022-07-24T20:52:16-04:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cloudscape at Chandler Hovey Park

I told you the light had been changing quickly on last Thursday quick tour through Marblehead Harbor. We had sun rays over Abbot Hall, dramatic light towards Fort Sewall and this great cloudscape behind Chandler Hovey Park as we made it out of the harbor. We continued on for a bit before turning around and I managed a few more shots on the return. Lots more to come from this outing but hope you are able to get out on a boat and enjoy a very similar view of Chandler Hovey Park either on leaving or returning to Marblehead harbor. [...]

By |2022-07-20T20:23:53-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Aglow in the Harbor

The light was changing quickly as we motored through the harbor last Thursday and I was treated to a brief view of these boats set aglow in the harbor with a dramatic sky overhead creating a wonderful contrast to the bright white mast of the nearest sailboat. Wish I knew the name of this one and wonder if it matches the scene...

By |2022-07-20T19:57:47-04:00July 21st, 2022|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rays of Sunlight over Marblehead Harbor

I mentioned in yesterday's post that we had taken a quick ride through the harbor last Thursday and that I was treated to some great light. The light was different in every direction (two more images coming later in the week to show case this) and the rays of sunlight were a particular draw. For this shot, I tried to time it so the two sailboats with their triangular lines (can you tell I have zero nautical knowledge?) would serve to accentuate the lines of the sunrays and tried to get Abbot situated nicely behind the taller boat in the [...]

By |2022-07-18T19:14:04-04:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bluebird Day at the Eastern Yacht Club

I've shared a few images from last Wednesdays outings at mid-day and sunset to capture views from along the neck. I was mostly shooting towards Abbot and the harbor on this day as all the clouds had collected in that section of sky and I found the section overhead to be a fairly boring blue. However, when I made my way out to the pier at the Pleon and looked back at the Eastern Yacht Club, I found the appearance of a nearly bluebird day (normally marked by the absence of any clouds) worked really well with the deep blue [...]

By |2021-09-17T06:29:53-04:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mid-Harbor Sunset

I still have several images from recent outings to share but thought I would break things up with this mid-harbor sunset from a late June evening in 2018. This particular sunset wasn't as vibrant as some of the ones I've recently shared but what it lacked in sky color it more than made up for in reflections off the water. I used my camera's flip screen to get as low as I dared to the water and captured this image of boats filling the harbor and the last light of sunset reflecting beautifully off the calm water.

By |2021-05-23T22:41:51-04:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Watching the Boats Pass By

I didn't get a chance to shoot the Halloween Race this year but happened upon this image in my 'to be published' folder and figured it would make for a good start to the day. I shot the race in October 2018 from along Foster Street and mostly tried capturing the boats with their colorful sails as they criss-crossed the harbor. When I spotted two men on a float talking and then stopping to watch the boats pass by, I quickly recomposed and included them in the final shot. Instead of a two layered image with boats against the backdrop [...]

By |2020-11-11T21:51:44-05:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , |5 Comments