On July 30th, I headed out to chase after a rainbow with a storm passing overhead and found myself near the Little Harbor Lobster Company waiting to see what might come of the sunset. I was losing hope as the clouds seemed to be racing away but then spotted a huge cloud to my right heading towards the lighthouse just as another had come in from the left headed towards Gerry Island. I watched and waited as the clouds converged and then the sun dipped below the cloud cover and bathed the scent in soft sunset light. I was pretty [...]
This image was captured 20 minutes before Thursday night's incredible sunset when I had just arrived at the Little Harbor Lobster Company lot and was watching the sky hoping for a rainbow or some decent light. This was the first of the 'good light' and I decided on a tight composition including the three dinghies and lone sailboat near the channel marker. It was only later when working on the image that I spotted the dinghy's name - Liberty.
My Kickstarter campaign to help fund my next book is now LIVE! - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marblehead/wednesdays-in-marblehead-seasons-of-change (Instagram - link in profile) With an early snow storm predicted to begin later today, I thought we might luck out with a nice sunrise to kickstart the day. With today being the launch day of my Kickstarter campaign, I had no trouble getting up early and making my way down to little harbor. I was rewarded for my early outing in the 20 degree temperatures with some great colors at dawn. I remained there capturing more shots as the clouds shifted and the light changed [...]
I woke up in time for the sunrise on Saturday, September 6th and made the most of it by driving down to Little Harbor. I lucked out with the pink sky reflecting off the calm water and creating a beautiful First Harbor sunrise. Even better, one of the lobster boats had its lights on as the crew got ready for a day out at sea. You can also spot two kayakers out in the water enjoying a morning row.
Yesterday's incredibly warm weather put me in mind of time spent last July 4th running around Marblehead capturing images of from the ground and air of the various 'watering holes' around town. I hit Little Harbor at what seemed like peak tie up with boats filling the harbor and plenty of folks in the waist-high water taking advantage of warm Summer days in Little Harbor.
We had thick fog enveloping Marblehead on July 21, 2014 and I decided to head over to Beacon Street to see what images awaited with boats moored in the smaller harbor. I happened upon one boat named Amby's Bop and decided to capture it with only the faintest outline of Brown's Island visible in the distance. Imagine my surprise when I zoomed in later and found the photographer Ulrike Welsch's name and number written inside the boat's hull.
For each of the past few years, the First Harbor company has launched their small boat carrying a Christmas tree into the waters of little harbor. I've shot the tree with the moon rising behind it and with snow falling around it. Last night, the rain cleared and a dense fog advisory came out which offered a new vantage point for me to shoot the tree and boat. I arrived to find the dinghy heavily weighted down by rainwater and lucked out with the Peach family showing up to pull the boat ashore and empty a few buckets of water [...]
From the same outing (and same location) as last week's image of the blue dinghy comes this one of a boat seeming to be playing the waiting game before being put into the water of Little Harbor. Though with how late it is in the season, the boat may have just been taken out. I've never actually seen this movable crane in action before. I'm curious what it looks like when it moves out into position...
An overhead shot of this intensely blue dinghy seemed a nice way to end the week. I found this boat tied up in Little Harbor on Labor Day weekend.
On the Fourth of July, I set about shooting aerial images of various beaches in Marblehead as the hot, humid weather seemed to bring out the largest crowds I had witnessed in those spots. I had actually started my day scouting out shots from the ground and hit upon this scene in Little Harbor just after noon. I have seen Little Harbor fill with boats in the summer but never to this extent. I shot several frames including varying compositions but favored this one with the American flag flying from atop a crane while people walked between boats in the [...]