Don't miss out on watching the Boston Yacht Club's Jackson Cup race finish up racing inside Marblehead Harbor right now... I have shot the BYC's Jackson Cup race even almost every year as it tends to offer great views with racing inside the harbor and the timing in late April usually affords some nice flowering trees to help frame the shots. This image is from 2018 as I was out of town and unable to capture racing yesterday. Today's racing just started so head out to view some of the action if you can.
I had hoped to shoot the Marblehead Tech Dinghy Association again this weekend but the lack of light and coming rain cancelled my plans for that as well as the full moonrise. Instead here is another image from last weekend's outing under far better conditions. From my vantage point at the end of Parker Lane, I was able to capture scenes of these dinghy's passing by Abbot Hall, the BYC, Crocker, St Michaels and, as here, The Landing. From this position on the opposite end of the Neck, The Landing and Old North Church come into close proximity and the [...]
What a great way to kick off spring by dusting off the camera after 7 weeks without a single photo and heading out to the newly repaired public way at Parker Lane. The Marblehead Tech Dinghy Association is one of the bright spots of this COVID winter. With frostbite sailing sidelined due to restrictions on sailing and with these MIT one-design racers available, a new group of boats could be seen racing within Marblehead harbor. The Tech Dinghy was designed by a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1935. In November 2020, Jay Watt created the Marblehead Tech [...]
I was at my office in Salem today when I started to notice the light change and took a quick peak at the webcams lining Marblehead harbor to find an incredible combination of fog and light developing. I was stuck til 5pm and with sunset before 4:30 I could only sit and watch the sunset unfold. With that in mind, I wanted to revisit my foggy shots in my 'to be published' folder and immediately stopped at this one captured on July 5, 2016. One of my all time favorite outings with countless 'keepers' took place on this night. At [...]
Having gone out Wednesday during the day and again for the moonrise, I wasn't feeling up to another outing on Thursday night but then the sky started to break in just the right spots and I found myself driving towards the causeway to find the right angle for a shot. I ended up crossing the causeway and promptly turning back towards Riverhead Beach. I had charged my drone which I hadn't flown in a while and launched that after setting up the real camera on a tripod. I was able to capture images through a remote while flying over the [...]
A few people thought yesterday's image of foliage at Seaside was a bit too soon so here is a shot from an early September evening captured one year ago - September 2, 2019. I remember heading out on this night hoping that the clouds over the Neck might serve to reflect the light of sunset but the clouds never broke and I was left with a fairly monotone scene. I waited a bit past sunset for the blue hour and then spotted the reflection of Marblehead light's green beacon reflecting in the still water of the harbor. That and the [...]
As it turns out, 2020 was a great year for renovations in Marblehead including those to the facade and bones of Abbot Hall. With scaffolding surrounding the building, I have not found opportunity to shoot the building except at angles low enough that I could hide the surrounding netting. Finally in August, Abbot Hall shed its scaffolding and I found the building basking in the light of a late August day when I stopped along Ocean Avenue and made my way on foot to the short stretch of beach at the end of the causeway. From this vantage point, I [...]
With everything going on, I wasn't sure if the Marblehead Junior Race week would be taking place. I was glad to see that, with some changes (Optis and Lasers only), we will have a chance to watch young sailors race around the harbor. This image of a young sailor making her boat ready was captured on July 22, 2015. If you have a chance, head out to watch these races Monday through Wednesday of next week.
An image captured on July 30, 2014 from Riverhead Beach captured two clouds hanging over a full Marblehead harbor with town class sailboats in the foreground and Marblehead Light standing tall
We have been social members at the Dolphin Yacht Club for a few years and they have used some of my images from their pier on the website. I hadn't been able to capture a good image of the harbor facing facade until we went out for a dinghy ride on a hot June afternoon. As we passed the DYC, I quickly composed this scene to capture boats in the harbor, activity around the kayaks and stand up paddleboards, a waterfront team member waiting to take someone on a launch ride and a fairly busy outdoor seating area all backlit [...]