Finally some great light in Marblehead!!! I haven't had a good outing in weeks and had been frustrated on more than one occasion including earlier today when I went out to Chandler Hovey Park hoping to capture an oncoming storm. As luck would have it, each storm banked north before reaching us and I went home but left my gear in the trunk of the car...just in case. After dinner, I checked the radar and found one more storm had formed and was tracking toward us. I hopped in the car and decided to drive to Devereux Beach where I [...]
Capturing rainfall sometimes seems more difficult than the rainbow afterwards and yet the reward for being in the right spot is a very dramatic scene such as this with curtains of water coming down over Marblehead Neck. With our first heat wave of the season and only one day of rain in the past 2-3 weeks, this seemed like a good shot to finish off the week.
Yesterday's off an on rain put me in mind of this May night from four years ago. Looking back at May 19, 2016, I found three already posted images and three more waiting to be shared. On this night, I had driven across the causeway to the Pleon Yacht Club pier and more compositions than I anticipated given the flat blue light. My favorite part of this shot is the hint of orange light being reflected in the water. Something about a splash of orange color amidst the blue keeps drawing my eye towards it...
In mid-July, I headed out to the Neck as lightning struck to the north and south of Marblehead. I missed a few bolts and was waiting for the two cells to come together when the light changed and the grass seemed to glow. I decided to take a break from chasing storms at Castle Rock and enjoy the peaceful quiet of this view.
Last Wednesday, I headed out a little before 5pm to chase lightning storms offshore. There were two storms to our north and south at the time and I had decided to start at Castle Rock in the hopes of capturing a bolt of lightning. I spotted a few flashes of light as I walked to the large granite formation and set up only to find the storm rapidly disappearing. In its wake, I was left with an even more interesting scene with a dramatic sky overhead serving as a nice counter to the calm water of the Atlantic ocean. I [...]
On July 22, 2015, I headed across the causeway to Marblehead Neck and then ventured down to the beach from atop Corinthian Lane. I stopped at this point as the sunset had reached its maximum (a bit less than expected/hoped) and composed this image of a pier with the flag waving in the wind and a crescent moon overhead.
Did anyone look out their window tonight and the absolutely crazy light in the sky??? I spotted something other than drab grey skies from my home office window and quickly ran out with gear in hand. I ended up on Harvard Street where I captured a few nice images of the sunset and an interesting formation of light and clouds. As that light petered out, I turned towards the car and saw this crazy bright pink-purple sky overhead. I made a beeline for Castle Rock and arrived just in time to capture this image. I did not play with colors [...]
I had just about given up on any photo outings and had already chosen a photo from my 'to be published' archives to share this morning when I saw actual sunlight out my home office window. It feels like months since we last had any decent light and I didn't waste time heading out to chase a new image of Marblehead. I decided to head across the causeway to the Neck and figure things out from there but as I passed the Riverhead Beach lot, I looked to my left and saw this scene...and then drove right by (I couldn't [...]
I mentioned in Monday's post of the sun pillar that I had set out to shoot the sunset after a snowstorm on March 4th and gotten a few nice shots from my perch near the EYC pier. As the sun dipped lower in the sky and under a bank of high clouds, I spotted these houses glowing on the Neck. I quickly moved my tripod over and capture the view of the stately homes on the Neck as well as the Corinthian Yacht Club and Marblehead light all glowing with fresh fallen snow serving to accentuate the colors.
On Saturday, I was shooting boats in the harbor with hints of foliage across the water. As the sun began to set, the sky behind the causeway took on interesting shapes and colors and I turned to capture one of the lamp posts along the causeway. I had rented a lens and was putting it through its paces to see if I might want to purchase it. The lens offered me a 200mm focal length and a very fast f/2.8 aperture and I used that combination to focus on the lamp post. As much would have it, a seagull passed [...]