On September 30th, I took a drive across the causeway and hit some favorite spots along the Neck under picture-perfect conditions. After a few shots at Chandler Hovey Park, I drove down Kimball Street and stopped where it meets Nahant for this view. If you have stopped here recently, there is a new wall in place and a very nice bench as well. I found a spot from which I could capture the edge of the Corinthian Yacht Club serving as a frame for the view of the harbor and Abbot Hall in the distance. A few trees had turned [...]
I went out twice yesterday and left my gear in the car 'just in case' only to completely miss the potential for a nice sunset; let alone a rainbow and lightning that I saw posted later that night. Misses like that where I stand looking up at the sky and realizing it's too late to do anything but marvel at the light make me appreciate the times that I do make it to the right spot at the right time. This shot comes from mid-August and followed another stormy day in Marblehead. I arrived at Fort Beach a little before [...]
Last Wednesday, I headed out shortly after lunch when I noticed clouds had formed overhead and broken up the perfect blue sky. I didn't have a clear destination in mind and ended up making a ring around the neck with stops at some of my favorite locations to take in the last of these late summer/early fall views of the harbor. This was the stop along Corinthian Lane where I made sure to include the flagpole and adirondack chairs perfectly set for a picturesque view of Marblehead harbor. I'll have more from this outing to share in the days and [...]
If we are going to continue with temps in the high 80s this late in September, I may need to continue to revisit some favorites from this past summer that hadn't seen the light of day. On June 28, 2020, I headed to Riverhead Beach and was rewarded with a nearly perfect double rainbow forming over the causeway. The outing would last over an hour and include some incredible sunset images as well leading to a fairly large trough of images in the 'to be published' folder from this one summer evening.
Back from a week's staycation with this shot from that mid-August outing which featured the most varied light conditions I've seen in some time. From the same evening in which I captured the ominous sky over the causeway and Tinkers as well as the rainbow at Castle Rock and the vibrant sunset from the Pleon, I also found this scene of Marblehead Neck and Chandler Hovey Park bathing in light from the setting sun. This was a surprisingly tough shot to capture and process with the sunlight on the Neck so bright and yellow that it seemed fake even while [...]
What a night! I went out initially at 4:15pm after a storm passed south of Marblehead and came away with only one favorite. When I spotted another storm on the radar, I hesitated and debated if it was worth heading out once more and am very glad I did. I started off at Riverhead and along the causeway where I found a very dramatic and dark sky over Marblehead Harbor. I shot toward the harbor, across the causeway and towards Tinkers before the rain caught up with me and I had to hunker in the car. A quick check of [...]
Here we go again - this time all the way back to September 8, 2012 for this image of receding waves forming white lines along the shores of Castle Rock. As was the case on Monday and Tuesday, I have never been happy with this image - the white lines were never prominent as the focal point and the surf bathed in sunlight was too bright and stole focus. Again, I hit the 'reset' button and started over with end result finally matching what I had hoped. The white lines are my favorite part of the shot but the golden [...]
While I waited for the moon to rise on July 4th, I decided to look out from the back side of Castle Rock towards Tinkers Island. From there I spotted a young man standing between waves coming ashore and fishing off the Neck. When the waves broke just right, they helped bring the man into contrast and I tried to time this shot to maximize the effect. With Tinkers blurred slightly by the wide open aperture and picking up the last light of sunset, the photo had the feeling of a painting as soon as I clicked the shutter button.
Today we go back to the causeway and an incredible outing from two weeks ago when I came upon a huge rainbow crossing from Marblehead neck across the causeway and near the midpoint of Devereux Beach. I started off shooting a panorama of the full rainbow from the causeway before turning toward the bright spot over the Atlantic and then circling back as the light shifted. At this point, the left side of the rainbow had peaked in intensity and shifted in position so that, from the end of the causeway, I was able to line it up with the [...]
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 [...]