Last night, a deluge of rain poured down on Marblehead beginning at around 6pm. I was watching the radar as it looked like the rain might clear right at sunset and provide perfect conditions for a rainbow. Sure enough, the rain tapered down just before 7 (sunset is at 7:20pm right now) and I drove off to a spot along the harbor. I ended up at the end of Ferry Lane and sat in my car as the last drops fell and saw the sky brighten up only to then hear the sunset cannons fire telling me that the clearing [...]
On September 27, 2015, I headed to the end of Ferry Lane (right next to the State Street landing) to capture the moonrise. The full harvest moon rose over Marblehead Neck appearing as a Corinthian moonrise with the yacht club just under the glowing light. I had shared a close up of the moon originally and had left this wider view in my 'To be Published' folder where it waited to see the light of day.
The full moonrise from late December turned out to be one of my favorite outings to capture the moon to date. I'm not sure what it was about that particular moonrise but I managed to take some images that felt unique and new - a tough task to accomplish after ten years of capturing images of Marblehead. With the moon up, I repositioned my tripod along the gangway at the Dolphin Yacht Club until I knew that the moon would pass perfectly behind Marblehead Light. With the position set, I adjusted my camera settings for this long exposure that would [...]
In late March, I had headed out to capture the full worm moon setting and managed to get several images of the moon as it descended near Old North Church. I shared one favorite of the full moon and a wider view of this section of Marblehead but had also managed to capture this image as the moon dropped right next to the church. With the morning light reflecting in the windows of houses along the harbor and the pink hue of the moon now lower in the sky, this was a close runner up to my favorite shot of [...]
One more shot of the full moon that rose on the first day of Spring. I had decided to shoot the moonrise from Fort Sewall and was really hoping it would appear low on the horizon to frame it behind Childrens Island. Thick haze forced me to shoot a different composition which I was happy with and, after capturing the shot, I decided to head back to my car. On the way down the hill, I kept looking back over my shoulder and stopped in front of Fort Beach when I spotted the moon positioned behind the great tree at [...]
On Wednesday morning, the super vernal worm moon was due to set under clear conditions and I had planned out a spot at Chandler Hovey Park from which to capture this image. I have many images of the full moon setting besides Abbot Hall but have only managed to capture the moonset beside Old North Church on two other occasions - and one was marred by clouds. I could not have asked for better conditions or light with the moonset taking place just before sunrise. The vernal worm moon (so named as this is the first day of spring) set [...]
The super full vernal worm moon rose tonight over Childrens Island and I wasn't the only one who headed out to Fort Sewall to watch (and capture) the brilliant sight. I arrived to find much colder and windier conditions than expected and setup among a few other brave souls there to see the first full moon to rise on the spring vernal equinox in years. It took a while for the full moon to appear over the haze but I felt fortunate it did so while still in the frame I had settled on. I wanted to include the larger [...]
A full blood moon lunar eclipse is set to take place tonight just past midnight (peak at 1/21/2019 12:16am EST). I'm hopeful that this front over us will disappear by then but it is also bringing along sub-arctic air as it passes. I looked back at the last time I captured a lunar eclipse over Marblehead - September 27, 2015. I had shared an image from this night with Abbot Hall in the frame but had also captured the view of a red moon surrounded by stars with a borrowed super telephoto lens. Thought I would share it this morning [...]
I mentioned yesterday that I had gone out on the morning of December 23rd hoping to catch the full cold moon setting. It took a bit of driving around the Neck on this morning to find the right vantage point but I ended up at the end of Harvard Street for this view. The full moon descended just between Grace Community Church and that star at State Street Landing. With the cloudless sky, I was fortunate to capture the moon fairly low in the sky with nicely defined craters.
I went out to capture the full cold moon rising behind Marblehead Light tonight under very challenging conditions. The moon began its rise more than an hour after sun set on the shortest day of the year and so I had to find a vantage point that had its own lighting to help showcase the moonrise taking place within Marblehead. With the lighthouse decked out in lights for the season, I decided that would be the best foreground element and found that the Dolphin Yacht Club offered a perfect spot from which to capture the moon. As I continued [...]