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Moon and Star over The Landing

On December 12, 2019, the cold moon set over State Street and I was able to capture this view from across the harbor on Harvard Street. I've shared two other images from this morning's outing - one that captured a more panoramic shot to include Grace Community Church and another just to the right that had Old North Church bathed in the light of sunrise. This image sat in the 'to be posted' archive until today. At my lens' full zoom of 400mm, the setting moon and star over The Landing restaurant appear larger than life. I'm normally not a [...]

By |2020-04-19T22:10:18-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , |0 Comments

By the Light of the Moon

A few days ago, I saw that a group of volunteers climbed Marblehead Light to adorn it with holiday lights a bit earlier than the usual Fourth of July weekend. The move was meant to offer a bit of light to those sheltering in place as we all wait for the coronavirus pandemic to pass. With the lighthouse normally lit only twice a year, I've had few opportunities to capture a moonrise against the light of the moon and thus made a point of heading down to Front Street this evening to capture the view. Unfortunately, clouds blocked the moonrise [...]

By |2020-04-07T20:25:18-04:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , |1 Comment

Snow Moon in a Winter without Snow

I lucked out with tonight's outing to capture the snow moon rising when I contacted my book designer and was invited over to shoot from her husband's third floor office window. Not only did I have a perfect vantage point, but I was able to escape the brutally cold wind that would have left me cold but also caused the camera and lens to move as well impacting the final image. The timing of the full moonrise wasn't ideal as the moon climbed above the horizon more than 30 minutes before sunset. As it happened, the moon had to rise [...]

By |2020-02-08T18:24:17-05:00February 8th, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Cold Moon over State Street

Yesterday offered picture perfect conditions in Marblehead with about an inch of snow sticking to every branch and partly cloudy skies. It was a perfect day to explore Marblehead on a Wednesday and yet, I had to work (covering for a colleague). I actually drove home from my Salem office at lunch to grab my camera in the hopes of catching the moonrise but arrived at my chosen spot too late for the shot I had in mind. As a trade off for having to cover Wednesday, I had today free and so I got up a bit early and [...]

By |2019-12-12T08:04:06-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hunting the Moon in Marblehead

As disappointed as I was in yesterday's photo excursion, today more than made up for it.  I had decided on a whim to drive up to New Hampshire on Saturday to explore foliage and followed some online suggestions on peak foliage. Between the flat light and less than ideal compositions, I ended up disappointed with the excursion. Today started off much better with great weather in town. I headed out early to scout out locations for tonight's Hunters moonrise and had decided on either Crocker Park or Ferry Lane as offering the vantage point I was looking for. I had [...]

By |2019-10-13T19:49:45-04:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |20 Comments

Hunters Moon from Crocker Park

In a few days, the full Hunters moon will rise. As I was looking for an image to share from my 'to be posted' archive, I happened upon this view of the Hunters moon rising over the Corinthian Yacht Club from the vantage point of Crocker Park. When I shot this scene in 2016, I ended up really liking the image captured 6 minutes earlier when the moon crested over the CYC. I shared that one the same night and left this one for a later date. As the moon rose and the light faded, I had to decide on [...]

By |2019-10-08T07:09:37-04:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , |7 Comments

Moon over Crocker

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 [...]

By |2019-09-02T21:17:42-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Corinthian Moonrise

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.

By |2019-06-23T14:00:11-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Moonglow

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 [...]

By |2019-04-28T21:05:20-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |21 Comments

Old North Moon

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 [...]

By |2019-04-21T20:21:09-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |34 Comments