Last Wednesday ended up being a tour of public ways on the Neck and this stop at the end of Peabody Lane provides some great views in either direction. Looking left you can see Abbot Hall and a harbor filled with boats. To the right is the Corinthian Yacht Club and, well, more boats filling the harbor. This is one of the more intimidating public ways as you end up having to walk along the well kept lawn of a home to get to this overlook.
On Wednesday, September 8, I headed out twice on photo outings and found myself at one of my favorite public ways both times. Parker Lane can be found shortly after crossing the causeway onto Marblehead Neck and is a small lane leading to a bench that overlooks Marblehead Harbor. There used to be stairs leading down to the shore but those washed away a few years ago. In its place is a new ladder bolted to the concrete wall which continues to allow access to the shore during all but high tides. I had visited Parker Lane at 2pm as [...]
I had plans to share more images from this late September afternoon and a 'ring around the Neck' hitting some of my favorite spots but other outings kept getting in the way... On the same day that I visited Chandler Hovey for that 'sit for a spell' image I also stopped at most of the public ways on the Neck to capture scenes of Marblehead Harbor with some great light and clouds. This was the view from Parker Lane which has always been a favorite but has been limited in compositions for the past few years since the stairs have [...]
Parker Lane might just be my favorite public way in all of Marblehead and yet it has been punished by acts of nature and man in the past year. The stairs leading to the beach below are gone with the platform still evident but separated by a broken wall. Further up the road, a car accident has taken down the road sign and done damage to the walls of one of the homes along this lane. Still, this was my destination on Wednesday, May 15th as I chased the sunset from an initial few shots on Riverhead Beach across the [...]
There's just something about the light in April that makes for incredible colors at dawn (as in yesterday's post from Sunday morning) and gorgeous spring sunsets (as in this shot from Saturday night). I had gone out at 6pm after a warm spring day as the clouds promised a decent chance for a solid sunset. As I headed across the causeway, I glanced in my rearview mirror and continued to look back toward the town as I drove up Foster Street. When I reached the public way at Parker Lane, I knew I had the perfect spot and pulled over. [...]
We were having a fairly quiet Saturday night and had little to eat in the house so orders were called in to Junji for sushi and Marblehead House of Pizza for a small pie. As I looked at the sky starting to pick up the first colors of sunset, I quickly volunteered to pick up the food and knew just the spot to spend the 15-20 minute wait while the food was prepared. Parker Lane is the first public way on Marblehead Neck as you cross the causeway and has become a go-to spot on many evenings. I pulled up [...]
So this image was taken 6 minutes before yesterday's of a harbor filled with boats. As I mentioned yesterday, I had gone out to Parker Lane (one of the public ways) to shoot the Summer sunset and found some dramatic light before me. Prior to shooting the peak of sunset's color, I composed this image of a private pier under beautiful clouds.
I don't believe I have shared a black and white image in a while so I thought this shot would be a good one to end the week. Parker Lane is one of my favorite public ways in town and I have recently shared a number of images captured from this location. I've always walked right under this tree and on to the steps leading to the beach below but, on this day, I stopped and took in the canopy of leaves overhead. As luck would have it, a dense fog had rolled in and I decided to take advantage [...]
I mentioned in yesterday's post that I had gone out on Friday, May 29 as fog enveloped Marblehead in order to capture scenes around town. I started off searching for scenes of boats in the mist and found just the right scene at the public way on Parker Lane. I photographed the boats and their masts disappearing into the fog with the not-so-distant shores seemingly vanished. I found those compositions lacking until I walked under this private pier and decided to use it to break up the view of boats in the mist. Black and white seemed to give the [...]
August 20th began as a gray day and I just about had to force myself to get out and explore town while my wife and kids attended a birthday party. As I drove around and found myself heading to the Neck, I noted that the sky was clearing up nicely. I decided to stop at Cove Lane which is a public right of way to the harbor and was thrilled to see the tide was in a bit and the water perfectly clear and calm. It also turned out to be surprisingly warm so I wandered in with the tripod [...]