Snow

Snowy Sunset

With a surprise March storm dropping seven inches of snow on Marblehead on Sunday night, I held out hope for photographing the town blanketed in white after finishing up work on Monday. I spent Monday in the clinic while my kids enjoyed the first snow day of the season (enjoyed might be a stretch as the boy was in charge of clearing the heavy snow from our driveway). As soon as the last patient left, I got in my car to head home and grabbed my camera bag on the way to Foster Street. With sunset now happening at 5:30pm, [...]

By |2019-03-06T09:41:06-04:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Snow Day at Fort Sewall

Shortly after moving to Marblehead, I captured my favorite image of Fort Sewall with I found the red arches and this tree perfectly coated in fresh snow. I entered that image in the Marblehead Festival of Arts in 2008 and realized too late I had misspelled the title as Fort Sewell. Too late to change it, the photo was rejected - it still hangs over my desk at home. I returned to Fort Sewall during each snow storm to try to recapture that scene with a better camera and without the snowbank that always bugged me but never found the [...]

By |2019-01-14T20:47:01-04:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Snow|Tags: , |5 Comments

First Snow of the Season

I was looking back at my 'to be posted' archive last night and stopped at this image from December 9th and the first snow of the season. It's hard to believe that we were already seeing snow at this time last year given this year's strange wet fall and cold but dry early winter. I had gone out at noon on this Saturday to capture the falling snow and ended up at this spot on State Street from which I could compose an image to capture the star on the crane (hard to see with it not being illuminated yet). [...]

By |2018-12-12T16:19:24-04:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , |8 Comments

The Road Curves

As small as Marblehead is, it still amazes me when I notice small scenes that seem like they belong somewhere else rather than in this New England town. This black and white image of the canopy of snow covered trees was captured on the same day as yesterday's shot of Old Town House. I had driven up towards Beacon Street after exploring downtown Marblehead and parked my car facing this section where the road curves and climbs a small hill under a canopy of trees. The scene would be as likely in Vermont or Colorado as steps away from Grace [...]

By |2018-04-03T22:12:10-04:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , |22 Comments

Snowy Branches over Old Town House

With snow falling yesterday, I figured the window for sharing images of snow was extended for just a bit longer. Today's image wasn't taken during the April snowfall but rather on December 10th - back when snow was something to be admired. I had driven to downtown Marblehead after a picture perfect snow fall created snowy branches throughout the town. I parked in the small lot across from Old Town House and took note of these snow lined branches perfectly framing this view of Washington Street.

By |2018-04-02T21:49:14-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Fresh Snow on Pond View

Fresh snow in December is a magical thing...snow in March is nature's cruelest joke. With some forecasts of over a foot of snow due to arrive in Marblehead on Tuesday, March 13th, I struggled with an image to share today. This one of the red house named Pond View blanketed in white with the snow perfectly accentuating the branches on the trees was an instant favorite when I captured it just after dawn on December 10th. From the perfect snow to the partly frozen pond, the image had all of the elements I could hope for. Hopefully you find its [...]

By |2018-03-11T22:04:42-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Dusting of Snow on Browns Island

As snow is due to fall tonight from the latest Nor'Easter, I thought I would share one of the images I captured this winter while I took a hiatus from the site (but kept exploring this beautiful town). Today's image of Brown's Island and sunrise reflected in the still waters of Fisherman's Beach comes from December 10th. I had gone out the day before when snow began to fall and captured my favorite image of 2017 - 'Christmas at Sea'.  With more snow having fallen overnight, I returned to Barnegat and Little Harbor the next morning to capture more images [...]

By |2018-03-07T20:57:31-04:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , |6 Comments

First Light on State Street

On Sunday, I headed out after the first snowfall of the season and made my way from Little Harbor to Grace Oliver Beach and then Redd's Pond before heading to historic downtown Marblehead.  I shot a few frames of Old Town House and then walked down State Street to explore some new compositions. I ended up about halfway down the street eyeing this lonely lit street lamp the entire time.  I knew I wanted to make that a focal point of the image and then found the right position to include the gently curve in the street, the pure white [...]

By |2017-12-11T20:09:58-04:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Perfect Morning at Redds Pond

As I went to bed on Saturday night, I looked out the window and noted the freshly fallen snow was sticking firmly to the tree branches with very little wind that might ruin the effect by morning.  With that in mind, I set an alarm hoping for a few snow-filled scenes to shoot on what promised to be a perfect morning. I was out of the house by 6:30am and headed straight to Little Harbor to see what the Peach's boat looked like with some snow atop the small Christmas tree. The view did not disappoint and I shot a [...]

By |2017-12-10T21:48:37-04:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , |43 Comments

Christmas at Sea

What an absolutely picture-perfect first snow of the season!  Once the flakes started falling at 11am, I headed out of the house to capture some scenes around town with freshly falling snow.  My first stop was Little Harbor and a favorite tree floating in the waters just off shore. I parked in front of the Marblehead Lobster Company and headed down to the water's edge from where I played with compositions as this small boat with its beautifully decorated tree floated gently amid the fresh fallen snow.  As the boat turned towards me, the starfish above was displayed and a [...]

By |2017-12-09T14:27:10-04:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , |99 Comments