I thought I would continue with last week's snow theme for today's image from Grace Oliver Beach. This shot was captured on December 10, 2017. I had shared a few images of this great morning sky over Brown's Island but never this shot that included the freshly fallen snow on the outflow pipe. As a bonus, I managed to find a flock of seagulls appearing to ready themselves for a morning swim in the frigid waters.
I was surprised to find that today's image as well as the one shared on Wednesday were both captured in the month of March - this one was taken almost exactly one year ago on March 4, 2019. I hope I'm not jinxing us and this very mild winter by sharing images of snow from past years. I lucked out with nice light for this shot but my favorite aspect of it is the glow on Abbot Hall's weathervane reflecting the last rays of sunlight on this early March evening. If you would like to see these images without realizing [...]
It's been a while since I posted any images of Marblehead. This was partly meant as a break to allow me to recharge and ended up being great timing as our winter without snow did not offer many opportunities for photography over the past few months. With the lack of snow this season, I went through my archive looking for images of Marblehead in the snow and found five to share this week and next. I don't plan on jumping back to the daily posts just yet though which means the Facebook and Instagram algorithms may not show these posts [...]
Crocker Park at dawn turns out to be a great time to think and ponder a fresh start to this Wednesdays in Marblehead project... When I first started exploring my new home town through landscape photography, I did it for myself. It was a way to exercise the creative part of my brain and challenge myself to capture the beauty I found in the more scenic locations around town as well as the hidden ones. Along the way, I found great joy when my images resonated with others. That joy grew when I was able to put together a book [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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). [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]