Storm

Hint of Blue Light

I had two favorite images from the second outing on August 7th and as a band of thunderstorms approached town. The first shot I shared became a quick favorite of mine and yours to take first place in the voting to represent August in the 2023 Marblehead Calendar. This shot was captured just a few minutes later and, while not as impressive with the golden light of sunset, has a really cool hint of blue light in the top of the frame. I'm guessing lighting was firing above the cloud to give off that blue light and I made a [...]

By |2022-08-21T19:46:48-04:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stormy Weather

This is definitely not the image I had in mind as I drove across the causeway ahead of an incoming storm. The darkening skies at 7pm made me check the radar and I spotted a large cell headed our way. As soon as dinner was finished, I headed out not exactly sure where I might capture the storm from. I ended up at Foster Street as it seemed to be in line with the coming cell. I set up just in time to capture a few frames of golden light against the deep blue of the stormy weather headed our [...]

By |2022-08-07T21:22:45-04:00August 8th, 2022|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Storm Break

Overnight, a strong storm swept through Marblehead bringing rain and very high winds. The rain passed just as a high tide approached at 11am which, combined with the full moon, made for some potential flooding around town. It was actually the Code Red call warning the causeway would be closing that prompted me to get out the door and explore town. I started off at the State Street Landing and watched as waves crested over the concrete barrier along Tuckers Wharf. From there, I moved on to Doaks Lane and the stairs overlooking Little Harbor from where I was able [...]

By |2022-01-17T19:19:18-05:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Peach’s in the Rain

Is it Peach's Point or Peaches Point? I thought the latter but checked to make sure and just about every reference out there is to Peach's Point... This shot comes from November 19th and an aborted outing to capture the moonrise which no-showed on account of clouds. I arrived at Chandler Hovey Park in cold, windy conditions to meet another group of photographers and noticed the rain over Peach's (Peaches) as the last hint of sunset colors was fading in that part of the sky. Luckily I had my longest lens already on the camera so I quickly rotated 90 [...]

By |2021-12-11T16:42:17-05:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Light After the Storm

Yesterday was an awful, terrible, gut punch of a day... I shared a photo of the Marblehead varsity football game that I had shot on Friday night and left at 8am to shoot the JV game. I was excited to capture moments that these kids would hopefully take to heart and love the idea of finding those moments of camaraderie and greatness that seem to only come in the younger years. But then, 10 minutes into the game, an awful leg injury occurred. I literally dropped my camera and headed to the fallen player to see if there was anything [...]

By |2021-09-25T22:48:52-04:00September 26th, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Still Chasing Those Rainbows

Since I wasn't able to capture a rainbow on my most recent outing, here is one from May 12th that I haven't had the chance to share yet. Between the rainbow and interesting cloud formation, I had ample opportunities to come up with different compositions from my spot at the end of Commercial Street.  Here I brought the camera down to the ground just inches above the water level to accentuate the reflections in the still water and only later noticed the flared end of the rainbow where it met the causeway.

By |2021-07-25T20:14:21-04:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Nature’s Fireworks

In lieu of this year's harbor illumination and show, I thought I would share this image from a few days ago when a storm approached and put mother nature's fireworks on full display. I had gone out earlier to Fort Beach and captured a bolt of lightning from a departing storm as well as a nice rainbow. As I checked radar, I found a very active storm approaching to the south so I headed back out. Given the track of the storm, I crossed the causeway and set up at the small beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. I captured a [...]

By |2021-07-01T22:20:44-04:00July 4th, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Rainbow after the Storm

Not even 10 minutes after capturing the bolt of lightning from Fort Beach, the sun broke through the clouds and lit up water vapor to create a beautiful rainbow after the storm. I went with a wider composition to keep the trees at Fort Sewall and the boats at Fort Beach in the frame while managing to catch a nice reflection of the rainbow in the water. The dramatic sky was a nice bonus as was that deep blue sky near Marblehead Light. Make sure you check in Sunday morning for "Nature's Fireworks" that I captured one hour later when [...]

By |2021-07-01T22:16:17-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Lightning Crashes

I love summer storms...especially when they happen on a Wednesday in Marblehead ;-) With the insane heat wave of the past few days predicted to break tonight, I kept watching multiple weather apps and my radar ones looking for any sign of storms and the possibility of lightning. Sure enough right around 6pm, a set of storms that had been heading to our north abruptly shifted and came over Marblehead. The radar looked too ominous to try to capture the incoming storm so I waited it out (while enjoying sushi from Gourmet Garden) and then took off as soon as [...]

By |2021-06-30T21:00:21-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |15 Comments

The Show is About the Begin

Rather than share one or two shots from Tuesday night's fun outing and then save the rest in the 'to be published' folder, I thought it would be fun to take you through the hour spent at Crocker Park as the light developed. I cheated by showing one of my favorites from 8:07pm right off the bat but let's take a step back. I arrived at Crocker Park at 7:20pm and captured this shot at 7:27. I had chosen Crocker because the light seemed most promising to the north where a storm was crossing over Gloucester but another had just [...]

By |2021-06-17T06:29:38-04:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , |1 Comment