I'm going to try to be better about getting back to regular morning posts and this seemed like a great way to kick things back into gear... Normally, getting the sun (or moon) perfectly placed behind Marblehead Light would have been planned out ahead of time by using at least one (and likely two) apps to determine location and angles and... But on this particular April morning, I lucked out. I had gotten up on April 14th to shoot the sunrise as promised storms hinted at a nice sunrise and I made my way somewhat blindly toward Crocker Park. I [...]
Two great sunrises in a row! So I wasn't entirely sure if it was worth setting an alarm for 5:30am again. I had checked my weather apps and saw some cloud cover predicted but then I recalled that age-old saying 'Red Sky in Morning, Sailors Take Warning' and figured, with rain coming later today, it was worth it. I woke and headed out with a single destination in mind - Doaks Lane. With the tide low, I knew the natural land bridge to Gerry Island would be at least somewhat visible and serve as a great leading line to the [...]
After getting out to shoot for the first time in weeks on Sunday, I awoke early this morning and checked the weather to see if the sunrise might be worth another outing. The cloud cover looked promising and, when Matt Noyes mentioned a nice sunrise on NECN, I knew I had to head out the door. I drove to Hammond Park first but found the composition options limited from there. I then headed to the State Street Landing and walked to the right onto Tuckers Wharf where I found a nice angle for capturing the dawn. As the sun began [...]
The light really doesn't get much better than this view of Little Harbor at dawn... On Saturday, December 12th, I woke before the dawn and headed down to Little Harbor hoping the old adage 'red sky in morning, sailor take warning' might prove true with predictions of strong rains later in the day. I arrived to find a mostly empty harbor and the first hint of light in the sky. I started shooting when the lights turned on in one of the working boats headed out for the day and kept at it as the sky brightened. Twenty minutes after [...]
As the month of October came to a close, I happened to have several great outings and posted new content day after day through the weekend. It felt great until November 3rd and then it all stopped. I can't be the only one who refreshed my iPhone, tablet and desktop every few minutes literally for days waiting for an answer to an election that really does feel like the most important one in a generation. With this country divided, a decision needed to be made on which way we would move forward and, after days of counting, that decision finally [...]
This is my favorite time of year for sunrise shoots. The sun rises at 7:15am usually with mild temperatures and the frequent storms often bring great light. With yet another storm forecast for Thursday afternoon, I figured conditions were absolutely perfect for a vibrant sunrise. I woke up at a reasonable time, headed to Hammond Park, and found still waters reflecting a whole lot of nothing... The scene was kind of boring with lackluster skies and I kept hoping for some light as the timing of sunset approached. Just as 7:15 rolled around, a working boat decided to head out [...]
Not one to leave well enough alone, I set my alarm for 4am on Saturday morning hoping for another opportunity to capture the comet Neowise. I wasn't quite sure where it might be in the pre-dawn sky so I pulled over at Riverhead beach and used the app to locate it. Unfortunately, the comet was too close to the horizon to be photographed and I was quickly gaining light and losing the chance to shoot the equivalent of a star in the early morning sky. With a camera in hand and this scene before me, I couldn't let the opportunity [...]
There's nothing like a harbor sunrise when the moorings are filled and the light reflects on the still waters of Marblehead Harbor. This was the view on June 30, 2018 and I really can't wait to see boats taking their spots in the harbor once more.
Sometimes it's as simple as getting up early and being there to catch the first light of day as it was almost exactly two years ago - April 24, 2018 Hope your day is off to a good start.
On Wednesday April 1st, I woke early to capture the first light of the new month hoping this one would not last as long as March had. I started off at the Landing and then continued down Fort Street with a quick stop at the Barnacle and then in front of Fort Beach before turning onto Fort Beach Lane and then continuing onto Orne Street. I pulled up in front of the Little Harbor Lobster Company but found the angle of the sun too far to the left and then continued on Beacon Street as it curved past Grace Oliver [...]