I don't make it up early enough to catch most sunrises in the summer but when I do and when conditions turn out this amazing, I try to make the most of it. Today's image comes from the sunrise that wouldn't end on June 30th. I've shared a number of images from that morning including 'Sunrise Like Gold' that I just finalized as the June image for my 2019 Marblehead Calendar (going to press this week). After shooting several frames, a passing boat's wake created subtle waves that helped accentuate the reflections of light in Marblehead Harbor.
I thought I would take a break from the drone shots and revise the never-ending sunrise that took place at the end of June. This is the third image captured from Hammond park on the morning of June 30th and I'm amazed when I look back at how different each shot is with a slight change in focal length and a drastic change in cloud cover and color. The sunrise on this morning lasted about 15 minutes which is really an incredibly long period from that first light of dawn painting the clouds overhead to the first peak of the [...]
I've only shared one image from this sunrise that took place on June 30th but the sky went through so many shades of color that I was left with many more in my 'to be published' folder. This was one of the first shots I took from the float at the end of Commercial Street. I started to shoot as the first light of dawn created what looked like a painted sunrise that reflected perfectly in the still waters of Marblehead Harbor. I decided to compose the image to include a boat docked nearby and only later saw the name [...]
Friday night, I set the alarm for 4:30am after checking a few sources and realizing I had a 50-50 chance of a solid sunrise. I woke with the alarm and really, really did not want to get out of bed. When I finally did, I cursed ridiculousness of these early Summer sunrises and dutifully got in the car. As I drove, I saw the first hint of light overhead and quickly decided on Hammond Park as my destination. I arrived just as the sky began to explode in shades of pink and purple and headed down to the float to [...]
I was busy this weekend revamping my website and would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the All Photos and Best Of sections. Each gallery should open quickly and every image now offers print options (vs the prior convoluted format). As the rebuild took several hours on each day, I haven't had a chance to shoot new images and thus went to the To Be Published archive for this sunrise shot from late April. From the start of dawn at 5:33am until the sun rose at 5:52am, I came away with 14 image that differed in their composition and light. This [...]
On April 24th, I lucked out with a trip down Ferry Lane to witness an incredible dawn break over Marblehead. The colors strengthened in the morning sky until they culminated with this sunrise over Childrens Island. I really need to head back down here now that the harbor is filling with boats for the season.
The morning of April 24th proved to be one of the most beautiful and longest lasting dawns/sunrises I have experienced in Marblehead. The light show began at 5:30am and, within minutes, I witnessed orange, pink and purple light paints the sky and Marblehead Harbor in dawns early light. The light quickly changed and strengthened as I stood watch at the end of Ferry Lane (near the Landing). If you look closely, you can see that Marblehead Light's green beacon is shining against the orange backdrop. Thanks again to all who voted yesterday and helped me narrow down my selections for the [...]
On March 31st, I woke before the sunrise and raced out of the house to capture the moon setting near Abbot Hall. I shared that image as soon as I returned home but held on to this shot taken five minutes earlier until now. I had watched the moon descend into clouds and wondered if it might reappear in the small clearing you see here. While I waited, the sun rose and bathed Abbot Hall in the soft light of dawn. As luck would have it, a lone bird flew overhead and into perfect position to create some drama in [...]
I can't remember the last time I went out to capture the sunrise and this spring has not been very welcoming to early morning outings. This morning, everything seemed to fall into place and I decided to head out early to capture the dawn of a spring day. As I drove towards downtown, the sky showed its earliest hints of color. I arrived at the Landing and saw the light had built up further with plenty of time to go before sunrise. I started off shooting from shore but then made my way to one of the floats already out [...]
A couple of weeks ago, an unbelievable dawn erupted in the sky over Marblehead. I left the house as the purple light hit its peak and made a beeline for Preston Beach hoping to catch some of the magical color in the clouds. By the time I parked and got out of the car, the purple had disappeared but, a minute or two later, a golden color exploded overhead. I quickly composed this image to capture as much of the golden dawn as I could. With the calm ocean and few waves, the wet sand only served to accentuate the [...]