I'm not sure if this summer has had fewer amazing sunsets or if I've missed them with travels and other plans but I was amazed to find one incredible sunset after another in my 'to be posted' archive when I scrolled to last summer. This is a shot from July 3, 2018 and one of the most incredible displays of light I have encountered since moving to Marblehead. The light changed so fast and cycled through so many colors and cloud formations that each shot of the Fort Beach sunset was different and, at least in my mind, worth sharing. [...]
Near the end of May, I was fortunate to end up on the Neck as a beautiful sunset took shape over Marblehead harbor. This sunset view from Corinthian Lane developed slowly and hit its peak a few minutes after 8:00. We've had a few really nice sunsets lately and hopefully will get a few more with the warm weather and occasional storms predicted for the week.
I had missed out on a surprisingly vibrant sunset on Wednesday night and made up for it with tonight's fire in the sky that erupted over the Village street pier. We had been out on a friend's new boat for a tour around the harbor and just returned when I spotted the makings of a nice sunset. At exactly the same moment, my son asked for a ride home so he could meet up with friends. I had my camera with me for shooting the harbor and drove back with an eye to the sky the entire time. As we [...]
On July 3rd 2018, I made my way from the concerts at Crocker Park to this spot along Front Street just in time to capture magical light on Fort Beach. This is the fourth image from that night that I have shared with each one being a bit different with a change in composition, cloud shape and light.
Tonight marked my third outing this week which is a huge improvement over the rest of the month of May. I had spotted a red sun setting behind the clouds and haze tonight and headed out with my longest lens to the Pleon pier on the Neck. I arrived just in time to capture a few frames of the red sun at night before it was hidden by thicker cloud cover. It was hard to balance the light of the sun with that of the foreground while keeping the red glow evident. This was my best attempt of the evening.
I mentions on Wednesday night that I had run out of the house when the sky threatened to do something other than be gray...again. I shared the shot of Castle Rock from after sunset when the light shifted. This was the scene where I started shooting off Harvard Street. At one point, the clouds overhead must have thinned out and let through a little sunset light which then reflected off the water in Marblehead Harbor. I was fortunate to find a single boat moored in the glow of that strange evening light.
That might have been the most perfect Memorial Day weekend that we have had in years. After all the rain and clouds that have battered Marblehead in April and May, this long weekend proved to be a literal breath of fresh air with temperatures above 70, a gentle breeze, and hardly a drop of rain (at least, none during daylight hours). We had just finished grilling last night when I looked up and noticed the cloud cover and hints of color. I quickly checked the radar and decided on a quick trip out to capture the sunset. I drove down [...]
I made it out for two sunsets last week and shared an early favorite from each outing but was happy to come away with more than a few 'keepers'. This image was captured from the end of the causeway where it turns onto Harbor Avenue on the Neck. I set up above the small unnamed beach there and had a perfect view of this spring sunset take shape with pastel colored clouds and green foliage. The harbor has been filling with boats but still has a ways to go as evidenced by the empty moorings dotting the still waters of [...]
There's just something about the light in April that makes for incredible colors at dawn (as in yesterday's post from Sunday morning) and gorgeous spring sunsets (as in this shot from Saturday night). I had gone out at 6pm after a warm spring day as the clouds promised a decent chance for a solid sunset. As I headed across the causeway, I glanced in my rearview mirror and continued to look back toward the town as I drove up Foster Street. When I reached the public way at Parker Lane, I knew I had the perfect spot and pulled over. [...]
There's nothing quite like a Marblehead sunset when you catch peak colors in the sky reflecting in the water of Marblehead harbor with boats filling every mooring... This was the scene on a late September evening when I lucked out with an incredible light show from this spot a the end of Peabody lane. I shot for almost 45 minutes trying to explore every available composition under the rapidly changing and strengthening light. Won't be long now before boats start to fill the harbor and we get to enjoy some warm Marblehead sunsets once more.