What a great Thanksgiving this was - started with a Friendsgiving brunch, then a come-from-behind win for the Marblehead Magicians and a pre-dinner Thanksgiving sunset! I had spotted sunlight streaming across the street as I worked on my upcoming Kickstarter campaign and then pulled up some webcams around town to find a very promising set of clouds. With that (and an hour before dinner), I headed out and towards Riverhead Beach. I started shooting from near the water before heading back up to the causeway and capturing the vibrant pink sky over the Neck. I lucked out with little traffic [...]
I'm not quite sure what color I'm looking at in this September sunset over Marblehead harbor. This was the view I had from Crocker Park on September 4th when a storm passed just before sunset and I witnessed a huge orange sky and incredible clouds over the Neck. I had to use my widest lens in a vertical orientation and shoot a multi-image panorama to take in the full scene. I was still shooting as the light changed and, five minutes later, I was staring at this. Is it still orange? Or pink? Or pink-orange??? Whatever the color, the sky [...]
The Crocker Park float was pulled out over the weekend and today marks the last day of summer. Since I just finished going through all of my photos from an outing at Crocker Park on September 4th, I thought I would share this one of the float as the sky began to take on unearthly hues leading up to an incredible orange sky over Marblehead Harbor. This photo seemed a perfect way to say 'goodbye summer'. I've started to notice leaves changing colors throughout town but, with the incredible warm and dry weather, the displays appear fairly muted so far. [...]
On September 4th, an orange sky exploded over Marblehead harbor and I was fortunate to have chased the clouds to Crocker Park for a front row seat to the show. I shared a panorama from that night but hadn't looked back at other shots captured during the 30 minutes spent exploring other compositions. This shot came about as the last of the evening color washed over the crescent moon and created a perfect nightcap on what was a very enjoyable photography outing at Crocker Park.
It seems like forever ago but on July 19th I was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time to witness and capture a spectacular sunset over Salem harbor. I shared one panoramic shot that took in the full scene as soon as I came home but this view has sat in the 'to be published' folder until now. I struggled with a title and ended up zooming in the signage of the Richard H Rockett Landing to settle on '30 Minute Tie up'. Hopefully the image makes up for the boring title...
On any other night, being able to capture a sunset rainbow would have made me giddy and want to rush home to share the image on my site. On this particular night, the sky would end up exploding in color only ten minutes later and this otherwise beautiful view of a rainbow and pink cloud over a full Marblehead Harbor become relegated to the 'to be published' folder. I plan to spend this Wednesday in Marblehead working on the rest of the images from this evening one week ago as well as dropping off my first shipment of calendars at [...]
Remember how I was complaining last week about the lack of nice sunsets this summer? Forget I said that...[also, read to the end for a calendar announcement!] I had a feeling about tonight's sunset and, more specifically the chance of a rainbow forming after a late storm showed up on radar and promised to pass right around sunset with clear skies behind it. I watched the radar and headed out only to return home and do that all over again when the storm stalled for a bit. I was torn between shooting the oncoming storm from the Neck or its [...]
It seems that every year, there's that one summer sunset that explodes in the sky and changes color so quickly that it ends up creating numerous composition possibilities. Such was the case on July 19th when I returned home from a boat ride around the harbor and pulled over at the Village Street dock as the light began to form. I spent this weekend catching up on images in my 'to be processed' folder and ended up finding five images from this night in addition to the one I already shared. This one was actually a panorama of two images [...]
After nine years of capturing images of Marblehead, this might be a first. If you look closely at the sky, you'll see a sea gull lit up in fiery red light as the last of the sun's rays reflect off its feathers. The sunset gull added an interesting highlight to an otherwise pleasant sunset reflecting in the water of Marblehead Harbor. The one truly depressing aspect of this image captured on October 5, 2018...sunset took place at 6:06pm! Enjoy the long warm days while you can.
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. [...]