Endless Sunset

On June 15th one of the best sunsets of the year formed over Marblehead Neck and I happened to have picked the perfect spot from which to capture it. This is the eighth capture I will have shared from that night shooting every which way at Crocker Park. This was just after the peak of light over the Neck which had bathed the water in a golden reflection.  In this image captured a few minutes post-peak, the gold had become a bit more muted and introduced pinks and purples to the edges of the cloud as the sun dipped lower [...]

By |2021-09-21T21:46:14-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In the Nick of Time

I couldn't make up my mind about tonight's sunset and, by the time I did, almost missed the peak light. I had a late start and my first stop at Parker Lane was a no-go with the angle of light being just a bit off. From there I headed around to Foster and then went down to the Pleon's pier where I set up and composed this shot just in the nick of time.  Within a minute, the light had already become more muted. I shot a few more frames but quickly realized the best light had passed and packed [...]

By |2021-08-08T20:22:03-04:00August 8th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

About Last Night

So last night had all the makings of a great sunset which was even more remarkable due to the paucity of nice sunset light in the past month. And yet, despite the weather predictions and staring up at the sky on my evening walk with the dog, I just couldn't make it out. Thankfully, a quick trip to the 'to be posted' folder reminded me of an equally nice sunset that took place on July 19, 2019 off the Village Street pier. This is the last 'keeper' from that outing and the sixth image I captured that night. Each one [...]

By |2021-08-03T22:12:49-04:00August 4th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

I was at work today and saw a patient who commented on the awful smell of smoke outside. I hadn't had a chance to step outside until after 5 and, when I did, I realized she was right - the smoke from fires 2,500 miles away on the west coast had reached us along with the acrid smell. I thought of that as I was walking the dog and then stopped to talk to a neighbor but kept glancing west at the setting sun which was a bright red ball in the sky. As soon as I got home, I [...]

By |2021-07-26T20:17:54-04:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , |21 Comments

Sunset Light

In order to see some great sunset light, I had to go back to May in the 'to be posted' archive for this shot captured on May 16th from the Pleon Yacht Club.  The setup for sunset was good with nice cloud cover but I needed a break near the horizon for the sunset light to shine through and, sure enough, at 7:47pm, the sun dipped below the clouds and created a perfect glow that reflected over a small boat in the harbor. It's funny now to see all of these empty moorings that are now completely filled with boats. [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:11:24-04:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , |4 Comments

Big Sky over Marblehead Harbor

While I wait for this warm air to break and usher in some interesting clouds and nice sunsets, I figured it was worth looking back to June 15th and a super-wide panorama used to take in the big sky over Marblehead harbor.  I had shared lots of images from this evening at Crocker Park last week and mentioned that I had swapped lenses as the light changed. I also shared one panorama of the harbor at 24mm focal length which is on the wide side of normal. Ten minutes after that golden light panorama and before the purple harbor image, [...]

By |2021-06-30T06:06:56-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

Veterans Memorial Causeway

This image comes from May 1st and a break from shooting towards Abbot Hall from across the causeway. I turned back to look at the ocean as the sun set and saw this simple composition with the sign post for the Veterans Memorial Causeway. The soft light reflecting on the calm water of the Atlantic Ocean seemed a perfect accent to the concrete and asphalt of the causeway.

By |2021-06-28T21:20:02-04:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , |3 Comments

Purple Afterglow

Maybe the last shot for now from the night of June 15th and the series of images I've shared over the past week.I had another keeper from a bit earlier that I really, really liked but not sure if the scenes (though varied by focal length, light and composition) might be getting a bit repetitive... Anyway, this was the last shot of the night at 8:28pm when the gold faded and soft purple afterglow took shape over Marblehead harbor. Hope you liked this peak into the many, many keepers that can come from a single night out in our incredibly [...]

By |2021-06-23T21:58:58-04:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Panoramic Gold

And then, six minutes after shooting the benches at Crocker Park, this happened... I had taken the shot of the weathered benches and then turned my head to find that the clouds over Marblehead Neck were perfectly reflecting the gold sunset light. I didn't have time to swap to a wider lens so, instead, I made sure my tripod was perfectly level and then rotated the camera vertically to shoot this as a panoramic image. It took 16 images to capture the full scene from one end of the harbor to the other and I ended up with this perfect [...]

By |2021-06-22T21:51:04-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

Chasing the Light Once Again

For a variety of reasons, I had not been out shooting in well over a month's time. As luck would have it, tonight ended up being an incredible opportunity to break that streak. After returning home from work, my wife and son came up with the idea of going to the Dolphin Yacht Club for dinner. We lucked out with an outdoor table and enjoyed Chef Jake's incredible meal while watching storm clouds form to the north and south as storms split around Marblehead. As I ate and watched the sky, I kept glancing at my watch and wondered if [...]

By |2021-06-15T21:25:19-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments