After two weeks in London, Tel Aviv and Paris, it was time to return to the real world... or so I thought. Turned out that Marblehead was the backdrop for Adam Sandler's new Netflix movie 'Hubie Halloween' with historic downtown serving as the backdrop for a fall scene in Salem. I visited the set on Monday night when filming had come to a close and was exploring Old Town House draped in orange and black when I spotted a nice sunset forming. From this vantage point on Washington Street, I was able to capture the very different facade of Old [...]
After one week in Tel Aviv, we flew on a Sunday to Paris. On Monday morning, I woke before dawn for some reason and decided to walk out of our apartment in the 6th arrondissement to Pont Neuf and then Pont des Arts. I lucked out with a vibrant dawn and then turned to find a subtle rainbow over the Eiffel Tower! We ended up walking 13 miles that day starting at the Eiffel Tower then Place du Trocadero (both under construction/renovation), on to Arc de Triomphe and up the tight spiraling staircase then down Champs Elyses. That night we [...]
We left London on Sunday morning and flew ElAl to Tel Aviv. I was born in Israel but hadn't been back in 20 years and my children had never visited. We had a great rental only a block and a half from the beach and with its own pool which helped a lot when temperatures routinely hit 90F. We explored Tel Aviv's neighborhoods by foot and by scooter (Lime is big there with dedicated lines along the beach boardwalk). We visited Jaffa one day and Herzliya another. This was the 'relaxing' part of the trip and a nice way for [...]
On Wednesday, June 26, my family boarded an overnight flight to London for the start of a two week vacation. I hope you don't mind my taking a break from Marblehead images to share some of my favorites from this trip. We arrived in London on Thursday morning and stayed there until Sunday when we flew to our next destination. In those three days, we would walk over 20 miles from our AirBnB flat in Marylebone to Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace (for the changing of the guard), Westminster to board a boat ride up the Thames River, Borough Market and [...]
I'm not sure anyone could guess where this shot was taken from... I had been driving up Atlantic Avenue heading to Shubies on September 26, 2015 when I noticed Abbot Hall jutting out over a canopy of trees. I had my camera in the car as I had just been shooting elsewhere and stopped to capture this unique view of Abbot in the trees. It almost appears as though the building lies in a forest somewhere.
A quiet causeway sunset captured on November 23, 2014 at low tide features a large stretch of smooth sand along Devereux Beach
I don't normally do gear reviews on this site but did have one post a few years back entitled 'What's in my bag' and, with a change in the gear I use to capture landscapes and seascapes in the town of Marblehead, as well as a new backpack (the Shimoda Explore 30) to carry it in, I thought I would try my first review. Background There is a common trope about photographers and their obsession with finding the perfect bag. For a long time, I did not appreciate how true that was as my photography is mostly confined to a [...]
Today's image comes from late December and a sunrise outing to capture the setting moon. While waiting for the moon to drop in the sky, I kept myself busy shooting scenes of the Marblehead skyline from across the harbor. I first shot (and shared) a wider view of a pink-purple sky but then decided to zoom in and focus on the star atop the crane standing between the St. Michaels steeple and that of Grace Community Church. If you look carefully, you'll notice the star glowing in the dawn light with a seamless pink sky serving as a perfect backdrop.
Just lit candles for the first night of Hanukkah. Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate.
Thank you everyone for your orders and patience this Black Friday! On Tuesday, we left for Orlando and a stay at Disney with the kids. I was nervous about being away during a really busy time and that orders would be delayed. As it turned out, this was the busiest Black Friday I've ever had and I really appreciate everyone's patience with my slow email responses. I have to work today but my wife will be dropping off calendars at the post office this afternoon. Tomorrow, I plan on driving around town and hand-delivering calendars and books. Print orders will [...]