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 [...]
Each year on Thanksgiving, I like to look back and give thanks for the support of those who see and interact with my images on my website and various social media locations. I started Wednesdays in Marblehead in August 2010 as a personal project to learn more about my new town. I still remember those early days when I would post an image to the website and wonder if anyone would ever see it. After eight years and over 2,000 images shared, I’m humbled that so many have connected with these photos of Marblehead and the beauty to be [...]
On Sunday, I dropped off my daughter at Hebrew school at Temple Emanu-El and then quickly turned around to capture the front facade of this building. In all my time in Marblehead, I hadn't thought to capture this building and lucked out on this fall afternoon with a deep blue sky overhead. Next Sunday, I will be participating in the Sip, Schmooze and Shop event with my Wednesdays in Marblehead book, 2019 Calendar and matted prints available for purchase. I hope you'll be able to come to the event and say hi. I will be there from 9am to 2pm [...]
Eight years ago today, I started this website with an image of fireworks and the following caption: 'I figured I would start off the blog with a bang (pardon the pun)! The goal of this blog is to capture the beauty of the town of Marblehead, MA. A new image will be posted every Wednesday so please follow me on Twitter or add the RSS feed for this page.' Yes, this website predated Instagram and I don't think Facebook had yet allowed Pages at that point. We had moved to Marblehead in May 2008 and I had been exploring the [...]
Tomorrow marks the 8 year anniversary of Wednesdays in Marblehead and I thought I would look in the 'to be posted' folder for the oldest image waiting to see the light of day. This shot was captured on June 11, 2008 (just over one month after we moved to Marblehead). I spent two years exploring Marblehead with my camera before deciding to start a blog and share these images with the world. Every year I look back and reflect on the journey that these images and this town have carried me on. More to come tomorrow...
This image of a lobster boat heading into the smoke of an arctic morning seemed a perfect way to end the week. I had gone out on December 29th to capture sea smoke in the coldest conditions I had ever experienced. Before I had a chance to set up the tripod, I spotted this lobster boat making its way out of the harbor. I quickly composed this shot seconds before the boat disappeared into the sea smoke.
In late January, I noted some kite surfers at Devereux Beach as I drove across the causeway and made a beeline for home to grab my gear in order to capture images of them jumping waves and catching air. With my new camera, I also captured some video and ended up sharing that before any stills. As it happened, storm after storm followed and I am only now sharing the first image of this surfer flying over Tinkers Island.