I'm not great at predicting weather but with the coming storm, I figured the old adage 'red sky in morning, sailor take warning' might work in reverse. Turned out to be a lackluster sunrise despite that old saying so I went with plan B... My 2022 Marblehead Calendar proof arrived late last night and it looks great. I immediately approved the full print run and brought the calendar with me this morning just in case. In lieu of an epic sunrise, I placed the proof on one of Crocker's rocks and made quick work of this product shot. With the [...]
Last week, I asked for help in choosing the best images for several months of my 2022 Wednesdays in Marblehead calendar. I had it narrowed down to 3 favorites for six of the months and with the help of votes on Facebook and Instagram, got it down to a final selection. I am double-checking holiday dates now and expect to place an order with my printer by the end of the week. With proofing and slow mail, I should have the calendars by the end of September. Unfortunately, my printer's prices have gone up as have those from all shipping [...]
Sorry for the abrupt stop to photos here. The reason is fairly lame and technical. Basically, all of my photos primarily reside on a set of hard drives connected to my iMac (a RAID array). They are backed up locally and to the cloud. I realized three weeks ago that the drives were now over 5 years old which greatly increases the chance for failure. So, I promptly purchased new hard drives but then I had to certify each drive, back up all of the data on the RAID (8 TB) and, now, am in the process of restoring that [...]
I didn't know there was a National Find a Rainbow Day until I saw the Corinthian's post today (April 3rd). Figured I would look back and see just how many rainbows I have captured in Marblehead and was surprised to find more than 40 in these past 10 years. Here are 27 of my favorites (link in profile on IG).
For the past few years, I have taken a brief break from capturing and sharing images of Marblehead in the first few months of the year. I saw that as an opportunity to 'recharge' my creativity and, after this past year, I really, really needed that again. Sorry for not letting everyone know (I got an email or two asking why posts had stopped and felt terrible for forgetting to post something like this in February). I plan to post again sometime in March or April. In the meantime, if you haven't seen every one of the more than 2,000 [...]
It won't happen this year with wind and rain in the forecast but I've been meaning to share this image of the tree at the end of a pier off Crowninshield Road taken in 2017. It was one of those picture-perfect snowfalls and I lined up the shot of the tree with Doliber Cove and then lucked out with a seagull flying by. Merry Christmas everyone.
My last post about this year's calendar - I have less than 50 calendars left and, according to the USPS website, the deadline for Christmas delivery with first class postage is Tuesday, December 15th. These have sold out by December 18th each year so please buy yours today. Thanks for all the support!
I missed out on last night's sunset but had this shot from an outing on November 28th that I hadn't shared yet. I had high hopes for this night but the clouds never quite broke the right way. In the end, I had one keeper featuring Marblehead's winter skyline under a soft pink sky. The combination of Abbot Hall, St Michael's steeple, Grace Community Church and that star of the State Street landing makes for quite the familiar skyline during the colder months.
Last year, I had the pleasure of participating in several events with my calendar and books available to purchase. This year, I thought it would be nice to do a Contactless Pop Up in front of my house. I will be at 21 Shetland Road on Saturday from 9am to 2pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm (weather permitting). I'll have my calendars and books available on a table set up in front of our walkway with Venmo, Credit Card or Cash options. Would love to say hi from an appropriate distance and I can bring out signed copies of [...]
And another throwback to simpler times and recalling the joy of a Marblehead High School football game under the Friday night lights. This shot was captured on September 7, 2018 when my daughter's then 5th grade Marblehead cheer team attended the game in full uniform. I captured a few shots of the game from the fence but also took this shot of the cheerleaders on the sidelines. Again, at the time, the image was relegated to the 'to be published' folder but now brings back memories of fun evenings under the lights. Football may end up more interesting with its [...]