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 [...]
Back to that late June evening at Devereux Beach and the most vibrant rainbow I've ever seen in Marblehead. I shared a couple of wide shots of this rainbow but also captured some tighter compositions. I started off with only the rainbow, it's 'double' and the no wake sign in the frame but, when a family came into the frame with a water-skier, I knew I had to include them in this shot of the end of the rainbow.
I am not a sailor. So when I was looking through my 'to be published' folder and spotted a bunch of small boats, I immediately thought 'oh, those must be Optis, I'll title this one Optis in the Wind'. I set up the post and then, something nagged at me so I zoomed in and saw a big C420 on the sails. Hmmm.... Well, the picture was still nice with the gathered boats under a nice cloud so I decided to go with it. The 'Opti' part of the title had to go so I was left with 'In the [...]
I started Wednesdays in Marblehead in 2010 in order to learn more about my new hometown having moved here in May 2008. Along the way, amazing opportunities opened up and I found myself selling prints of my work and, eventually, a book. I was just checking my home inventory of books and realized I only have 125 copies left of this second and likely final printing. With that in mind, I wanted to mention that the book was available and maybe suggest it as a great gift for the recent graduate to take with them to college in the [...]