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 [...]
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 [...]