Abbot Hall

Abbot from Above

Almost exactly three years ago (March 29, 2017), I flew my drone high over Lee Street at sunset to capture a view of the whole of Abbot from above. It's hard to capture the full breadth of this building but this aerial views allowed me to not only get all of Abbot Hall in the frame but also the varied architectural styles and colors of houses surrounding the building.

By |2020-03-29T17:38:49-04:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Four Year Wait

Today's image was captured on March 18, 2016 representing a four year wait for its debut. I remember heading out on this spring evening and finding a picture perfect scene before me as I stood at the Pleon Yacht Club pier. I captured various compositions as the clouds moved and the light shifted. In this one, I wanted to focus on the emptiness of the harbor with  a single sailboat moored in front of Abbot Hall.

By |2020-03-22T20:07:36-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , |0 Comments

Evening Glow on Abbot Hall’s weathervane

I was surprised to find that today's image as well as the one shared on Wednesday were both captured in the month of March - this one was taken almost exactly one year ago on March 4, 2019.  I hope I'm not jinxing us and this very mild winter by sharing images of snow from past years. I lucked out with nice light for this shot but my favorite aspect of it is the glow on Abbot Hall's weathervane reflecting the last rays of sunlight on this early March evening. If you would like to see these images without realizing [...]

By |2020-03-01T08:54:14-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Snow|Tags: , |0 Comments

Top 10 of 2019 – #5 – Red and Yellow – The Jackson Cup

Late April in Marblehead can be cold and very un-spring-like but the annual Jackson Cup with boats sailing in the harbor is always a bright spot. I captured a few favorite images of the boats crossing in front of Abbot Hall and the Boston Yacht Club on April 28th but this was my favorite with the alternating red and yellow sails. For bringing a bit of color and warmth to a late April day, this image of the Jackson Cup is my fifth favorite of 2019.

By |2019-12-24T12:55:20-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Waiting for Nights Like This

Sorry for the lack of images last week - I was in Los Angeles with my kids visiting my parents and sister for Rosh Hashanah and then drove down to New York with my son for a Bar Mitzvah this past weekend. Between work, life and the odd fall season, I haven't had a chance to shoot anything new in the past few weeks. The fall season seems to be off to an odd start with many trees around town already changed and having dropped their foliage. Meanwhile, peak foliage season should still be a few weeks away. I decided [...]

By |2019-10-06T20:55:07-04:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , |17 Comments

After the Rain – Crocker Park

So before the orange sky and before the rainbow I shared yesterday, I was huddled under the covered benches at Crocker Park waiting for some brief showers to pass. I was focused on the view of Abbot Hall the whole time and watched as the clouds shifted and then began to reflect the light of sunset. After the rain stopped, I stepped out and captured this image I had been composing in my head while the rain had fallen. I liked that the wet path shone brightly and reflected some of the light in the sky. I used the granite [...]

By |2019-09-11T19:36:18-04:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Park|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Summer Storm in Marblehead

This may not be the first summer storm in Marblehead but it's the first one I was here for and, luckily enough, happened on a Wednesday so I was free to head to the Neck to try to capture some bolts of lightning. I was watching the clouds and radar all afternoon and headed out when the storm approached flanking Marblehead to the north and south. I started off at Castle Rock but kept missing the lightning there and so I packed up and headed to Chandler Hovey Park. I waited for a bit and then spotted the first bolt [...]

By |2019-07-17T18:33:15-04:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Abbot in the Trees

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.

By |2019-06-23T14:46:25-04:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |7 Comments

Red and Yellow – The Jackson Cup

This year's Jackson Cup featured great conditions for racing but very difficult ones for photographing. Taking place in the midst of our nearly constant clouds and rain, I was disappointed with the very flat light I had to deal with for much of the race. When the clouds did break and allowed the sunlight to spill through, I made sure to take advantage and, luckily, got some nice grouping of boats at times. In this one, a group of boats with red and yellow sails crosses in front of Abbot Hall and the Boston Yacht Club. The sun peaked at [...]

By |2019-05-19T20:33:50-04:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Spring Sunset

I made it out for two sunsets last week and shared an early favorite from each outing but was happy to come away with more than a few 'keepers'. This image was captured from the end of the causeway where it turns onto Harbor Avenue on the Neck. I set up above the small unnamed beach there and had a perfect view of this spring sunset take shape with pastel colored clouds and green foliage. The harbor has been filling with boats but still has a ways to go as evidenced by the empty moorings dotting the still waters of [...]

By |2019-05-19T20:28:59-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |3 Comments