Last week, as I flew my drone to capture images of a baseball game at Seaside Park, I also noted the Star of the Sea church and its lush border of trees. I had never appreciated from the ground just how many trees cover this area of land along Atlantic Avenue. From the air, it was hard to ignore the canopy of trees and so I decided to compose this image to highlight the trees as much as the gothic architecture of the Catholic church. You can easily make out Abbot Hall breaking through the horizon and a hint of [...]
In April 2012, I was fortunate to be taken up in a Cessna for a flight over Marblehead. I've written about this flight on a number of past posts and have shared various images from the short but productive trip. As I looked through the 'to be posted' folder for images to share this week, I found this one taken as we passed over Atlantic Avenue. I immediately spotted Shubies and Marblehead Bank among the other retailers and homes that can be found along the avenue. Here are more images from that flight over Marblehead:
There are a few trees in town that have become my favorites over these past 5 years and the maple on Atlantic Avenue near the Seaside park sign is among them. I had gone out on Saturday in grey, flat light and found this tree to have reached almost peak foliage. The weather was due to turn for the better the next morning and so I made the quick decision to wake up early and try to capture theist tree at peak foliage in better light. I started off shooting around Doliber Cover and Little Harbor (come back Thursday and [...]
I've wanted to shoot Shubie's for a very long time but hadn't been able to come up with an adequate composition whenever I ventured out. My most recent failed attempt was a close-up of the great red couch that lies just outside the doors facing Atlantic Avenue. On this particular day, I had been driving down Atlantic Avenue to scout out trees hitting peak bloom. As I came down towards Shubie's, I again noted the great juxtaposition of Abbot Hall tower in the background immediately behind Shubie's Marketplace. I decided to pull over as soon as I saw that and figured my [...]
Fridays are for local businesses and today features Comina at 39 Atlantic Avenue. I was walking down Atlantic Avenue in mid-June on an especially beautiful day and looked for businesses featuring interesting architecture. I first noticed some glass finiales in the window at Comina and it was only after crossing the street that I noted the great architecture of the building. After shooting the exterior, I promises the owner that I would post this to the site in the next few weeks. Two months later and I finally am clearing the backlog of photos of this picturesque town.