I received another request the other day for a 'storm' shot and thought this would be a good one to end the week with. Just as the Barnacle has borne the brunt of countless storms, so will the town of Marblehead weather this storm of health, social and economic impacts while sheltering in place and trying to keep the community safe. I read today that Marblehead Board of Health has joined other towns in enacting a mask law beginning today that, according to the Reporter: "requires residents to wear a face mask if they are entering any business including grocery [...]
You can always count on a good show at the Barnacle with every Nor'Easter that comes through town and yesterday's showing was no different. The restaurant was full for this well timed 12:30 show and I joined the others gathered to watch the beauty of the ocean's waves crashing against the restaurant. This wasn't the highest waves I've seen from this spot but the clearing skies made for some great light on those awesome waves.
As a Nor'Easter pounds the coast, I am reminded of this image captured in March 2013 during another storm that hit Marblehead. I ventured out to Lovis Cove at high tide hoping to capture the results from when the ocean meets the Barnacle. Sure enough, waves crashed against the building sending the surf high up in the air. I'll be heading out at high tide this morning to see if I can capture new images of the angry ocean.
It feels good to be out shooting again! Today was my first chance to pick up the camera in two weeks. Headed out about 3pm and wandered around town trying to decide what to shoot. Headed down State Street (that shot is coming next week...) and ended up driving up Front Street. When I got to the barnacle, I looked to the right and saw massive waves left over from the recent storms. They were just starting to recede after the high tide. I grabbed my gear including a 10-stop filter to let me take very long exposures. This one [...]