May Nights in Marblehead

Yesterday's off an on rain put me in mind of this May night from four years ago. Looking back at May 19, 2016, I found three already posted images and three more waiting to be shared. On this night, I had driven across the causeway to the Pleon Yacht Club pier and more compositions than I anticipated given the flat blue light.  My favorite part of this shot is the hint of orange light being reflected in the water. Something about a splash of orange color amidst the blue keeps drawing my eye towards it...

By |2020-05-11T21:51:29-04:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Blue Sky over Marblehead Harbor

On a hot Labor Day, I parked at Riverhead Beach and walked the length of the causeway trying to find the perfect spot to capture the deep blue sky over Marblehead Harbor.  At around the mid-point, I found that I could line up Abbot Hall on the left, the edge of Marblehead Light on the right and seemingly endless masts of boats filling the space in between. With a big blue sky punctuated by white clouds overhead, I had the makings of a picture perfect summer day in Marblehead.

By |2018-09-04T22:37:19-04:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The Setting Blue Moon

With relatively warm conditions and a very reasonable time for this morning's moonset, I couldn't pass up the chance to try capturing this month's setting blue moon.  I had scouted a prime spot to be along Corinthian Lane and ran into another photographer there who had a similar idea. We set up and watches as the blue moon promptly disappeared behind the only clouds in the sky. As we watched, the bottom of the cloud lifted and I held out hope that the moon might show before disappearing behind Abbot Hall.  Sure enough at 6:40am, the first hint of the [...]

By |2018-03-31T07:28:04-04:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |15 Comments

Super Blue Blood Moon setting over Marblehead

I couldn't pass up shooting a 'super blue blood moon' especially when conditions were perfect with forecast for clear skies this morning. The name comes from a unique combination of the moon's proximity to Earth (super), the second full moon in a month (blue) and a partial lunar eclipse (blood). I had scouted out locations last night based on the projected moon set and settled on an area between the Eastern Yacht Club and Corinthian Lane.  As I crossed the causeway onto the Neck, I spotted the bright moon low in the evening sky and followed it as I drove [...]

By |2018-01-31T07:46:41-05:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , , |101 Comments