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Adrift

For this being my first (and likely only) outing in March, the night of March 18th proved to be quite productive with 7 keepers captured between Foster Street and Corinthian Lane. When I first arrived at Corinthian Lane, I was immediately drawn to this small boat. I titled this 'adrift' but the boat was tied up securely and not very far from the shore at low tide. I used a telephoto lens to help compress the expanse of harbor between the boat and Abbot Hall in the distance. I also chose a slightly more open aperture of f/5.6 to give [...]

By |2022-03-27T22:50:06-04:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Top 10 of 2021 – #10 – Moonrise over the Neck

I'm not sure how many times I've shot the moonrise at this point and so, when I come upon a new composition, I get excited. The full pink moon rose on April 26 and I decided to shoot it from Screaming Lady Cove along Front street just to the right of the Barnacle restaurant. The timing of the moonrise coupled with clear skies created a pink glow in the sky while the houses along the Neck were bathed in golden light. The lone beautiful sailboat perfectly situated on its mooring...instant favorite. For the shear joy of finding a new composition [...]

By |2021-12-19T16:16:41-05:00December 20th, 2021|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A Light in Little Harbor

Last Wednesday, I visited Little Harbor at dawn hoping to capture the First Harbor Christmas tree boat with a backdrop of color in the sky. I started shooting at water level but, as the dawn broke, found the angle from the parking lot better for capturing the colors of the rising sun. However, when going through images, this tight grouping of boats immediately caught my eye and I had to work on it. The First Harbor boat casts a golden light in Little Harbor with Marblehead Light's green beacon visible through the trees but also reflecting just to the left [...]

By |2021-12-12T20:11:12-05:00December 13th, 2021|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

December Mornings in Little Harbor

It's been a while since I've been out to capture a sunrise let alone come home and post the image soon after. With a predicted storm, I had checked the sunrise prediction and gave myself 50:50 odds of a decent showing. Combine that with the annual First Harbor Company Christmas tree being out in the water and I made sure to get up to capture this morning's view of Little Harbor. I didn't see much color at first but then the dawn broke and I made some quick adjustments in location and camera settings to keep focus on the small [...]

By |2021-12-08T07:39:05-05:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Whaler Moon

I missed this month's full moon but realized I had this image from last month that I had yet to share. I had captured the full moon rising over Gerry Island but then drove home along Beacon Street and pulled over when I spotted this scene. I wasn't along shooting the moonrise over Brown's and liked this composition with the whaler appearing in the wake of the light of the moon. The final image justified the multiple mosquito bites I got in the 10 minutes it took to capture this shot.

By |2021-09-20T21:15:30-04:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Blanket of Snow – Christmas at Sea

On December 9, 2017, I captured falling snow on the First Harbor company's Christmas Tree in a boat floating in Marblehead's Little Harbor. That image quickly became a personal favorite - so much so that I never went back to work on images taken the very next morning after the snow had stopped falling.  The timing of the snow that year was perfect - allowing me to capture the falling flakes in mid-day and then the Christmas tree with a blanket of snow at sunrise the next morning. Unfortunately, the timing and predicted severity of today's snow storm meant that [...]

By |2020-12-16T20:40:13-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

Little Harbor Dawn

The light really doesn't get much better than this view of Little Harbor at dawn... On Saturday, December 12th, I woke before the dawn and headed down to Little Harbor hoping the old adage 'red sky in morning, sailor take warning' might prove true with predictions of strong rains later in the day. I arrived to find a mostly empty harbor and the first hint of light in the sky. I started shooting when the lights turned on in one of the working boats headed out for the day and kept at it as the sky brightened. Twenty minutes after [...]

By |2020-12-15T22:40:13-05:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Christmas in Harbor

The now annual tradition of the First Harbor Company placing a Christmas tree in a boat to float in the harbor has drawn a number of photographers so far this year. I was among three shooting away on Saturday morning but have to admit this was the last shot I had taken on this day. I arrived in front of the Little Harbor Lobster Company before dawn in the hopes of capturing the small boat and its tree lit up but the lights weren't on and so I decided to wait for dawn. When dawn broke, the boat almost became [...]

By |2020-12-13T22:32:25-05:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Christmas at Sea Revisited

On December 9, 2017, I headed down to Little Harbor as the first flakes of snow fell before noon hoping to capture the First Harbor Company's boat and decked out Christmas tree. It was a dark afternoon with little available light due to cloud cover and, when I returned home, I processed my favorite image from the outing true to the conditions of that day.  This image quickly became one of my favorites and resonated with many of you who bought it as prints. It graced my calendar a few years ago as well. A few weeks ago, I was [...]

By |2020-12-05T06:48:43-05:00December 5th, 2020|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Rounding the Corner at the CYC

I mentioned in yesterday's post that my family was lucky to have been invited out for an evening cruise around Marblehead harbor by good friends. After making our way down the 'main' side, we turned and headed back up along the Neck. As we were rounding the corner at the CYC, I spotted this composition and instantly snapped the shutter. I had been eyeing the view of Marblehead Light in close proximity to the Corinthian Yacht Club but the expanse of empty water left the scene feeling a bit empty. As we passed this boat on its mooring, everything about [...]

By |2019-07-23T23:03:51-04:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments