Cotton Candy Sky over Marblehead Neck

A few more images from that unexpected sunset on August 30th as I awaited the rise of the super blue moon from Front Street. I shared a tighter composition of the Corinthian which you can make out in the two shots that include Marblehead Light but ended up fascinated by the cotton candy sky over Marblehead neck as I pointed the camera deeper into the harbor. There are two very similar photos looking straight across the harbor from Fort beach but I couldn't decide which I preferred so figured would share both rather than relegating one to the 'to be [...]

By |2023-09-04T16:29:48-04:00September 4th, 2023|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cloudy with a Chance of Moonrise

For those wondering after I mentioned it in last night's post, this was the scene that greeted the 30+ photographers and other moonwatchers as we all gathered along Front Street hoping to capture the super blue moon rising behind Marblehead Light. I have three more nice sunset shots from after the one taken of the Corinthian that I'll share tomorrow. Enjoy the very summer like weather on this Labor Day weekend!

By |2023-09-03T08:34:46-04:00September 3rd, 2023|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Corinthian Sunset

I spent a good part of this Saturday catching up on photos taken over the past week during a high school football scrimmage, an attempt at capturing the super blue moon rising (and then succeeding far more with its setting) as well as portraits of all 40 members of the Marblehead high school cheer team.  As I worked through the images, I found some gems from the night of August 30th as I stood along Front Street with at least 30 others waiting for the moon to rise. I had spotted some clouds near the horizon that my gut told [...]

By |2023-09-02T18:55:18-04:00September 2nd, 2023|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Picture Perfect Moonset

Last night, approximately 30 photographers lined Front Street hoping to capture the rise of August's super blue full moon only to be skunked by cloud cover. I managed a few shots of an unexpectedly nice sunset before packing up and heading home. It dawned on me later that night the moonset may be a much better opportunity given the predictions for cool dry air to be approaching Marblehead overnight. I set the alarm for 5:30am and made my way out to Chandler Hovey Park where I saw one other photographer who appeared to have realized the same thing. I took [...]

By |2023-08-31T07:36:30-04:00August 31st, 2023|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Rainbow in the Harbor

When the first few drops of rain fell this afternoon, I wasted no time in packing up my gear and heading out the door. I had missed an incredible rainbow a few weeks ago and wasn't going to let that happen again. I drove towards the State Street Landing and lucked out with a parking spot. Then it was a matter of waiting for the sun to poke through and figure out angles. I started off near the Marblehead Harbormaster office but quickly made my way back to the Landing and down to the water's edge to capture this rainbow [...]

By |2023-08-13T18:20:30-04:00August 13th, 2023|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dolphin Dawn

We have been fortunate to be members of the Dolphin Yacht Club for several years and have enjoyed dinners and social events there. A few years ago, I was offered the opportunity to display some of my photographs in the club and always smile when I open the door and see one of my prints looking back at me. It dawned on me (sorry, couldn't resist the pun) at a recent party that the Dolphin would offer the perfect vantage point for capturing the dawn and sunrise over Marblehead Harbor. A few texts later, I was granted permission to shoot [...]

By |2023-08-10T06:59:42-04:00August 10th, 2023|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Sunset Illumination

As challenging as the fireworks show was to capture, my perch atop the Corinthian Yacht Club afforded me an unparalleled view of the harbor illumination. At its peak with red flares ringing the harbor, the low clouds/fog opened up just enough to let through a bit of sunset light. The end result was magical and, as it would turn out, the sunset illumination far surpassed the views during the fireworks show itself.

By |2023-07-05T18:16:35-04:00July 5th, 2023|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Fireworks in the Fog

Well, that was by far the most difficult fireworks show I have ever captured! I may have jinxed myself earlier in the night when I explained to friends that a big reason why I shoot the annual Fourth of July show is the challenge of capturing these moments. This year, I had come up with a great plan to shoot from atop the Corinthian Yacht Club. I had met with the general manager earlier in the week and scouted out some rooms with windows offering various vantage points. Tonight, I biked across the causeway and arrived early to set up [...]

By |2023-07-04T23:05:23-04:00July 4th, 2023|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Summer Glow (or who said you have to wait for sunset anyway?)

Well, we finally had a perfect summer day with sun, humidity and great cumulus clouds. I drove around the neck at 11am taking in the view of a rapidly filling harbor with blue skies and puffy white clouds before a quick lunch from Shubies.   At 5pm, I drove my daughter to the Corinthian and, as I crossed the causeway, I spotted a break in the distant storm clouds letting in a bit of light. The clouds shifted as I drove and were too far from Abbot Hall from my view on Corinthian Lane so I doubled back and stopped [...]

By |2023-06-25T20:42:54-04:00June 25th, 2023|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , |0 Comments