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Fall in Marblehead Harbor

On Saturday, I was out hoping to capture scenes of foliage with a lens I had rented for the week. This was as much an exercise for the lens as it was a hope to capture the fewer boats remaining in Marblehead Harbor with spots of foliage as backdrop. Unfortunately, I found more boats than foliage and had to console myself with this shot saved by some interesting clouds overhead and decent lighting. This foliage season seems to have been limited both in duration and color...

By |2018-10-21T19:43:41+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Autumn Begins

I went out yesterdays hoping to capture a bit of fall foliage as I had seen the maples in town starting to turn a few weeks ago. I hadn't been to Rockett Landing off Village street in a while and was pleased to see the floats still in place. I was even happier to spot some color across Salem Harbor. I composed this image of fall color seen across Salem Harbor with boats still moored in the waters as autumn begins to take shape in Marblehead.

By |2018-10-14T06:52:55+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Sweet Light on Abbot Hall

Back to Friday night's sunset from just across the causeway. I mentioned that I had spent most of my time composing images with Abbot Hall in the frame and this was my favorite of the night. The sun had started to add light to the clouds above and some sweet light allowed Abbot Hall's brick facade to glow. With this being early October, you can make out a few empty moorings. Unfortunately, it won't be long before most of the moorings in the harbor are left empty as we make our way into winter.

By |2018-10-08T20:16:14+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Red Glow at Night

I spent a few hours on Columbus Day going through photos from recent outings and making final decisions on those that needed to be processed vs those that would be deleted. As I looked through the set of images from September 23rd and that epic sunset over Marblehead Harbor, I found a few new keepers that I had overlooked the first time around. This image was taken near the end of the evening when the sky shifted to a deep red glow that washed over the waters of Marblehead Harbor. I composed the shot to include a cropping of boats [...]

By |2018-10-08T20:12:26+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Mid-Harbor Glow

On Friday night, I returned home from work to find some promising clouds over the harbor and headed out before dinner to see about capturing some nice light. I drove to the lighthouse and then came back down to this spot just past the causeway on Marblehead Neck from which I had a few compositions to choose from. I spent most of my time shooting with Abbot Hall in the frame but, as the sun dipped lower, I spotted the reflecting light of one boat's windows and adjusted to this mid-harbor view to capture that pop of light on an [...]

By |2018-10-08T20:08:10+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , |2 Comments

Last Days of Summer in Marblehead

As the nights turn cool, I wanted to take a look back at the last days of summer in Marblehead and found this shot captured from Brown's Island looking back toward town.  I had gone out to Brown's with my kids and met up with friends to enjoy a picture perfect Labor Day. At one point, we made our way to the tree swing and I took a few shots of my daughter swinging before turning towards this view. The juxtaposition of Abbot Hall and Old North Church makes for a great scene and the addition of boats moored in [...]

By |2018-09-30T23:11:04+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Explosion of Light

A lot can happen in two minutes...  That was the duration of time between Tuesday's post and today's image capturing the peak of the afterglow. At this point the sky erupted in an explosion of light with brilliant oranges washing the sky and reflecting in the water of Marblehead Harbor. The light hit its peak one minute later with the first shot I shared on that Sunday night. Hope you enjoyed the week of sunset images (and the extended afterglow) as much as I did taking them.

By |2018-09-25T20:39:41+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Afterglow – Red Sky at Night

This is the last image I took on Sunday night as the afterglow finally faded (twenty minutes after the sun had set!). The oranges had shifted to a deep red sky and I had scrambled up the steps leading back to Peabody Lane. From the higher vantage point I was able to include a nearby dock and a view of the harbor filled with boats on this late September evening. I had pointed to a site in yesterday's post to share some information on how a sunset afterglow forms. In it, they comment on some of the qualities of a [...]

By |2018-09-25T20:49:06+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

A Touch of Color

I'm sure by now your Facebook and/or Instagram feeds have been filled with photos of Sunday's epic sunset. The light truly was exceptional and I raced around the beach at the end of Peabody Lane (a public way) exploring various compositions. Immediately after the sun set, the afterglow began adding a touch of color to the high clouds overhead. I received a nice comment on my original post Sunday night pointing to a great resource about sunset colors. There they show an example of a red-orange afterglow such as this and explain it is produced by a thick aerosol cloud [...]

By |2018-09-24T21:22:59+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments