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Nirvana

This is my favorite time of year for sunrise shoots. The sun rises at 7:15am usually with mild temperatures and the frequent storms often bring great light.  With yet another storm forecast for Thursday afternoon, I figured conditions were absolutely perfect for a vibrant sunrise. I woke up at a reasonable time, headed to Hammond Park, and found still waters reflecting a whole lot of nothing... The scene was kind of boring with lackluster skies and I kept hoping for some light as the timing of sunset approached. Just as 7:15 rolled around, a working boat decided to head out [...]

By |2020-10-29T21:03:15-04:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Ring Around the Neck – Parker Lane

I had plans to share more images from this late September afternoon and a 'ring around the Neck' hitting some of my favorite spots but other outings kept getting in the way... On the same day that I visited Chandler Hovey for that 'sit for a spell' image I also stopped at most of the public ways on the Neck to capture scenes of Marblehead Harbor with some great light and clouds. This was the view from Parker Lane which has always been a favorite but has been limited in compositions for the past few years since the stairs have [...]

By |2020-10-21T22:09:39-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Public Way|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Out Past the Corinthian

On September 30th, I took a drive across the causeway and hit some favorite spots along the Neck under picture-perfect conditions. After a few shots at Chandler Hovey Park, I drove down Kimball Street and stopped where it meets Nahant for this view. If you have stopped here recently, there is a new wall in place and a very nice bench as well. I found a spot from which I could capture the edge of the Corinthian Yacht Club serving as a frame for the view of the harbor and Abbot Hall in the distance. A few trees had turned [...]

By |2020-10-14T21:55:02-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Birds Eye View

When I flew my drone on a late September morning, I did so mostly to scout out foliage spots and was a bit disappointed with the lack of vibrant color. While hovering up there, I couldn't help but capture this view of Abbot Hall after its recent restoration and with the lawn coming along nicely. As a bonus, the birds eye view allowed me to capture a good portion of historic downtown (Old Town to some), the harbor and most of the Neck. With the 11am sun coming at an angle, the scene had a nice light to it as [...]

By |2020-10-12T21:39:26-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Fort Beach and the Neck

I went out twice yesterday and left my gear in the car 'just in case' only to completely miss the potential for a nice sunset; let alone a rainbow and lightning that I saw posted later that night.  Misses like that where I stand looking up at the sky and realizing it's too late to do anything but marvel at the light make me appreciate the times that I do make it to the right spot at the right time. This shot comes from mid-August and followed another stormy day in Marblehead. I arrived at Fort Beach a little before [...]

By |2020-10-07T22:30:17-04:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Ring Around the Neck – Corinthian Lane

Last Wednesday, I headed out shortly after lunch when I noticed clouds had formed overhead and broken up the perfect blue sky. I didn't have a clear destination in mind and ended up making a ring around the neck with stops at some of my favorite locations to take in the last of these late summer/early fall views of the harbor. This was the stop along Corinthian Lane where I made sure to include the flagpole and adirondack chairs perfectly set for a picturesque view of Marblehead harbor. I'll have more from this outing to share in the days and [...]

By |2020-10-06T22:52:02-04:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Fall over the Harbor

This was the sunset view I was chasing with my drone while also capturing the October Sky I shared yesterday morning. It's hard to believe but this was the first time I had flown my drone in over a year (and I had only one outing in 2019 as well). I made my way from Riverhead Beach to this point staying fairly low in the sky to avoid the high wind gusts while also trying to keep all the important elements in the final composition - the boats in the harbor, the soft color reflected in clouds overhead and that [...]

By |2020-10-05T22:03:29-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

October Sky

Having gone out Wednesday during the day and again for the moonrise, I wasn't feeling up to another outing on Thursday night but then the sky started to break in just the right spots and I found myself driving towards the causeway to find the right angle for a shot. I ended up crossing the causeway and promptly turning back towards Riverhead Beach. I had charged my drone which I hadn't flown in a while and launched that after setting up the real camera on a tripod. I was able to capture images through a remote while flying over the [...]

By |2020-10-04T20:41:15-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Harvest Moonrise from Crocker Park

On Wednesday, September 30th, the day before it would be a truly full moon, I headed to Crocker Park hoping to capture the Harvest Moon. I had checked the location of the moonrise and found that the timing and weather conditions were far better for the day before it became officially full. With that in mind, I also thought I would revisit an old favorite composition I captured from this spot almost ten years prior. I arrived at Crocker Park and found several families there as well as a few dogs on leashes. As the sun set, I captured a [...]

By |2020-10-03T15:40:43-04:00October 3rd, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |18 Comments

Smoky Sunset

With fires raging along the west coast, it was only a matter of time before the fine particulates made their way across the country to our next of the woods. Thankfully the result was limited to cloud-like conditions during the day. I had a hunch that the haze might create perfect conditions for capturing the sun as a red ball tonight so I drove across the causeway right after dinner to chase this image. As I drove, I spotted the sun in my rear view mirror and was please to find the red ball I had hoped for. From there [...]

By |2020-09-16T19:28:48-04:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments