Fall in the Air over Seaside Park

On Sunday, I watched the sky fill with clouds in the morning but then show signs of breaking up in the afternoon.  I had to pick up my son on the Neck and so I threw the drone in the car and stopped at Seaside Park after picking him up and forcing him to join me. I was surprised to find another drone at the park - this one was a racing model flown by a boy with first person view goggles on.  I was a bit jealous as I set my much larger drone down and flew it in [...]

By | 2017-10-16T22:32:18+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sunrise Glow over Marblehead Neck

A few minutes after yesterday's image of a perfect dawn in Marblehead, the first hint of sunrise glow began to form over Marblehead neck.  I made a slight adjustment to the composition and settings and captured the light as it built to its maximum. As it turns out, the sun never actually showed after this moment.  The clouds thickened and this light was quickly extinguished with the light of the sun hidden behind the building cloud cover.  The twenty minute span between the first light of dawn and this peak sunrise glow made the trip to Crocker Park incredibly productive [...]

By | 2017-10-09T19:08:32+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Marblehead Harbor Dawn

Between yesterday's capture and this one, twenty minutes elapsed.  During that time, I had decided to set up Facebook Live on my iPhone so others could enjoy what I hoped would be a beautiful sunrise.  As the sun approached the horizon, the sky absolutely exploded in color.  I shot frame after frame and kept adjusting the composition until this moment when the light peaked. An incredible mix of pinks and purples lit up the sky on this Marblehead Harbor dawn.  I loved how the boats in the harbor all seemed to be pointing toward Marblehead Light with its green beacon [...]

By | 2017-10-09T19:03:12+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |53 Comments

A New Day Dawns in Marblehead

I hadn't been out to shoot the dawn in a month and so, when I woke at 6am on Saturday morning, I decided to head out the door and see if luck might follow me to Crocker Park.  I had quickly checked the location of the rising sun and decided that Crocker offered the potential for some nice side light to illuminate the boats still moored in the harbor.  I lucked out with a parking spot along Front Street and walked up to the park. I arrived to find still waters and some nice orange light beginning to show to [...]

By | 2017-10-09T18:58:29+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

Moored by Moonlight under the Harvest Moon

Long after the Harvest Moon rose, I stayed along Front Street and watched the moonlight grow brighter and move directly over Marblehead Light.  The boats moored in the harbor were lined up perfectly from this spot and seemed to be bathed in golden moonlight emanating from the lighthouse itself as I chose to compose this image without the moon - focusing instead on its light reflected on the water. As a bonus, the green beacon shone from atop the lighthouse and a gentle breeze lifted the flag which also seemed to grab a bit of moonlight to shine in the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T22:02:04+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Expecting the Harvest Moon at Lovis Cove

I didn't have high hopes for tonight's Harvest Moon and am very glad that my expectations were proven very, very wrong.  I had scouted out the projected rise of the full moon and decided to shoot from Lovis Cove but had found little motivation as 5:30pm rolled around and I lay on our newly delivered (and far too comfortable couch).  With an effort of will, I gathered my bag, tripod and was out the door. I showed up 15 minutes early and set up near the Barnacle where I was surprised (and flattered) to meet three fans/followers in a span [...]

By | 2017-10-05T06:42:33+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |21 Comments

Last Call in Little Harbor

As I wait for leaves to change around town, I thought I would look back in the 'to be posted' folder to see if I had any nice foliage shots to share.  I happened upon this image of boats tied up in Little Harbor on September 28, 2014.  With the leaves starting to change color on Brown's Island and the light turning golden, a few boats seemed to have broken from their tie ups to call it a night.  Given the festivities that accompany these tie ups, I thought it only appropriate to title this one 'Last Call in Little [...]

By | 2017-10-01T22:39:20+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Floating on Sunset at Ladys Cove in Marblehead

Today's image comes from the Summer of 2013 and a project to capture the sunset cannons firing at each yacht club around Marblehead Harbor.  On this particular June evening, I had ventured out to the Dolphine Yacht Club and captured a small rainbow in the sunset sky.  As I finished shooting the rainbow and cannon firing, I turned my head towards Ladys Cove and spotted this small dock at low tide. At the angle of the dock, it appeared to be floating on sunset as boats on their moorings filled the waters as far as the causeway. I asked on [...]

By | 2017-09-21T07:00:38+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Sunset Sky over Marblehead Harbor

Last week, I shared an image taken by drone of Chandler Hovey Park from ten feet above the water and the green marker leading into harbor.  Today's image comes from a shot two minutes and 390 feet higher as I took the drone up as far as I could and captured the incredible view of Marblehead Neck, the causeway and a full harbor under a picture perfect sunset sky. The otherwise clear conditions allowed for endless visibility and you can just make out the familiar Boston skyline at the horizon line to the right of the causeway.  With the remnants [...]

By | 2017-09-17T20:35:42+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , , |14 Comments

Mid-Harbor Sunset

On Monday, I shared an image of the sunset over Marblehead Neck and mentioned having chased another sunset a couple of days before.  On Friday, September 8, the sky seemed to hold promise with a buildup of thin clouds overhead and a break at the horizon which promised some nice light to reflect off the high clouds.  I decided to head out to the Neck and brought both drone and camera with me. I ended up at the pier of the Pleon Yacht Club and shot with both camera and drone as the sun set and the colors took hold [...]

By | 2017-09-12T22:21:46+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments