On July 3rd, 2013, I made my way to Crocker Park to scout out the location for capturing the fireworks show that would follow the next night. I lucked out with cumulous clouds over the Neck and causeway and captured several images of a full Marblehead harbor with boats lit by the 4pm sun and clouds breaking up the sky overhead. I struggled in coming up with the proper term for this part of the harbor. Thanks to Erin Noonan on my Facebook Page for suggesting 'Inner Harbor'.
On July 5, 2016, fog rolled into Marblehead just before sunset and created the most beautiful light I have seen. The light and fog created a mood and effect that seemed like it was created out of a paintbrush. The end result was a naturally sepia toned view of Marblehead Harbor unlike any I had witnessed before.
Today's image comes from September 26, 2015 and a visit to Crocker Park - likely the best seat in town for catching the sunrise or the occasional moonrise over the harbor and Marblehead Neck.
How about a beautiful October sunrise from 2017 to start this Friday? With some of these photos, I need to look back and see why I had not chosen them to share first. In this case, the image was taken literally 20 seconds before the peak light when I zoomed in and captured what felt was the stronger photo. Enjoy this one that has been sitting in the To Be Published folder since October 7th 2017.
Who knew that photographers could get tennis elbow (more accurately, lateral epicondylitis)? I’m finally accepting that the pain in my elbow is not going to disappear without proper rest. As the old adage goes, ‘physician heal thyself’, so I’m going to put away the camera for the next few weeks until this is gone. It’s going to be hard not to chase sunsets but I have plenty of images of Marblehead that have not seen the light of day and will share those in the weeks to come - just with far shorter stories to save on typing (after this [...]
Tonight marked my third outing this week which is a huge improvement over the rest of the month of May. I had spotted a red sun setting behind the clouds and haze tonight and headed out with my longest lens to the Pleon pier on the Neck. I arrived just in time to capture a few frames of the red sun at night before it was hidden by thicker cloud cover. It was hard to balance the light of the sun with that of the foreground while keeping the red glow evident. This was my best attempt of the evening.
I mentions on Wednesday night that I had run out of the house when the sky threatened to do something other than be gray...again. I shared the shot of Castle Rock from after sunset when the light shifted. This was the scene where I started shooting off Harvard Street. At one point, the clouds overhead must have thinned out and let through a little sunset light which then reflected off the water in Marblehead Harbor. I was fortunate to find a single boat moored in the glow of that strange evening light.
This year's Jackson Cup featured great conditions for racing but very difficult ones for photographing. Taking place in the midst of our nearly constant clouds and rain, I was disappointed with the very flat light I had to deal with for much of the race. When the clouds did break and allowed the sunlight to spill through, I made sure to take advantage and, luckily, got some nice grouping of boats at times. In this one, a group of boats with red and yellow sails crosses in front of Abbot Hall and the Boston Yacht Club. The sun peaked at [...]
I made it out for two sunsets last week and shared an early favorite from each outing but was happy to come away with more than a few 'keepers'. This image was captured from the end of the causeway where it turns onto Harbor Avenue on the Neck. I set up above the small unnamed beach there and had a perfect view of this spring sunset take shape with pastel colored clouds and green foliage. The harbor has been filling with boats but still has a ways to go as evidenced by the empty moorings dotting the still waters of [...]
Another impromptu outing last night as I returned home from my son's baseball game in Swampscott and then watched the sky fill with color as I walked the dog around the block. I returned home with him and then ran out and across the causeway where I spotted rain showers situated mid-harbor and perfectly centered between St. Michael's and Old North Church. I shot frame after frame as a few clouds overhead turned pink from the light of the setting sun and was thrilled with this image. It's not often that I shoot this mid-harbor view as I tend to [...]