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Moonset over the Harbor

In a month when I did not expect to shoot the moon once, I somehow managed to capture the Harvest moon twice at moonrise and once at moonset! Of these, the most planned out was the moonset on Saturday morning when I woke at 5:15 and drove across the causeway to Chandler Hovey Park. I had mapped out this spot as giving me the best composition with the setting full Harvest moon adjacent to Abbot Hall. I arrived to find two other photographers had similar ideas in mind and was awed by the deep orange/pumpkin color of the moon (likely [...]

By |2022-09-12T06:44:33-04:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Sun Also Rises

I haven't been out to shoot a sunrise in what feels like forever and had actually woken at 5:15am on Saturday morning to shoot in the opposite direction to capture the full Harvest moon setting (that shot came out great - posting Monday morning). After shooting the moon from Chandler Hovey Park, I spotted the haze where the sun was due to rise and realized I had 10 minutes to find a new spot. I drove across the causeway at the the State Street Landing from where I found this composition with boats filling their moorings on a mid-September morning [...]

By |2022-09-11T09:06:46-04:00September 11th, 2022|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Folger Point Moon

Last night we embarked on the Finback out of Salem harbor to celebrate our amazing staff at Asthma and Allergy Affiliates (my full time job is as a physician there). I hadn't realized until earlier in the day that the moon would rise just as we motored out of Salem harbor so I came prepared with my new favorite lens and got to work trying to capture the nearly full moon from a moving boat. This was a tricky shot with constant adjustments to settings to compensate for the boat but, as we passed Folger Point, I lucked out with [...]

By |2022-09-08T21:59:37-04:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

September on the Water

Another look at September from the To Be Posted folder - this time September 2nd, 2019. The only problem with revisiting these 'keepers' that never saw the light of day after so many years is forgetting the details of what drove me out to shoot at 7:30 at night. Looking at this image, I have to believe we had experienced a passing storm and I had hoped for a break in the clouds to create a rainbow facing towards Marblehead Light. Instead, I made do with the scene before me which was very calming with its soft blue light.

By |2022-09-07T07:05:00-04:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , |0 Comments

Low Tide at Parker Lane

Summer may be nearing an end with school starting today but that doesn't mean that warm sunsets are done for the year... I decided to look 'forward' by checking my To Be Posted folder for images captured in September and found this one taken almost exactly one year ago on September 8, 2021. It was low tide when I stopped at the end of Parker Lane and made my way down to the 'beach' (not really a beach if it only appears at low enough tide). I took turns shooting with the sun in the frame and without and tried [...]

By |2022-09-05T22:09:01-04:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Hint of Blue Light

I had two favorite images from the second outing on August 7th and as a band of thunderstorms approached town. The first shot I shared became a quick favorite of mine and yours to take first place in the voting to represent August in the 2023 Marblehead Calendar. This shot was captured just a few minutes later and, while not as impressive with the golden light of sunset, has a really cool hint of blue light in the top of the frame. I'm guessing lighting was firing above the cloud to give off that blue light and I made a [...]

By |2022-08-21T19:46:48-04:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Harbor Lights

On Thursday, August 11th, I headed out to Crocker Park to capture the last supermoon of the year. I had plotted out the sturgeon moon's rise just to the left of the Eastern Yacht Club from this spot and decided to shoot from the benches on the small hill at the park to gain a bit of extra elevation and help separate the boats in the harbor.  This was a tough shot to get and required a wide open aperture to capture enough light for the final image. As it turned out, I am currently working on my 2023 Marblehead [...]

By |2022-08-13T13:49:10-04:00August 13th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Summer Days on the Harbor

Another image from my chase of cumulus clouds on a 99 degree summer day on the harbor. I had left Castle Rock and headed to Chandler Hovey before circulating back down to Foster Street. From here I knew I could capture a number of compositions looking across the harbor toward Abbot Hall but also towards the mouth of the harbor. When I spotted the launch for the Eastern Yacht Club idling, I knew I would start with this shot angling to get the Corinthian Yacht Club and Marblehead Light in the background.  The otherwise full harbor and great clouds overhead [...]

Sunset on the Harbor

I've shared two previous images from this outing that were instant favorites including that huge rainbow from Front Street and a vibrant sunset behind Marblehead Light. As such, this shot from July 2nd was placed in the 'to be posted' folder until today. The view from Chandler Hovey Park is awesome but, in order to take it all in with a camera, one needs to go wide. With that wide view, the boats tend to look small, far away and spaced too far apart which detracts from the scene. In this case, there are enough elements in the sky, the [...]

By |2022-08-09T22:07:40-04:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Stormy Weather

This is definitely not the image I had in mind as I drove across the causeway ahead of an incoming storm. The darkening skies at 7pm made me check the radar and I spotted a large cell headed our way. As soon as dinner was finished, I headed out not exactly sure where I might capture the storm from. I ended up at Foster Street as it seemed to be in line with the coming cell. I set up just in time to capture a few frames of golden light against the deep blue of the stormy weather headed our [...]

By |2022-08-07T21:22:45-04:00August 8th, 2022|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |0 Comments