Thursday turned out to be a great day in Marblehead. I had switched my day off and my wife and I were invited out to a short cruise out of the BYC by our friends and former neighbors. We had a quick trip out of the harbor and a faster return (wine glasses were forgotten) but the light was absolutely perfect and I came away with about 20 keepers that I'll have to share in the weeks to come (at least one or two this week too). After the cruise, we ate dinner and I excused myself as a nice [...]
After capturing the view at Waterside Cemetery on Wednesday, I continued to drive around Marblehead and then onto the Neck to find scenes of spring. As I turned down Foster Street, I spotted a boat perfectly positioned on its mooring in midharbor and found a nice spot along the Pleon pier where I could line it up with Abbot Hall and the BYC. From there it was just a matter of waiting for a break in the clouds and capture the feeling of a perfect spring day in Marblehead. For those who can't zoom in 200% to read the boat's [...]
Lasers pass between Abbot Hall and the Boston Yacht Club in this wide view from Parker Lane taking in the feeling of springtime in Marblehead with temperatures in the 50s and sun breaking through the clouds.
On February 16th, I headed out to capture the full moon setting behind Abbot Hall but stayed for the sunrise to capture the view of dawn's early glow over Abbot, the Boston Yacht Club and houses lined up around them. You can just make out a hint of purple in the thin clouds near the horizon that had enveloped the moon as it set. More interesting is that beautiful glow coming off the buildings.
Don't miss out on watching the Boston Yacht Club's Jackson Cup race finish up racing inside Marblehead Harbor right now... I have shot the BYC's Jackson Cup race even almost every year as it tends to offer great views with racing inside the harbor and the timing in late April usually affords some nice flowering trees to help frame the shots. This image is from 2018 as I was out of town and unable to capture racing yesterday. Today's racing just started so head out to view some of the action if you can.
On the second 90+ degree day in a row and the very last day of spring, we were invited out for a dinghy ride around the harbor by former neighbors and good friends. My wife, daughter and I were thrilled to accept the invitation to not only break up the heat of the day but also the monotony of these times. And so it was that we made our way to the Boston Yacht Club and out on the harbor for a dinghy ride. I ended up taking more photos of my daughter learning to pilot the small boat than [...]
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 had my eye on the sky last night and was hoping for a solid sunset but some late clouds spoiled the show. Instead I dove into my 'to be posted' archive and stopped at this shot from an early October evening. I had to check the location of this shot and was surprised to see I had captured it from Harbor Avenue just before it merges onto the causeway. With my telephoto lens near its full extension, the boats filling nearly every mooring are brought into close proximity to the Boston Yacht Club and homes on the distant shore. [...]
The Jackson Cup race took place this weekend in Marblehead Harbor and I went out on Saturday and Sunday hoping for a few new images of this favorite spring activity. I shot from Hammond Park on Saturday but switched to the Neck on Sunday. I was hoping for some sun to shine between the incoming rain clouds and lucked out with a few minutes of brilliant sunlight just before 10:00am. I'm normally very careful with my camera and settings and could sense that something was amiss as I took these shots but couldn't figure out what the problem was. It [...]
Alright, so I guess Marblehead harbor isn't completely empty as I found this boat on a mooring in front of the Boston Yacht Club. It appears that, apart from the working boats, this may be the 'first one in' to harbor. Won't be long before this boat is joined by many others to take their spot on the moorings. I wasn't able to spot the boat's name - if you know it, please add it in a comment below.