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.
With sailboats crisscrossing Marblehead Harbor and flying colorful sails, is it any wonder that I have many photos to share from a late April afternoon shooting the Jackson Cup? As the sailboats moved in their lanes back and forth in front of the Boston Yacht Club, I tried to time the shutter and composition to include boats at various positions in the frame while including as much of the BYC's nameplate as possible. This frame accomplished that task and seems to capture the beauty of racing inside our harbor.
Once the storm passed and the rainbow disappeared on Wednesday night, I started looking for sunset compositions. I found myself poorly positioned to capture the best light from my position at Crocker Park and luckily had planned ahead by bringing the drone. I was up and over the waters of Marblehead Harbor in minutes and flew to this position from which to capture a beautiful Crocker park sunset.
This weekend, the 20th annual Jackson Cup race took place inside Marblehead Harbor. The invitational hosted by the Boston Yacht Club is an event I look forward to photographing each year with views of the one-design boats and their colorful sails crossing familiar landmarks inside our harbor. I began photographing on Saturday with my long lens from a position on Parker Lane before returning to the car to launch the drone for some overhead shots. This image with a tight grouping of the boats under picture perfect skies with Abbot Hall and Crocker Park in the distance was a quick [...]
I couldn't pass up shooting a 'super blue blood moon' especially when conditions were perfect with forecast for clear skies this morning. The name comes from a unique combination of the moon's proximity to Earth (super), the second full moon in a month (blue) and a partial lunar eclipse (blood). I had scouted out locations last night based on the projected moon set and settled on an area between the Eastern Yacht Club and Corinthian Lane. As I crossed the causeway onto the Neck, I spotted the bright moon low in the evening sky and followed it as I drove [...]