By the time I finally got this shot on Saturday, October 17th, I had driving along Beacon Street on three other occasions to scout out the current state of foliage on Brown's Island. Each time, the color showed hints of progression but it wasn't until after the rain storm passed that I finally got the peak foliage color I was looking for. As luck would have it, the departing storm had broken up leaving a scattering of clouds in the blue sky overhead. The use of a polarizing filter helped accentuate the clouds as well as the color of the [...]
How about an aerial image to close out the week? This shot was captured with my Phantom 4 Pro on August 6, 2017 as I was flying over Gracies and rose up 400 feet to take in the full view of Little Harbor, Brown's Island, Gerry Island, Fort Sewall and the edge of Chandler Hovey Park on the Neck. With full foliage and boats dotting the waters, this seemed like a nice view to finish out the week and get us through the projected freezing cold (and snow?!?!?) that is due to fall tomorrow...
On Wednesday April 1st, I woke early to capture the first light of the new month hoping this one would not last as long as March had. I started off at the Landing and then continued down Fort Street with a quick stop at the Barnacle and then in front of Fort Beach before turning onto Fort Beach Lane and then continuing onto Orne Street. I pulled up in front of the Little Harbor Lobster Company but found the angle of the sun too far to the left and then continued on Beacon Street as it curved past Grace Oliver [...]
After capturing yesterday's image of the last regatta of the year at Redd's Pond, I drove down Norman Street. I had spotted some nice fall color on Brown's island a few days prior and, with the recent storm, wondered if any foliage remained. Sure enough, some bright orange leaves could be seen adding a touch of color to the large island in Little Harbor. This is likely my last chance to shoot any foliage in town as the trees have not fared well this year with the severe fall storms.
As the nights turn cool, I wanted to take a look back at the last days of summer in Marblehead and found this shot captured from Brown's Island looking back toward town. I had gone out to Brown's with my kids and met up with friends to enjoy a picture perfect Labor Day. At one point, we made our way to the tree swing and I took a few shots of my daughter swinging before turning towards this view. The juxtaposition of Abbot Hall and Old North Church makes for a great scene and the addition of boats moored in [...]
On Wednesday, July 4th, I decided the conditions were perfect to try a new series of aerial photographs of Marblehead beaches filled with sunbathers trying to escape the hot and humid weather. The July 4th weekend with its perfect combination of hot weather, clear skies, calm water and well timed high tide created the perfect opportunity. In this image of the beach at Brown's Island (apparently unnamed), I positioned the drone over the water of Little Harbor and sought to include the numerous boats anchored and/or tied up together in the calm waters. I had never seen this area so full [...]
This weekend was a scorcher and just about the only place to get any relief from the heat was on the water. With that in mind, I decided to fly my drone over a few spots in town including Brown's Island. In year's past, I had noted how the harbor would fill with boats at high tide (many tied together) and quickly came to resemble a (milder) version of Lake Havasu. With the drone flying high above, I was able to capture the scene of various boats anchored or tied together off Brown's Island with some sunbathers on the small [...]
As snow is due to fall tonight from the latest Nor'Easter, I thought I would share one of the images I captured this winter while I took a hiatus from the site (but kept exploring this beautiful town). Today's image of Brown's Island and sunrise reflected in the still waters of Fisherman's Beach comes from December 10th. I had gone out the day before when snow began to fall and captured my favorite image of 2017 - 'Christmas at Sea'. With more snow having fallen overnight, I returned to Barnegat and Little Harbor the next morning to capture more images [...]
Grace Oliver Beach was my first stop on Sunday morning and I launched from the entrance to Crowninshield Road from which I could explore Doliber's cover and Brown's Island. I was hoping for more color in the dense tree cover at Brown's but found only a hint of yellows and oranges. Instead of focusing on foliage, I decided to fly higher and capture the whole of the island while focusing more on the beach at Brown's Island as well as the shallow waters. Sunday may have been the final day of this Indian summer as a cold front was due [...]
I know I'm not the only one in town who is fascinated by the Dr Seuss tree that can be found along the water at the edge of Crowninshield Road. As I flew the Phantom 4 Pro from Grace Oliver Beach and over Doliber Cove, I kept Brown's Island to my right and moved into position to capture the tree on the left. At this height, the shallow depths of Doliber Cove become much more evident though most who have bathed in these waters can attest to its height. It won't be much longer before boats tie up together to [...]