Today's image seemed a fitting way to end the week and comes from a mid-May photoshoot that ended at the Eastern Yacht Club. I had gone out on this evening chasing the clouds you see but was disappointed as they solidified before sunset blocking any light from adding color to the sunset sky. With a few minutes to spare, I raced over to the EYC and captured this image of its cannon ready to fire under a darkening sky. Enjoy the weekend and the coming warm weather. Summer has definitely arrived in Marblehead!
This is the third variation of the sunset cannon being fired at the Eastern Yacht Club that I've shared on this site. The first was a part of a collection that made its way into my book exploring how each of the yacht clubs celebrates this unique Marblehead tradition. The second explored the view of the sunset cannon being fired with Marblehead Light in the background. On this date, I had gone out to shoot the sunset and ended up at the Pleon Yacht Club. As the sunset petered out, I made my way a bit early to the car [...]
As luck would have it, I was finishing off the evening's photo outing just as sunset approached and the nightly tradition of colors and firing the cannon commenced. I spent last Summer capturing this tradition at each of the yacht clubs in town. For the prior version at the Eastern Yacht Club, I had composed the image to include Abbot Hall in the background. I realized on this night, I could capture the view of the cannon being fired at sunset with Marblehead Light in the distance. As the light dimmed, I set up for this shot and again closed [...]
Five yacht clubs in five weeks and it ends with a bang! For those who might have missed the start of this project, it all began on May 20th when I found myself facing a lackluster sunset and decided to shoot the first of the yacht clubs firing the cannon at sunset. It was supposed to finish on Tuesday night at the Dolphin Yacht Club. I had called ahead a week prior and spoken to a wonderfully friendly South African gentleman who ran the launch. He invited me down to shoot the cannon and the stars seemed to align well [...]
On Wednesday, June 5th, I was able to visit the fourth of our yacht clubs and capture this image of the cannon firing at sunset over Marblehead harbor. I had phoned the Marblehead Yacht Club when the conditions looked good for sunset and received permission to head down and try to capture their cannon firing at sunset. When I arrived, I introduced myself to the launch driver and designated cannon shooter for the night - Dan. It dawned on me as I sought out a composition just how different each of the cannons had been. On this occasion, I had [...]
After capturing yesterday's image of the woman running across the causeway and Monday's image of Castle Rock seen from Sky High, I decided to see if I could capture the third of five yacht clubs firing the cannon at sunset. As I mentioned in the two previous posts, the first image was a happy accident but quickly led to this project and a pursuit to learn more about when this great tradition originated in Marblehead. I crossed back over the causeway and headed to the Boston Yacht Club on what ended up being a day when they were closed. I [...]
Last week I shared an image of the cannon being fired at sunset from a yacht club. That image came about by chance as I happened to end up at that spot during a fairly lackluster sunset and got the idea to focus on the cannon fire. Click here to see that image and read a bit more about this tradition in Marblehead: Cannon at Sunset After that incredible experience, I decided to try to photograph the other yacht clubs firing their cannons at sunset. Next up was the Corinthian Yacht Club. I first ventured out here on May [...]
On Tuesday night, I headed out after putting the kids to bed in hopes of capturing another good sunset. While the clouds and approaching storms should have combined to put on a strong show, the light never really materialized. I had driven to Chandler Hovey again but didn't make it out of the car before turning back. On the way back, I turned down Foster Street to see what the view was like. As I got out of the car, I noticed someone sitting by the cannon and realized I had made it in time to witness the great Marblehead [...]