carnival

Spinning Neon

This is my last image of the Marblehead Carnival for the year and one of my favorites. I had set up my tripod in front of the Round Up ride and was shooting frames of the midway as the sun set and the blue hour passed. I hadn't yet managed to capture the view of the neon lights of the rides fully showcasing their movement until the sky had fully darkened.  It took an 8 second exposure and some luck in having both rides moving to realized this shot. The long exposure meant that the mostly teenage crowd on the [...]

By |2019-05-23T07:19:35-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Long Exposure|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tall Enough to Ride

One more from last weekend's carnival, I had set up in front of the Casino ride with a particular shot in mind - a mix of lights and reflections that I hoped to capture. As I was adjusting my settings and composition, I noticed a young girl walking up to the measurement sign checking to see if she was tall enough to ride.  I snapped a few frames as the girl stood tall and her sibling (I think) tried to figure out if she was indeed tall enough for the Casino ride. When I arrived home, this was my favorite [...]

By |2019-05-08T21:59:09-04:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Midway

This is the image I had hoped to capture when I left the house on Saturday night (the second night of the annual Marblehead carnival). I was disappointed (but not surprised) by the low attendance on Friday night and, as I mentioned in the weekend post, had learned the carnival hadn't even opened on Thursday night due to cold and rain. Finally on Saturday, we had a break in the rain that has plagued Marblehead for some 25 of the past 31 days. With the break in the rain, the crowds were far more impressive on Saturday night and I [...]

By |2019-05-05T13:37:59-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , |8 Comments

Last Night at the Carnival

After a rain delay, the annual Marblehead High School carnival opened last night and welcomed teenagers to hang out among the rides, games and carnival food at Devereux Beach. My son was among the mainly seventh and eighth graders who took their place in attending this timeless tradition. I showed up at 8pm and spent an hour walking around and capturing a few images using scattered puddles from the intermittent rain to make for more interesting compositions. This was my favorite image from last night with the Music Fest ride in full swing and the name reflected in the puddle [...]

By |2019-05-04T08:35:08-04:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Carnival Reflections

It's here! The annual Marblehead High School carnival begins tonight at 6pm at Devereux Beach. So, technically the carnival was set to open yesterday but, when I drove out to check it out and see if I could capture some new images, I was told by a 'gamer' that they decided to postpone due to the cold and rain.  It seems the rain always follows the carnival and I have enjoyed capturing images of the rides in the morning and night using puddles as reflections. This image is from 2014's version and back in the day when the Ferris wheel [...]

By |2019-05-03T06:58:47-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , |14 Comments

Classic Photos at the Carnival

This year's Marblehead high school carnival at Devereux Beach took place under the best conditions in at least the past ten years (since we moved to town).  While the near-perfect weather meant for busy days and nights for kids in town, it meant far less interesting photo opportunities than I've had in years past.  Without puddles for reflections or fog to create a compelling mood, I had about given up on any photos this year. On Saturday afternoon, I headed to the carnival where my son and daughter were hanging out with friends (now too old to hang with dad). [...]

By |2018-05-07T21:32:42-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , |0 Comments

Marblehead Carnival by the Sea

The Marblehead Carnival is here! Starting tonight, bring the kids to Devereux Beach and enjoy the annual tradition of rides and games at the carnival by the sea. As it does every year, the carnival invariably brings with it rain. It looks like this year's forecast only calls for passing storms tonight and clear skies for the rest of the weekend. This year may be a lot busier too with our right whales visiting and attracting people to Devereux Beach. I have been photographing the carnival since moving to Marblehead ten years ago. Here are some of my favorites: https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/portfolio/marblehead-carnival/

By |2018-05-02T20:27:17-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Carnival by the Sea

Another year has come and gone and with it the annual Marblehead carnival by the sea.  This year's carnival brought with it the usual inclement weather but a break in the rain and fog on Saturday night brought kids of all ages to explore rides and games.  I arrived just before sunset and flew the Phantom 4 Pro over the parked trucks in order to capture the carnival as I hadn't been able to in years past. I had always envisioned this image of the chair swing spinning with the ocean spread out beyond to help display the perfect setting [...]

By |2017-05-10T06:46:44-04:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rainy Days for the Marblehead Carnival

If you've been wondering what is responsible for the recent run of rainy days, look no further than Devereux Beach - the Marblehead Carnival is coming to town tomorrow, Thursday, May 4th!  It's become traditions that the annual Senior carnival brings with it inclement weather.  As a photographer, I've been delighted to visit the carnival on those rainy and foggy nights to capture images of the rides shining through the mist or reflecting in puddles. My full gallery of Marblehead Carnival images from the past eight years can be found below. Click the link for more:

By |2017-05-02T22:24:04-04:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , |12 Comments

A Ferris Wheel Sunset

While rain frequently follows the Marblehead carnival as it sets up in town, the benefit of such weather also means the opportunity for beautiful sunsets.  The day after yesterday's image of the ferris wheel reflected in two puddles, I returned with my family and took the ferris wheel ride with my daughter at sunset. As we reached the top of the ferris wheel, I noticed the light over Devereux Beach and captured this image of the carnival, beach and ocean beyond.  Enjoy the Marblehead Carnival this weekend.

By |2016-11-06T12:03:32-05:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |0 Comments