This image comes from May 1st and a break from shooting towards Abbot Hall from across the causeway. I turned back to look at the ocean as the sun set and saw this simple composition with the sign post for the Veterans Memorial Causeway. The soft light reflecting on the calm water of the Atlantic Ocean seemed a perfect accent to the concrete and asphalt of the causeway.
For a variety of reasons, I had not been out shooting in well over a month's time. As luck would have it, tonight ended up being an incredible opportunity to break that streak. After returning home from work, my wife and son came up with the idea of going to the Dolphin Yacht Club for dinner. We lucked out with an outdoor table and enjoyed Chef Jake's incredible meal while watching storm clouds form to the north and south as storms split around Marblehead. As I ate and watched the sky, I kept glancing at my watch and wondered if [...]
The restore finally finished after over 200 hours and it appears all images are back safe and sound and a new larger hard drive array. As a test run, I took a look at some recent images that were in my To Be Published folder and, with the recent rain, instantly gravitated to this one. It seems that spring really does set up perfect conditions for rainbow weather. And yet, all the elements need to come together with just the right break in the clouds at just the right time as on the evening of May 12th when I raced [...]
There's nothing quite like catching that first rainbow of the season ;-) I had already gone out once today but had come back without any photos to show for the quick drive. So I was laying on the couch after a nice meal from Howling Wolf and watching TV when I hear what sounded like rain. It took me a few seconds to realize the sound was coming from outside rather than the show and, as soon as my brain made that connection, little alarms went off in my head. Anytime I spot a shower within an hour of sunset, [...]
On Saturday night, I had checked an app that tries to predict strong sunsets and found a really good chance for great light. It's important to know that this app is right less than 50% of the time so I headed out of the house somewhat reluctantly and without clear direction. I headed down Atlantic Avenue and on to Ocean figuring the start of the causeway at Devereux Beach would give me the best shot of figuring out which way the light was strongest. I arrived 10 minutes before sunset and found a really delicate mix of pinks and blues [...]
If we are going to continue with temps in the high 80s this late in September, I may need to continue to revisit some favorites from this past summer that hadn't seen the light of day. On June 28, 2020, I headed to Riverhead Beach and was rewarded with a nearly perfect double rainbow forming over the causeway. The outing would last over an hour and include some incredible sunset images as well leading to a fairly large trough of images in the 'to be published' folder from this one summer evening.
Hope you aren't tired of images from Wednesday August 19 yet but, as the difference from yesterday's afterglow to today's dramatic sky illustrate, there was such a wide spectrum of light conditions that every location offered completely different clouds and lighting to play with. This shot of the passing storm crossing over the causeway and the Neck was captured earlier in the evening at my first stop - Riverhead Beach. When I am dealing with uncertain conditions, I tend to head to this spot to quickly check the sky and light from every direction. As it turned out, I had [...]
Today we go back to the causeway and an incredible outing from two weeks ago when I came upon a huge rainbow crossing from Marblehead neck across the causeway and near the midpoint of Devereux Beach. I started off shooting a panorama of the full rainbow from the causeway before turning toward the bright spot over the Atlantic and then circling back as the light shifted. At this point, the left side of the rainbow had peaked in intensity and shifted in position so that, from the end of the causeway, I was able to line it up with the [...]
Finally some great light in Marblehead!!! I haven't had a good outing in weeks and had been frustrated on more than one occasion including earlier today when I went out to Chandler Hovey Park hoping to capture an oncoming storm. As luck would have it, each storm banked north before reaching us and I went home but left my gear in the trunk of the car...just in case. After dinner, I checked the radar and found one more storm had formed and was tracking toward us. I hopped in the car and decided to drive to Devereux Beach where I [...]
With warnings of wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour, today's predicted storm put me in mind of this outing on March 3, 2018 when a raging storm hurled waves across the causeway. In this shot, you can judge the height of the splash over as it rises higher than the lamp posts on the causeway and you can make out one of the structures on Tinkers Island in the distance. Even the causeway had white caps on this wind swept day.