In 2015, strong solar storms allowed Marbleheaders to view the aurora borealis on two occasions - March and June. This is my last image from the earlier outing on March 17, 2015 that I had yet to share. With the sun having since diminished the frequency and severity of storms, I'm not sure that we'll have a chance to view these purple and green colors again for a while. *Note - the colors were not visible to the naked eye but required a long (25 second) exposure by the camera sensor
Sunday, September 1st was the first time I had been out to capture new photos in nearly a month and, with the nice cloud cover, I decided to bring along my drone. I had flown the drone only once in the past year having spent much of 2017 and 2018 exploring Marblehead from the air. I had realized that the drone offered other possibilities than simply shooting from 100-400 feet in the air and had an idea in mind when I drove out to the Neck. I arrived to find the parking lot at Chandler Hovey packed on this Labor [...]
Finishing off this week's posts from 2011 to 2013 is this image of Chandler Hovey's rocky shore captured on December 18, 2011. I used a slightly slowed shutter speed of 1/6th of a second (on a tripod) to capture the motion in the churning waves
Today's image was captured on July 16, 2013 when a friend invited me on a boat ride around Marblehead near sunset. At this point we were coming back into Marblehead harbor. I looked up at Marblehead Light and composed this image from sea level taking in all of Chandler Hovey park and its reflection in the calm waters.
I was looking through my to-be-posted folder and stopped when I happened upon this shot of a foggy summer sunset at Chandler Hovey Park. With the clouds so high in the sky, I had switched to my wide angle lens and composed this image from near the parking lot. The effect of the distance and wide angle was to make Marblehead Light appear diminutive with so much empty space around it. I think it helped accentuate the feel of a foggy summer evening in Marblehead - can't wait for more of those...
On December 23rd, I headed out to capture the full cold moon rising over Chandler Hovey Park. When I arrived at my spot near the Dolphin Yacht Club, I immediately noticed the red, white and blue lights adorning Marblehead Light. I took a few practice shots to get ready for the moon rise but then had a great idea and made a few adjustments. Just before the moon came into view, its orange glow illuminated the horizon. I adjusted the camera to a very long exposure (25 seconds) which served to capture all of the light surrounding Marblehead Light and [...]
I was at Chandler Hovey Park on Saturday afternoon when a horse drawn carriage pulled up with newlyweds. While they went off to shoot portraits, I caught a few images of Nellie backlit by the afternoon sun.
The full moon rose almost three weeks ago and I'm only now finding time to share this image from the night. I had captured a deep red full moon just before 8pm while there was still a bit of light in the evening sky and shared that one immediately. A few minutes later, the moon had disappeared behind a low bank of clouds and I sought a new composition. I was able to predict a spot along Front Street from which I could capture this shot of the full moon behind Marblehead Light. I couldn't be sure of it's exact [...]
After capturing yesterday's image of Optis sailing during Junior Race week, I returned to Chandler Hovey Park and decided to do a quick loop around the lighthouse. I have shot a close up of Marblehead Light from the other side looking toward the harbor and Abbot Hall but failed to explore other angles. In this view, I came close enough to the top of Marblehead Light so that its entire lantern room was in the frame and then found this spot from which Childrens Island could be spotted in the distance. You can make out the same group of Optis [...]
I mentioned in Tuesday's image of sunset captured on Sunday that I had flown my drone to try for aerial views while also taking turns shooting the scene from the ground. This image was taken 10 minutes prior to yesterday's when the sun had just started to drop and painted the horizon in a soft glow. I made sure there were no boats nearby and descended to a little over 50 feet above sea level to capture a view of sunset on the water with Marblehead Light marking the opening of Marblehead harbor. I'm curious which you prefer - this [...]