Christmas

A Light in Little Harbor

Last Wednesday, I visited Little Harbor at dawn hoping to capture the First Harbor Christmas tree boat with a backdrop of color in the sky. I started shooting at water level but, as the dawn broke, found the angle from the parking lot better for capturing the colors of the rising sun. However, when going through images, this tight grouping of boats immediately caught my eye and I had to work on it. The First Harbor boat casts a golden light in Little Harbor with Marblehead Light's green beacon visible through the trees but also reflecting just to the left [...]

By |2021-12-12T20:11:12-05:00December 13th, 2021|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

December Mornings in Little Harbor

It's been a while since I've been out to capture a sunrise let alone come home and post the image soon after. With a predicted storm, I had checked the sunrise prediction and gave myself 50:50 odds of a decent showing. Combine that with the annual First Harbor Company Christmas tree being out in the water and I made sure to get up to capture this morning's view of Little Harbor. I didn't see much color at first but then the dawn broke and I made some quick adjustments in location and camera settings to keep focus on the small [...]

By |2021-12-08T07:39:05-05:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Christmas in the Cupola

It's a bit late for a Christmas post but when I received a message about a beautiful Christmas tree in the cupola of the Jeremiah Lee mansion, I knew I had to find a way to capture it before it was taken down. I arrived on Washington Street prepared with all of my lenses as well as the drone imagining the angles I might have to play with to capture the tree. I started with the drone and lucked out with some nice winter light on Abbot Hall to get the shoot off to a nice start. From there I [...]

By |2021-01-13T07:37:40-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

White Christmas

It won't happen this year with wind and rain in the forecast but I've been meaning to share this image of the tree at the end of a pier off Crowninshield Road taken in 2017. It was one of those picture-perfect snowfalls and I lined up the shot of the tree with Doliber Cove and then lucked out with a seagull flying by. Merry Christmas everyone.

By |2020-12-24T07:58:22-05:00December 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |4 Comments

Blanket of Snow – Christmas at Sea

On December 9, 2017, I captured falling snow on the First Harbor company's Christmas Tree in a boat floating in Marblehead's Little Harbor. That image quickly became a personal favorite - so much so that I never went back to work on images taken the very next morning after the snow had stopped falling.  The timing of the snow that year was perfect - allowing me to capture the falling flakes in mid-day and then the Christmas tree with a blanket of snow at sunrise the next morning. Unfortunately, the timing and predicted severity of today's snow storm meant that [...]

By |2020-12-16T20:40:13-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

Little Harbor Dawn

The light really doesn't get much better than this view of Little Harbor at dawn... On Saturday, December 12th, I woke before the dawn and headed down to Little Harbor hoping the old adage 'red sky in morning, sailor take warning' might prove true with predictions of strong rains later in the day. I arrived to find a mostly empty harbor and the first hint of light in the sky. I started shooting when the lights turned on in one of the working boats headed out for the day and kept at it as the sky brightened. Twenty minutes after [...]

By |2020-12-15T22:40:13-05:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Christmas in Harbor

The now annual tradition of the First Harbor Company placing a Christmas tree in a boat to float in the harbor has drawn a number of photographers so far this year. I was among three shooting away on Saturday morning but have to admit this was the last shot I had taken on this day. I arrived in front of the Little Harbor Lobster Company before dawn in the hopes of capturing the small boat and its tree lit up but the lights weren't on and so I decided to wait for dawn. When dawn broke, the boat almost became [...]

By |2020-12-13T22:32:25-05:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Christmas at Sea Revisited

On December 9, 2017, I headed down to Little Harbor as the first flakes of snow fell before noon hoping to capture the First Harbor Company's boat and decked out Christmas tree. It was a dark afternoon with little available light due to cloud cover and, when I returned home, I processed my favorite image from the outing true to the conditions of that day.  This image quickly became one of my favorites and resonated with many of you who bought it as prints. It graced my calendar a few years ago as well. A few weeks ago, I was [...]

By |2020-12-05T06:48:43-05:00December 5th, 2020|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Christmas Walk – This Weekend

The annual Marblehead Christmas Walk takes place this weekend and I will be participating in the Artisans Holiday Marketplace. The Festival of Arts Marketplace will be located at the Hooper Mansion this year due to construction at Abbot Hall. Please come by and visit me at 8 Hooper Street on Saturday 10am to 5pm or Sunday 10am to 4pm. I will have the 2020 Calendar as well as new photo cuffs (both limited to stock on hand - only 35 calendars left!). Also books and prints will be available for that perfect gift for the current or former 'Header'. It [...]

By |2019-12-06T08:04:51-05:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , |0 Comments

Epiphany Bonfire at Riverhead Beach

Last night, the annual Epiphany tree burning took place with collected Christmas trees arranged in a pile at Riverhead Beach and set aflame with flares to create a massive Epiphany bonfire. I brought my kids with me and we separated while they watched and I searched for new vantage points to shoot the huge flames and gathered crowd. I tried walking over to the causeway but the 20 mph winds were throwing smoke and embers in that direction so I had to come up with a plan B. I shot a few frames as well as a short video from [...]

By |2019-01-06T21:24:05-05:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment