Next week will mark 10 years of Wednesdays in Marblehead with a video of my favorite images captured in the last decade to be shared on Wednesday, August 12. As a prelude to that, this study at Crocker Park seemed the perfect opportunity to show how I can continue to shoot the same (or similar) scenes year after year and yet come away with enough differences to make each image unique. Today's shots were taken on July 1, 2015 - the first at 5:40pm and the second at 8:17pm. The location is almost identical, the [...]
This is one of my favorite spots and a composition I have shot in various conditions with different results each time. This particular shot was captured on May 23, 2018 with a sunset that offered just enough of a pink glow overhead to add interest to the otherwise flat evening light.
On May 23, 2018, I drove to Crocker Park as a storm passed over town and managed to capture this pink rainbow over a calm Marblehead harbor. Normally, I would look forward to the prospect of rain as it might mean the possibility of catching a rainbow. I'm not sure that any of the rain showers that we've had in 2020 has produced a rainbow yet.
I hate to follow one sunset shot with another but these did end up being my two favorite images of 2019. Today's shot was captured on September 4th as a storm passed over Marblehead and then the Neck. I had gone out to Crocker Park to chase the clouds and actually had been hoping for a rainbow. I remember waiting for the rain to pass under the covered benches near the seal sculpture and then, as the rain ceased, the sky took on an odd orange glow. I couldn't take in the full scene even with my widest lens and [...]
Crocker Park at dawn turns out to be a great time to think and ponder a fresh start to this Wednesdays in Marblehead project... When I first started exploring my new home town through landscape photography, I did it for myself. It was a way to exercise the creative part of my brain and challenge myself to capture the beauty I found in the more scenic locations around town as well as the hidden ones. Along the way, I found great joy when my images resonated with others. That joy grew when I was able to put together a book [...]
In a few days, the full Hunters moon will rise. As I was looking for an image to share from my 'to be posted' archive, I happened upon this view of the Hunters moon rising over the Corinthian Yacht Club from the vantage point of Crocker Park. When I shot this scene in 2016, I ended up really liking the image captured 6 minutes earlier when the moon crested over the CYC. I shared that one the same night and left this one for a later date. As the moon rose and the light faded, I had to decide on [...]
Sorry for the lack of images last week - I was in Los Angeles with my kids visiting my parents and sister for Rosh Hashanah and then drove down to New York with my son for a Bar Mitzvah this past weekend. Between work, life and the odd fall season, I haven't had a chance to shoot anything new in the past few weeks. The fall season seems to be off to an odd start with many trees around town already changed and having dropped their foliage. Meanwhile, peak foliage season should still be a few weeks away. I decided [...]
The Crocker Park float was pulled out over the weekend and today marks the last day of summer. Since I just finished going through all of my photos from an outing at Crocker Park on September 4th, I thought I would share this one of the float as the sky began to take on unearthly hues leading up to an incredible orange sky over Marblehead Harbor. This photo seemed a perfect way to say 'goodbye summer'. I've started to notice leaves changing colors throughout town but, with the incredible warm and dry weather, the displays appear fairly muted so far. [...]
On September 4th, an orange sky exploded over Marblehead harbor and I was fortunate to have chased the clouds to Crocker Park for a front row seat to the show. I shared a panorama from that night but hadn't looked back at other shots captured during the 30 minutes spent exploring other compositions. This shot came about as the last of the evening color washed over the crescent moon and created a perfect nightcap on what was a very enjoyable photography outing at Crocker Park.
So before the orange sky and before the rainbow I shared yesterday, I was huddled under the covered benches at Crocker Park waiting for some brief showers to pass. I was focused on the view of Abbot Hall the whole time and watched as the clouds shifted and then began to reflect the light of sunset. After the rain stopped, I stepped out and captured this image I had been composing in my head while the rain had fallen. I liked that the wet path shone brightly and reflected some of the light in the sky. I used the granite [...]