Crocker park

Summer Nights at Crocker Park

Our kids leave for overnight camp in the morning so, after dinner, I decided to pack everyone (including the dog) into the car and head over to Coffey Ice Cream for a couple of scoops. As we ate, we walked to Crocker Park and I took several shots of the kids and dog on the Bud's bench and the chair swing. As everyone was getting ready to leave, I took a glance at the harbor and quickly hurried over to this spot just under the flag pole to capture the great clouds that formed as a result of the hot [...]

By |2019-07-21T20:02:18-04:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |14 Comments

Flying over Crocker Park

I can't remember the last time I flew my drone over Marblehead to capture an aerial landscape but I was definitely doing it on a fairly regular basis in 2018. This image comes from May 23rd when I launched the drone from Crocker Park and took in the aerial view of a sunset while making sure to keep that chestnut tree in the frame.

By |2019-06-05T20:43:11-04:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Racing past Crocker Park

One more image from last weekend's Jackson Cup before we turn towards the Marblehead High School carnival that starts tonight.  This was another happy accident of having set my camera to an extended zoom/crop format and being able to compose a shot much tighter than I normally would have. With the sun out for a few minutes and the wind blowing, the sails of these boats reflected nicely in the water of Marblehead harbor. You can just make out a family watching from the benches at Crocker Park.

By |2019-05-02T07:08:23-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Park|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Snowy Sunset

With a surprise March storm dropping seven inches of snow on Marblehead on Sunday night, I held out hope for photographing the town blanketed in white after finishing up work on Monday. I spent Monday in the clinic while my kids enjoyed the first snow day of the season (enjoyed might be a stretch as the boy was in charge of clearing the heavy snow from our driveway). As soon as the last patient left, I got in my car to head home and grabbed my camera bag on the way to Foster Street. With sunset now happening at 5:30pm, [...]

By |2019-03-06T09:41:06-04:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Golden Light on an Emptying Harbor

I mentioned a few days ago that I had gone out to Crocker Park on Friday night hoping for a nice sunset and some foliage. I ended up getting lucky with the former but with most of the good light positioned behind Abbot Hall. Before capturing that image, I pointed my lens toward the golden light on Marblehead Neck and the sad view of an emptying harbor. There was a patch of leaf color in one tree at Crocker Park with two others having already emptied of leaves.

By |2018-10-28T20:46:04-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Sunset Colors at Crocker Park

On Friday night, I headed out to Crocker Park hoping that the coming Nor'Easter might produce a nice sunset while also fearing it was my last chance to capture foliage in town. I found little cloud cover over the harbor and quickly ascended the granite hill and set up for this composition of Abbot Hall and the unique view of houses stacked against it. I spotted some color in the trees on either side and waited for the sunset colors to elevate the rest of the scene. Happy Halloween everyone!

By |2018-10-28T20:23:48-04:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , |19 Comments

Racing by Crocker Park

With Saturday's Nor'Easter, I had just about given up on capturing foliage in Marblehead. With a shortened schedule for the EYC's annual Halloween Race, I headed across the causeway and set up along the Eastern's pier to capture scenes of the colorful boats passing by Crocker Park toward Abbot Hall. As the sun poked through the clouds, Crocker Park lit up behind the boats and I spotted some colorful leaves in the background. I ended up with at least a dozen 'keepers' in the hour or so spent shooting the race but this image of the boats passing by Crocker [...]

By |2018-10-28T20:13:53-04:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Over the Chestnut Tree at Crocker Park

Since discovering the beauty of the chestnut tree at Crocker Park when it hits peak bloom, I've tried to find new vantage points from which to capture it. On a late May evening, I flew my drone over Crocker Park just as the sunset hit its peak to capture this view of the chestnut tree and the Marblehead skyline illuminated by the pinks and blues of a spring sunset.

By |2018-10-01T22:31:16-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

At the Crocker Park Float – July 4, 2018 – 4:40pm

This is the last in my series of aerial images over Marblehead's favorite watering holes captured around high tide on Wednesday, July 4th. After capturing aerial photos of the core Marblehead beaches, I headed to Old Town to pick up one of my framed photographs from the Festival of Arts exhibit. Afterwards, I headed to Mariners Lane from where I could safely launch the drone and circle around the harbor to capture an image of the Crocker Park float at peak activity. If you look closely, you can just make out a girl caught in mid-air after jumping off the [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:24:03-04:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: Aerial, Beach|Tags: , , , |0 Comments