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.
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!
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Last night, I flew my drone across Marblehead harbor for this aerial view of the Crocker Park concerts. I had gone out to shoot the sunset and was torn between heading the Crocker Park to capture it over the Neck while listening to some good music or shooting from the Neck and using the drone to capture the view at Crocker Park. I ended up deciding on the latter and was thankful for the flexibility that the drone offers. I was quite literally shooting sunsets with the real camera while taking photos of the Crocker Park concerts all while taking [...]
On May 23rd, I visited Crocker Park in the hopes of finding a new composition for the chestnut tree that had reached full bloom. As luck would have it, a storm passed over the park just before sunset and led to this pink rainbow forming over Marblehead Neck. I had shared a shot of the rainbow over the harbor the night I captured the image. Within a minute of taking that image, I had scrambled to this spot from which I could compose an image including the chestnut tree and its blossoms fighting for the viewer's eye with the unique [...]
Once the storm passed and the rainbow disappeared on Wednesday night, I started looking for sunset compositions. I found myself poorly positioned to capture the best light from my position at Crocker Park and luckily had planned ahead by bringing the drone. I was up and over the waters of Marblehead Harbor in minutes and flew to this position from which to capture a beautiful Crocker park sunset.
Well that was unexpected! I had gone by Crocker Park earlier today to check out the chestnut tree and made plans to return before sunset. I arrived with an hour to spare and hung out at the park watching the sky darken. I checked my radar app and saw that a rapidly moving storm was heading our way. I waited out the rain under the gazebo and quickly adjusted my plan. I put a circular polarizer on the lens and crossed my fingers that the sun would pop out before the rain passed to create a rainbow. At 7:52pm, a [...]
In May 2016, I happened to go to Crocker Park one evening and found the large chestnut tree there to be in full bloom. I had never seen these flowers before and captured them on a few evenings in varying light and with different compositions. This is the last one I had in the 'to be posted' file. Guess I'll have to visit again in the next few days to see if it has blossomed.