Cloudy and no Chance of Moonset

I had gone out on Saturday morning hoping that the clouds might stay high enough or hold off long enough for me to capture the full moon setting. I drove across the causeway and looped around Chandler Hovey Park with those hopes rapidly fading but, as I crossed back along the causeway, I saw the first hint of pink in the morning sky. I quickly changed course and headed to the State Street Landing where I rushed out and captured a few compositions as the dawn sky erupted in color. This was my favorite of the four 'keepers' from this [...]

By |2022-04-17T22:28:59-04:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dawn’s Early Glow

On February 16th, I headed out to capture the full moon setting behind Abbot Hall but stayed for the sunrise to capture the view of dawn's early glow over Abbot, the Boston Yacht Club and houses lined up around them. You can just make out a hint of purple in the thin clouds near the horizon that had enveloped the moon as it set. More interesting is that beautiful glow coming off the buildings.

By |2022-02-28T20:27:10-05:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Landmark|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hint of Smoke at Cormorant Rock

On January 11, Marblehead was predicted to see temperatures in the single digits and so I made sure to head to Front Street in the hopes of capturing some sea smoke. While temperature is a key factor in seeing mist rising from the relatively warm ocean water, wind is another key element. On this morning, the wind was strong which greatly diminished the presence of smoke. I found the highest amounts around Cormorant Rock and waited until the sun rose above the cloud/fog bank to light up the smoke. With the green channel marker bobbing in the water, I timed [...]

By |2022-01-12T16:31:01-05:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Top 10 of 2021 – #8 – October Dawn

I wrote at the time: "As a photographer, I’ve learned to trust my sixth sense which includes when I wake up before dawn, it means conditions are good for a sunrise shoot. With that in mind, I silently left the house at 6am and drove along Humphrey Street trying to judge the light. I spotted some faint pinks in the sky and turned onto Ocean then Atlantic before deciding to make my way to Front Street where the light seemed strongest." Strong turned out to be an understatement as pink-purple light positively erupted in the sky over Fort Beach on [...]

By |2021-12-19T16:28:21-05:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Tinkering at Dawn

This was not what I had envisioned shooting this morning... I had set out early in the hopes of capturing the setting moon as the cloud predictions suggested a break near the horizon line but as I sat and watched the sky lighten, I realized the moon was not going to show. I had stopped at Devereux Beach on Wednesday midway between shooting the sunrise from Front Street and the second part of the sunrise from across the causeway. When I did, I had spotted the sun behind Tinker's Island and that led me to pull over at the parking [...]

By |2021-12-18T07:53:17-05:00December 18th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

Sleep til Dawn

I miss being able to roll out of bed at 6:00 in the morning and still have time to capture scenes like this of dawn breaking over Marblehead Harbor... Captured in mid-October before the dreaded end of Daylight Savings Time and the onset of horribly early sunrises and sunsets; the latter of which I tend to stare at from my office window these days.

By |2021-11-17T06:50:17-05:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |0 Comments

We Fly at Dawn

I love capturing a lone bird in a sunrise or sunset shot as it adds a bit of life and movement to a scene but on October 10th, I got far more than I expected as a flock of birds formed a line circling Marblehead Light as I captured a muted sunrise from along Front Street.

By |2021-11-04T06:12:51-04:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tuckers Wharf Dawn

I was looking for an image to share and happened upon this one captured as the sun appeared over Marblehead Neck just after dawn on October 3rd. I was standing at Tuckers Wharf to try to maximize the number of boats seen in the harbor. I lucked out with the light on this morning as it transitioned from a yellow-orange dawn to a pink sunrise.  I love these late sunrises in the fall solely for the opportunity to get out and capture them at a reasonable hour.

By |2021-11-02T23:37:32-04:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments