Break of Dawn at Lovis Cove

So this is where I started on Sunday morning during the break of dawn. I stood on Front Street between the Barnacle and a private home looking down at Lovis Cove (also known as 'Screeching Lady beach'). I was pretty happy with my first few images as the sky picked up the color of the rising sun but then decided to walk a bit further down Front Street and lucked out as the sky exploded in color less than 10 minutes later. I mentioned the alternative name for Lovis Cove when i shared the other photo Sunday morning and had [...]

By |2021-10-11T20:33:58-04:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

October Dawn

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. I started shooting at Screeching Lady cove but then walked further down Front Street and took in this scene at Fort Beach. The sky [...]

By |2021-10-10T08:02:28-04:00October 10th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dawn’s Early Light

On Sunday morning, I awoke just after 5am and decided to make the most of that with a photo outing at the State Street Landing. I had checked sunrise location and times and thought I read that the sun would cross the horizon at 6:20am. Given that, I drove out early and arrived at State Street to find a slowly developing yellow-orange glow of dawn's early light. The light had a great effect on the still waters of Marblehead Harbor but, within minutes, had disappeared leaving a mostly grey view. I waited and waited but did not see signs of [...]

By |2021-10-03T19:49:31-04:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

First Dawn – Little Harbor

So technically not really 'first dawn' which would imply January 1st but it seemed like a nice play on words with First Harbor and dawn... This was captured on the morning of April 15th when I lucked out with the second nice dawn outing in a row. I shared one image earlier of Gerry Island after the sun broke the horizon but this one was taken about 5 minutes earlier. I had zoomed out to 24mm to capture the whole of Little Harbor with Gerry Island as well as the edge of Brown's Island on the left and the houses [...]

By |2021-05-09T22:35:51-04:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , |2 Comments

An Empty Harbor Awaits

After getting out to shoot for the first time in weeks on Sunday, I awoke early this morning and checked the weather to see if the sunrise might be worth another outing. The cloud cover looked promising and, when Matt Noyes mentioned a nice sunrise on NECN, I knew I had to head out the door.  I drove to Hammond Park first but found the composition options limited from there. I then headed to the State Street Landing and walked to the right onto Tuckers Wharf where I found a nice angle for capturing the dawn. As the sun began [...]

By |2021-03-24T07:26:33-04:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Top 10 of 2020 – #3 – Little Harbor Dawn

I struggle some years with whether to include a recent image not knowing if it will stay a favorite once the short term memories of taking it have worn off. This image of dawn in Little Harbor was not a tough decision. I knew the moment I clicked the shutter that this would be one of my favorites of 2020 and, coming in December after such a long year, made it even more enjoyable. For the sheer beauty of light on a very late dawn (nearly 7am) in Marblehead, this is my third favorite image of Marblehead taken in 2020.

By |2020-12-26T09:20:40-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Morning Dew and Brilliant Dawn

One more image from that brilliant dawn at Little Harbor from the morning of December 12th. I had played around with compositions and moved closer and closer to the Little Harbor Lobster Company to try to line up Marblehead Light in the distance with the boats moored in the mid-field. Rather than zooming in for a tight shot, I decided to use the morning dew on the wall to frame the scene and add more color with the water reflecting the light in the sky. This may be my last shared image in 2020. Going to work on my Top [...]

By |2020-12-23T07:43:27-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , |5 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

First Harbor Dawn

I just couldn't wait until Monday to start sharing images from this morning's beautiful dawn over first harbor. I arrived at 6:30am and watched as the light began to break over the horizon. As it did, the captain of Stormy Weather turned on the lights to get ready to motor out for the morning. With the lights on the boat reflecting in the still waters and that small Christmas tree in the First Harbor boat floating on its own, I had an instant favorite. You can just make out the crescent moon in the sky but clouds shifted over it [...]

By |2020-12-12T19:44:44-05:00December 12th, 2020|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |11 Comments