Devereux Beach

Ocean Beckons at Devereux Beach

I mentioned yesterday that I had walked along the causeway to find the right spot from which to capture the perfect blue sky over Marblehead Harbor. Having done so, I crossed to the other side and walked atop the causeway wall looking for interesting compositions before me. Devereux Beach was packed with people and I walked closer to find a nice shot of silhouettes against the bright light of day. As it happened, clouds passed overhead blocking the sun and I had to stay in one spot while waiting for better light. As I did, I looked down and watched [...]

By |2018-09-05T21:20:48+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |12 Comments

At Devereux Beach – July 4, 2018 – 2:00pm

On Wednesday, July 4th, I decided the conditions were perfect to try a new series of aerial photographs of Marblehead beaches filled with sunbathers trying to escape the hot and humid weather. A few weeks earlier, my sister had noted that a video I shot over Preston Beach reminded her of the aerial work of another photographer she had followed. I checked out his images and saw the familiar split view of ocean and sand and decided to create a small series of aerial images of our many beaches.  The July 4th weekend with its perfect combination of hot weather, [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:25:07+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Marblehead Carnival by the Sea

The Marblehead Carnival is here! Starting tonight, bring the kids to Devereux Beach and enjoy the annual tradition of rides and games at the carnival by the sea. As it does every year, the carnival invariably brings with it rain. It looks like this year's forecast only calls for passing storms tonight and clear skies for the rest of the weekend. This year may be a lot busier too with our right whales visiting and attracting people to Devereux Beach. I have been photographing the carnival since moving to Marblehead ten years ago. Here are some of my favorites:

By |2018-05-02T20:27:17+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Shelter from the Storm

My first stop on Saturday was Devereux Beach and, even at two hours before high tide, Ocean Avenue leading to the causeway was beginning to fill with ocean water from spillover. I parked on Beach Street instead and walked carefully across to the Riverhead side and onto one of the floats.  From there I waited for breaks in the light rain and used my longest lens to shoot the shelter at Devereux Beach. The shelter served as a perfect subject to frame the power of the ocean and oncoming waves. I watched as the waves barreled up the incline of [...]

By |2018-03-06T21:16:38+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Time to Play

I took most of January and February 'off' from the daily posts to try to regroup and start the new year with a new perspective to explore the town of Marblehead. With that hiatus finished, I thought I would share some favorite images taken during that time. Today's shot comes from a mid-January outing to Devereux Beach. I had gone out on this Saturday at 4pm to follow some clouds in the hopes that they would make for a nice sunset and ended up exploring new angles at Devereux afforded by the super zoom I had recently purchased.  With that [...]

By |2018-02-28T21:50:17+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Beach|Tags: , |2 Comments

Pink Sky over Purple Waves at Devereux Beach

Today's image comes from the incredible dawn that took place on October 29 before the storm (literally) blew through town.  I had started off with a tight crop of the ocean waves and wet sand reflecting the building colors in the sky.  As the dawn reached its peak, it created a pink sky over purple waves washing ashore at Devereux Beach.  After capturing this image, I began to zoom out and captured a much wider view as the entire sky took on pink hues (I shared that one as soon as I got home). I'm curious which you prefer - [...]

By |2017-11-01T22:01:57+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

Dawn before the Storm

With talk of a storm headed our way that may be bringing 40+ MPH winds and 1-3" of rain, I figured the old adage 'red sky in morning, sailer take warning' may predict a nice dawn.  With that and the very late timing of sunrise this time of year, I headed out to Devereux Beach. When I arrived, I found a few cars in the lot and a couple of fishermen casting lines into the Atlantic.  I took up my spot between them and began capturing images as the dawn built up in color.  I started off with tighter compositions [...]

By |2017-10-29T08:14:57+00:00October 29th, 2017|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |21 Comments

Reflections in the Sand at Devereux Beach

On an early September evening in 2014, I headed out to Devereux Beach to chase after some cumulous clouds that had formed shortly before sunset.  I arrived to find low tide and wet sand creating the perfect environment for these clouds to form reflections in the sand. I shot this from low to the ground to try to maximize the foreground sand and reflections while keeping the bodies of both clouds visible above Flying Point and Marblehead Neck.

By |2017-10-02T20:41:11+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Riding out the Storm

For the second time this May, Marblehead was drenched by a long-lasting rain storm.  In between trying to protect the foundation of our new addition (it made it through fine both times), I spent most of today taking care of errands and tried to let my wife enjoy her mother's day.  As the day neared its end, I noted the clearing and brightening skies and left the house for a bit hoping to catch a rainbow or solid sunset. I drove out to Chandler Hovey Park but wasn't thrilled with the light and ended up crossing the causeway again and [...]

By |2017-05-15T06:49:16+00:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Carnival by the Sea

Another year has come and gone and with it the annual Marblehead carnival by the sea.  This year's carnival brought with it the usual inclement weather but a break in the rain and fog on Saturday night brought kids of all ages to explore rides and games.  I arrived just before sunset and flew the Phantom 4 Pro over the parked trucks in order to capture the carnival as I hadn't been able to in years past. I had always envisioned this image of the chair swing spinning with the ocean spread out beyond to help display the perfect setting [...]

By |2017-05-10T06:46:44+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , |0 Comments