Before capturing the moonrise on Sunday night, I had driven across the causeway to capture some interesting clouds over Abbot Hall. I decided to shoot from the float at the end of the Pleon Yacht Club pier and was thrilled to find the first signs of fall in the changing leaves across the harbor. I composed this image to capture the boat in the foreground reflecting the afternoon sun and with the cloud formation over Abbot Hall on the left with the orange and yellow tree foliage at the edge of Crocker Park on the right. I ended up with [...]
We are only a few days into the fall season but the warm weather has me concerned about foliage displays this year. I've already driven by this maple at Seaside park and noticed its leaves turning and beginning to fall but in more of a piecemeal fashion than past year's all-at-once displays. The same can be said for other spots around town but, hopefully, this is not going to be true of the entire season. If you would like to get an early peak at fall, stop along Atlantic Avenue for some Seaside foliage. Otherwise, maybe we should enjoy the [...]
Once more to Ware Lane and peak foliage along this tiny dirt road in Marblehead. I mentioned in Monday's post that I had happened upon this scene while walking the dog with my wife and returned with camera gear in tow to capture its beauty. I shot with a 200mm lens at first to focus on the tree and pond but then switched to a 16mm lens for a wider vertical view and one of those sun stars. When I shared the first image, I was struck by all the comments of those who grew up in this section of [...]
With all the recent rain and wind, I had just about given up on capturing any images of foliage in Marblehead. On Sunday morning, I headed out with my wife to walk the dog and our patch took us along Humphrey Street. As we crossed the street at Rose Avenue, I turned my head and spotted this view of Ware Lane with rainwater having formed a small reflecting pool that had turned into liquid gold with the morning sun backlighting the yellow leaves. We finished the walk and I returned with my camera to capture the serene view of fall's [...]
I mentioned a couple of days ago that I had gone out on Sunday to capture images of a rapidly disappearing fall foliage around town. My first stop was Marblehead High School where I had last noted some early color a week prior. I arrived just before 5pm as the sun was illuminating the few trees displaying nice color. As an added bonus the grass in the foreground was lit by sun and blowing in the wind that would pick up periodically. I composed this image to include the grass, trees and the tower of the high school and then [...]
On Sunday night, I headed out in search of foliage having realized that the recent cold snaps had made short work of this year's leaf peeping season in Marblehead. I hit a few spots before turning onto Pleasant Street and noticing the way the setting sun was illuminating the top of the maple tree at Memorial Park. I quickly pulled over, ran out of the car with camera in hand, and captured a few frames before the sun dropped and the light disappeared.
On Wednesday, I visited Waterside Cemetery to capture a tree displaying peak foliage. As I explored various angles and compositions, I happened upon a gnome in Marblehead. The little statue was standing among fallen leaves and seemed to have been there for years as he had developed a large vertical crack at one point. I was so enamored with this Marblehead gnome that I shot him twice that day and with different lenses. I couldn't decide which I liked better so here are both images of the gnome I found on a Wednesday in Marblehead. [...]
It's been a while since I actually went out on a Wednesday in Marblehead to capture images around town. The name of the site got its name from my day off of my 'real' job but I tended to shoot whenever the light was good and it worked out between the home and work schedule. Yesterday, I dropped the kids off at their respective schools and headed out to Waterside Cemetery where I had scouted a tree nearing peak foliage a few days previously. I found the tree to have reached its peak color with very little in the way [...]
After capturing the first signs of autumn across Salem harbor, I drove up West Shore Drive, past the Waterside Cemetery and around Beacon Street. I pulled over just past Gingerbread Hill when I saw these clouds filling the afternoon sky over Gerry Island and Marblehead Light. With the first hint of color in the leaves on Gerry Island and the empty moorings, I thought the scene captured fall in Little Harbor. I'm hoping to find more fall scenes on Wednesday and this weekend as I explore areas around Marblehead. If you have spotted any great foliage around memorable locations (the [...]
I went out yesterdays hoping to capture a bit of fall foliage as I had seen the maples in town starting to turn a few weeks ago. I hadn't been to Rockett Landing off Village street in a while and was pleased to see the floats still in place. I was even happier to spot some color across Salem Harbor. I composed this image of fall color seen across Salem Harbor with boats still moored in the waters as autumn begins to take shape in Marblehead.