Marblehead Fireworks Show

I missed the Marblehead fireworks show for the first time since moving here in 2008 and hope everyone enjoyed what I'm sure was a great show. Following up on Wednesday's post of the harbor illumination is this image of the fireworks display from 2015 and my favorite vantage point - a friend's cupola on the Neck. We were invited over for the day and I made sure to bring my camera and tripod. Shortly after arriving, I checked out their cupola and found the perfect composition. I ended up biking over to Corinthian Lane for the harbor illumination and then [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:30:12-04:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , |6 Comments

Marblehead Fourth

This will be the first year since moving to Marblehead that I will miss the annual fireworks show. With that in mind, I thought I would share an image from last year's show that was years in the making and ended up offering me a completely new prospective on a Marblehead Fourth of July celebration. I purchased my drone several years ago and, shortly thereafter, obtained my drone pilot license for commercial photography. It was then that I realized what hurdles I would need to pass in order to realize this shot that I had envisioned. I had to devise [...]

By |2019-06-16T19:58:13-04:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

Marblehead Fireworks from the Causeway

I had grand plans for this year's Marblehead fireworks show and spent a week planning and prepping for the show. I had received a waiver from the FAA for flying at night and planned to try to shoot the show from the air with a backup plan to have my real camera on the ground.  Good thing I had a backup plan... So to prep for using the drone, I visited the causeway at night to practice flying and focusing as well as figure out settings. I also practiced launching and catching the drone by hand to make I could [...]

By |2018-07-04T22:41:44-04:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Top 10 of 2017 – #8 Fireworks over Marblehead Harbor

Marblehead's Annual Fireworks display became an instant favorite and 'must shoot' event when we moved to Marblehead in 2008.  Since then, I've shot the fireworks from various angles and locations.  I had an idea for capturing this year's show from the air but my night clearance from the FAA took longer than anticipated.  Instead, I headed out the Pleon Yacht Club and fount a perfect spot from which to capture our show, the Beverly one in the distance as well as our lighthouse lit up for the night. Another shot from this night became much more of a favorite but [...]

By |2017-12-17T19:34:08-05:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Independence Day in Marblehead

I hope no one is tired of images from Independence Day in Marblehead.  Having decided to shoot from the Pleon pier this year, I had almost too many vantage points from which to capture the incredible display.  I shared my favorite shot of fireworks and an image of the harbor illumination but in this image, I was able to capture both (plus an illuminated Marblehead Light as a bonus). As this shot was taken early in the festivities (9:06pm), the flares were still going strong.  You can easily see the bright red glow along the edge of the pier but [...]

By |2017-07-16T20:55:29-04:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Fireworks over Marblehead Harbor

Earlier today, I shared images taken during past fireworks shows and realized there was a perfect spot on the Neck from which I could capture this year's fireworks over Marblehead harbor.  I made sure to scout out this spot at the Pleon Yacht Club earlier in the day during high tide to figure out compositions that would be available tonight.  Shortly after 8pm, I left the party we had been attending on the Neck (site of the 2015 fireworks shots) and biked down to Foster Street. I arrived in time to capture the harbor illumination with flares on either side [...]

By |2017-07-04T22:26:04-04:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , |21 Comments

Marblehead Fireworks and Harbor Illumination

As soon as last night's spectacular fireworks show over Marblehead harbor ended, I rushed home and eagerly looked through images trying to find the biggest and best timed explosion of color.  I was thrilled to find a twin explosion with a leading tail and focused on that image to share with all of you.  The image clearly resonated with many current and former 'Headers as it was well received by those on my various social media pages. It was only today after finishing a day of work that I was able to look more carefully at the images I captured last [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:29-05:00July 5th, 2016|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

Fireworks over Marblehead Harbor

Since moving to Marblehead in 2008, I've gone out each year to capture the incredible fireworks show put on each Fourth of July.  At this point, I've shot from Chandler Hovey Park, Fort Sewall, Little Harbor, Crocker Park and the cupola of a private residence.  This year, I wanted to explore the area between Crocker Park and the causeway.  As we became members of the Dolphin Yacht Club this season, I thought that might offer the perfect vantage point for capturing fireworks over Marblehead harbor. I arrived at the yacht club early enough to capture a great sunset and then [...]

By |2016-07-05T21:07:57-04:00July 4th, 2016|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , |31 Comments

Top 10 of 2015 – Marblehead Fireworks – The Grand Finale

In any other year, this image of the grand finale of Marblehead's fireworks show set against Marblehead Light would have easily captured my #1 spot.  For this year's show, my family was invited to close friend's new home on the Neck and I quickly found my way up to their cupola.  From their I was able to capture this unique image looking down at the lighthouse and the beautiful fireworks display erupting over Marblehead harbor. The image of Marblehead fireworks above Marblehead Light reaches #3 on my Top 10 of 2015 Countdown.

By |2016-11-06T12:03:50-05:00December 29th, 2015|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Marblehead Fireworks – The Grand Finale

There's a danger in looking at images and sharing them too quickly after an event.  On the Fourth of July, I raced home from Marblehead Neck on my bicycle passing bumper to bumper traffic on the causeway.  As soon as I walked in the door, I plugged my camera's memory card in and hoped that some of the Marblehead fireworks images came out as nice as I remembered them. I scanned the images quickly and selected three different views of the evening's great show.  It was only this weekend, when I had time to carefully review the images from the [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:02-05:00July 15th, 2015|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , , |2 Comments