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Foggy Nights in the Harbor

In ten years of capturing images of Marblehead, a few outings stand out and near the top of the list is July 5, 2016. I took 40 images that night that I marked as keepers which is just an insane number of images but the light changed so fast and I was able to shoot such varied compositions from a few vantage points that, even with today's image, I'm only halfway through the pile... With the fog rolling into the harbor at sunset, I was treated to soft pastel colors breaking up the view around Abbot Hall. Hope you agree [...]

By |2020-06-16T23:11:11-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Long View at Redds Pond

It's easy to stop at the entrance to Redds Pond and take a shot across the water at the facade of Pond View squared up against the water. It's so easy that I often forget about the long view that can be seen just a quick stroll down the path as in this image from July 21, 2014. From a slightly different location, the view of the house and its place on the pond seems drastically altered. I'll have to remember to walk down this path again sometime soon...

By |2020-06-15T22:20:14-04:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Pond|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fogged in at Redds

May just might be the foggiest month in Marblehead as a trip through the 'to be posted' archive had me deciding between several images of fog for today's post. This image comes from an outing on May 29, 2015 and the perfect view of the house across the pond surrounded by trees filled with foliage of various colors. A nice bright counter to the grey fog hanging over the water and overhead.

By |2020-05-13T22:39:21-04:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Pond|Tags: , |0 Comments

Counting Down the Days

As of today, the causeway is officially closed to pedestrians. With a fairly narrow sidewalk serving two way pedestrian traffic and the concerns for spreading coronavirus, the causeway will be closed until further notice. While I understand the concerns of those who will miss walking this great stretch of road that divides the Atlantic Ocean and our own Harbor, I completely support the decision to try to stem the tide of infection that is so easily transmitted. There has been at least one study of droplets and the effect of the slipstream formed from brisk walking, running or biking that [...]

By |2020-04-09T21:43:11-04:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Amby’s Bop

We had thick fog enveloping Marblehead on July 21, 2014 and I decided to head over to Beacon Street to see what images awaited with boats moored in the smaller harbor. I happened upon one boat named Amby's Bop and decided to capture it with only the faintest outline of Brown's Island visible in the distance. Imagine my surprise when I zoomed in later and found the photographer Ulrike Welsch's name and number written inside the boat's hull.

By |2019-06-23T14:38:23-04:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , |3 Comments

Aglow at Old Burial Hill

I spent a rainy Sunday looking through my oldest images in my To Be Published folder and decided to share some from 2011 to 2013 this week.  This image was captured on July 21, 2104 when I headed to Old Burial Hill as fog rolled into Marblehead and the sun descended in the sky. The backlit fog set Old Burial Hill aglow in beautiful light.

By |2019-06-16T16:06:48-04:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Cemetery|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Painting the Harbor

On July 5, 2016, fog rolled into Marblehead just before sunset and created the most beautiful light I have seen. The light and fog created a mood and effect that seemed like it was created out of a paintbrush.  The end result was a naturally sepia toned view of Marblehead Harbor unlike any I had witnessed before.

By |2019-06-13T06:45:34-04:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

Foggy Summer Sunset at Chandler Hovey Park

I was looking through my to-be-posted folder and stopped when I happened upon this shot of a foggy summer sunset at Chandler Hovey Park. With the clouds so high in the sky, I had switched to my wide angle lens and composed this image from near the parking lot. The effect of the distance and wide angle was to make Marblehead Light appear diminutive with so much empty space around it. I think it helped accentuate the feel of a foggy summer evening in Marblehead - can't wait for more of those...

By |2019-03-25T20:41:37-04:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Beacon of Light in the Fog

On Sunday night after capturing the image of the Christmas tree on the First Harbor dinghy, I turned towards Marblehead Light and noticed that it was the only sign of color on this foggy night. I decided to capture the lighthouse decked out in strings of lights for the holiday using a long-exposure. The 30 second image time served to calm the waters of little harbor and accentuate the foggy mood looking out past Gerry Island towards Chandler Hovey Park. The small aperture of the lens also helped add a small star to the light produced by the green beacon [...]

By |2018-12-03T21:17:19-05:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , |14 Comments