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Top 10 of 2021 – #9 – Ware the Leaves Fall

It had been a few years since I had last captured an image of the fall foliage along Ware lane. Despite this spot being 3 blocks from my house and my looking at it on nearly every walk with the dog, years passed without a composition calling to me like 'Liquid Gold' had in the past with a perfect pool of rainwater reflecting the colors of fall. On November 10th, that changed with perfect conditions including just enough wind for me to set up and capture a leaf falling in the shaft of sunlight creating a dynamic composition. For the [...]

By |2021-12-19T16:29:04-05:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bird’s Eye View – Fall in Marblehead

On October 23rd, I had flown my drone from the parking lot of the Masonic Temple and was disappointed to find very few trees had changed colors. I made it a point to return and, on November 10th, after capturing a great scene at Ware Lane, I did just that. I flew the drone just as I had before and was very happy with the foliage and the angle of the sun reflecting off the leaves. The few clouds over Chandler Hovey Park were a nice bonus. I returned home happy to view the images only to find that the [...]

By |2021-11-14T22:04:29-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Ware the Leaves Fall

Despite living only a few blocks away from this spot, it had been a few years since I last captured the view of Ware Lane. A picture perfect canopy of trees erupts into beautiful colors each year and I have made it a habit of checking this spot on my walks with the dog every autumn. So it was on Wednesday when we walked along Humphrey Street and passed Rose Avenue, I looked to my left and spotted this scene. It was cloudy when I first saw the canopy of foliage so I made it a point of heading back [...]

By |2021-11-10T17:08:45-05:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Fall is in the Air

It hasn't been the best year for foliage in Marblehead and the season is likely behind us after the current rain and wind passes but on Saturday October 23rd, the bright sun seemed to beckon me to shoot the fall colors. I decided to drive to the Masonic temple and launched the drone from the parking lot and saw this scene unfold before my eyes. I stayed low and maneuvered the drone so that Abbot Hall broke through the horizon while still being able to view the boats in the harbor. I then moved forward a bit to make sure [...]

By |2021-10-25T21:55:51-04:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hunting the Moon at Redd’s Pond

Today was a great Wednesday in Marblehead! Started off at dawn shooting the full moon setting and getting lucky with anti-crepuscular rays at sunrise. I thought I would share that shot tonight or tomorrow but then decided to head out to shoot the moonrise. In between, I was invited to Eat Well Kitchen and learned they want to showcase my photography for the month of November!  Going to put up prints next Wednesday (stop by and say hi) and then will be there for a Pop Up on December 4th with books and calendars - Save the Date! So I [...]

By |2021-10-20T19:19:38-04:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fading Fall Views

I drive by this view four days a week and keep wishing that someone would expand the small bridge crossing Leggs Hill Road where it meets up with Loring Avenue so it was easier to stop and grab a photo or just stare out at the Forest River Park. It really is a great spot for a view but a terrible spot to stop a car and I've passed by views that put this one to shame but been unable to pull over and capture the moment. Maybe those moments are all the more precious for being so fleeting...

By |2020-11-10T23:18:29-05:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Hawthorn Pond

Last week I shared an image of Black Joe's Pond captured in 2019 and, in one of the comments, I was asked if I had photographed Hawthorn Pond. Up until then I hadn't even been to Hawthorn Pond and so on Saturday, October 17, I made it a point to head over there (after the stop at Brown's Island). I parked at the end of Hawthorn Road and then walked the trail which led me to this spot (also accessible via the Rail trail). I immediately spotted a duck floating in front of the pond grass and spent a few [...]

By |2020-10-18T20:19:30-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Pond|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Abbot Hall above Prospect Alley

I mentioned yesterday that I had driven along Beacon Street on three occasions before finding peak color at Brown's Island. Well, one of those drives took place on October 7th and included a stop along Lee Street where it meets Prospect Alley to find this composition of Abbot Hall. While the tree on the left was just past peak with signs of burnt leaves, it formed a nice frame with the brick facade of a home along Lee Street with which to capture a different view of Abbot Hall. The late morning sun helped light up all three elements in [...]

By |2020-10-18T20:08:16-04:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , |15 Comments

Brown’s Island Foliage

By the time I finally got this shot on Saturday, October 17th, I had driving along Beacon Street on three other occasions to scout out the current state of foliage on Brown's Island. Each time, the color showed hints of progression but it wasn't until after the rain storm passed that I finally got the peak foliage color I was looking for. As luck would have it, the departing storm had broken up leaving a scattering of clouds in the blue sky overhead. The use of a polarizing filter helped accentuate the clouds as well as the color of the [...]

By |2020-10-18T19:59:07-04:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Out Past the Corinthian

On September 30th, I took a drive across the causeway and hit some favorite spots along the Neck under picture-perfect conditions. After a few shots at Chandler Hovey Park, I drove down Kimball Street and stopped where it meets Nahant for this view. If you have stopped here recently, there is a new wall in place and a very nice bench as well. I found a spot from which I could capture the edge of the Corinthian Yacht Club serving as a frame for the view of the harbor and Abbot Hall in the distance. A few trees had turned [...]

By |2020-10-14T21:55:02-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments