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 [...]
Sorry for the lack of images last week - I was in Los Angeles with my kids visiting my parents and sister for Rosh Hashanah and then drove down to New York with my son for a Bar Mitzvah this past weekend. Between work, life and the odd fall season, I haven't had a chance to shoot anything new in the past few weeks. The fall season seems to be off to an odd start with many trees around town already changed and having dropped their foliage. Meanwhile, peak foliage season should still be a few weeks away. I decided [...]
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 [...]
My sixth favorite image of 2018 is also the one taken most recently. On October 17th, I visited Waterside Cemetery and found this tree at peak foliage. I decided to capture a shot of it backlit by the morning sun and, by decreasing the aperture to f/22, was able to create a sunstar effect from the sun poking through the leaves. For this year's very short foliage season and the backlighting of this tree at peak foliage, this is my sixth favorite shot of 2018.
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 [...]
I had gone out on Sunday, October 21st to find early signs of autumn in Marblehead having noticed the maples had already hit peak color. I started off at the high school before heading down Pleasant Street to historic downtown Marblehead. Once there, I made it a point to circle Old Town House and spotted a few turning leaves in the trees on either side of the building. I found this spot from which to capture the yellow facade and gradual progression of fall color from the leaves at the top to the green ones below.
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 first received word of a dragon in Marblehead by email a few weeks ago. Then I spotted the great video by James Maroney of Marblehead Community Access and knew I had to get down to Pleasant Street to view this incredible animatronic work of art. I arrived a little before 9am and was in awe of the scale of the dragon. It stretches over the garage and across to the house. In the morning, the dragon had not yet woken with its animatronics powered down for the evening. I took a few photos and contacted the owners - Tom [...]
With Saturday's Nor'Easter, I had just about given up on capturing foliage in Marblehead. With a shortened schedule for the EYC's annual Halloween Race, I headed across the causeway and set up along the Eastern's pier to capture scenes of the colorful boats passing by Crocker Park toward Abbot Hall. As the sun poked through the clouds, Crocker Park lit up behind the boats and I spotted some colorful leaves in the background. I ended up with at least a dozen 'keepers' in the hour or so spent shooting the race but this image of the boats passing by Crocker [...]
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 [...]