October Dawn

As a photographer, I've learned to trust my sixth sense which includes when I wake up before dawn, it means conditions are good for a sunrise shoot. With that in mind, I silently left the house at 6am and drove along Humphrey Street trying to judge the light. I spotted some faint pinks in the sky and turned onto Ocean then Atlantic before deciding to make my way to Front Street where the light seemed strongest. I started shooting at Screeching Lady cove but then walked further down Front Street and took in this scene at Fort Beach. The sky [...]

By |2021-10-10T08:02:28-04:00October 10th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |0 Comments

Rainbow after the Storm

Not even 10 minutes after capturing the bolt of lightning from Fort Beach, the sun broke through the clouds and lit up water vapor to create a beautiful rainbow after the storm. I went with a wider composition to keep the trees at Fort Sewall and the boats at Fort Beach in the frame while managing to catch a nice reflection of the rainbow in the water. The dramatic sky was a nice bonus as was that deep blue sky near Marblehead Light. Make sure you check in Sunday morning for "Nature's Fireworks" that I captured one hour later when [...]

By |2021-07-01T22:16:17-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Lightning Crashes

I love summer storms...especially when they happen on a Wednesday in Marblehead ;-) With the insane heat wave of the past few days predicted to break tonight, I kept watching multiple weather apps and my radar ones looking for any sign of storms and the possibility of lightning. Sure enough right around 6pm, a set of storms that had been heading to our north abruptly shifted and came over Marblehead. The radar looked too ominous to try to capture the incoming storm so I waited it out (while enjoying sushi from Gourmet Garden) and then took off as soon as [...]

By |2021-06-30T21:00:21-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |15 Comments

Top 10 of 2020 – #4 – Low Tide at Fort Beach

And this is the third of my top 10 images captured on August 19th. Like I said in the last image of the rainbow from Castle Rock, I kept switching the positions of these two images but, in the end, the composition of this one edged out the other. I stopped here at 6:40pm chasing the clouds you see above the Neck but pulled over for the collection of boats at low tide. With calm waters, the reflections of the boats and sky really stood out and I took this shot from a different position than I normally would as [...]

By |2020-12-26T16:10:47-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , |4 Comments

Shining Bright on the Neck

This was the scene that greeted me on Saturday night only 20 minutes after capturing Glover's Regiment firing volleys at the State Street landing. I had packed up after capturing the solemn rememberance there and drove up Front Street to Fort Beach where I hoped to capture Marblehead Light shining bright on the Neck with its holiday lights on display. I figured the freshly fallen snow would serve as a nice contrast to the dark rock face that makes up Chandler Hovey Park and was delighted to see several homes lit up to continue the bright effect across the Neck. [...]

By |2020-12-20T22:33:37-05:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Fort Beach and the Neck

I went out twice yesterday and left my gear in the car 'just in case' only to completely miss the potential for a nice sunset; let alone a rainbow and lightning that I saw posted later that night.  Misses like that where I stand looking up at the sky and realizing it's too late to do anything but marvel at the light make me appreciate the times that I do make it to the right spot at the right time. This shot comes from mid-August and followed another stormy day in Marblehead. I arrived at Fort Beach a little before [...]

By |2020-10-07T22:30:17-04:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Low Tide at Fort Beach

On Wednesday, I headed out the door to chase storms at Riverhead (that shot is coming tomorrow) before making my way to Fort Beach in the hopes of capturing a rainbow (I didn't but got one at Castle Rock an hour later).  While at Fort Beach, I wandered up and down Front Street in search of new compositions that did not rely on the Great Tree at the Fort. When i moved far enough over, I was able to hide the emptiness of Fort Sewall with some foliage while also lucking out with a scattered collection of boats at low [...]

By |2020-08-25T06:49:17-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Under the Cloud

After nearly ten years of Wednesdays in Marblehead, I've lost count of how many times I've shot the same scene - like this one of boats gathered at the mouth of the harbor as viewed from Fort Beach. But all it takes is one element to dramatically change the composition as in this one where the same scene changes under the cloud bathed in perfect golden light. Rather than focusing on the familiar boats, the eye wanders up to the sky and appreciates the texture and color of the cloud in a familiar landscape. Just goes to show why capturing [...]

By |2020-05-12T22:16:44-04:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fort Beach Reflections

We'll end the week with one of my favorite summer outings every - July 3, 2018. I had just left the Crocker Park music festival (part of the annual Marblehead Festival of Arts that has been cancelled this year). I made my way to Front Street and then up a bit where the road curves to Fort Sewall. From here I was able to capture the first part of a sunset that would end up turning pink and purple and creating an incredible display over the harbor. This was captured as the first light of the setting sun lit up [...]

By |2020-04-02T21:08:58-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , |0 Comments

This Too Shall Pass

On Friday March 13th, I chased a passing storm and ended up on Front Street from where I started off shooting a tight composition of the lighthouse and Neck with some waves breaking on the rocks of Fort Beach. I later zoomed out and captured the full view including the missing Great Tree and shared that image earlier. I came back to this image this weekend after my first week 'off' work. As a part-owner of our Allergy practice, I have not been off at all. We have tried to pivot to telemedicine all while grappling with the very real [...]

By |2020-03-22T20:00:51-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , |0 Comments

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