from the water

Around the Fort

Last Saturday, we headed out with our former neighbor for a dinghy ride around the harbor. As we made our way around the fort, I couldn't help but grab a few images with great light and clouds positioned perfectly above the outcropping of land. With COVID-19 restrictions and the cancelled fireworks show, it really is perfect timing for Fort Sewall's huge renovation. I can't wait to see it when it reopens.

By |2020-06-28T21:41:19-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Neck at Sunset

For anyone with a boat, this would likely be a familiar view but as someone who doesn't get out on the water very much, I was in awe the first time I spotted the Neck appearing as its own perfect island. This image was capture on July 16, 2013 as we approached Marblehead Harbor from a sunset outing. Between the silhouette of Marblehead Light and the various levels of clouds reflecting different colors of light, I was struck by the simple beauty of the scene before me.

By |2020-06-22T21:15:56-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Summer Days on the Water

On the second 90+ degree day in a row and the very last day of spring, we were invited out for a dinghy ride around the harbor by former neighbors and good friends. My wife, daughter and I were thrilled to accept the invitation to not only break up the heat of the day but also the monotony of these times. And so it was that we made our way to the Boston Yacht Club and out on the harbor for a dinghy ride. I ended up taking more photos of my daughter learning to pilot the small boat than [...]

By |2020-06-21T23:20:33-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I’m Looking Forward To…

Last night as I looked through my 'to be posted' archive, I kept thinking to myself 'what am I most looking forward to?'. When I got to this image captured on October 5, 2018, I knew I had my answer. I'm looking forward to a full harbor, warm summer nights and Abbot bathed in golden light. What are you looking forward to?

By |2020-04-14T21:06:29-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Flying Colors in Harbor

On July 19th, we were invited aboard a friend's boat to circumnavigate Marblehead Harbor. I was like a kid in a candy store taking shot after shot from the vantage point along the water and between boats. We moved to quickly for me to spot the names of the various boats and it was only when I zoomed in on this one that I spotted the name of the boat with the flag flying - Flying Colors. With the composition of boats filling the empty parts of the sky and wispy clouds overhead due to the heat of the day, [...]

By |2019-09-23T20:07:00-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Marking the Harbor

I've shared a few images from a short boat trip circumnavigating Marblehead Harbor that took place in mid-July and hope you aren't tiring of the views of Marblehead 'from the water'. When I spotted the red channel marker labeled 2MH, I very quickly composed this image capturing it and the green MH1 marker with Marblehead Light in the background. I lucked out with the cloud cover overhead and the haze which helped convey the warmth of this summer evening spent with friends motoring around our harbor.

By |2019-08-12T06:40:12-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , |8 Comments

Naugus Head from the Water

Thought I would change it up just a bit from the recent sunset shots at Devereux and return to the boat trip around Marblehead that we took  on July 19th. We had set out from Salem Harbor aboard a friend's boat and I had my camera out ready to shoot. We very quickly passed Naugus Head and I noted the houses surrounded by green foliage and nice cloud cover overhead. I rarely get to capture this viewpoint from the water of Salem harbor and thought others might enjoy the view as well.

By |2019-08-07T06:18:35-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , |13 Comments

Rounding the Corner at the CYC

I mentioned in yesterday's post that my family was lucky to have been invited out for an evening cruise around Marblehead harbor by good friends. After making our way down the 'main' side, we turned and headed back up along the Neck. As we were rounding the corner at the CYC, I spotted this composition and instantly snapped the shutter. I had been eyeing the view of Marblehead Light in close proximity to the Corinthian Yacht Club but the expanse of empty water left the scene feeling a bit empty. As we passed this boat on its mooring, everything about [...]

By |2019-07-23T23:03:51-04:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Fueling Up at the Landing

A little bit before publishing my Wednesdays in Marblehead book, I had started a series entitled 'From the Water' with photos captured from aboard friends' boats. On Friday night, we were invited onto a couple's boat (thanks Mike and Polly!) for a sunset cruise around and inside Marblehead harbor. We lucked out with calm waters and some decent light and I was like a kid in a candy store as we turned the corner at Fort Sewall. I shot over a hundred images as we slowly made our way down one side of the harbor and then back up along [...]

By |2019-07-22T21:15:54-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , |8 Comments