I still have several images from recent outings to share but thought I would break things up with this mid-harbor sunset from a late June evening in 2018. This particular sunset wasn't as vibrant as some of the ones I've recently shared but what it lacked in sky color it more than made up for in reflections off the water. I used my camera's flip screen to get as low as I dared to the water and captured this image of boats filling the harbor and the last light of sunset reflecting beautifully off the calm water.
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.
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.
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 [...]
In the summer of 2019, my family was invited out for a boat tour around the harbor. At a little past 6pm, we passed the 2MH marker at the mouth of the harbor and I couldn't help but capture this quick shot of it with a hint of red reflecting in the blue ocean water.
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?
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, [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]