On the Fourth of July, I had decided to set up along Fort Beach for the harbor illumination and fireworks show. I arrived with plenty of time to explore options along the rocks and made sure to race back up to Front Street as a subtle sunset formed between Fort Sewall and Marblehead Light. There was just enough water to reflect the pink hues. Unfortunately, this angle highlights the missing tree lost to a storm several years ago.
I wrote at the time: "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." Strong turned out to be an understatement as pink-purple light positively erupted in the sky over Fort Beach on [...]
It's hard to believe that only a year ago, this was the scene along Front Street as a massive storm caused incredible damage to this section of town. I drove down Front Street on Sunday to see how repairs were coming along and was thrilled to see new guardrails in place (metal) and the rebuilt stairs leading down to Fort Beach.
I'm not sure if this image is necessarily a 'best of' or more of a memorable shot for the amount of power (and subsequent damage) that it captures. On March 3rd, a major Nor'Easter was finally moving offshore after slamming New England with record wind and storm surges. This area of Front Street would end up sustaining incredible damage as did other ocean facing spots around town. Before anyone could assess the damage from the storm however, it's waves were on full display at high tide and many people had gathered on Front Street to marvel at the power of [...]
I received an email this morning from the Glover's Regiment physician (and fellow Georgetown Medicine alumni) reminding me that the Regiment will be having their annual encampment on July 7th. That immediately reminded me of a few images I captured of a battle being reenacted with fighting along Front Street. As was typical back in the day, these soldiers lined up to fire their rifles and I was able to line up my shot with the lighthouse situated just behind the smoke and fire.
That was an incredible storm with the power to uproot enormous trees and cause major infrastructure issues with lost power and damage along the coast. In the aftermath of the storm, there was beauty to be found in the raw power of the ocean and I set out before the noon high tide to capture scenes around Marblehead. I began the day shooting waves exploding behind and above the lamp posts along the causeway then made my way to Hammond Park, the Landing, Front Street before exploring Greystone and finally Surf Street. By the time I returned home, I had [...]
After exploring the harbor, I turned around and flew across Crocker Park to Front Street and took in this view of Abbot Hall from 120 feet above the ground. The sun was momentarily shaded by thin clouds and I took advantage of the softened sunset light to capture this image of Abbot Hall towering over Front Street with its historic homes having stood the test of time for hundreds of years. If you look to the left of Abbot Hall, you can clearly see the familiar silhouette of the Boston skyline. One aspect of exploring these aerial views of Marblehead that [...]
We had some incredible fog on the morning of September 11, 2013. I had started off capturing Marblehead Harbor as the sun burned through the fog. As the sun rose in the sky, the color of the sky took on a great orange hue. I ended up chasing that light all the way to Front Street and Fort Beach. When all was said and done, I had over 30 images with various compositions and light to share. It's no surprise then that this image has taken a while to see the light of day. As you can see the orange [...]
Something told me that Tuesday morning's sunrise might be worth an early wake up so I dutifully set the alarm a bit early and made my way out to Front street at 5:30 in the morning. At first, the skies disappointed with some decent morning light but no clouds to reflect the pinks that typically accompany a late Fall sunrise. Just as the sun threatened to break above the clouds, these wisps showed up and quickly fell into place. I was shooting in landscape (horizontal) format and quickly switched to this portrait (vertical) orientation to get the tops of the [...]
I was walking down Darling Street on this late November day when I noticed the red house on the corner. The angle that Front and Darling Streets make at their intersection is quite strong and this house had a triangular corner to make the most of that meeting point. I positioned myself to highlight the sharp angle and considered myself lucky to have the street devoid of parked cars. This was a particularly early sunset and, at just after 3pm, the light was already starting to get that warm glow which you see reflected in some of the windows. There [...]