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The Full Corn Moon

The full corn moon rose over Chandler Hovey Park tonight and I was one of a half dozen photographers among many more onlookers admiring the view of the moon rising over a collection of boats in the mouth of the harbor. When I arrived at Front Street I had been hoping for a different shot than what I came away with. The lights had been hung on the lighthouse early on in the COVID era and I envisioned a shot of the moon rising with the lighthouse resplendent in lights and a collection of boats filling the waters. As sunset [...]

By |2020-09-01T20:32:33-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |30 Comments

Moonglow over Ram Island

I missed the full moon rising the other night but, as luck would have it, happened upon this unpublished shot of moonglow over Ram Island captured on August 29, 2015.  I had been disappointed with the lack of a clear shot of the face of the moon in this frame and relegated it to the 'to be published' folder but now really like the added glow created by the soft clouds. It seems to give the moon a bigger presence and the hint of reflected light in the water below balances the shot nicely.

By |2020-08-04T22:28:37-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Broken Moon

Turns out I was 0 for 2 on Saturday, July 4th having gone to Castle Rock for the moonrise (but left before the moon appeared over some low-lying haze) and then missed any rogue fireworks. Just as I 'made up' for the missed fireworks with yesterday's image, I thought I would share this 'to be published' shot of a broken moon from August 2018. Just as this weekend, the moonrise was initially hidden by low lying clouds/haze but, once it appeared, the sturgeon moon was a brilliant red. I watched as it rose from my vantage point along Front Street [...]

By |2020-07-06T23:09:26-04:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Larger Than Life

I went out twice this past week to capture the moonrise and ended up getting skunked by cloud cover both times. I waited over an hour on Friday night but the moon refused to show and I headed home empty handed. Luckily, I still have 40 images of moonrises and moonsets in Marblehead that have not been published yet and pulled this one of a larger than life moon from a forgotten shoot in February 2020. The moon appears huge thanks to the use of a 400mm focal length which served to flatten the distance between foreground and background and [...]

By |2020-06-07T21:49:42-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

By the Light of the Moon

A few days ago, I saw that a group of volunteers climbed Marblehead Light to adorn it with holiday lights a bit earlier than the usual Fourth of July weekend. The move was meant to offer a bit of light to those sheltering in place as we all wait for the coronavirus pandemic to pass. With the lighthouse normally lit only twice a year, I've had few opportunities to capture a moonrise against the light of the moon and thus made a point of heading down to Front Street this evening to capture the view. Unfortunately, clouds blocked the moonrise [...]

By |2020-04-07T20:25:18-04:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , |1 Comment

Snow Moon in a Winter without Snow

I lucked out with tonight's outing to capture the snow moon rising when I contacted my book designer and was invited over to shoot from her husband's third floor office window. Not only did I have a perfect vantage point, but I was able to escape the brutally cold wind that would have left me cold but also caused the camera and lens to move as well impacting the final image. The timing of the full moonrise wasn't ideal as the moon climbed above the horizon more than 30 minutes before sunset. As it happened, the moon had to rise [...]

By |2020-02-08T18:24:17-05:00February 8th, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Top 10 of 2019 – #7 – Cold Moon over State Street

For the past few years, a new shot has made its way into the top 10 countdown. I never know if the newness of the shot makes me favor it more with the experience of capturing it still fresh in my mind. Such is the case for this shot of the Cold Moon over State Street captured on December 12th. I've gone out to capture this scene of a setting moon with a lit star on the crane over The Landing in the past and never had all the elements lined up quite right.  This was the year when everything [...]

By |2019-12-24T12:45:40-05:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cold Moon over State Street

Yesterday offered picture perfect conditions in Marblehead with about an inch of snow sticking to every branch and partly cloudy skies. It was a perfect day to explore Marblehead on a Wednesday and yet, I had to work (covering for a colleague). I actually drove home from my Salem office at lunch to grab my camera in the hopes of catching the moonrise but arrived at my chosen spot too late for the shot I had in mind. As a trade off for having to cover Wednesday, I had today free and so I got up a bit early and [...]

By |2019-12-12T08:04:06-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hunting the Moon in Marblehead

As disappointed as I was in yesterday's photo excursion, today more than made up for it.  I had decided on a whim to drive up to New Hampshire on Saturday to explore foliage and followed some online suggestions on peak foliage. Between the flat light and less than ideal compositions, I ended up disappointed with the excursion. Today started off much better with great weather in town. I headed out early to scout out locations for tonight's Hunters moonrise and had decided on either Crocker Park or Ferry Lane as offering the vantage point I was looking for. I had [...]

By |2019-10-13T19:49:45-04:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |20 Comments

Hunters Moon from Crocker Park

In a few days, the full Hunters moon will rise. As I was looking for an image to share from my 'to be posted' archive, I happened upon this view of the Hunters moon rising over the Corinthian Yacht Club from the vantage point of Crocker Park. When I shot this scene in 2016, I ended up really liking the image captured 6 minutes earlier when the moon crested over the CYC. I shared that one the same night and left this one for a later date. As the moon rose and the light faded, I had to decide on [...]

By |2019-10-08T07:09:37-04:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , |7 Comments