Gatchell’s park

Opening Day

This aerial image of opening day for baseball in Marblehead was captured almost exactly two years ago - April 28, 2018. While baseball season has been postponed and crowds of kids and parents can't line the outfield at Gatchell Park quite yet, these traditions will return at some point in the future.

By |2020-04-28T21:29:06-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Clem Rodgers Field and a Murder Mystery in Marblehead

Who knew that an innocent foliage shot could turn into a long read of a Marblehead murder mystery? On Saturday, I was driving around Marblehead trying to capture images of foliage before 2 inches of rain fell and washed all the color away. I had started at Forest River park and then found myself at the light in front of Gatchell Park and figured I would turn into the lot to explore. I photographed one tree with tackle dummies underneath and then found this scene of a small baseball diamond backed by foliage under a perfect sky. I decided to [...]

By |2019-10-28T20:57:26-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , |19 Comments

Baseball in the Fog

For those who don't know me outside of this website, I'm the father of two children and purchased my first 'real' camera six months before my now 12 year old son was born. That led to landscape photography and eventually Wednesdays in Marblehead. For every landscape shot I share, I probably take 5-10 of the kids doing activities or just trying to capture moments before they grow up. Only once before have my kid shots and the landscape ones come together in a group shot of kids at Redd's during the Fourth of July sailboat regatta. Last night, I was [...]

By |2018-05-09T21:51:50-04:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Park|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

Marblehead Football is in the Superbowl

Though I took this photo of a tree displaying Fall foliage in October 2012, it seemed only appropriate to share it with the upcoming Marblehead football game against Falmouth for the Division 2A championship.  When I visited Gatchell park to shoot the lone tree displaying its foliage, I hadn't expected to find the tackle dummies in a perfect position and with complementary colors to make for a stronger shot. With those jerseys on display, this quickly became an easily recognizable Marblehead football image and I figured I would share it today in case some in town did not know about [...]

By |2016-11-29T23:52:36-05:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Foliage in the Snow at Gatchell Park

Though the weather forecasters all predicted cold and a wintry mix for Sunday, November 2nd, I don't think I was the only one surprised when the snow started falling in significant amounts and actually sticking.  The strong winds during the start of the storm made shooting impossible but, around 1pm, the winds died down and the snow started falling more gently.  I grabbed my gear and headed out the door with a few shots in mind. I had continued to scout locations with Fall foliage around Marblehead and drove directly to the first spot only to find visibility impacting the [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:19-05:00November 3rd, 2014|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gatchell Playground and the Maple Tree

The Maple tree at the Gatchell playground is a lot like that Charlie Brown tree.  It's sad, probably dying but it's also one of the first trees in town to change colors and always seems like it might surprise you and really 'pop' one of these years. Last year was a pretty sad display and I photographed the tree by using a puddle to help keep focus on the lower half.  This year, I actually visited twice as the color was surprisingly good with most of the tree turning at the same time and very little leaf drop right off [...]

By |2014-04-20T15:13:27-04:00October 7th, 2013|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gatchell Field and the Old Maple Tree

I love the huge tree that stands in the midst of Gatchell's field and have been hoping for a good shot of it at peak foliage colors.  With each passing year though, the tree seems to turn earlier and lose it's leaves far too quickly.  I'm not sure if it is stressed or sick but I just haven't been able to get the timing right for a decent image. This year, I kept passing the tree without seeing that moment but, after a rain storm, decided to head out one more time.  The top of the tree was bare at [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:06:08-05:00October 26th, 2012|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Keep it Local – Grown Ups 2

As many of you know, the movie Grown Ups 2 is filming in town and will be closing Lafayette street today to shoot a scene that may look a lot like the one you see above.  On Wednesday night, I was returning home from photographing the new pier at Stramski beach and noticed that the Ice Cream House was complete.  The lights were on for a night game and I immediately pulled over with a shot in mind.  I set up and tried a few compositions before settling on this one.  The light was fading fast and the field lights [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:06:15-05:00June 8th, 2012|Categories: Keep it Local|Tags: , , , |3 Comments