On Sunday night after capturing the image of the Christmas tree on the First Harbor dinghy, I turned towards Marblehead Light and noticed that it was the only sign of color on this foggy night. I decided to capture the lighthouse decked out in strings of lights for the holiday using a long-exposure. The 30 second image time served to calm the waters of little harbor and accentuate the foggy mood looking out past Gerry Island towards Chandler Hovey Park. The small aperture of the lens also helped add a small star to the light produced by the green beacon [...]
A few weeks ago, a picture perfect sky dotted with cumulous clouds passed over Marblehead and I decided to fly my Phantom 4 Pro to take advantage of the conditions. I had shot over Castle Rock and the Neck earlier in the day and returned home to recharge batteries and grab a quick bite. As the clouds were still plentiful at 4:00pm, I headed out again - this time to historic downtown. I was trying to decide an a location from which to fly as I drove down Washington Street and pulled into the Old North Church parking lot which [...]
On June 9, I had gone out to capture the moonrise from Fort Sewall and brought my Phantom 4 Pro drone along to see how that might handle the full moon rising over the harbor. Before the moon could rise, the sun set and I found myself with the wrong lens and poorly positioned to capture it from the ground. I quickly launched the drone and flew it over the water to this spot looking down on Glover Island at high tide. The sun was just about to dip below the horizon as I captured this image of the last [...]
This past weekend, I had an Allergy conference to attend in Boston. That meant early morning wake ups and, on Saturday, I noted an incredible dawn from our house and quickly scanned the webcams in marblehead to find that the water had turned to a brilliant red display in one of the more impressive views of dawn on Little Harbor I had seen. Unfortunately, all of this played out on my computer screen. As Sunday's conference schedule was due to start a bit later, I decided to leave the house for Little Harbor and hoped for a nice repeat dawn [...]
My son and I went out to watch the Harvest Moon rise tonight over Marblehead. I've shot the Harvest Moon several times and always favored a composition including the lighthouse. Today, I decided to head down Beacon Street and shoot the full moon as it rose over Gerry Island, Childrens Island and boats moored in Little Harbor. Despite some haze at the horizon, the full Harvest Moon was a brilliant sight to behold. I composed this image to include the working boat Bertha in the frame. I've got a panorama of the full scene below.
May is usually synonymous with foggy days as warm weather slowly advances into Marblehead. This year was an exceptions with days and weeks of rain during what would be the 'foggy season'. As I looked for an image to share today, I found this unique view of Gerry Island in the fog. I had gone out on this early May day in 2012 chasing the fog at sunset and hoping the two atmospheric phenomenon would combine to form a stunning sunset. I explored Fort Sewall as the sun set (sadly, the fog became too thick to allow sunset's light through) [...]
The path between Gerry Island the main land is one of the most magical pieces of Marblehead - appearing twice a day like clockwork at low tide and disappearing without a trace as the tide rolls back in. I was out on Gerry Island hoping for a solid sunset backdrop for this image of the boats and houses along Doaks Lane. While the sunset never materialized, I still really liked this image of the road back to town leading the eye toward the mainland. Have a great weekend!
This was the first stop I made last Wednesday as a storm passed Marblehead and left behind incredible light. I had seen this scene develop from the comforts of my home thanks to the First Harbor webcam and quickly jumped into my car and headed down to this area known to locals as Barnegat. At this point, the sky overhead was still grey and the best light could be seen close to the horizon and over Gerry Island with Marblehead Light in the distance. I parked near Marblehead Lobster Company and explored a few compositions before deciding on this one. [...]
While I've shared a few images from the night of February 21st, this spot is where I spent the majority of the evening. It had been another of the 50+ degree days that seemed to fill most of this Winter and I had left for Fort Sewall to capture the sunset. On arriving at the Fort, I decided to walk to its far side and found wave after wave coming into Little Harbor between Fort Sewall and Gerry Island. As it was low tide, rocks dotted the foreground below and one patch of ice clung to the rocks facing open [...]
Sunday, February 14th saw record low temperatures and the most incredible display of sea smoke in Marblehead. I spent much of the morning shooting from Fort Beach and Fort Sewall toward Marblehead Light. When the sun rose high enough in the sky to make further compositions less interesting, I got back into the warm car and drove off to capture other familiar scenes bathed in sea smoke. Gerry Island was only a short way from my spot on Fort Beach so I drove past the lobster shanties and made my way there next. I had checked the tides the night before [...]