I first received word of a dragon in Marblehead by email a few weeks ago. Then I spotted the great video by James Maroney of Marblehead Community Access and knew I had to get down to Pleasant Street to view this incredible animatronic work of art. I arrived a little before 9am and was in awe of the scale of the dragon. It stretches over the garage and across to the house. In the morning, the dragon had not yet woken with its animatronics powered down for the evening. I took a few photos and contacted the owners - Tom [...]
With Saturday's Nor'Easter, I had just about given up on capturing foliage in Marblehead. With a shortened schedule for the EYC's annual Halloween Race, I headed across the causeway and set up along the Eastern's pier to capture scenes of the colorful boats passing by Crocker Park toward Abbot Hall. As the sun poked through the clouds, Crocker Park lit up behind the boats and I spotted some colorful leaves in the background. I ended up with at least a dozen 'keepers' in the hour or so spent shooting the race but this image of the boats passing by Crocker [...]
The annual Eastern Yacht Club Halloween Race took place in Marblehead Harbor today and the clouds broke apart just long enough for me to come home with several keepers. The normally two-day event was cut to one by yesterdays Nor'Easter and so sailing took place longer than usual on this last Sunday in October. I had just dropped off my daughter and headed across the Neck where I set up in front of the Eastern Yacht Club for this prime viewing location. I had to wait for the intermittent bursts of light but was thrilled to capture not only the [...]
For the past 15 years, Heather and Roy Martin have been creating incredible displays to celebrate Halloween in Marblehead. I had heard stories of High Street as the destination for trick or treating in town but had not yet ventured there with my wife and young kids. In advance of this Halloween, I posted a question of the All Marblehead Happenings Facebook page and received some great advice about the street and this house. We arrived a little before 6pm and I stood in line while my wife took the kids around houses to collect candy. From the street, one [...]
I have been searching for a house to properly convey the feel of a Marblehead Halloween for what seems like years and had little success until a turn down Birch Street and a look in my rearview mirror was rewarded with this view. I'm not sure who lives in this house on the corners of Birch Street and Oak Street but the house strikes a perfect balance between daytime enjoyment and evening scares. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!