Just lit candles for the first night of Hanukkah. Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate.
On the fourth night of Hanukkah, I happened to be driving down Pleasant Street and noticed the large menorah in the small park at National Grand Bank. I happened to have my camera in the car so I quickly pulled into the parking lot and set about figuring out a composition knowing that I wanted to get Abbot Hall in the distance. I had figured out one possibility and settled on a return visit for the eighth night of Hanukkah which, as luck would have it, would fall on a Wednesday. That Wednesday was also my Open House which I [...]
I had been on the lookout for an outdoor menorah to photograph in town but a drive by Temple Emanu-El, the JCC, Sinai and Hillel came up empty. I turned to the All Marblehead page and received the hint about Marblehead Savings Bank from Lisa Indelicato (another photographer in town). So on the eighth night of Hanukkah, I headed out to photograph it fully lit. I arrived at the bank a bit early but watched as the sun started its decent toward the horizon. I realized that it might dip at just the right angle for a sun star and [...]