Yesterday, I drove around Marblehead to get a sense of fall colors on what will likely be a muted foliage season due to the drought of summer. I found little in the way of color but decided to get out of my car when I reached Foster Street on the Neck. I made my way to one of my favorite spots at the edge of the Pleon pier and waited for a cloud to pass so that some sun could make its way to the surprisingly full harbor. As the sunlight appeared, so did a sailboat making its way up [...]
I'm going to profess my ignorance again and admit that I do not know what to call these two beautiful boats other than 'sailboats'. As we headed out of Marblehead Harbor on a quick trip with friends, I looked back and spotted sun rays breaking overhead. As we passed these two sailboats, I noticed the angles of the rays seemed to mimic the lines on the masts and quickly composed this image to capture the two boats on their moorings, Abbot Hall in the background and a great sky above.
Back to early August and an afternoon spent captured Marblehead harbor in all its summer beauty under puffy white clouds. A nice summer shot on one of the last days of summer...
Yesterday, I shared an image captured from Riverhead beach focusing on the Town class boats with their vibrant hulls and the harbor beyond. Prior to capturing the Townies from that angle, I had sought out this composition from Red Steps. As vibrant as their hulls are, it's really hard to get a good angle on these boats from publicly accessible spots. When I posted, I also had forgotten the class of boats and a friend helpfully answered that they were Town class (or Townies) but that she and her daughters had taken to calling them Skittles due to their brightly [...]
I've wanted to capture these boats with their brightly colored hulls set up in a line for some time now though I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I don't know what type/class of boats they are... On this September afternoon when clouds filled the skies (and between deliveries of my 2023 Calendar), I stopped first at Riverhead Beach and then at Red Steps to try to find an angle to capture them. I'll share the Red Steps shot tomorrow but liked how the boats added a pop of color to Marblehead Harbor from this vantage point.
This morning's fog led me to a search of my To Be Posted archive and a rediscovery of this aerial image of Marblehead harbor enveloped in fog as the sun set in mid-July 2018.
In a month when I did not expect to shoot the moon once, I somehow managed to capture the Harvest moon twice at moonrise and once at moonset! Of these, the most planned out was the moonset on Saturday morning when I woke at 5:15 and drove across the causeway to Chandler Hovey Park. I had mapped out this spot as giving me the best composition with the setting full Harvest moon adjacent to Abbot Hall. I arrived to find two other photographers had similar ideas in mind and was awed by the deep orange/pumpkin color of the moon (likely [...]
Another look at September from the To Be Posted folder - this time September 2nd, 2019. The only problem with revisiting these 'keepers' that never saw the light of day after so many years is forgetting the details of what drove me out to shoot at 7:30 at night. Looking at this image, I have to believe we had experienced a passing storm and I had hoped for a break in the clouds to create a rainbow facing towards Marblehead Light. Instead, I made do with the scene before me which was very calming with its soft blue light.
Summer may be nearing an end with school starting today but that doesn't mean that warm sunsets are done for the year... I decided to look 'forward' by checking my To Be Posted folder for images captured in September and found this one taken almost exactly one year ago on September 8, 2021. It was low tide when I stopped at the end of Parker Lane and made my way down to the 'beach' (not really a beach if it only appears at low enough tide). I took turns shooting with the sun in the frame and without and tried [...]
On July 12th, I was fortunate to witness (and capture) a great sunset over Marblehead Harbor. This is the fourth image from that outing which began with golden light over the harbor and exploded into a pink-red glow. At this point, crepuscular rays formed with the sunlight pushing through clouds and being broken up into these rays of light. It was tough to decide how to frame the shot to showcase the incredible sky but not sacrifice the golden glow of Marblehead Harbor. Side Note: I started Wednesdays in Marblehead to share my images of this town. I was thrilled [...]