An Empty Harbor Awaits

After getting out to shoot for the first time in weeks on Sunday, I awoke early this morning and checked the weather to see if the sunrise might be worth another outing. The cloud cover looked promising and, when Matt Noyes mentioned a nice sunrise on NECN, I knew I had to head out the door.  I drove to Hammond Park first but found the composition options limited from there. I then headed to the State Street Landing and walked to the right onto Tuckers Wharf where I found a nice angle for capturing the dawn. As the sun began [...]

By |2021-03-24T07:26:33-04:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Spring is in the Air and Class is in Session

What a great way to kick off spring by dusting off the camera after 7 weeks without a single photo and heading out to the newly repaired public way at Parker Lane.  The Marblehead Tech Dinghy Association is one of the bright spots of this COVID winter. With frostbite sailing sidelined due to restrictions on sailing and with these MIT one-design racers available, a new group of boats could be seen racing within Marblehead harbor. The Tech Dinghy was designed by a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1935. In November 2020, Jay Watt created the Marblehead Tech [...]

By |2021-03-21T16:22:45-04:00March 21st, 2021|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Mid-Harbor Sunset on this Small Business Saturday

First, thank you to everyone who purchased a 2021 Calendar, the Wednesdays in Marblehead book and/or prints over the past week - I really appreciate your support of my work! And if you haven't yet, my 25% off sale continues until Monday, Nov 30th.  Today being Small Business Saturday, I wanted to mention that you can also purchase my calendars at Crosby's, Shubies, Arnould Gallery and Scribe. Today's image was captured on October 1 when I flew the drone for the first time in a while and stopped around mid-harbor for this view of a fall sunset. With boats nearly [...]

By |2020-11-28T08:18:19-05:00November 28th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Between the Pylons

And this was the view looking to the left from my spot along Foster Street from the night of October 30th. I normally would compose the image to focus on Abbot Hall and the distant skyline but noticed that the sunset was perfectly reflecting off the water between the pylons of the Pleon pier. I times this shot to capture the white surf in the foreground and pink-red hue of sunset light reflecting. The focal point quickly shifted to the pier and Abbot Hall and the distant houses fell into the backdrop.

By |2020-11-17T22:50:22-05:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Humid Days and Foggy Nights

I was at my office in Salem today when I started to notice the light change and took a quick peak at the webcams lining Marblehead harbor to find an incredible combination of fog and light developing. I was stuck til 5pm and with sunset before 4:30 I could only sit and watch the sunset unfold. With that in mind, I wanted to revisit my foggy shots in my 'to be published' folder and immediately stopped at this one captured on July 5, 2016. One of my all time favorite outings with countless 'keepers' took place on this night. At [...]

By |2020-11-09T19:37:27-05:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

Halloween Blue Moon

And this was the view of the Halloween blue moon rising over Children's Island on October 31. I arrived at Crocker Park more interested in trying something new with focus stacking using a small pumpkin but, once the full moon appeared, I found myself in awe of the sight. There was something about this moment with the moon not yet cleared of Children's that made me immediately mark it as a favorite. The two boats moored in the harbor helped with a foreground element and broke up the otherwise empty harbor. I ended up with multiple outings between October 29 [...]

By |2020-11-01T21:03:29-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

First Snow of the Season

Remember how I was lamenting Thursday's mediocre sunrise in this morning's post? Tonight's sunset after the first snow of the season more than made up for that morning! I arrived home after work and grabbed my wife and kids to drive down Pleasant Street and view Tom Saltsman's latest Halloween masterpiece...King Kong. After that we headed home and I quickly turned around to drive across the neck as I had spotted a small opening in the cloud cover near the horizon. I arrived on Foster Street and, sure enough, sunset light had snuck through and lit up the clouds. The [...]

By |2020-10-30T19:14:05-04:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Out Past the Corinthian

On September 30th, I took a drive across the causeway and hit some favorite spots along the Neck under picture-perfect conditions. After a few shots at Chandler Hovey Park, I drove down Kimball Street and stopped where it meets Nahant for this view. If you have stopped here recently, there is a new wall in place and a very nice bench as well. I found a spot from which I could capture the edge of the Corinthian Yacht Club serving as a frame for the view of the harbor and Abbot Hall in the distance. A few trees had turned [...]

By |2020-10-14T21:55:02-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Birds Eye View

When I flew my drone on a late September morning, I did so mostly to scout out foliage spots and was a bit disappointed with the lack of vibrant color. While hovering up there, I couldn't help but capture this view of Abbot Hall after its recent restoration and with the lawn coming along nicely. As a bonus, the birds eye view allowed me to capture a good portion of historic downtown (Old Town to some), the harbor and most of the Neck. With the 11am sun coming at an angle, the scene had a nice light to it as [...]

By |2020-10-12T21:39:26-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Ring Around the Neck – Corinthian Lane

Last Wednesday, I headed out shortly after lunch when I noticed clouds had formed overhead and broken up the perfect blue sky. I didn't have a clear destination in mind and ended up making a ring around the neck with stops at some of my favorite locations to take in the last of these late summer/early fall views of the harbor. This was the stop along Corinthian Lane where I made sure to include the flagpole and adirondack chairs perfectly set for a picturesque view of Marblehead harbor. I'll have more from this outing to share in the days and [...]

By |2020-10-06T22:52:02-04:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , |1 Comment