I mentioned in yesterday's post that I had left the house on February 18th with the hopes of catching a solid sunset. As you can see, this brilliant sunset far exceeded my expectations. There's something different about the Winter sun and its accompanying sunsets that makes for these intense pinks when the clouds break just right. As luck would have it, I had positioned myself at Corinthian Lane and was able to capture this brilliant sunset reflecting on an empty Marblehead harbor with a private pier breaking up the foreground and Marblehead's skyline positioned in the lower third of the frame. [...]
Yesterday was my 42nd birthday and I was fortunate to start it with a homemade breakfast with my wife and kids and end it with a great dinner out. In the middle of the day, I couldn't think of anything more fun than enjoying the Spring-like weather and flying my Phantom 4 Pro drone over Marblehead Harbor to capture scenes of frostbite sailing. The conditions were perfect for sailing with light winds and intermittently great for photography with cloudy skies and occasional breaks of brilliant light. I took turns shooting stills and video with the drone and switching to the real [...]
As Winter drags on, I thought we might all enjoy a look ahead to Summer in Marblehead and what better view than this of cumulous clouds in the sky and boats in the harbor. Who's ready for Summer?
This sunset image of the working boats of Marblehead harbor seemed like a fitting way to head into the long weekend. As the days grow longer and after this January thaw, Spring suddenly doesn't seem so far away. This image was taken on April 12, 2016 at 7:20pm as the sunset gave up its last rays of light to illuminate the sky and the working boats of Marblehead harbor floated on the still waters. From now until late April, these boats will remain the sole denizens of our harbor and then each mooring will begin to fill with pleasure boats [...]
So this is a first - my favorite image of 2016 is a brand new one that I am sharing in the countdown for the first time. On the morning of Wednesday December 14th, I headed out of the house eager to capture aerial images of Marblehead with my new Phantom drone. I had purchased the flying camera a week earlier and was just starting to get the hang of it but had not yet been able to shoot under great light. On this morning, the conditions seemed promising and I headed out towards Abbot Hall. I brought the phantom [...]
This is the second image in the Top 10 of 2016 countdown to have been taken on the night of July 5th and was an easy choice for the #2 spot (it was actually #1 until December 14th when it got bounced for that top slot). As the sun set through the building fog on this night, it created an incredible diffuse orange light. I was shooting various compositions in this light and then spotted two townies sailing under the sunset light. The picture perfect light and warmth of the final scene with the silhouettes of the sailors visible combined [...]
As we make our way through the top 5, I chose this image of a brilliant sunset mimicking fire in the sky as #4 on my Top 10 of 2016 countdown. I still remember heading out on September 20th mostly because I had missed an amazing sunset the night before. I decided to go out regardless of weather, clouds or light and ended up at Corinthian Lane with its expansive view across Marblehead Harbor as the sun set and the sky exploded. This was the most vibrant and longest lasting sunset I have witnessed in Marblehead with clouds creating the [...]
Back to the Top 10 of 2016 Countdown and the first warm image to make it to the favorite list of images. I had gone out on July 5th when golden fog rolled into Marblehead Harbor and was rewarded with the most incredible light I had seen in our town. The light was so awesome that two images from this evening are in my Top 10 list (the other just missed the #1 slot). The combination of fog enveloping (but not overwhelming) the familiar Marblehead skyline and the harbor filled with boats made this an easy choice for #5 on [...]
Today's image was taken on March 18 and shot up to #9 on my Top 10 of 2016 list for its perfect sky and incredible clarity. I went out on this evening chasing the textured sky and hoping for a strong sunset but was struck by the clarify of the houses lining Marblehead Harbor when viewed from across the water at the Pleon pier.
Long before the Hunters moon rose on October 15th, I had made my way onto Marblehead Neck and discovered just a hint of Fall foliage across the shore. I had my longest lens on the camera in anticipation of the moon rise later in the night and composed this image to include Abbot Hall, the Boston Yacht Club and houses all surrounded by spots of Fall color. Just when I thought I had the perfect composition, I spotted this sailboat returning from what was presumably its last sail of the season. Speaking of the BYC, I will be participating in [...]