Marblehead Harbor

Rainbow Watching at Crocker Park

Well that was unexpected! I had gone by Crocker Park earlier today to check out the chestnut tree and made plans to return before sunset. I arrived with an hour to spare and hung out at the park watching the sky darken. I checked my radar app and saw that a rapidly moving storm was heading our way. I waited out the rain under the gazebo and quickly adjusted my plan. I put a circular polarizer on the lens and crossed my fingers that the sun would pop out before the rain passed to create a rainbow.  At 7:52pm, a [...]

By | 2018-05-23T20:38:53+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Park|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Summer Sunsets in Marblehead

Last night as I walked the dog with my wife around our neighborhood, I watched the sky fill with color. I was too late to capture it from an ideal spot so I simply enjoyed the light in the evening sky and began to look forward to summer sunsets in Marblehead. That led me to this not yet published image from late June. With a harbor filled with boats, Abbot Hall punctuating the skyline and incredible light under a dramatic sky, Marblehead is a great spot to take in those summer sunsets.

By | 2018-05-15T06:40:32+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Valkyrie and the Jackson Cup

On the last weekend in April, I headed across to the Neck and captured these one design boats vying for the Jackson Cup. The sailboats crossed in front of familiar landmarks such as St. Michael's steeple and the Grace Community Church while competing inside of Marblehead Harbor. The harbor has started to fill with boats just in the past week. Can't wait to start shooting sunrises and sunsets over moorings finally filled with boats for the season.

First Turn for the Jackson Cup

On the last weekend in April, I headed across to the Neck and captured these one design boats vying for the Jackson Cup. The sailboats crossed in front of familiar landmarks such as Abbot Hall while competing inside of Marblehead Harbor. This shot seemed to capture three boats vying for position at the first turn - though to be honest, I couldn't follow the race well enough to judge where it began or ended...

By | 2018-05-08T21:44:22+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , , |33 Comments

Dawns Early Light

The morning of April 24th proved to be one of the most beautiful and longest lasting dawns/sunrises I have experienced in Marblehead. The light show began at 5:30am and, within minutes, I witnessed orange, pink and purple light paints the sky and Marblehead Harbor in dawns early light.  The light quickly changed and strengthened as I stood watch at the end of Ferry Lane (near the Landing). If you look closely, you can see that Marblehead Light's green beacon is shining against the orange backdrop. Thanks again to all who voted yesterday and helped me narrow down my selections for the [...]

By | 2018-05-06T22:45:31+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

Race for the Jackson Cup in Marblehead Harbor

This weekend, the 20th annual Jackson Cup race took place inside Marblehead Harbor. The invitational hosted by the Boston Yacht Club is an event I look forward to photographing each year with views of the one-design boats and their colorful sails crossing familiar landmarks inside our harbor. I began photographing on Saturday with my long lens from a position on Parker Lane before returning to the car to launch the drone for some overhead shots.  This image with a tight grouping of the boats under picture perfect skies with Abbot Hall and Crocker Park in the distance was a quick [...]

By | 2018-04-30T21:18:09+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Dawn of a Spring Day

I can't remember the last time I went out to capture the sunrise and this spring has not been very welcoming to early morning outings. This morning, everything seemed to fall into place and I decided to head out early to capture the dawn of a spring day. As I drove towards downtown, the sky showed its earliest hints of color. I arrived at the Landing and saw the light had built up further with plenty of time to go before sunrise.  I started off shooting from shore but then made my way to one of the floats already out [...]

By | 2018-04-24T06:53:57+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |21 Comments

The Harbor at Noon

Wednesday began with thick fog over town and I wrote off the day as unlikely to offer many photo opportunities between the dreary weather and lack of foliage around town. As the day progressed, the sun burned through the fog and clouds began to appear in the western sky. I had a few errands to run so I threw the camera bag in the trunk and drove off to the Neck. I circled the Neck not finding the image I wanted at Chandler Hovey Park and made it back down to Harbor Avenue just off the causeway where I spotted [...]

By | 2018-04-11T20:50:18+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Marblehead High School Sailing on a Spring Day

On Sunday, I had to drop off my son at a friend's house on the Neck. At the last minute, I grabbed my camera with the longest lens I had in the hopes that frostbite sailing might have returned to Marblehead Harbor.  With seemingly endless Nor'Easters and otherwise bad conditions, I hadn't had a chance to photograph the sailboats inside the harbor racing in front of familiar locations. As luck would have it, I found a fleet race was taking place and the conditions were picture perfect with bright sun overhead, partly cloudy skies behind Abbot Hall and an otherwise [...]

By | 2018-04-09T07:04:40+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

Frozen Marblehead Harbor

As the days (slowly) warm, I didn't want to miss the chance to share images from this arctic winter including the incredible aerial view of a frozen Marblehead harbor.  This image was captured in early January after almost two weeks of sub-20 F temperatures led to a nearly complete freeze of the harbor (at least to the BYC/Landing). It never froze enough to support weight as the harbor did in the 70s but the contrast of the iced harbor against the deep blue of the Atlantic ocean on this morning made for a compelling image.

By | 2018-03-25T17:38:49+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , |5 Comments