Casting Shadows on the Water

I drove around on Saturday trying to figure out this year's foliage situation. The maples had turned early as usual and hadn't put on much of a show. I had spotted some vibrant colors in spots in the past week but not as much as I hoped for. Knowing that peak foliage had taken place on October 17 last year, I figured I had a decent shot of finding some color. Well, I drove around for an hour and just about gave up. Meanwhile, the clouds seemed to hold promise so when I got a text from a friend out [...]

By |2021-10-17T20:38:04-04:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dawn’s Early Light

On Sunday morning, I awoke just after 5am and decided to make the most of that with a photo outing at the State Street Landing. I had checked sunrise location and times and thought I read that the sun would cross the horizon at 6:20am. Given that, I drove out early and arrived at State Street to find a slowly developing yellow-orange glow of dawn's early light. The light had a great effect on the still waters of Marblehead Harbor but, within minutes, had disappeared leaving a mostly grey view. I waited and waited but did not see signs of [...]

By |2021-10-03T19:49:31-04:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

GameDay Sunrise

And I almost missed it... I woke up this morning just after 5 for no good reason and decided to take advantage of the early wake up with a photo outing. I quickly scouted out the location of the sunrise as well as predicted cloud cover and didn't hold too much hope for a nice showing but drove down to the State Street landing anyway. I arrived too early but was treated to a nice orange dawn that then seemed to fizzle out just as the sun rose into a bank of clouds. I picked up the tripod and camera [...]

By |2021-10-03T10:10:00-04:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Light After the Storm

Yesterday was an awful, terrible, gut punch of a day... I shared a photo of the Marblehead varsity football game that I had shot on Friday night and left at 8am to shoot the JV game. I was excited to capture moments that these kids would hopefully take to heart and love the idea of finding those moments of camaraderie and greatness that seem to only come in the younger years. But then, 10 minutes into the game, an awful leg injury occurred. I literally dropped my camera and headed to the fallen player to see if there was anything [...]

By |2021-09-25T22:48:52-04:00September 26th, 2021|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Endless Sunset

On June 15th one of the best sunsets of the year formed over Marblehead Neck and I happened to have picked the perfect spot from which to capture it. This is the eighth capture I will have shared from that night shooting every which way at Crocker Park. This was just after the peak of light over the Neck which had bathed the water in a golden reflection.  In this image captured a few minutes post-peak, the gold had become a bit more muted and introduced pinks and purples to the edges of the cloud as the sun dipped lower [...]

By |2021-09-21T21:46:14-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In the Nick of Time

I couldn't make up my mind about tonight's sunset and, by the time I did, almost missed the peak light. I had a late start and my first stop at Parker Lane was a no-go with the angle of light being just a bit off. From there I headed around to Foster and then went down to the Pleon's pier where I set up and composed this shot just in the nick of time.  Within a minute, the light had already become more muted. I shot a few more frames but quickly realized the best light had passed and packed [...]

By |2021-08-08T20:22:03-04:00August 8th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Best Harbor in America

As I was looking for images to post this week, I stopped at this shot and thought 'this must be the best harbor in America'. And then I promptly Googled to see if that was a real contest. Turns out it is as of 2019 when US Harbors started a contest and, to my dismay, Marblehead wasn't even listed. The winner of the Northeast section was Padanaram, South Darmouth. Interestingly, only 2,500 people voted for the 2021 version of the contest so I figured when the time comes next year (voting should start in late March/early April 2022), we should [...]

By |2021-08-01T21:17:30-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , |10 Comments

Foggy Sunset over the Harbor

With all the rain that we have been experiencing this month, I have found little opportunity (or desire) to go out and shoot. I was feeling that way on Friday night too but as the fog rolled in just before sunset, I thought there might be a chance for some nice views of the harbor. I drove down Lee Street but couldn't find anywhere to park until I reached The Landing and then walked up towards Crocker Park from there. Sure enough, there was fog to be found in my views of the harbor and, thankfully, the fog seemed to [...]

By |2021-07-18T21:32:50-04:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Between the Raindrops

While this year's Fourth of July weekend wasn't the same as those in the past with cold, wet conditions, fewer exhibits, artisans and traffic for the Festival and the lack of fireworks, it still felt really nice to have some of our traditional Independence Day/weekend activities return after the past year. I walked around on Saturday and ran into several people before visiting Abbot Hall and Old Town House to view the exhibits. Then on Sunday, we had plans to attend the Dolphin Yacht Club's cookout but the weather delayed the start.  Since we were already in the car, we [...]

By |2021-07-05T21:50:37-04:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |12 Comments

Purple Afterglow

Maybe the last shot for now from the night of June 15th and the series of images I've shared over the past week.I had another keeper from a bit earlier that I really, really liked but not sure if the scenes (though varied by focal length, light and composition) might be getting a bit repetitive... Anyway, this was the last shot of the night at 8:28pm when the gold faded and soft purple afterglow took shape over Marblehead harbor. Hope you liked this peak into the many, many keepers that can come from a single night out in our incredibly [...]

By |2021-06-23T21:58:58-04:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |8 Comments