While I was out shooting from the Neck on Sunday, I kept hoping for something dynamic to break up the otherwise still scene of boats on their moorings. As luck would have it, only 10 minutes after capturing Tuesday's image, this boat came back into Marblehead Harbor after finishing an October sail. I imagine conditions were near perfect with cool, crisp air and a brisk wind. I was thrilled with the sailboat adding that dynamic element and even more so by the clouds shifting and exhibition their own flow in the sky above.
I'm not quite sure what color I'm looking at in this September sunset over Marblehead harbor. This was the view I had from Crocker Park on September 4th when a storm passed just before sunset and I witnessed a huge orange sky and incredible clouds over the Neck. I had to use my widest lens in a vertical orientation and shoot a multi-image panorama to take in the full scene. I was still shooting as the light changed and, five minutes later, I was staring at this. Is it still orange? Or pink? Or pink-orange??? Whatever the color, the sky [...]
Before capturing the moonrise on Sunday night, I had driven across the causeway to capture some interesting clouds over Abbot Hall. I decided to shoot from the float at the end of the Pleon Yacht Club pier and was thrilled to find the first signs of fall in the changing leaves across the harbor. I composed this image to capture the boat in the foreground reflecting the afternoon sun and with the cloud formation over Abbot Hall on the left with the orange and yellow tree foliage at the edge of Crocker Park on the right. I ended up with [...]
The Crocker Park float was pulled out over the weekend and today marks the last day of summer. Since I just finished going through all of my photos from an outing at Crocker Park on September 4th, I thought I would share this one of the float as the sky began to take on unearthly hues leading up to an incredible orange sky over Marblehead Harbor. This photo seemed a perfect way to say 'goodbye summer'. I've started to notice leaves changing colors throughout town but, with the incredible warm and dry weather, the displays appear fairly muted so far. [...]
September 4th was quite the photo outing with this first stop along Corinthian Lane paving the way for a later outing at Crocker Park that would yield some instant favorite images. When I first went out at 5pm, it was to catch a break in rain showers and some interesting clouds that I had spotted overhead. I drove across the causeway and then glanced left as I drove along the Neck finally deciding to pull over along Corinthian Lane. I arrived just as another storm was approaching and, with the broken cloud cover, the sunlight was broken up into sun [...]
On any other night, being able to capture a sunset rainbow would have made me giddy and want to rush home to share the image on my site. On this particular night, the sky would end up exploding in color only ten minutes later and this otherwise beautiful view of a rainbow and pink cloud over a full Marblehead Harbor become relegated to the 'to be published' folder. I plan to spend this Wednesday in Marblehead working on the rest of the images from this evening one week ago as well as dropping off my first shipment of calendars at [...]
When I captured this image, I hadn't been out in nearly a month. It seemed like I was making up for lost time when I went out twice on Sunday, Sept 1st - this time to capture golden sunlight reflecting off boats filling Marblehead harbor. The clouds that held such promise earlier in the day had all but disappeared at this point so my hopes for a strong sunset were dashed (little did I know I would witness an incredible sunset only a few days later). Still, it was nice to be out with a camera at the dock in [...]
Remember how I was complaining last week about the lack of nice sunsets this summer? Forget I said that...[also, read to the end for a calendar announcement!] I had a feeling about tonight's sunset and, more specifically the chance of a rainbow forming after a late storm showed up on radar and promised to pass right around sunset with clear skies behind it. I watched the radar and headed out only to return home and do that all over again when the storm stalled for a bit. I was torn between shooting the oncoming storm from the Neck or its [...]
I can't recall what led me to wake up at 5am on April 14th but, as soon as I was up, I headed straight for Crocker Park and was rewarded with a corker of a sunrise. This is my third (and final) image from this morning where the sky shifted through red, pink and purple and the calm water reflected the light in the sky. I played with the composition of Marblehead Light, Childrens Island and the lone sailboat with wider and tighter shots but this was a really nice in-between that stayed in the 'to be published' folder until [...]
After nine years of capturing images of Marblehead, this might be a first. If you look closely at the sky, you'll see a sea gull lit up in fiery red light as the last of the sun's rays reflect off its feathers. The sunset gull added an interesting highlight to an otherwise pleasant sunset reflecting in the water of Marblehead Harbor. The one truly depressing aspect of this image captured on October 5, 2018...sunset took place at 6:06pm! Enjoy the long warm days while you can.