This morning's fog led me to a search of my To Be Posted archive and a rediscovery of this aerial image of Marblehead harbor enveloped in fog as the sun set in mid-July 2018.
In a month when I did not expect to shoot the moon once, I somehow managed to capture the Harvest moon twice at moonrise and once at moonset! Of these, the most planned out was the moonset on Saturday morning when I woke at 5:15 and drove across the causeway to Chandler Hovey Park. I had mapped out this spot as giving me the best composition with the setting full Harvest moon adjacent to Abbot Hall. I arrived to find two other photographers had similar ideas in mind and was awed by the deep orange/pumpkin color of the moon (likely [...]
Another look at September from the To Be Posted folder - this time September 2nd, 2019. The only problem with revisiting these 'keepers' that never saw the light of day after so many years is forgetting the details of what drove me out to shoot at 7:30 at night. Looking at this image, I have to believe we had experienced a passing storm and I had hoped for a break in the clouds to create a rainbow facing towards Marblehead Light. Instead, I made do with the scene before me which was very calming with its soft blue light.
Summer may be nearing an end with school starting today but that doesn't mean that warm sunsets are done for the year... I decided to look 'forward' by checking my To Be Posted folder for images captured in September and found this one taken almost exactly one year ago on September 8, 2021. It was low tide when I stopped at the end of Parker Lane and made my way down to the 'beach' (not really a beach if it only appears at low enough tide). I took turns shooting with the sun in the frame and without and tried [...]
On July 12th, I was fortunate to witness (and capture) a great sunset over Marblehead Harbor. This is the fourth image from that outing which began with golden light over the harbor and exploded into a pink-red glow. At this point, crepuscular rays formed with the sunlight pushing through clouds and being broken up into these rays of light. It was tough to decide how to frame the shot to showcase the incredible sky but not sacrifice the golden glow of Marblehead Harbor. Side Note: I started Wednesdays in Marblehead to share my images of this town. I was thrilled [...]
On Thursday, August 11th, I headed out to Crocker Park to capture the last supermoon of the year. I had plotted out the sturgeon moon's rise just to the left of the Eastern Yacht Club from this spot and decided to shoot from the benches on the small hill at the park to gain a bit of extra elevation and help separate the boats in the harbor. This was a tough shot to get and required a wide open aperture to capture enough light for the final image. As it turned out, I am currently working on my 2023 Marblehead [...]
Another image from my chase of cumulus clouds on a 99 degree summer day on the harbor. I had left Castle Rock and headed to Chandler Hovey before circulating back down to Foster Street. From here I knew I could capture a number of compositions looking across the harbor toward Abbot Hall but also towards the mouth of the harbor. When I spotted the launch for the Eastern Yacht Club idling, I knew I would start with this shot angling to get the Corinthian Yacht Club and Marblehead Light in the background. The otherwise full harbor and great clouds overhead [...]
I've shared two previous images from this outing that were instant favorites including that huge rainbow from Front Street and a vibrant sunset behind Marblehead Light. As such, this shot from July 2nd was placed in the 'to be posted' folder until today. The view from Chandler Hovey Park is awesome but, in order to take it all in with a camera, one needs to go wide. With that wide view, the boats tend to look small, far away and spaced too far apart which detracts from the scene. In this case, there are enough elements in the sky, the [...]
This is definitely not the image I had in mind as I drove across the causeway ahead of an incoming storm. The darkening skies at 7pm made me check the radar and I spotted a large cell headed our way. As soon as dinner was finished, I headed out not exactly sure where I might capture the storm from. I ended up at Foster Street as it seemed to be in line with the coming cell. I set up just in time to capture a few frames of golden light against the deep blue of the stormy weather headed our [...]
A nice comparison to Tuesday's image is this one captured from the Boston Yacht Club on July 14th as the sun was starting to set over Marblehead Harbor. As opposed to Tuesday's tight crop at 224mm causing the boats to appear stacked, this one taken at a very wide 28mm sets them further apart. The light in the sky was just starting to form at this point and would become far stronger as the night progressed but there was something about this image and the way the light reflected on the water below that made it a keeper in my [...]