I had plans to share more images from this late September afternoon and a 'ring around the Neck' hitting some of my favorite spots but other outings kept getting in the way... On the same day that I visited Chandler Hovey for that 'sit for a spell' image I also stopped at most of the public ways on the Neck to capture scenes of Marblehead Harbor with some great light and clouds. This was the view from Parker Lane which has always been a favorite but has been limited in compositions for the past few years since the stairs have [...]
One final image of May days in Marblehead - this one comes from an aerial shoot high above Redd's Pond. I captured a few images of the sailboats in Redd's early on but then flew up to 400 feet for this shot featuring the juxtaposition of big boats in the harbor and those little boats in the pond.
When I was choosing my Top 10 images of 2019, this shot captured from Crocker Park on July 21 was an easy choice but deciding where to place it was difficult. It's a very simple image and composition focusing on the mouth of the harbor with boats filling all but a few moorings. The sky was perfect with great contrast and detail in the clouds above. While I tend to be more excited by images captured at sunrise or sunset with incredible orange, red, pink or purple skies, there's something to be said for a perfect blue sky casting soft [...]
Earlier today, I shared images taken during past fireworks shows and realized there was a perfect spot on the Neck from which I could capture this year's fireworks over Marblehead harbor. I made sure to scout out this spot at the Pleon Yacht Club earlier in the day during high tide to figure out compositions that would be available tonight. Shortly after 8pm, I left the party we had been attending on the Neck (site of the 2015 fireworks shots) and biked down to Foster Street. I arrived in time to capture the harbor illumination with flares on either side [...]
On Wednesday, July 30th I was out on the causeway waiting to cheer on a limousine as it drove around Marblehead and found myself staring at some beautiful cloud formations over Abbot Hall. By now the tower of Abbot had been adorned with a big 'M' and so I was in search of new vantage points from which to capture the school symbol and colors. As I decided on the best location for this composition, a woman got on to a stand up paddle board from Riverhead Beach and went out for a paddle in Marblehead Harbor. The water was [...]
I went to sleep on Sunday night after checking forecasts for the morning and thinking there was a descent chance at a good sunrise. The chance wasn't quite high enough for me to set an alarm but I figured that if I woke in time, I would head out the door. Sure enough I woke at 4am and took that as a sign of good things to come. I had mapped out the direction of the sunrise and decided that Crocker Park would offer the best vantage point. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much Marblehead Harbor had filled [...]