Ring Around the Neck – Parker Lane

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 [...]

By |2020-10-21T22:09:39-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Public Way|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Top 10 of 2019 – #9 – Summer Nights at Crocker Park

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 [...]

By |2019-12-21T21:16:23-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fireworks over Marblehead Harbor

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 [...]

By |2017-07-04T22:26:04-04:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , |21 Comments

Out for a Paddle in Marblehead Harbor

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 [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:22-05:00September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Leave the Light On under a Crescent Moon

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 [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:30-05:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments