They're here! It's officially cherry blossom season in Marblehead as the three trees in the Harris Street Cemetery have bloomed. I visited the trees several times over the past few days and then returned with my camera gear tonight to capture a few images before sunset. In this image, I focused on the far tree which was reflecting the last light of sunset on some of its branches. I used my new lens and its very fast aperture to keep focus on the cherry blossoms and lightly blur the gravestones and distant tree. With rain in the forecast, I'm hopeful [...]
This weekend, my instagram feed lit up with images of the cherry blossoms around the tidal basin in Washington, DC. Those trees were among my favorite aspects of living in DC during my residency and I still don't feel like spring has arrived until I can capture images of cherry blossoms. With our trees usually three weeks delayed from those further south, I turned to my archive and found this image of cherry blossoms in perfect bloom from a late April morning at the Harris Street cemetery. It won't be too much longer before the cherry blossoms in Marblehead bloom [...]
I've captured the cherry blossoms at Harris Street cemetery every year since we moved to Marblehead in 2008. The patch has had some great years and a few not so good ones. On the morning of April 27, I found picture perfect conditions and discovered a new composition using the arcing branch of the first tree to frame the two trees in the background. As a perennial favorite destination and for the discovery of a new composition, this view of the cherry blossoms under the canopy at Harris Street is my third favorite image of 2018.
On April 27th, I returned to the Harris Street cemetery hoping that the rainfall from the day before had resulted in even more color being displayed than on my previous visits. Sure enough, the cherry blossoms were radiant in pinks and purples and I spent an hour before work exploring various compositions in the cemetery. One thing my prior gear had not been capable of capturing is a proper sun star. With my move to Sony, I made sure that at least one of my new lenses could do justice to this trick of the light created by closing down [...]
On the morning of April 27th, I arrived at the Harris Street cemetery to find the three cherry blossom trees at peak bloom and perfectly illuminated by the morning light. I spent the hour before work exploring angles and compositions to try to do some justice to the beautiful sight of these delicate pink flowers and the thoughts of spring that they immediately conjure. As I made my way out and toward the car, I grabbed my iPhone to share a quick view so others might stop and visit. When I did so, I spotted this composition and quickly switched [...]
Spring has officially arrived in Marblehead with this display of peak cherry blossoms color at the Harris Street cemetery. For those who are new to my site, I spent several years in Washington, DC before moving to Marblehead and quickly came to associate the peak of cherry blossoms with the arrival of spring. Granted, that tends to occur in late March/early April down there but, nonetheless, I have been visiting and photographing the Harris Street cherry blossoms for several years now to help me mark the onset of spring in Marblehead. For the past few years, the three cherry blossom [...]
What better way to welcome the first day of Spring than with my favorite group of cherry blossoms in Marblehead. The pink blossoms seen here in full bloom add a touch of Spring to the Harris Street Cemetery every April. It won't be long before the snow melts, flowers bloom and boats re-enter Marblehead Harbor.
This has to be the dreariest Spring to ever hit Marblehead as we have paid for the mild Winter with endless cold and rainy days. The weather has played havoc with the flowering trees as most haven't even flowered or did after the leaves had already appeared. The end result has been a dreary Spring and a collective wait for the warmth of Summer. If you have followed my site for any length of time, you'll know that Spring doesn't officially arrive in my mind until I can capture images of cherry blossoms. This year may end up being a [...]
Those who have followed this site for a while will know that I have a small obsession with cherry blossom trees. We lived in Washington, DC for 3 years while I completed my residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown and, from that point on, Spring has been firmly tied to the peak of these trees. I found this patch of cherry blossoms in the Harris Street Cemetery several years ago and have tried to shoot them at peak each Spring. This particular image was taken on April 28, 2015 - I wonder when the trees will peak this year...
After a very long Winter and slow start to Spring, the view of cherry blossoms in bloom at the Harris Street cemetery was a very welcome sight to behold. Since living in Washington, DC, I've equated the start of Spring with the arrival of cherry blossoms. When I found this collection of cherry blossom trees in Marblehead several years ago, it became my go-to location for capturing the beautiful trees and signaling that Spring had arrived in Marblehead. I had made a few passes down Harris Street to check the progress of the trees this year and, on Tuesday night, [...]