As disappointed as I was in yesterday's photo excursion, today more than made up for it. I had decided on a whim to drive up to New Hampshire on Saturday to explore foliage and followed some online suggestions on peak foliage. Between the flat light and less than ideal compositions, I ended up disappointed with the excursion. Today started off much better with great weather in town. I headed out early to scout out locations for tonight's Hunters moonrise and had decided on either Crocker Park or Ferry Lane as offering the vantage point I was looking for. I had [...]
Sunday, September 1st was the first time I had been out to capture new photos in nearly a month and, with the nice cloud cover, I decided to bring along my drone. I had flown the drone only once in the past year having spent much of 2017 and 2018 exploring Marblehead from the air. I had realized that the drone offered other possibilities than simply shooting from 100-400 feet in the air and had an idea in mind when I drove out to the Neck. I arrived to find the parking lot at Chandler Hovey packed on this Labor [...]
I mentioned in Monday's post of the sunset off the Village Street dock that we had just returned from a boat ride around Marblehead Harbor. This image of the Corinthian Yacht Club and Marblehead Light was captured towards the end of that circumnavigation. I hadn't approached the CYC from this angle before and marveled at the proximity of the lighthouse on Chandler Hovey Park to the facade of the yacht club. As luck would have it, two of the club's launches were parked with one showing the CYC name on its rear. It was a Friday night in mid-July so [...]
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 [...]
I've shared a few images from a short boat trip circumnavigating Marblehead Harbor that took place in mid-July and hope you aren't tiring of the views of Marblehead 'from the water'. When I spotted the red channel marker labeled 2MH, I very quickly composed this image capturing it and the green MH1 marker with Marblehead Light in the background. I lucked out with the cloud cover overhead and the haze which helped convey the warmth of this summer evening spent with friends motoring around our harbor.
I mentioned in yesterday's post that my family was lucky to have been invited out for an evening cruise around Marblehead harbor by good friends. After making our way down the 'main' side, we turned and headed back up along the Neck. As we were rounding the corner at the CYC, I spotted this composition and instantly snapped the shutter. I had been eyeing the view of Marblehead Light in close proximity to the Corinthian Yacht Club but the expanse of empty water left the scene feeling a bit empty. As we passed this boat on its mooring, everything about [...]
I missed the Marblehead fireworks show for the first time since moving here in 2008 and hope everyone enjoyed what I'm sure was a great show. Following up on Wednesday's post of the harbor illumination is this image of the fireworks display from 2015 and my favorite vantage point - a friend's cupola on the Neck. We were invited over for the day and I made sure to bring my camera and tripod. Shortly after arriving, I checked out their cupola and found the perfect composition. I ended up biking over to Corinthian Lane for the harbor illumination and then [...]
Today's image was captured on July 16, 2013 when a friend invited me on a boat ride around Marblehead near sunset. At this point we were coming back into Marblehead harbor. I looked up at Marblehead Light and composed this image from sea level taking in all of Chandler Hovey park and its reflection in the calm waters.
The internet is a strange and wonderful thing. I was looking for an image to share and stopped at this one of a brilliant pink and blue sky captured at dawn in mid-April. I shared two other images from this morning but, between the changing light and flexibility of composing with a zoom lens, had a number of 'keepers' from the morning. When it came time to come up with a title, I was lost. I decided to type in 'sky-blue pink' into Google and ended up going down a rabbit hole starting with finding it to be a modern [...]
The full moonrise from late December turned out to be one of my favorite outings to capture the moon to date. I'm not sure what it was about that particular moonrise but I managed to take some images that felt unique and new - a tough task to accomplish after ten years of capturing images of Marblehead. With the moon up, I repositioned my tripod along the gangway at the Dolphin Yacht Club until I knew that the moon would pass perfectly behind Marblehead Light. With the position set, I adjusted my camera settings for this long exposure that would [...]