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Fort Beach and the Neck

I went out twice yesterday and left my gear in the car 'just in case' only to completely miss the potential for a nice sunset; let alone a rainbow and lightning that I saw posted later that night.  Misses like that where I stand looking up at the sky and realizing it's too late to do anything but marvel at the light make me appreciate the times that I do make it to the right spot at the right time. This shot comes from mid-August and followed another stormy day in Marblehead. I arrived at Fort Beach a little before [...]

By |2020-10-07T22:30:17-04:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

October Sky

Having gone out Wednesday during the day and again for the moonrise, I wasn't feeling up to another outing on Thursday night but then the sky started to break in just the right spots and I found myself driving towards the causeway to find the right angle for a shot. I ended up crossing the causeway and promptly turning back towards Riverhead Beach. I had charged my drone which I hadn't flown in a while and launched that after setting up the real camera on a tripod. I was able to capture images through a remote while flying over the [...]

By |2020-10-04T20:41:15-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sit for a Spell

It seems like forever since I was last out to shoot around Marblehead but, looking back, it had only been two weeks.  I had the day off and, once the rain cleared, found picture perfect conditions for a mid-day outing. I crossed the causeway and then stopped at the public ways and some other spots along the Neck to capture views of the harbor and boats under cumulous clouds. Chandler Hovey Park was a mid-journey stop and I arrived to find myself one of only three people out enjoying the wind coming off the water. The views towards Abbot were [...]

By |2020-09-30T17:33:02-04:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , |14 Comments

Green Light in the Blue Hour

A few people thought yesterday's image of foliage at Seaside was a bit too soon so here is a shot from an early September evening captured one year ago - September 2, 2019.  I remember heading out on this night hoping that the clouds over the Neck might serve to reflect the light of sunset but the clouds never broke and I was left with a fairly monotone scene. I waited a bit past sunset for the blue hour and then spotted the reflection of Marblehead light's green beacon reflecting in the still water of the harbor. That and the [...]

By |2020-09-14T21:36:55-04:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Simpler Days

As we pass six months of social distancing and mask wearing, I found myself drawn to my admittedly few environmental portraits that had yet to be shared. This shot of Glover's Regiment crossing Marblehead harbor as a tribute to simpler days was an instant selection. The shot was captured on December 1, 2018 and features the whole of the Regiment well within our now 6 foot distance. At the time I thought nothing of this shot and put it in the 'to be published' archive having favored some others from the outing. Now it carries so much more weight and [...]

By |2020-09-09T21:24:13-04:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Bathing in Light

Back from a week's staycation with this shot from that mid-August outing which featured the most varied light conditions I've seen in some time. From the same evening in which I captured the ominous sky over the causeway and Tinkers as well as the rainbow at Castle Rock and the vibrant sunset from the Pleon, I also found this scene of Marblehead Neck and Chandler Hovey Park bathing in light from the setting sun.  This was a surprisingly tough shot to capture and process with the sunlight on the Neck so bright and yellow that it seemed fake even while [...]

By |2020-09-07T21:59:50-04:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

The Full Corn Moon

The full corn moon rose over Chandler Hovey Park tonight and I was one of a half dozen photographers among many more onlookers admiring the view of the moon rising over a collection of boats in the mouth of the harbor. When I arrived at Front Street I had been hoping for a different shot than what I came away with. The lights had been hung on the lighthouse early on in the COVID era and I envisioned a shot of the moon rising with the lighthouse resplendent in lights and a collection of boats filling the waters. As sunset [...]

By |2020-09-01T20:32:33-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |30 Comments

Low Tide at Fort Beach

On Wednesday, I headed out the door to chase storms at Riverhead (that shot is coming tomorrow) before making my way to Fort Beach in the hopes of capturing a rainbow (I didn't but got one at Castle Rock an hour later).  While at Fort Beach, I wandered up and down Front Street in search of new compositions that did not rely on the Great Tree at the Fort. When i moved far enough over, I was able to hide the emptiness of Fort Sewall with some foliage while also lucking out with a scattered collection of boats at low [...]

By |2020-08-25T06:49:17-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Weathered Tree at Chandler Hovey Park

The theme for this week seems to be shaping up as 'images that I wasn't happy with but finally figured out the right processing this weekend'.  This black and white image of a weathered tree at Chandler Hovey Park was captured on September 1, 2013. I was drawn to this composition in which the tree is able to steal focus from Marblehead Light in large part due to the curve of the clouds mimicking the canopy of the tree.  That being said, the processing never really worked out. I tried this in color and black and white and while the [...]

By |2020-08-17T21:37:43-04:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sea Smoke – Remastered

Just received a print order for one of my all time favorite images of sea smoke surrounding Marblehead Light and couldn't pass up a chance to remaster this shot from 2012. Here is the new version that I thought would be a perfect share as we face 90+ degree temperatures...again. 10 year retrospective coming tomorrow...

By |2020-08-11T07:05:40-04:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , |0 Comments