I spent the weekend catching up on almost 1,500 photos taken over the past few weeks (mostly of the kids including lots of baseball and lacrosse shots). I also had a few landscapes hidden amongst them including this one of Cove Beach at the end of the public way at Cove Lane on the Neck. I visited this spot on June 2nd, 2019 when the clouds promised to break just right and create a nice sunset. The light show wasn't quite what I had hoped for but it did cast some nice golden light on the water and shore of [...]
On September 10, 2017 I flew my drone from Chandler Hovey Park and skimmed over the water to the green channel marker. Having captured that shot, I rose a few hundred feet in the air and took in the full view of Marblehead Neck. As the sun set, I noticed its light reflection off the window of a home along the water and captured this image. That lone cloud was later joined by a second and created nice light over the Neck. I shared three images from this night previously but saved this one in my To Be Published folder. [...]
I had just about given up on any photo outings and had already chosen a photo from my 'to be published' archives to share this morning when I saw actual sunlight out my home office window. It feels like months since we last had any decent light and I didn't waste time heading out to chase a new image of Marblehead. I decided to head across the causeway to the Neck and figure things out from there but as I passed the Riverhead Beach lot, I looked to my left and saw this scene...and then drove right by (I couldn't [...]
I mentioned in Monday's post of the sun pillar that I had set out to shoot the sunset after a snowstorm on March 4th and gotten a few nice shots from my perch near the EYC pier. As the sun dipped lower in the sky and under a bank of high clouds, I spotted these houses glowing on the Neck. I quickly moved my tripod over and capture the view of the stately homes on the Neck as well as the Corinthian Yacht Club and Marblehead light all glowing with fresh fallen snow serving to accentuate the colors.
This was one of those images that took a lot of planning and easily could have amounted to nothing in the end. I had decided to capture the Milky Way early in 2018 and visited various locations in town with an app to help me plan out compositions and timing. I found that I had a small window between April and August and needed to shoot on a new moon to maximize my chance of capturing the Milky Way. April and May came and went with cloudy conditions. Finally, on June 15th, conditions were perfect and I headed down to [...]
On a late September evening, I witnessed this sunset that wouldn't end and spent almost a half hour capturing it from various angles. I've shared a few images already but came away with so many that I just couldn't help sharing this one after yesterday's dreary, rainy day.
What an incredible sunset! I had my eye on the clouds for most of the afternoon and had a gut feeling that the clouds might break just right for a solid sunset. Having not shot much in the past few weeks, the timing seemed to work out to get out and see about capturing some new scenes in Marblehead. I drove across the causeway onto Marblehead Neck and over to Peabody Lane where I set up along the rocks on the beach. I started to shoot as the sun lowered and was fairly pleased with early shots until the sun [...]
On Wednesday, August 8th, I headed out to shoot some aerial images around Castle Rock and shared one image with the drone a few feet above the waves. Shortly after taking that shot, I flew up to 400 feet and noticed fog developing over the Neck. I quickly flew down toward Flying Point and found this composition showcasing the fine layer of fog over the middle of Marblehead Neck with a lone boat moored off the coastline. You can just make out the lighthouse in the distance as well as boats in the harbor beyond.
If you read yesterday's caption to go along with the image of Castle Rock (captured back in February 2017), it wouldn't surprise you that I made a beeline for this place when clouds formed a little after 1pm. I hadn't shot a single frame at Castle Rock and had only just came to that realization. At the same time, I had been rethinking my approach to aerial images. With that in mind, I arrived at Castle Rock only to find the clouds less impressive than I had hoped. I had brought my camera as well as the drone but opted [...]
Another funny story (to borrow the intro from last week's image of kids on the boat) - my wife and I went out for dinner a few nights ago and, while eating, caught the words 'Wednesdays in Marblehead' coming from the table next to us. The group said some incredibly flattering things and my wife and I tried to figure out if/when to introduce ourselves but between the food and changes in conversation, the timing didn't seem right. I did catch one comment that I have been mulling over since then - there were mixed feelings on the drone/aerial images. [...]