Two years ago, I decided to head to Riverhead beach in the hopes of capturing a nice aerial sunset but found fog instead. As it happened the fog rolling into the harbor and across the Neck made for a far more interesting display. I decided to convert the image to black and white to keep the focus on the texture of the fog and the contrast between it and the foliage on the Neck.
Finally some great light in Marblehead!!! I haven't had a good outing in weeks and had been frustrated on more than one occasion including earlier today when I went out to Chandler Hovey Park hoping to capture an oncoming storm. As luck would have it, each storm banked north before reaching us and I went home but left my gear in the trunk of the car...just in case. After dinner, I checked the radar and found one more storm had formed and was tracking toward us. I hopped in the car and decided to drive to Devereux Beach where I [...]
For anyone with a boat, this would likely be a familiar view but as someone who doesn't get out on the water very much, I was in awe the first time I spotted the Neck appearing as its own perfect island. This image was capture on July 16, 2013 as we approached Marblehead Harbor from a sunset outing. Between the silhouette of Marblehead Light and the various levels of clouds reflecting different colors of light, I was struck by the simple beauty of the scene before me.
Capturing rainfall sometimes seems more difficult than the rainbow afterwards and yet the reward for being in the right spot is a very dramatic scene such as this with curtains of water coming down over Marblehead Neck. With our first heat wave of the season and only one day of rain in the past 2-3 weeks, this seemed like a good shot to finish off the week.
An aerial view of boats moored in Marblehead Harbor on a warm June evening seemed like a perfect image for the weekend. Hope you get to enjoy some time in and on the water...
Today's image is a 12-shot panorama captured from Riverhead beach and encompassing most of the Neck as well as the few boats that were in the harbor on this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 day.
Yesterday's off an on rain put me in mind of this May night from four years ago. Looking back at May 19, 2016, I found three already posted images and three more waiting to be shared. On this night, I had driven across the causeway to the Pleon Yacht Club pier and more compositions than I anticipated given the flat blue light. My favorite part of this shot is the hint of orange light being reflected in the water. Something about a splash of orange color amidst the blue keeps drawing my eye towards it...
I bought my drone (the Phantom 4 Pro) in November 2016 and, shortly after, became a certified pilot. On April 12, 2017, I decided to explore Marblehead Harbor from the air and flew above an empty harbor to this spot overlooking the Neck. With the clouds overhead reflecting in the still waters of the harbor and the empty moorings dotting the water, I discovered a new appreciation for this 'between season'. Despite the limited foliage on trees and the emptiness of the harbor, there is something hopeful about this image - a feeling of something to look forward to or [...]
I lucked out with tonight's outing to capture the snow moon rising when I contacted my book designer and was invited over to shoot from her husband's third floor office window. Not only did I have a perfect vantage point, but I was able to escape the brutally cold wind that would have left me cold but also caused the camera and lens to move as well impacting the final image. The timing of the full moonrise wasn't ideal as the moon climbed above the horizon more than 30 minutes before sunset. As it happened, the moon had to rise [...]
What a great Thanksgiving this was - started with a Friendsgiving brunch, then a come-from-behind win for the Marblehead Magicians and a pre-dinner Thanksgiving sunset! I had spotted sunlight streaming across the street as I worked on my upcoming Kickstarter campaign and then pulled up some webcams around town to find a very promising set of clouds. With that (and an hour before dinner), I headed out and towards Riverhead Beach. I started shooting from near the water before heading back up to the causeway and capturing the vibrant pink sky over the Neck. I lucked out with little traffic [...]