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 [...]
It's been a while since I've taken my drone flying over Marblehead and so I decided to go through my 'to be posted' archive focusing on images taken from the air to share today. I stopped at this one captured on June 20.2017 that was accomplished by capturing several sequential images and then merging them into this panoramic view of Marblehead Neck and the harbor filled with boats. The cumulus clouds overhead helped balance the final image and made for a beautiful late spring/early summer view of Marblehead that rivals any viewed from an airplane.
On July 22, 2015, I headed across the causeway to Marblehead Neck and then ventured down to the beach from atop Corinthian Lane. I stopped at this point as the sunset had reached its maximum (a bit less than expected/hoped) and composed this image of a pier with the flag waving in the wind and a crescent moon overhead.
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.