Marblehead Neck

Through the Glow of Sunset

A bit of a late post this morning as I had taken yesterday and today off for Rosh Hashana. Happy New Year to all who celebrate! This image came from mid-June when I found myself on the wrong end of a sunset and decided to make the most of it by capturing sunset light reflecting off the houses along the Neck. As luck would have it, a launch boat broke through the glow of sunset at just the right moment and made for a nice final image.

By |2022-09-27T07:51:10-04:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Showing Off the Town

My parents were visiting this weekend and, on Saturday, we jumped in the car with my daughter and headed out looking for something to shoot. We drove to Devereux Beach and struggled with the decision of which direction might bring a better show - west toward the setting sun or east where some clouds promised to reflect the golden light. We ended up driving across the causeway and onto the Neck then to Foster Street and a quick walk to the end of the pier at the Pleon. As it turned out, the light was far better towards the east [...]

By |2022-08-28T21:26:58-04:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Summer Days at Castle Rock

Before the storm came through on Sunday night, I had gone out on a hot and humid summer day to capture views of Marblehead with cumulus clouds overhead. I realized a few weeks ago that I had been favoring sunset shots at the expense of the bright scenes of mid-day. So at 2pm on a 99 degree day, I headed out to capture views of summer days in Marblehead. Castle Rock was a later stop and I found it far more full than this image would have you believe. There were plenty of people down on the beach (only present [...]

By |2022-08-08T22:57:14-04:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Light Under the Rainbow

We started Saturday July 2nd with some rain and then had thunderstorms threaten but ended up veering to the south of us. I had gone out at 6pm hoping to capture some lightning but watches as the cells fell apart on radar. However, as rain formed and looked like it might clip Marblehead, I decided to head out once more - this time to Front Street. I arrived and could see rain in the distance behind Marblehead Light and the sun had appeared but there was no rainbow to be found. I waited and another shower hit after which I [...]

By |2022-07-02T21:28:34-04:00July 3rd, 2022|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Carnival Sunrise

After ten years of shooting the annual Marblehead Carnival at Devereux Beach, I thought I had exhausted all compositions. With that and the grey skies (though no rain!) I had about given up on any new shots of this year's carnival. However, when I drive by Devereux the other day, I noticed the ferris wheel had moved to a new spot and had an idea in mind - I just needed some sun and for the wind to die down... This morning at 6:30, conditions fell into place. I drove down to the beach and launched my drone (hadn't used [...]

By |2022-05-08T09:45:50-04:00May 8th, 2022|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Top 10 of 2021 – #5 – First Rainbow of the Season

On Wednesday, May 12th, I heard rain falling within an hour of sunset and quickly grabbed my gear, hopped in the car and drove. As I headed down Humphrey then Smith and onto Atlantic, I kept looking every which way but couldn’t spot any rainbows. I decided to turn down Commercial Street to the float near Hammond Park and only when I crested the small hill did I spot the brilliant light. I had lucked out with the rainbow appearing near the end of the causeway where it met the Neck. I jumped out and threw on a circular polarizer [...]

By |2021-12-19T17:57:39-05:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Unexpected Sunset

“The best things in life are unexpected because there were no expectations.” ? Eli Khamarov I wrote entirely too much about may crazy running around last Wednesday but this was easily the best part of the day. I had woken up in the pre-dawn hours and managed to capture a sliver of the Hunter's moon setting over Abbot Hall and the harbor and then drove all around town trying to figure out where to shoot the moonrise. On a whim, I headed to Harding Lane and then crossed to Brown's Island since it was low tide. As I crossed, I [...]

By |2021-10-24T20:50:30-04:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Endless Sunset

On June 15th one of the best sunsets of the year formed over Marblehead Neck and I happened to have picked the perfect spot from which to capture it. This is the eighth capture I will have shared from that night shooting every which way at Crocker Park. This was just after the peak of light over the Neck which had bathed the water in a golden reflection.  In this image captured a few minutes post-peak, the gold had become a bit more muted and introduced pinks and purples to the edges of the cloud as the sun dipped lower [...]

By |2021-09-21T21:46:14-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Panoramic Gold

And then, six minutes after shooting the benches at Crocker Park, this happened... I had taken the shot of the weathered benches and then turned my head to find that the clouds over Marblehead Neck were perfectly reflecting the gold sunset light. I didn't have time to swap to a wider lens so, instead, I made sure my tripod was perfectly level and then rotated the camera vertically to shoot this as a panoramic image. It took 16 images to capture the full scene from one end of the harbor to the other and I ended up with this perfect [...]

By |2021-06-22T21:51:04-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

Chasing the Light Once Again

For a variety of reasons, I had not been out shooting in well over a month's time. As luck would have it, tonight ended up being an incredible opportunity to break that streak. After returning home from work, my wife and son came up with the idea of going to the Dolphin Yacht Club for dinner. We lucked out with an outdoor table and enjoyed Chef Jake's incredible meal while watching storm clouds form to the north and south as storms split around Marblehead. As I ate and watched the sky, I kept glancing at my watch and wondered if [...]

By |2021-06-15T21:25:19-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments