Milky Way

Top 10 of 2018 – #9 Milky Way over Marblehead Neck

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 [...]

By |2018-12-16T14:04:10+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Milky Way over Marblehead Neck

I've tried capturing stars and the Milky Way from within Marblehead a few times over the years but never could get the right mix of perfect conditions, a strong foreground and...aiming the camera in the right direction! Turns out the Milky Way was not quite where I had assumed and, with the naked eye, one can't see it anyway. In March, I headed out to Fort Beach and scouted out the location of the Milky Way over Marblehead Neck during each new moon taking place from Spring through Fall. As luck would have it, we had cloud cover in April [...]

By |2018-06-19T22:20:07+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

See the Stars at Fort Sewall

In the early morning hours of April 18, I had gone out in search of the Milky Way and returned with several images of the night sky over Marblehead.  This image was taken just after the one from the edge of Fort Sewall and before the next location at Castle Rock. I had envisioned this view of stars seeming to explode in light around the great tree at Fort Sewall and found this spot at the bottom of the small hill from which to shoot it.  It took a bit of work to bring out the stars while keeping light [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:04+00:00June 4th, 2015|Categories: Night|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Under the Milky Way at Castle Rock

On Saturday at 2:30am, I left the house in hopes of capturing the Milky Way over Marblehead.  I started off by heading to Fort Sewall and already shared an image of the Milky Way over the harbor, neck and Marblehead Light's green beacon.  Once I finished there, I headed across the causeway hoping to find a spot with less light pollution. I ended up at Castle Rock at 4:00am and set about trying a few compositions.  A standard horizontal image couldn't quite take in the enormity of the scene so I rotated the camera and took seven vertical images that [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:07+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Night|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Milky Way over Marblehead Light

I never thought I would be able to capture the Milky Way over Marblehead.  With our proximity to Boston and the amount of light pollution in the night sky, shooting the Milky Way seemed to be a task reserved for photographers in Maine or the Cape.  However, after seeing some truly awesome images from last month's new moon of the Milky Way and with perfect conditions on Friday night/Saturday morning, I figured I would give it a shot. The first stop was borrowing the right lens for the task and I could not have picked a better person to reach out [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:07+00:00April 18th, 2015|Categories: Night|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments