As I drove home from a quick dessert run to Crosby's with my daughter, we argued over whether the sunset might be nice tonight. I thought there was a chance for nice color but wasn't sure and hadn't loaded the car in either case. I happened to be doing a quick favor for a friend and walked out of the house to return her updated camera when I spotted the pink sky and ran back into the house for my gear. I made a quick stop to drop her camera then drove across the causeway only to realize my mistake [...]
I don't always remember to capture the view of the Boston skyline from this spot along Ocean Avenue (keep to the right just after crossing the causeway onto the Neck). I had come to this spot just before sunset trying to decide which way the clouds were moving relative to the setting sun. I composed this image of Boston under the sunset sky and chose to include just enough of the foreground to frame the image. As it turned out, this was the peak of sunset but I continued on around the Neck and down Foster for tomorrow's image.
This is likely going to be my last new image shared in 2021 as I start my Top 10 Countdown on Monday morning. Taken 10 minutes after the red dawn behind Tinker's Island and with a very fast lens change, I waited for just the right amount of swash (had to look up the technical term for the 'turbulent layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken'). The sky had moved from red to a mix of purple and gold and yet the sun never did make an appearance due to the thick [...]
We hit 68.5 degrees yesterday, November 9th, and that made me think of the beach and some of those fall/winter visits I have made to capture Devereux in the past. This shot is not from then but a mid-July evening (7:40pm) and perfect skies causing the ocean water to turn that awesome shade of green-blue. You can just make out the very faint rainbow I had chased that night but had to 'settle' for this view of the ocean instead. For anyone who has not bought a Wednesdays in Marblehead book or calendar yet or has wanted to see what [...]
I learned in a post from this same outing back in late July that the proper term for the sea foam that forms at the leading edge of a wave is spume. And yet, I couldn't quite bring myself to call this 'Spume on a Summer Eve'... Enjoy this view of white foam coming ashore on a very calm July evening at Devereux Beach. The sky went through a gamut of colors before finishing off with this purple hue.
This is a more recent image captured from an outing on July 21 when I had gone out hoping to capture lighting or rainbows from a storm passing to the south but came away with a picturesque view of Devereux Beach with clouds and surf accentuating the fading light of the sun.
I had been watching the sky last night at around 7pm and couldn't decide if we might have a nice sunset and ended up opting to stay in. But then I heard a clap of thunder and checked the radar to find a bright red spot passing just south of Marblehead and jumped in the car. I drove to Devereux Beach and arrived to find the last light of a rainbow fading. Unfortunately, no lightning appeared as I had hoped. Instead, I stayed until sunset and shot along the beach. I worked on three images when I returned home and [...]
On the last day of January, I drove across the causeway hoping for a nice sunset. As I drove I noticed icicles along the causeway and then a surprising amount of ice present on both sides of the Neck. I continued onto Castle Rock and got out to find an impressive amount of ice along the rock face above the high tide mark. I took a few photos from the grassy area and then made my way (carefully) down to the beach below. The sunset wasn't bringing the light I had hoped so I focused instead on the beach and [...]
Back to that late June evening at Devereux Beach and the most vibrant rainbow I've ever seen in Marblehead. I shared a couple of wide shots of this rainbow but also captured some tighter compositions. I started off with only the rainbow, it's 'double' and the no wake sign in the frame but, when a family came into the frame with a water-skier, I knew I had to include them in this shot of the end of the rainbow.
Hard to believe that it was one month ago when I captured the best light of the summer at Devereux Beach. This was the night that I caught a full rainbow over the causeway and thought that would be the peak of light only to discover this incredible view of the Gold Coast on the shores of Devereux Beach twenty minutes later. This is the sixth image I will have shared from the hour spent running back and forth between the causeway and beach on June 24, 2020. I shot these two clouds from various angles and with differing compositions [...]