Beach Weather

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 [...]

By |2021-11-10T06:32:33-05:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Beach|Tags: , |0 Comments

White Foam and Purple Light

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.

By |2021-09-28T22:29:54-04:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Ocean Glow

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 [...]

By |2021-07-21T21:52:15-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |6 Comments

High Tide Mark at Castle Rock

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 [...]

By |2021-02-02T20:34:29-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

End of the Rainbow

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.

By |2020-08-02T20:20:09-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Gold Coast, Marblehead

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 [...]

By |2020-07-28T21:46:16-04:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Young Man and the Sea

While I waited for the moon to rise on July 4th, I decided to look out from the back side of Castle Rock towards Tinkers Island. From there I spotted a young man standing between waves coming ashore and fishing off the Neck. When the waves broke just right, they helped bring the man into contrast and I tried to time this shot to maximize the effect.  With Tinkers blurred slightly by the wide open aperture and picking up the last light of sunset, the photo had the feeling of a painting as soon as I clicked the shutter button.

By |2020-07-15T22:52:49-04:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Summer at the Beach

I mentioned in yesterday's post that last Wednesday's outing led to one of the best sunsets of the year - including an awesome rainbow over the causeway. I shared some of the rainbow shots last week but worked on the rest of the images from that night over the weekend. This is an image from the water's edge at Devereux Beach from when I arrived at 7:30pm. I was pretty happy with the dramatic light and cloud cover. Little did I know just how good the light would get.

By |2020-06-28T22:03:06-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ocean Sunrise

On the morning that I set out to capture the full moon setting over Old North Church, I couldn't help but shoot the sun as it came up as well. It was a clear morning with very little haze in the air and the sun appeared as a perfect bright spot in this ocean sunrise.  The surround sky took on a deep orange-red hue and I had to stop myself from shooting at this point to make sure I didn't damage the sensor on my camera.  Luckily, a bird flew by to break up the sky just enough and add [...]

By |2019-03-27T21:15:49-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |19 Comments

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