Another image from the To Be Posted archive focusing on more snow-filled winters. This aerial sunrise shot comes from the morning of January 8, 2017. I had been exploring downtown and shot towards Abbot Hall and the harbor before trying to find unique aerial shots such as this near top-down view over Old Town House. I liked how the black asphalt encircled Old Town House while the rays of golden light could be seen making their way up State Street and highlight the smoke rising from the chimney. It's shots like this that make me want to dig that old [...]
In the days before drones, I had a weekly project called From the Rooftops in which I found various rooftop vantage points around town for a new angle and perspective. Last week as I was driving, I spotted a new platform from which to capture historic downtown Marblehead and made my way up there with the guidance of the general contractor on Wednesday morning. The view was incredible from multiple directions and I'll share more in the weeks to come but I'm curious if anyone can figure out where this was captured from...
It's funny how things work... I had gone out to capture the sunset after yesterday's spring-like weather and was frustrated by the light and lack of 'new' compositions. I drove home wondering if, after capturing landscapes of Marblehead for nearly 12 years, I had run out of new angles. Then I woke up this morning to picture perfect snow falling and drove out with camera in tow and came back an hour later with over 200 shots taken in four different areas and was thrilled to have come home with some new compositions. This is the first I'll share from [...]
Overnight, a light snow fell over Marblehead and so, this morning, I headed down to Washington Street hoping to find a new composition to share in this new year. I drove by Abbot Hall and then turned to find the tree in front of Old Town House to be perfectly covered in white. I kept driving and parked in front of Haley's as soon as I spotted this view of Mud Puddle Toys, Arnould Gallery and Old Town House. I quickly crossed the street and lined up the colorful storefronts with the bright yellow backdrop of Old Town House. A [...]
On February 1st when I captured Glover's Regiment standing at attention in front of Old Town House, phrases such as 'social distancing' were not even in our vocabulary. For now, let's try to stay as far apart from one another as one of these muskets might reach and look forward to warmer days ahead and hopes of putting social distancing safely behind once more.
In mid-July, historic downtown Marblehead was transformed into Halloween Salem for Hubie Halloween's filming. I headed down on July 16th hoping to capture the full moon rising over Old Town House with some of the decorations (like the ghosts in the trees) visible. I lucked out with the light and the ghosts but the moon was swallowed up by cloud cover.
After two weeks in London, Tel Aviv and Paris, it was time to return to the real world... or so I thought. Turned out that Marblehead was the backdrop for Adam Sandler's new Netflix movie 'Hubie Halloween' with historic downtown serving as the backdrop for a fall scene in Salem. I visited the set on Monday night when filming had come to a close and was exploring Old Town House draped in orange and black when I spotted a nice sunset forming. From this vantage point on Washington Street, I was able to capture the very different facade of Old [...]
In late 2015, I had rented an ultra wide angle lens to explore the compositional possibilities that such a lens might afford me. I ended up shooting at Chandler Hovey, Castle Rock and historic downtown Marblehead over the span of a week. On September 11, 2015, I found myself on Washington Street and capture this view of historic downtown Marblehead featuring Old Town House, She and The Bus Stop.
Another shot from the morning in mid-February when I ventured into historic downtown Marblehead to play with a new lens. I took this one minute before the corner shot of State and Washington Streets. Here the lens was opened to its maximum aperture as I was curious if I would get much of that 'bokeh' effect with such a wide lens. The result was subtle... What I noticed more was the gleaming sign above the green doors of Old Town House - 1727. Hard to believe we are only 8 years out from the 300-year anniversary of this yellow sided [...]
I had gone out on Sunday, October 21st to find early signs of autumn in Marblehead having noticed the maples had already hit peak color. I started off at the high school before heading down Pleasant Street to historic downtown Marblehead. Once there, I made it a point to circle Old Town House and spotted a few turning leaves in the trees on either side of the building. I found this spot from which to capture the yellow facade and gradual progression of fall color from the leaves at the top to the green ones below.