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.
With snow falling yesterday, I figured the window for sharing images of snow was extended for just a bit longer. Today's image wasn't taken during the April snowfall but rather on December 10th - back when snow was something to be admired. I had driven to downtown Marblehead after a picture perfect snow fall created snowy branches throughout the town. I parked in the small lot across from Old Town House and took note of these snow lined branches perfectly framing this view of Washington Street.
In early February, I was finally able to join the Glover's Regiment for their annual lantern walk to celebrate the life of their benefactor. I shared a video of several images narrated by the captain Seamus Daly but held onto this vertical image to share on a later date. I had arrived at Old Town House as Glover's Regiment gathered and received instructions for the lantern walk. As I shot images of them gathered in front of the familiar yellow building, I spotted a hooded woman coming near. I quickly switched to a vertical orientation and captured this shot as [...]
The blizzard conveniently ended on a Wednesday and I set an alarm to capture first light on Washington Street covered in snow. I knew from my house that the snow would like have stuck to the branches of trees and sides of houses and was not disappointed to find this scene of historic downtown laid out before me. I passed this spot earlier as I started off flying my drone up to Abbot Hall for an image of the clock face caked in snow. After landing, I decided to walk up State Street and across Washington Street to find equally [...]
Here it is - the last new image I will share in 2017. Next week, I plan on doing my top 10 of 2017 countdown culminating with the annual New Years Day slideshow looking back at all 169 images of Marblehead that I've shared in the past year. Today's image was one of the last I took on Sunday morning as I went from one area in town to another capturing images after the first snowfall of the season. There's something magical about that first snow and this year's was no exception with sticky snow and little wind leading to [...]