On June 15th, I chased some promising clouds to Crocker Park and left one hour later with 13 images that I shared over the next few weeks. This panorama was made up of 16 vertical images captured with my widest lens at the peak of golden light (it would later shift to pink). Though I came away with 13 keepers, this is the best representation of the night and the numerous available compositions looking towards the mouth of the harbor and causeway. For the perfect clouds, perfect light and the joy of feeling like a kid in a candy store [...]
While I wait for this warm air to break and usher in some interesting clouds and nice sunsets, I figured it was worth looking back to June 15th and a super-wide panorama used to take in the big sky over Marblehead harbor. I had shared lots of images from this evening at Crocker Park last week and mentioned that I had swapped lenses as the light changed. I also shared one panorama of the harbor at 24mm focal length which is on the wide side of normal. Ten minutes after that golden light panorama and before the purple harbor image, [...]
And then, six minutes after shooting the benches at Crocker Park, this happened... I had taken the shot of the weathered benches and then turned my head to find that the clouds over Marblehead Neck were perfectly reflecting the gold sunset light. I didn't have time to swap to a wider lens so, instead, I made sure my tripod was perfectly level and then rotated the camera vertically to shoot this as a panoramic image. It took 16 images to capture the full scene from one end of the harbor to the other and I ended up with this perfect [...]
Another image from Sunday night in which I was able to include that great cloud formation. I had made my way from Castle Rock to Foster Street and found a perfect spot for capturing the sunset behind Abbot Hall. As the sun dipped lower and began to emit a red-orange light, I turned and found the Eastern aglow. By moving around a bit, I was able to line up the cloud behind the Eastern Yacht Club as well as its golden reflection in the waters of the harbor. This was a 5-shot horizontal panorama that stretched from the lighthouse to [...]
Finally some great light in Marblehead!!! I haven't had a good outing in weeks and had been frustrated on more than one occasion including earlier today when I went out to Chandler Hovey Park hoping to capture an oncoming storm. As luck would have it, each storm banked north before reaching us and I went home but left my gear in the trunk of the car...just in case. After dinner, I checked the radar and found one more storm had formed and was tracking toward us. I hopped in the car and decided to drive to Devereux Beach where I [...]
I have reworked this 17-image panorama of State Street on at least four occasions since capturing it on June 23, 2016 but have never been happy with the end results until tonight. It was a tough scene to shoot with the last light of day in the sky and deep shadows between the stately homes along this historic street in downtown Marblehead. I think I finally got to a point that I'm happy with and hope you agree that this image captures the feel of standing in the middle of State Street and taking in the view of these beautifully [...]
Today's image is a 12-shot panorama captured from Riverhead beach and encompassing most of the Neck as well as the few boats that were in the harbor on this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 day.
I hate to follow one sunset shot with another but these did end up being my two favorite images of 2019. Today's shot was captured on September 4th as a storm passed over Marblehead and then the Neck. I had gone out to Crocker Park to chase the clouds and actually had been hoping for a rainbow. I remember waiting for the rain to pass under the covered benches near the seal sculpture and then, as the rain ceased, the sky took on an odd orange glow. I couldn't take in the full scene even with my widest lens and [...]
It's been a while since I've taken my drone flying over Marblehead and so I decided to go through my 'to be posted' archive focusing on images taken from the air to share today. I stopped at this one captured on June 20.2017 that was accomplished by capturing several sequential images and then merging them into this panoramic view of Marblehead Neck and the harbor filled with boats. The cumulus clouds overhead helped balance the final image and made for a beautiful late spring/early summer view of Marblehead that rivals any viewed from an airplane.
Remember how I was complaining last week about the lack of nice sunsets this summer? Forget I said that...[also, read to the end for a calendar announcement!] I had a feeling about tonight's sunset and, more specifically the chance of a rainbow forming after a late storm showed up on radar and promised to pass right around sunset with clear skies behind it. I watched the radar and headed out only to return home and do that all over again when the storm stalled for a bit. I was torn between shooting the oncoming storm from the Neck or its [...]