Parker Lane

The First Breath of Summer

I woke this morning at 4:30am hoping to catch a nice sunrise over Marblehead Harbor with projected warm air coming to town.  Unfortunately, the warm air meant humidity and dense fog that spoiled my best laid plans.  I returned home having only taken a few frames and crawled back into bed. As the evening arrived, I headed out with my daughter to walk our new puppy and noted pink light beginning to form overhead.  I made sure he finished his business and then made a beeline for the house and my wife who agreed to finish the walk while I [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:31-05:00May 25th, 2016|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Pier at Parker Lane

So this image was taken 6 minutes before yesterday's of a harbor filled with boats.  As I mentioned yesterday, I had gone out to Parker Lane (one of the public ways) to shoot the Summer sunset and found some dramatic light before me. Prior to shooting the peak of sunset's color, I composed this image of a private pier under beautiful clouds.

By |2016-11-06T12:03:35-05:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Public Way|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Summer Can’t Come Soon Enough

As we're treated to warm days (interspersed with cooler and rainy ones), I can't help but look forward and keep thinking that Summer can't come soon enough.  This image was taken at sunset on August 4th, 2015 from one of the public ways in town. As Summer hits its peak, Marblehead Harbor is filled with boats and it's a wonder that they can navigate through the moorings and make it out to sea.  This particular spot allowed me to capture the boats stacked deep in the harbor with the perfect backdrop of Abbot Hall and a warm Summer sunset behind [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:35-05:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Summer|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Lost in the Fog at Parker Lane

I don't believe I have shared a black and white image in a while so I thought this shot would be a good one to end the week.  Parker Lane is one of my favorite public ways in town and I have recently shared a number of images captured from this location.  I've always walked right under this tree and on to the steps leading to the beach below but, on this day, I stopped and took in the canopy of leaves overhead. As luck would have it, a dense fog had rolled in and I decided to take advantage [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:03-05:00June 26th, 2015|Categories: Public Way|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sunstar and Purple Clouds

Ten minutes - that's how much time elapsed from yesterday's image of a golden sun and this one of purple clouds.  I had been jumping in and out of my tree cover until the rain finally stopped and the sun began to sink below the horizon.  As it did so, the sky turned from a golden glow to deeper blue with beautiful purple light reflecting off the clouds. Knowing that I had a small window of opportunity for capturing a sunstar, I adjusted the composition and closed the lens aperture to its smallest.  As the sun began to disappear behind houses [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:03-05:00June 17th, 2015|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Golden Light and Breaking Clouds

Shortly after capturing yesterday's image of Marblehead Light, the storm clouds arrived and rain started to pour down on Chandler Hovey Park.  The radar was a bit scary with those areas of red making a beeline for Marblehead and I quickly got in the car and started driving home.  As I crossed the causeway, I noted the sun dropping below the heavy clouds and forming a giant ball with golden light exploding around it.  The rain had slowed and I quickly decided to turn around at Devereux Beach and head back to the Neck. I pulled over at Parker Lane [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:03-05:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Summer in Marblehead – 3 – Purple Light from Parker Lane

Another image from Saturday's spectacular sunset over Marblehead harbor.  I had started off shooting at the Pleon Yacht Club but moved to Parker Land after the sun dipped below the horizon. On Monday, I shared the incredible pinks that filled the sky shortly afterwards. It wasn't long before the pinks gave way to the purple colors you see here.  I decided to keep the skyline as silhouette to minimize the scaffolding around Abbot Hall tower.  Between the amazing sunsets and warm days, there really is nothing quite like Summer in Marblehead.

By |2016-11-06T12:04:26-05:00July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Summer in Marblehead – 1 – A Real Corker

On Saturday, June 28, I headed out at a little after 6:30pm in hopes of capturing my first solid Summer sunset.  I had gone out on a few occasions over the past few weeks but was disappointed in the lack of strong color in the sky that seems to accompany Summer in Marblehead. I started off shooting at the Pleon Yacht Club and continued to do so until the sun set.  Seeing the cloud formation gave me an idea for a better vantage point and I drove down to Parker Lane to continue capturing the show.  Within minutes of arriving, [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:26-05:00June 30th, 2014|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Chasing the Light 4 – Perfect Sunset from Parker Lane

As I drove from Cove Lane to the next stop, Parker Lane, I was part giddy and part worried.  I saw the sky take on incredible hues of color and worried that I would miss the peak of this light. I got to Parker Lane, jumped out of the car and quickly set up.  I knew that I wanted to shoot this scene from the top of the stairs but there happened to be someone there at the moment so I ventured down to the waters edge. That composition wasn't working for me so I returned to the now empty [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:06:12-05:00August 2nd, 2012|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments