On a late September evening, I witnessed this sunset that wouldn't end and spent almost a half hour capturing it from various angles. I've shared a few images already but came away with so many that I just couldn't help sharing this one after yesterday's dreary, rainy day.
This is the last image I took on Sunday night as the afterglow finally faded (twenty minutes after the sun had set!). The oranges had shifted to a deep red sky and I had scrambled up the steps leading back to Peabody Lane. From the higher vantage point I was able to include a nearby dock and a view of the harbor filled with boats on this late September evening. I had pointed to a site in yesterday's post to share some information on how a sunset afterglow forms. In it, they comment on some of the qualities of a [...]
I shared an image of the peak of sunset light from Peabody Lane last night and promised many more images from this outing on Sunday night. As the sun began to descend in the sky and the clouds broke just right, twin spots of golden light appeared low in the evening sky. I set up this composition and then spotted a J70 gliding through the harbor. I waited until it came into a nice spot and captured this image. If you weren't aware, the J70 World Championship begins today in the waters off Marblehead. Racing continues all week long.
What an incredible sunset! I had my eye on the clouds for most of the afternoon and had a gut feeling that the clouds might break just right for a solid sunset. Having not shot much in the past few weeks, the timing seemed to work out to get out and see about capturing some new scenes in Marblehead. I drove across the causeway onto Marblehead Neck and over to Peabody Lane where I set up along the rocks on the beach. I started to shoot as the sun lowered and was fairly pleased with early shots until the sun [...]
What a difference three years makes. I first spotted the blue hydrangeas on Peabody Lane in July 2011 and captured an image of the hydrangeas and Marblehead Harbor in the distance on an early July morning. I had gone back each year but seemed to miss the peak of the flowers or caught poor light. On July 27, I had been chasing a sunset developing over Marblehead Harbor when I passed Peabody Lane and spotted the blue hydrangeas in full bloom. I stopped while the sun was still fairly high in the sky but with clouds and haze serving to [...]
After hours of rain fell on Sunday and with more rain predicted for today, I wondered if I might catch a solid sunrise in the gap between storms. As I drove out to Marblehead Neck, I noted clouds just above the horizon in my rear view mirror and the start of a yellow glow forming from the setting sun. I decided to shoot the sunset from Peabody Lane as I hadn't been on that public way in some time. I started off at the top of the stairs leading to the small beach below but quickly decided the better composition [...]
Continuing on my walk around the neck on August 20th, I made my way down to Peabody lane and ventured down the public right of way to the water. The harbor was again crystal clear, calm and warm and I took this image of the lines tying boats to shore.