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Guardians of the Eastern

Not long after capturing Glover's Regiment on the stage at the State Street Landing, I watched them load up into this boat and reenact the crossing of the Delaware. I shot frame after frame as they crossed in front of Marblehead Light and then watched them pause in front of the Eastern Yacht Club. As I watched through the viewfinder, I spotted one member of the regiment approach the bow and captured this image as he fired a shot back toward shore. It looked as though Glover's Regiment were the guardians of the Eastern - ready to take on all [...]

By |2018-12-03T21:43:07+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Framed by Smoke at the Landing

On Saturday, Glover's Regiment took part in the annual Christmas Walk and then arrived at the State Street Landing before 3pm to fire a salute and then re-enact the crossing of the Delaware River. I arrived a little before 3 and tried to find a new vantage point from which to shoot the regiment as it fired three volleys over the water. As luck would have it, the company leader (Seamus Daly) let me know they were going to head onto the stage and I quickly came up with this composition. My hope was to capture Glover's Regiment firing their [...]

By |2018-12-03T21:16:32+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Watching the Boats Pass

While I was capturing scenes of the annual Halloween Race in Marblehead harbor, I spotted a couple of spectators one pier over at the Pleon watching as well. I recomposed the shot I had been taking with boats crossing in front of Abbot Hall to include these two guys watching the boats pass. As luck would have it, the sun came out just as a trio of boats came into the frame and I captured this multilayered image.

By |2018-10-28T20:40:06+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Last Days of Summer in Marblehead

As the nights turn cool, I wanted to take a look back at the last days of summer in Marblehead and found this shot captured from Brown's Island looking back toward town.  I had gone out to Brown's with my kids and met up with friends to enjoy a picture perfect Labor Day. At one point, we made our way to the tree swing and I took a few shots of my daughter swinging before turning towards this view. The juxtaposition of Abbot Hall and Old North Church makes for a great scene and the addition of boats moored in [...]

By |2018-09-30T23:11:04+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Island|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Friday Night Lights at Marblehead High

I mentioned in yesterday's post that we had gone out for dinner before attending the first game of the season at Marblehead High School. We arrived in time to catch the first touchdown and then stayed for the entire game and another 7 touchdowns for a final score of 55-0 (one missed extra point). It was a great evening though colder than expected with the feel of autumn in the air. Here is one shot of a running play near the end of the game under Friday night lights at Marblehead High.

By |2018-09-09T17:20:27+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: School|Tags: , , |1 Comment

The Kids are Alright

Funny story...  Not two minutes after taking the image of sunset that I shared on Wednesday night, a boat comes along with a group of kids who spot my camera and immediately pose. As they slowly motor past, they tried to figure out how to contact me. I shouted back to look up Wednesdays in Marblehead and got a bunch of exclamations along the lines of 'you're that guy!' and 'I follow you on Instagram'. I received a nice Facebook message from one of the kids on the boat last night which prompted me to jump to this photo and [...]

By |2018-08-02T21:26:26+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Taking the Launch from the Eastern Yacht Club

On June 30th, I had gone out to shoot both the sunrise and sunset. For the latter, I had decided on the pier at the Pleon Yacht Club and kept looking in front of me (towards Abbot Hall) and behind me (at the Eastern Yacht Club) as the sun dipped lower in the sky. At this point, the sun was casting a perfect golden glow over the EYC and I captured this frame just as a small group was taking the launch out to their boat moored in the harbor.

By |2018-07-15T19:30:19+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tied Up for the Fourth

On the Fourth of July, I set about shooting aerial images of various beaches in Marblehead as the hot, humid weather seemed to bring out the largest crowds I had witnessed in those spots. I had actually started my day scouting out shots from the ground and hit upon this scene in Little Harbor just after noon. I have seen Little Harbor fill with boats in the summer but never to this extent. I shot several frames including varying compositions but favored this one with the American flag flying from atop a crane while people walked between boats in the [...]

By |2018-07-15T19:26:44+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Splashing Water at Fort Beach

On July 3rd, I chased a promising cloud formation to Fort Beach and started to shoot it from atop Fort Sewall. As the cloud moved and picked up more light from the setting sun, I made my way down Fort Sewall Lane and stopped at this overlook for a bit. I watched as kids headed into the shallow water on a hot summer evening and captured a few frames of them splashing water at each other. The sunset created picture perfect light overhead that reflected nicely in the waters of Fort Beach. I was pretty happy with this shot until [...]

By |2018-07-15T19:16:27+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

At the Crocker Park Float – July 4, 2018 – 4:40pm

This is the last in my series of aerial images over Marblehead's favorite watering holes captured around high tide on Wednesday, July 4th. After capturing aerial photos of the core Marblehead beaches, I headed to Old Town to pick up one of my framed photographs from the Festival of Arts exhibit. Afterwards, I headed to Mariners Lane from where I could safely launch the drone and circle around the harbor to capture an image of the Crocker Park float at peak activity. If you look closely, you can just make out a girl caught in mid-air after jumping off the [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:24:03+00:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: Aerial, Beach|Tags: , , , |0 Comments