One more from Sunday's outing which started off at the State Street Landing where I spotted this young man fishing off the dock. Despite no one around, he had a mask around his face which was really nice to see. I got lucky with this frame to capture the line sailing over the Neck while a boat (yacht?) named Murphy's Law made its way out of the harbor.
This was the scene I alluded to in yesterday's post. When I arrived at Redd's on Sunday, I was pleased to see so many people taking the selfless precaution of wearing masks while enjoying a warm May day in Marblehead. I couldn't help but grab a few shots of what appears to be the New Normal in town and across much of the world as we await an increasingly likely chance for a vaccine in the fall/winter. *Note: the telephoto lens again compressed the image making it appear that people were far more crowded than they actually were.
Sometimes as I go through my 'to be posted' archive, I come across an image and wonder why it didn't make the cut initially. In this case, I looked back and found that I had been playing with reflections of the lighthouse in a puddle of water from a recent rain and then later was treated to an even nicer sunset sky. B0th of those images were shared shortly after this outing on July 18, 2017 but this one stayed back. Looking at it now, all of the elements of summer nights in Marblehead seem to be perfectly captured in [...]
The rain on Friday should have been my first clue but somehow the weekend came and went and it was only near the end of two picture perfect days that I remembered - this should have been the weekend of the carnival. I really love the carnival and have made it a point to shoot it each year. I remember being particularly excited for this year's event as I was told that Cushing Amusement had purchased a new taller ferris wheel that lit up and would have made a great centerpiece of any composition. I'm not sure if it helps [...]
After yesterday's storm, hoping to catch a few shots of kite surfers taking advantage of what winds remain as these guys did in January 2018.
As of today, the causeway is officially closed to pedestrians. With a fairly narrow sidewalk serving two way pedestrian traffic and the concerns for spreading coronavirus, the causeway will be closed until further notice. While I understand the concerns of those who will miss walking this great stretch of road that divides the Atlantic Ocean and our own Harbor, I completely support the decision to try to stem the tide of infection that is so easily transmitted. There has been at least one study of droplets and the effect of the slipstream formed from brisk walking, running or biking that [...]
No April Fools Jokes this year but rather a hopeful look forward to a similar beach party scene taking place at Devereux Beach this summer. Everytime I look at this image, I notice something new. Between the sunbathers on the beach, the swimmers in the ocean and those on the wet sand in between, there are endless micro scenes to explore.
The Marblehead varsity football team has their first home game tonight. This is a shot from the first game of 2018 in what would turn out to be a great season. Here's hoping for another strong season this year.
Yesterday's incredibly warm weather put me in mind of time spent last July 4th running around Marblehead capturing images of from the ground and air of the various 'watering holes' around town. I hit Little Harbor at what seemed like peak tie up with boats filling the harbor and plenty of folks in the waist-high water taking advantage of warm Summer days in Little Harbor.
I shared a few photos from our Friday evening boat ride around Marblehead Harbor but just finished working on several more images from that trip to add to my 'from the water' series. As we rounded Fort Sewall and made our way into the protected waters, we spotted a lone man taking advantage of the warm weather and calm conditions for a harbor row. From this vantage point, the moorings and boats were out of the frame and I was able to focus on the single canoe with the trees of Fort Sewall to the right and Abbot Hall in [...]