We were having a fairly quiet Saturday night and had little to eat in the house so orders were called in to Junji for sushi and Marblehead House of Pizza for a small pie. As I looked at the sky starting to pick up the first colors of sunset, I quickly volunteered to pick up the food and knew just the spot to spend the 15-20 minute wait while the food was prepared. Parker Lane is the first public way on Marblehead Neck as you cross the causeway and has become a go-to spot on many evenings. I pulled up [...]
We had what seemed like an endless run of rainy days to end August and begin September. On this particular day (Sept 1st), the sky cleared shortly before noon and promised only a few hours of relief. I decided to take advantage of the brief respite to head out and shoot under what should have been good light. I quickly decided to head to Marblehead Neck and then made stops at most of the public ways. I ended at Cove Lane and stopped at the top of the chairs to survey this scene that lay before me. As you can [...]
So after leaving Castle Rock a bit disappointed in missing the best light, I drove further up the Neck, around Chandler Hovey and parked near Cove Lane. I took advantage of the public way and walked down to the beach to see if the sunset might hold some promise. I found this scene before me and a smile crept onto my face...maybe this would make up for having struck out a bit at Castle Rock. I set about choosing my composition and made sure all the elements were where I wanted them. I then closed down the aperture to f/22 [...]
For anyone who was on my Facebook page at 8:30pm last night, here is the result of the sneak peak I posted there. I noticed some great clouds near 8pm and decided to drive up to the Neck and try for some shots at Castle Rock. Unfortunately, I just missed the best light there and was a bit upset at the wasted trip. As I drove up to Chandler Hovey, though, I saw a great sunset taking shape. I started shooting at Cove lane as the sun dipped beneath the clouds and then drove on to Parker Lane for this [...]
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.
August 20th began as a gray day and I just about had to force myself to get out and explore town while my wife and kids attended a birthday party. As I drove around and found myself heading to the Neck, I noted that the sky was clearing up nicely. I decided to stop at Cove Lane which is a public right of way to the harbor and was thrilled to see the tide was in a bit and the water perfectly clear and calm. It also turned out to be surprisingly warm so I wandered in with the tripod [...]
I was out over the Fourth of July weekend scouting locations to shoot from and decided to stop at each of the public right-of-ways that dot the Neck. I immediately noticed the beautiful hydrangeas in full bloom at this house on Peabody lane and made a note to return. The next morning I arrived as the sun rose above the trees and produced great dappled light to highlight a few of the beautiful blue flowers. I later found out this was one of the gardens featured in the recent Garden tour of the Neck. Below is another view - this [...]
A few weeks ago, an amazing thunderstorm barreled through town. Between bursts of lightning, wind, and rain, I noticed an incredible sunset developing. Ran out of the house and made my way to Parker Lane on the neck. For those who don't know, Parker Lane is one of the Public Ways in town. I walked down to the water and grabbed this shot as the light become more vivid with each passing moment. I liked how the light on Abbot's clock tower illuminates it in the same colors as those of the sunset surrounding it. Technical: Canon 50D and EF-s [...]