Today's image comes from the incredible dawn that took place on October 29 before the storm (literally) blew through town. I had started off with a tight crop of the ocean waves and wet sand reflecting the building colors in the sky. As the dawn reached its peak, it created a pink sky over purple waves washing ashore at Devereux Beach. After capturing this image, I began to zoom out and captured a much wider view as the entire sky took on pink hues (I shared that one as soon as I got home). I'm curious which you prefer - [...]
Last week, I shared an image taken by drone of Chandler Hovey Park from ten feet above the water and the green marker leading into harbor. Today's image comes from a shot two minutes and 390 feet higher as I took the drone up as far as I could and captured the incredible view of Marblehead Neck, the causeway and a full harbor under a picture perfect sunset sky. The otherwise clear conditions allowed for endless visibility and you can just make out the familiar Boston skyline at the horizon line to the right of the causeway. With the remnants [...]
Though yesterday's snow started off with beautiful big flakes, the wind picked up too fast to allow for any good photo opportunities. As we remain firmly in stick and mud season, I turned to my archive of images for this week's posts. Though I have now shared over 1,400 images of Marblehead on this site, I still have over 650 in the 'to be posted' folder from outings that resulted in too many images to share... Today's shot comes from an incredible night at Crocker Park. I had gone out to shoot the full moon and had just taken a [...]
Marblehead, you never cease to amaze me. It has been almost 6 years since I started this Wednesdays in Marblehead project and I still find myself going out to chase a sunset in the hopes of capturing some good light and then, once in a while, something like this develops and it's all I can do to take a breath and try to do some justice to the beauty in front of my eyes. On Friday night, I headed out the door after work as clouds developed and then broke apart near where the sun was due to set. I [...]
I mentioned in Tuesday's post that I had taken a number of images on August 4th - this is one that I almost missed! I was set up for sunset at Parker Lane happily shooting boats in Marblehead harbor perched on a rock when I started to wonder if the sunset might fizzle out. The sky before me was looking less impressive and I happened to look back to compare when I spotted a growing mass of purple sky overhead. I quickly hopped off the rock and raced to my car with an immediate thought of heading to Castle Rock. [...]
I mentioned in yesterday's post that I had gone out at dawn to capture images of Doliber Cove specifically because a storm was forecast for later that day. A coming storm usually signals good light at dawn as in the old adage 'red sky in morning, sailor take warning'. As it turns out, the coming storm would bring some incredible purple light with it later that evening... I had gone out again on the night of July 1 to participate in the Marblehead Festival of Arts Awards Night ceremony at Abbot Hall. Since the full moon was due to rise [...]
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 [...]
Today's image comes from August 1, 2011 and was taken at 8:11pm as the sun set over another warm Summer day in Marblehead. There's something about those warm nights that seem to lend themselves to these purple sunsets. I don't recall seeing them nearly as often during the rest of the year. Won't be much longer before boats begin to fill Marblehead Harbor.
On September 9, 2014, I witnessed one of the most incredible sunsets of my life. The view was made even more amazing by my choice of Devereux Beach to serve as backdrop. Some combination of storm and incredibly low tides had transformed what is normally a fairly rocky beach into this beautiful smooth sand version. I'll bet many longtime 'Headers would have been hard pressed to name this as Devereux Beach based on the conditions. More images of Marblehead without snow coming throughout the week. Stay tuned...
In 2012, I was fortunate to witness and capture sea smoke on what was easily the coldest day of that year. Since first seeing the incredible beauty of smoke rising off the ocean at dawn, I have sought to capture it again. I went out a number of times in 2013 but the conditions were never right for sea smoke to develop. In January 2014, I photographed backlit sea smoke as the sun rose behind Tinker's Island. With all prior attempts, I had hoped to see sea smoke rising within Marblehead Harbor. I'm not exactly sure what conditions favor the [...]