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Red Sky at Night

On Tuesday, July 12th, I had made my way to Devereux Beach as sunset approached with an eye on capturing the full buck moon rising. Though not full until the following day, the timing of the moonrise was preferable on Tuesday.  However, once I reached the beach, I found the cloud cover too thick for hopes of a moonrise and quickly decided to try for a sunset instead as the clouds held some promise. I stopped at a few locations before turning down Foster Street and making my way to the Pleon pier from which I wandered a bit further [...]

By |2022-07-19T19:43:23-04:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Red Sun at Night

Tonight marked my third outing this week which is a huge improvement over the rest of the month of May. I had spotted a red sun setting behind the clouds and haze tonight and headed out with my longest lens to the Pleon pier on the Neck. I arrived just in time to capture a few frames of the red sun at night before it was hidden by thicker cloud cover. It was hard to balance the light of the sun with that of the foreground while keeping the red glow evident. This was my best attempt of the evening.

By |2019-05-31T20:31:53-04:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Red Glow at Night

I spent a few hours on Columbus Day going through photos from recent outings and making final decisions on those that needed to be processed vs those that would be deleted. As I looked through the set of images from September 23rd and that epic sunset over Marblehead Harbor, I found a few new keepers that I had overlooked the first time around. This image was taken near the end of the evening when the sky shifted to a deep red glow that washed over the waters of Marblehead Harbor. I composed the shot to include a cropping of boats [...]

By |2018-10-08T20:12:26-04:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Afterglow – Red Sky at Night

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 [...]

By |2018-09-25T20:49:06-04:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

A Sailing Town at Sunset

Marblehead has been called many things but it is most certainly a sailing town and all its residents know of the old refrain - Red Sky at Night, Sailors Delight.  On a late September evening, I was treated to an incredible sunset from my spot on Corinthian Lane.  The colors built from an initially foggy yellow to orange then purple and finally this red sky at night.  It wasn't until 20 minutes after the sun set that the colors in the sky began to fade and I packed up for the night. Hope you enjoy this view of our sailing [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:27-05:00October 19th, 2016|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments