Redd’s pond

Fogged in at Redds

May just might be the foggiest month in Marblehead as a trip through the 'to be posted' archive had me deciding between several images of fog for today's post. This image comes from an outing on May 29, 2015 and the perfect view of the house across the pond surrounded by trees filled with foliage of various colors. A nice bright counter to the grey fog hanging over the water and overhead.

By |2020-05-13T22:39:21-04:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Pond|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pond View at Sunset

It's been a while since I posted any images of Marblehead. This was partly meant as a break to allow me to recharge and ended up being great timing as our winter without snow did not offer many opportunities for photography over the past few months. With the lack of snow this season, I went through my archive looking for images of Marblehead in the snow and found five to share this week and next. I don't plan on jumping back to the daily posts just yet though which means the Facebook and Instagram algorithms may not show these posts [...]

By |2020-03-01T07:51:19-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Top 10 of 2019 – #6 – Sunset Skate

I went out a few nights ago as Redd's Pond had frozen and skaters were enjoying the timeless joy of skating on the frozen water. I had hopes of capturing a similar scene to this one taken on February 1, 2019 but the light never quite matched the one in this shot. I had a hard time deciding whether to include this image because of the foreground element. I did a bit of research and learned about these 'pond stars' which are formed when snow covers a thin ice layer.  My wife thought it looked too ominous against the backdrop [...]

By |2019-12-24T12:51:28-05:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fall Regatta at Redd’s Pond

On Sunday, I was working on my first Wednesdays in Marblehead talk set to take place at one of our yacht clubs this Wednesday. As I took a break from the slideshow, I turned to Facebook and realized that I had almost missed the fall regatta of model sailboats at Redd's Pond.  Thanks to Kristen's Facebook photos, I quickly jumped in the car and made it to Redd's in time to capture the last few minutes of racing. The first thing I noticed was the foliage at Old Burial Hill and walked around the pond to find the composition which would [...]

By |2019-10-20T21:07:20-04:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , , |18 Comments

Quiet Reflections at Redd’s Pond

I shared images from 2011 to 2013 last week and thought I would move forward to the 2014-2015 'To be Published' folder for the next two week. Today's image was captured on July 21, 2014 at just before 7pm when a soft fog created a perfect mood for quiet reflections at Redd's Pond.

By |2019-06-24T06:49:09-04:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Pond|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sunset Skate – brief break from hiatus

This might be the longest stretch that I have gone without taking a photo of Marblehead in almost ten years. I had influenza for the first time in my life and finally appreciated just how awful that virus can be. We all receive the vaccine annually and, while it is nowhere near 100% effective, my wife and daughter did not get the flu so that was a small win.  It took longer than expected to recover from that illness and I had absolutely no interest in venturing out during the recent arctic blast so I was content with letting the [...]

By |2019-02-02T09:05:22-05:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pond|Tags: , , , , |24 Comments

Pond Skating in Marblehead

Today's image comes from my 'to-be-posted' archives from January 11, 2015. Many of my favorite images of Redd's come from the month of January when the ice is typically perfect for skating and snow has not yet fallen to affect the surface. I had gone to Redd's on this afternoon to check on conditions and was delighter to find the ice bustling with activity. There were kids and adults skating across the small pond and a pickup hockey game was taking place as well. I decided to set up near the hockey goal and used a slow shutter speed to [...]

By |2019-01-06T10:09:16-05:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Pond|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Sunrise on Frozen Pond

This will be the last new image I share in 2018 (I think) as I plan to start my Top 10 of 2018 countdown on Monday.  That will lead up to the annual New Years Day slideshow looking back at all of the images shared on Wednesdays in Marblehead in the past year. Today's image comes from the morning after yesterday's first snow of the season. We ended up getting quite a bit of snow that day and I was surprised to find Redd's Pond to have nearly frozen when I arrived to shoot the sunrise the next morning.  As [...]

By |2018-12-12T16:24:04-05:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |33 Comments

Foggy Morning at Redd’s Pond

This Wednesday in Marblehead began with thick fog and I decided to explore a few favorite locations after dropping the kids at school. My first stop was Redd's Pond where the thick fog added a sense of isolation and calm - as though this little red house existed independently of neighbors. Standing across the water and composing this image on a foggy morning at Redd's Pond made for a nice start to the day.

By |2018-04-04T22:11:42-04:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Pond|Tags: , |6 Comments

Fresh Snow on Pond View

Fresh snow in December is a magical thing...snow in March is nature's cruelest joke. With some forecasts of over a foot of snow due to arrive in Marblehead on Tuesday, March 13th, I struggled with an image to share today. This one of the red house named Pond View blanketed in white with the snow perfectly accentuating the branches on the trees was an instant favorite when I captured it just after dawn on December 10th. From the perfect snow to the partly frozen pond, the image had all of the elements I could hope for. Hopefully you find its [...]

By |2018-03-11T22:04:42-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , |13 Comments