reflection

Beacon in the Night

On December 23rd, I headed out to capture the full cold moon rising over Chandler Hovey Park. When I arrived at my spot near the Dolphin Yacht Club, I immediately noticed the red, white and blue lights adorning Marblehead Light. I took a few practice shots to get ready for the moon rise but then had a great idea and made a few adjustments. Just before the moon came into view, its orange glow illuminated the horizon. I adjusted the camera to a very long exposure (25 seconds) which served to capture all of the light surrounding Marblehead Light and [...]

By |2019-01-06T09:57:34+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Chandler Hovey park|Tags: , , |19 Comments

Moonlit Reflection (a composite)

I went out to capture the full cold moon rising behind Marblehead Light tonight under very challenging conditions. The moon began its rise more than an hour after sun set on the shortest day of the year and so I had to find a vantage point that had its own lighting to help showcase the moonrise taking place within Marblehead. With the lighthouse decked out in lights for the season, I decided that would be the best foreground element and found that the Dolphin Yacht Club offered a perfect spot from which to capture the moon.   As I continued [...]

By |2018-12-23T19:27:42+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Crossing the Light

I went out to capture the full cold moon rising behind Marblehead Light tonight under very challenging conditions. The moon began its rise more than an hour after sun set on the shortest day of the year and so I had to find a vantage point that had its own lighting to help showcase the moonrise taking place within Marblehead. With the lighthouse decked out in lights for the season, I decided that would be the best foreground element and found that the Dolphin Yacht Club offered a perfect spot from which to capture the moon. I set up just [...]

By |2018-12-23T19:21:05+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |0 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+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |33 Comments

Ware in the World

Once more to Ware Lane and peak foliage along this tiny dirt road in Marblehead. I mentioned in Monday's post that I had happened upon this scene while walking the dog with my wife and returned with camera gear in tow to capture its beauty. I shot with a 200mm lens at first to focus on the tree and pond but then switched to a 16mm lens for a wider vertical view and one of those sun stars. When I shared the first image, I was struck by all the comments of those who grew up in this section of [...]

By |2018-11-05T20:26:47+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , |16 Comments

Liquid Gold

With all the recent rain and wind, I had just about given up on capturing any images of foliage in Marblehead. On Sunday morning, I headed out with my wife to walk the dog and our patch took us along Humphrey Street. As we crossed the street at Rose Avenue, I turned my head and spotted this view of Ware Lane with rainwater having formed a small reflecting pool that had turned into liquid gold with the morning sun backlighting the yellow leaves. We finished the walk and I returned with my camera to capture the serene view of fall's [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:14:52+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , |16 Comments

Reflections of a Full Harbor

On Monday, I shared an image of pre-sunset light bathing Marblehead Harbor in a soft gold. I had captured the shot from the Dolphin Yacht Club just as our dinner was brought out to the balcony. Upon seeing that light (and with two plates not yet out), I excused myself and headed down to the water for a few more quick shots. As it turned out, the light quickly disappeared as the sun hid behind cloud cover but the still water of the harbor created some really nice reflections. I shot a tight crop and a wide angle view of [...]

By |2018-09-12T20:10:59+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Making Waves at Sunrise

I don't make it up early enough to catch most sunrises in the summer but when I do and when conditions turn out this amazing, I try to make the most of it. Today's image comes from the sunrise that wouldn't end on June 30th. I've shared a number of images from that morning including 'Sunrise Like Gold' that I just finalized as the June image for my 2019 Marblehead Calendar (going to press this week). After shooting several frames, a passing boat's wake created subtle waves that helped accentuate the reflections of light in Marblehead Harbor.

By |2018-08-19T19:29:16+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Corker of a Sunset over Fort Beach

This corker of a sunset took shape over Fort Beach twenty minutes after yesterday's image and, the kicker is, that it wasn't even the best light to come out of this evening's outing. I had already shared the incredible pink-purple light that followed this golden glow by five minutes. However, this color was too good not to share as well. At this point in the evening, I was set up on Fort Sewall Lane with a tripod and had watched as kids came and went from the waters below. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the cloud formations seemed [...]

By |2018-07-15T19:21:46+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Splashing Water at Fort Beach

On July 3rd, I chased a promising cloud formation to Fort Beach and started to shoot it from atop Fort Sewall. As the cloud moved and picked up more light from the setting sun, I made my way down Fort Sewall Lane and stopped at this overlook for a bit. I watched as kids headed into the shallow water on a hot summer evening and captured a few frames of them splashing water at each other. The sunset created picture perfect light overhead that reflected nicely in the waters of Fort Beach. I was pretty happy with this shot until [...]

By |2018-07-15T19:16:27+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments