Rockett Landing

30 Minute Tie Up

It seems like forever ago but on July 19th I was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time to witness and capture a spectacular sunset over Salem harbor. I shared one panoramic shot that took in the full scene as soon as I came home but this view has sat in the 'to be published' folder until now. I struggled with a title and ended up zooming in the signage of the Richard H Rockett Landing to settle on '30 Minute Tie up'. Hopefully the image makes up for the boring title...

By |2019-09-17T22:20:06-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |19 Comments

That One Summer Sunset

It seems that every year, there's that one summer sunset that explodes in the sky and changes color so quickly that it ends up creating numerous composition possibilities. Such was the case on July 19th when I returned home from a boat ride around the harbor and pulled over at the Village Street dock as the light began to form. I spent this weekend catching up on images in my 'to be processed' folder and ended up finding five images from this night in addition to the one I already shared. This one was actually a panorama of two images [...]

By |2019-08-25T20:06:58-04:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Fire in the Sky – Heat Wave is Coming

I had missed out on a surprisingly vibrant sunset on Wednesday night and made up for it with tonight's fire in the sky that erupted over the Village street pier. We had been out on a friend's new boat for a tour around the harbor and just returned when I spotted the makings of a nice sunset. At exactly the same moment, my son asked for a ride home so he could meet up with friends. I had my camera with me for shooting the harbor and drove back with an eye to the sky the entire time. As we [...]

By |2019-07-19T21:10:28-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |40 Comments

Life on the West Shore

For the first few years, my family lived in a rental on Willow Road mere steps from the Village street launch (otherwise known as Rockett Landing).  After moving to the Clifton Area, I've returned to this area less often than I would have thought given its beautiful scenery. In early August, the sky filled with a picture perfect mix of white clouds and dark blue skies.  I stopped at a number of locations on this day to capture scenes of Marblehead on a Summer day and couldn't resist walking the length of the float at the end of Village Street [...]

By |2016-10-26T22:19:08-04:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: From the Water|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Sunset Reflection at Rockett Landing

On June 2, 2014, I chased the evening colors out toward Rockett Landing before circling back towards Fort Sewall.  This familiar pier/float was the location for numerous sunrise and sunset shoots when we lived on Willow Road upon first moving to Marblehead in 2008.  The spot serves as a tie up for dinghies, a place to unload a boat and rinse it off or take a launch service out to moored boats in Salem harbor. On this night, I had the run of Rockett Landing and shot several compositions as the sun dipped below the horizon and illuminated the evening sky.  As I headed back [...]

By |2016-06-05T20:23:36-04:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Salem Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dinghy Under the Moon at Sunset

This seemed like a perfect image to start off what is supposed to be a beautiful, warm, Summer weekend.  The image comes from the evening of June 2nd and a trip to the Rockett Landing off Village Street.  I shared a photo captured from the top of the pier earlier but had taken this one shortly before walking back up to the road. I was struck by the light first and foremost and decided on a vertical orientation so that the crescent moon could be included in the final frame with the dinghy tied up for the night.

By |2016-11-06T12:04:27-05:00June 20th, 2014|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Seat for Sunset at Rockett Landing

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I had gone out on Monday night as elements in the sky lined up nicely and seemed ready to add up to a solid sunset.  Having lived off Village Street for our first few years in Marblehead, I knew the Rockett Landing (or Village Street Landing) well and had spent many sunsets capturing the light reflecting off the waters of Salem Harbor.  It had been at least a year since I had returned to this spot and so I decided to drive here on this particular evening. I reached Rockett Landing just as the [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:28-05:00June 4th, 2014|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment