Rockett Landing

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+00:00October 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 4th, 2014|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment