I warned you that I came away with 12 keepers from the incredible dawn on Saturday morning. Here are the next 4 in the series. These images capture the full spectrum from the first light at 5:11am to the sunrise at 5:38am. During that time, I shot from various spots along the stairs at Crocker Park leading to the float (which should be installed in a few more weeks). I couldn't have asked for better light on this early spring morning as the colors helped me with a wide range of compositions. I hope you agree this image of [...]
I warned you that I came away with 12 keepers from the incredible dawn on Saturday morning. Here are the next 4 in the series. These images capture the full spectrum from the first light at 5:11am to the sunrise at 5:38am. During that time, I shot from various spots along the stairs at Crocker Park leading to the float (which should be installed in a few more weeks). I couldn't have asked for better light on this early spring morning as the colors helped me with a wide range of compositions. I hope you agree this image [...]
I had last gone out to capture images of Marblehead two weeks ago which seems to have become the norm for late winter/early-mid spring for me. The lack of foliage around town and the lack of boats in the harbor limits the compositional possibilities. When I saw rain in the forecast for this weekend, I quickly checked a few apps including those predicting cloud cover and saw there was a pretty good chance for a solid dawn/sunrise on Saturday morning. I set my alarm for 5am and was out the door shortly thereafter. As I drove to Crocker Park, I [...]
Though our weather has been incredible this spring, clouds in the past few days meant that I missed the chance to capture April's full pink moon. Luckily, I had this image captured on April 26, 2021 in my 'to be posted' folder. I had gone out on this April night under perfect conditions and came home with three 'keepers'. One taken from Front Street where it meets Franklin that allowed me a zoomed in view of the full pink moon and Marblehead light. The other near the Barnacle that let me compose a tight shot of the lone sailboat with [...]
On Saturday, I had gone out to shoot the nearly full Hunter's moon rising over Marblehead Neck. I had arrived a bit early to my chosen spot and had time to explore other compositions as the sun dipped lower in the horizon. I realized the angle of the sun was lighting up the top of the masts on the sailboats at the mouth of the harbor and quickly composed this image to capture that last glow of light.
I managed to catch one other sailboat during my outing on Tuesday afternoon. Exactly 20 seconds after capturing the sailboat crossing in front of Abbot Hall, I turned and caught this boat sailing by the Corinthian Yacht Club. Reminder: I will be at the Fall Fair in the Lee Mansion gardens on Saturday, October 1 from 10am to 2pm with my 2023 Marblehead Calendars available for purchase. There will be lots of vendors including Bent Water brewing so please stop by on what promises to be a beautiful fall day.
I'm going to profess my ignorance again and admit that I do not know what to call these two beautiful boats other than 'sailboats'. As we headed out of Marblehead Harbor on a quick trip with friends, I looked back and spotted sun rays breaking overhead. As we passed these two sailboats, I noticed the angles of the rays seemed to mimic the lines on the masts and quickly composed this image to capture the two boats on their moorings, Abbot Hall in the background and a great sky above.
Yesterday, I shared an image captured from Riverhead beach focusing on the Town class boats with their vibrant hulls and the harbor beyond. Prior to capturing the Townies from that angle, I had sought out this composition from Red Steps. As vibrant as their hulls are, it's really hard to get a good angle on these boats from publicly accessible spots. When I posted, I also had forgotten the class of boats and a friend helpfully answered that they were Town class (or Townies) but that she and her daughters had taken to calling them Skittles due to their brightly [...]
This is another from our outing on July 14th aboard a boat heading out (and quickly back into) the harbor. As we made our way through mid-harbor, I spotted this view of Abbot Hall framed by beautiful sailboats and backlit by a dramatic sky. I had a few seconds to compose and shoot this but between the spacing of the boats and the soft light reflected in the harbor water, it was a fast favorite.
The light was changing quickly as we motored through the harbor last Thursday and I was treated to a brief view of these boats set aglow in the harbor with a dramatic sky overhead creating a wonderful contrast to the bright white mast of the nearest sailboat. Wish I knew the name of this one and wonder if it matches the scene...