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Watching the Boats Pass

While I was capturing scenes of the annual Halloween Race in Marblehead harbor, I spotted a couple of spectators one pier over at the Pleon watching as well. I recomposed the shot I had been taking with boats crossing in front of Abbot Hall to include these two guys watching the boats pass. As luck would have it, the sun came out just as a trio of boats came into the frame and I captured this multilayered image.

By |2018-10-28T20:40:06+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Setting Sail

I don't recall the last time I captured an image intending to convert it to black and white. As I captured boats racing on Sunday inside Marblehead Harbor, I had to wait for the sun to poke through clouds. It illuminated both boats and the backdrop most of the time but, during one stretch, the light seemed focused on the boats while Abbot Hall was left in relative darkness under ominous clouds. With light playing center stage in this image, I did not want the colorful sails to distract the viewers eye and so I converted the color image to [...]

By |2018-10-28T20:18:37+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Racing by Crocker Park

With Saturday's Nor'Easter, I had just about given up on capturing foliage in Marblehead. With a shortened schedule for the EYC's annual Halloween Race, I headed across the causeway and set up along the Eastern's pier to capture scenes of the colorful boats passing by Crocker Park toward Abbot Hall. As the sun poked through the clouds, Crocker Park lit up behind the boats and I spotted some colorful leaves in the background. I ended up with at least a dozen 'keepers' in the hour or so spent shooting the race but this image of the boats passing by Crocker [...]

By |2018-10-28T20:13:53+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Neck and Neck during the Halloween Race

The annual Eastern Yacht Club Halloween Race took place in Marblehead Harbor today and the clouds broke apart just long enough for me to come home with several keepers. The normally two-day event was cut to one by yesterdays Nor'Easter and so sailing took place longer than usual on this last Sunday in October. I had just dropped off my daughter and headed across the Neck where I set up in front of the Eastern Yacht Club for this prime viewing location. I had to wait for the intermittent bursts of light but was thrilled to capture not only the [...]

By |2018-10-28T18:59:02+00:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Racing in Front of the Boston Yacht Club

With sailboats crisscrossing Marblehead Harbor and flying colorful sails, is it any wonder that I have many photos to share from a late April afternoon shooting the Jackson Cup? As the sailboats moved in their lanes back and forth in front of the Boston Yacht Club, I tried to time the shutter and composition to include boats at various positions in the frame while including as much of the BYC's nameplate as possible. This frame accomplished that task and seems to capture the beauty of racing inside our harbor.

By |2018-06-04T20:54:42+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Valkyrie and the Jackson Cup

On the last weekend in April, I headed across to the Neck and captured these one design boats vying for the Jackson Cup. The sailboats crossed in front of familiar landmarks such as St. Michael's steeple and the Grace Community Church while competing inside of Marblehead Harbor. The harbor has started to fill with boats just in the past week. Can't wait to start shooting sunrises and sunsets over moorings finally filled with boats for the season.

First Turn for the Jackson Cup

On the last weekend in April, I headed across to the Neck and captured these one design boats vying for the Jackson Cup. The sailboats crossed in front of familiar landmarks such as Abbot Hall while competing inside of Marblehead Harbor. This shot seemed to capture three boats vying for position at the first turn - though to be honest, I couldn't follow the race well enough to judge where it began or ended...

By |2018-05-08T21:44:22+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , , |33 Comments

Race for the Jackson Cup in Marblehead Harbor

This weekend, the 20th annual Jackson Cup race took place inside Marblehead Harbor. The invitational hosted by the Boston Yacht Club is an event I look forward to photographing each year with views of the one-design boats and their colorful sails crossing familiar landmarks inside our harbor. I began photographing on Saturday with my long lens from a position on Parker Lane before returning to the car to launch the drone for some overhead shots.  This image with a tight grouping of the boats under picture perfect skies with Abbot Hall and Crocker Park in the distance was a quick [...]

By |2018-04-30T21:18:09+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Marblehead High School Sailing on a Spring Day

On Sunday, I had to drop off my son at a friend's house on the Neck. At the last minute, I grabbed my camera with the longest lens I had in the hopes that frostbite sailing might have returned to Marblehead Harbor.  With seemingly endless Nor'Easters and otherwise bad conditions, I hadn't had a chance to photograph the sailboats inside the harbor racing in front of familiar locations. As luck would have it, I found a fleet race was taking place and the conditions were picture perfect with bright sun overhead, partly cloudy skies behind Abbot Hall and an otherwise [...]

By |2018-04-09T07:04:40+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

One Last Sail in October

This was the last photo I captured on Sunday when I headed out in search of foliage.  As the day came to an end, I found myself on Chandler Hovey Park set up for a promising sunset.  As I aimed my camera at Abbot Hall, I spotted a lone sailboat heading out for one last sail on this late October evening.  I adjusted my composition as the boat inched closer and fired off this shot as the sailboat floated into the perfect location. The scattered boats on their moorings are a vivid contrast from the peak of Summer but with [...]

By |2017-10-22T22:22:55+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |1 Comment