Lasers pass between Abbot Hall and the Boston Yacht Club in this wide view from Parker Lane taking in the feeling of springtime in Marblehead with temperatures in the 50s and sun breaking through the clouds.
I mentioned that I had gone out on Sunday, April 10th to capture tech dinghies in the harbor and started off at Hammond Park. This was the scene that awaited me there. I played with tight and wide compositions of this scene but had to go with the wider version as it allowed me to include the great cumulus clouds over Marblehead Light. The sun was behind me and helped bring out the small white sails against the blue water of the harbor.
Continuing with images from the last tech dinghy race of the season which took place on Sunday, April 10th. Here a group (gaggle?) of dinghies mixes with lasers crossing in front of St. Michaels, Grace Community Church and Crocker Park as the sun reflects off the white sails.
I was home on Sunday, April 10th having finished some yard work when I noted some nice cumulus clouds overhead and pulled up the Boston Yacht Club webcam to see how they appeared over the harbor. I was surprised to find more than a dozen sailboats crossing the harbor and quickly made my way to Hammond Park where I captured the tech dinghies in front of Marblehead Light. Once the light shifted, I drove across the causeway and found this vantage point from Parker Lane. It definitely felt as if spring was in the air with temperatures in the mid-50s [...]
One of my all time favorite outings happened on July 5, 2016 and I still have not finished sharing my 'keepers' from that night. We had incredible fog roll in as the sun set which created an almost cinematic appearance to the harbor. I shot from Chandler Hovey Park in every direction and have shared several favorite images already. Here a lone town class boat heads back into the harbor with the sail catching the light of the setting sun and the fog breaking around the edge of land in the background.
I almost bailed on tonight's full pink moon but, thanks to a friendly nudge from Mark Katz [markkatzphotography.com], I came away with a very unexpected final shot. So today was very busy with spring in full gear and lots of patients to see in the office. I arrived home after 6 and ate with the family and had no intention of shooting the moonrise despite a nice invite from Mark to meet him at the Barnacle. For those who don't follow him, Mark moved with his family to Marblehead in the past year (from Swampscott and New York before that). [...]
Don't miss out on watching the Boston Yacht Club's Jackson Cup race finish up racing inside Marblehead Harbor right now... I have shot the BYC's Jackson Cup race even almost every year as it tends to offer great views with racing inside the harbor and the timing in late April usually affords some nice flowering trees to help frame the shots. This image is from 2018 as I was out of town and unable to capture racing yesterday. Today's racing just started so head out to view some of the action if you can.
I had hoped to shoot the Marblehead Tech Dinghy Association again this weekend but the lack of light and coming rain cancelled my plans for that as well as the full moonrise. Instead here is another image from last weekend's outing under far better conditions. From my vantage point at the end of Parker Lane, I was able to capture scenes of these dinghy's passing by Abbot Hall, the BYC, Crocker, St Michaels and, as here, The Landing. From this position on the opposite end of the Neck, The Landing and Old North Church come into close proximity and the [...]
What a great way to kick off spring by dusting off the camera after 7 weeks without a single photo and heading out to the newly repaired public way at Parker Lane. The Marblehead Tech Dinghy Association is one of the bright spots of this COVID winter. With frostbite sailing sidelined due to restrictions on sailing and with these MIT one-design racers available, a new group of boats could be seen racing within Marblehead harbor. The Tech Dinghy was designed by a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1935. In November 2020, Jay Watt created the Marblehead Tech [...]
I am not a sailor. So when I was looking through my 'to be published' folder and spotted a bunch of small boats, I immediately thought 'oh, those must be Optis, I'll title this one Optis in the Wind'. I set up the post and then, something nagged at me so I zoomed in and saw a big C420 on the sails. Hmmm.... Well, the picture was still nice with the gathered boats under a nice cloud so I decided to go with it. The 'Opti' part of the title had to go so I was left with 'In the [...]