On July 19th, Marblehead was facing its first heat wave of 2019 and, luckily, we had been invited onto a friend's boat. We motored around the harbor and ate dinner as the temperature rose and any wind dropped. At around 7:30pm, we arrived back at the dock on the Salem Harbor side of Marblehead and hung out for a bit there. As luck would have it, my son was invited to hang out with friends and I offered to drive him home. As we drove, I noticed the sky building in color and, when we hit Village Street, I made [...]
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...
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 [...]
I went out yesterdays hoping to capture a bit of fall foliage as I had seen the maples in town starting to turn a few weeks ago. I hadn't been to Rockett Landing off Village street in a while and was pleased to see the floats still in place. I was even happier to spot some color across Salem Harbor. I composed this image of fall color seen across Salem Harbor with boats still moored in the waters as autumn begins to take shape in Marblehead.
A Spring thaw is finally upon us with temps possibly hitting 60 degrees today. That thought put me in mind of this aerial image of Folger Point and Naugus Head taken in early January as arctic air froze the waters in Salem Harbor. At the time, I saw the broken ice near the coast as 'not yet frozen'. Now it seems to represent 'already thawed'. Funny how that works...
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 [...]
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 [...]
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, as my family and I drove into Marblehead on this Friday night, we witnessed an incredibly vibrant rainbow from our vantage point on Lafayette Street. I quickly got out of the car and grabbed the camera and tripod I had thankfully stowed in the trunk earlier that day. With the rainbow so clearly formed, it appeared as they it had one end firmly in Marblehead (and, specifically, the Cliffs area). I especially liked the golden light that can be seen 'within' the rainbow produced by the golden light of the sun lowering to the horizon. [...]
I decided to go back to the depths of the archive this week and share some of my oldest images that have yet to see the light of day. This image was taken within days of our moving to Marblehead in May 2008 and is the very first sunset in Marblehead that I captured. Little did I know that in 7 short years, this small project would turn into a website, prints, books, booths at the Farmer's market and (soon) Artisans' Marketplace. What a long great trip it's been ;-)
On Friday, October 17, I noted the thick hazy clouds in the morning and the way they diffused the morning sun. Before taking the kids to school, I threw my camera bag and tripod in the trunk of my car in case the light held for a little longer. As I came down Lafayette Street, I was thrilled to see the clouds were still holding back the brightness of the sun and noted this small patch of foliage had turned bright red. I captured a few images from various vantage points but this was an immediate favorite. With the bright [...]