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 [...]
I headed out last night in hopes of a repeat of the previous night's spectacular sunset (which I wasn't able to photograph) and decided to try out two new spots from which I had yet to capture any images over these past six years. I started off at Wyman Cove and then headed off to Overlook Road. I had planned to end up along the road at the water's edge of Waterside Cemetery but misjudged and ended up on Overlook Road. There I found a beautiful pier belonging to the OPCL (Ocean Park Civic League) and asked some of the [...]
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 [...]
I'm done. This is the longest, coldest winter I ever care to experience and it shows no signs of letting go yet. I shared images of snow on Monday and Tuesday so I thought it was time to bring out a warm image today. This was taken on July 16th when a good friend invited me onto his boat for a ride around the waters of Marblehead. We started out in Salem harbor and I noticed this kayaker as we motored by the shore and approached Naugus Head. The sun had started to descend in the sky at this hour [...]