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 [...]
On Tuesdays, I have to be at work by 7:30am for early appointments and to supervise allergen immunotherapy. Most of the time, that ends up on either end of the sunrise and dawn but, twice a year, I manage to cross Lafayette Street at just the right time. This year, I had been keeping my eye on the trees that line the rail trail and Salem Harbor waiting for them to show some signs of changing color. The color seemed to come on this week and I decided to head back at some point to capture it. When Tuesday rolled [...]
Back to the archive for this image taken in April 2011. At the time, we were renting an apartment off Village Street so this spot had become a favorite from which to shoot the sunset. I could look out our window to check conditions and then make a mad dash down the hill to try to capture some of the beautiful sunsets that would take shape over the waters of Salem harbor from this spot at Rockett Landing. This particular image sat in the queue but never seemed to be good enough to warrant a share. I spent about an [...]
Wednesdays in Marblehead resumes after the brief hiatus to shoot foliage in Vermont (if you missed the iPhone sneak peak, click HERE for the final shot - it's the first on the page). I have been meaning to post this image for a while now but other shots kept cutting ahead of it. This was taken at the end of August and I still remember how warm and humid it was on this night and how many mosquitoes kept buzzing around me as I shot this. I had noted the colors developing as the sun set and decided to drive [...]
This will serve a bit as a 'where I started' post. As many of you know, we moved to Marblehead in May 2008 so that I could start work as an Allergist at the Asthma and Allergy Affiliates in Salem and Danvers. We had just gotten here from Washington, DC where I had been working and moved to a rental house off Village street. My wife had found the house and I had only seen it once. On this night, one of the very first spent here, I witnessed the first of many beautiful sunsets. As it began to take [...]
We moved to Marblehead from Washington, DC in May 2008 and rented a house off Village Street. I quickly became mesmerized by the incredible sunsets that developed over Salem harbor each and every night. On this particular warm May day, I saw the colors develop and quickly ran down the hill. I set up on the edge of the launch and took this image of the houses of Nonantum Road draped in that golden light.
Today's entry comes from the border between Marblehead and Salem. I shot a series of photos around town at sunrise and ended up here at the perfect point in the tide cycle. Was treated to calm waters which made for a calm, serene composition. Technical: Canon 50D and EF-S 10-22mm lens. 6 exposure bracket.
The alternative title for this post is 'what a difference a week makes'. As you can see below, I shot nearly the same scene one week apart. Above is sunset on October 27 - below is sunrise on October 20. It's amazing how quickly fall colors can take hold and completely change a landscape. Technical: Canon 50D and EF-S 10-22 lens. 6 exposure bracket