After nine years of capturing images of Marblehead, this might be a first. If you look closely at the sky, you'll see a sea gull lit up in fiery red light as the last of the sun's rays reflect off its feathers. The sunset gull added an interesting highlight to an otherwise pleasant sunset reflecting in the water of Marblehead Harbor. The one truly depressing aspect of this image captured on October 5, 2018...sunset took place at 6:06pm! Enjoy the long warm days while you can.
Continuing with this week's theme of images captured on the morning of Thursday, February 6 after 10-12 inches of snow fell on Marblehead, we come to this impossibly beautiful scene. After capturing the image at Fort Sewall and then the tree lined street of Glendale Road, I noticed the clouds were lighting up and decided to head to a nearby favorite vantage point. I arrived at Bass Rock Lane to find much of the lane that extends to the Atlantic ocean beyond covered with unmarked snow. I hated to disturb the snow and so I set up a vertical shot [...]
I spent all of last week sharing images of a great dawn over Marblehead Harbor during which the fog gradually thickened as the sun rose. Once the sun rose high enough in the sky, I sought out compositions to take advantage of the great diffused red light that bathed the harbor and boats. This was one such scene. I was reasonable happy with the composition at first but felt it was missing something. Then, as if drawn by an artist's eye, this lone seagull swooped in to just about the perfect spot in the frame. For such an ugly bird, [...]
You know things are bad when posting an image of crashing waves after a long and brutal storm actually cheers me up and helps me forget about the miserable cold outside with snow still on the ground. This particular image was taken on Saturday, March 9th after that long storm finally moved off but seemed to still be churning up a significant amount of wave action in its wake. I had already been to Preston Beach for a solid hour shooting the waves as they hit the wall when I decided to drive over to Greystone Beach. The waves were [...]
I'm not sure what it is about the summer solstice but, for whatever reason, I woke up at 4am - exactly as I did last year at this time (click for last year's photo). I decided to revisit Hammond Park at dawn and got there to witness some soft pink light fading as the sun got ready to rise. There were clouds at the horizon so I had little hope for a solid image until I saw the first signs of a red sun rising. I composed the image and kept chasing the rising sun. The images were fine but [...]
As we neared The Landing under the incredibly dramatic sky, I noted this view with Abbot Hall's tower jutting up behind the homes lining the harbor. As luck would have it, a seagull appeared and decided to fly to just the right point to make the composition stand out (I promise he/she is real and has not been Photoshopped into place). It's no wonder that this is such a sailing town when you can experience such views when you return to harbor (let alone all that you see when you leave our protected waters).