After watching the Red Sox take a 2-1 lead last night against the Houston Astros, I looked through my 'to be posted' catalog for an image to share today and immediately stopped at this one. I had flown my drone over the parking lot across from Seaside Park in the summer of 2017 while the Seasiders were playing ball. While Seaside Park obviously gets its name from its position abutting the harbor, it's only in an aerial view that one can appreciate just how close the harbor really is. The boats filling their moorings and the entirety of Marblehead Neck [...]
As I picked up my kids from school yesterday, I stared at this maple tree at Seaside Park wondering if it might reach the peak colors that I've captured in years past. Whether it was the dry summer or other reasons, this particular maple doesn't look as vibrant as I recall from past visits and went into my 'to be published' folder to find this shot from October 4, 2014 for comparison. That year must have been a perfect one because every single leaf on the tree and on the ground was a picture perfect shade of red, orange or [...]
On Sunday, I watched the sky fill with clouds in the morning but then show signs of breaking up in the afternoon. I had to pick up my son on the Neck and so I threw the drone in the car and stopped at Seaside Park after picking him up and forcing him to join me. I was surprised to find another drone at the park - this one was a racing model flown by a boy with first person view goggles on. I was a bit jealous as I set my much larger drone down and flew it in [...]
When I drove down Atlantic Avenue on Sunday and spotted the sign for a Seasiders baseball game set to start at 5pm, I decided to return with my Phantom 4 Pro and capture the view of baseball by the harbor at Seaside park. I had captured this baseball field on Atlantic Avenue a number of times but was looking forward to an aerial view that would show the proximity of the field to Marblehead Harbor behind it and the rest of the town. I launched the drone from the lot across the street and hovered overhead while waiting (and hoping) [...]
This year, the North Shore baseball league brought their Summer series to Seaside Park in Marblehead. The Marblehead Seasiders played games on weekdays and weekends in front of the wooden grandstand that still stands after one hundred years. I drove by several times when games were in session and it was quite a sight to view a game being played at this perfect little field. With the first season over, I'm sure many in town will look forward to watching a Summer game at Seaside park next year.
In May 2014, I was still getting the hang of capturing these black and white infrared images when I drove by Seaside Park and had to stop and take a few shots. I had quickly learned that foliage against blue skies made for a great combination in infrared and this scene before me offered the best of both. Though the bases had not yet been placed in position, the grandstand at Seaside Park stood perfectly centered in its dark wood color amidst a sea of foliage that shone white in this final image. The grass similarly glowed and was broken [...]
In early December of 2011, a thick fog descended on Marblehead. I had an image in mind at Seaside park that would work best with fog and headed down there to see if the conditions were right. As it turned out, the fog was even thicker that I had hoped for and set up the scene perfectly. I used the metal bleachers as a leading line toward the wooden covered ones just beyond. I decided to make this a 'black and white week' so you can look forward to more images of Marblehead in black and white in the days [...]
I've shared two images of this Maple tree at Seaside Park so far but couldn't help myself in sharing one more vantage point. I had photographed this tree for the first time in the fog on October 20, 2012 and had returned on October 4, 2014 to find it at nearly peak color. The light was flat and skies were gray and so I made it a point to return the next morning when the forecast called for blue skies and scattered clouds. I started off photographing this Maple tree from the other direction so that I could include the Seaside [...]
Monday's post included a horizontal view of this maple tree at Seaside park showcasing its brilliant red color at peak foliage along Atlantic Avenue. I couldn't leave this scene with only one image and worked a number of angles before the sun rose too high in the sky for me to be able to get the compositions I wanted. I'm still torn over which image I prefer - this vertical one or Monday's horizontal view. In either case, I was thrilled to be able to capture this tree's beautiful colors showcasing Fall in Marblehead.
There are a few trees in town that have become my favorites over these past 5 years and the maple on Atlantic Avenue near the Seaside park sign is among them. I had gone out on Saturday in grey, flat light and found this tree to have reached almost peak foliage. The weather was due to turn for the better the next morning and so I made the quick decision to wake up early and try to capture theist tree at peak foliage in better light. I started off shooting around Doliber Cover and Little Harbor (come back Thursday and [...]