Golden Light on Redd’s Pond

On February 18, conditions seemed perfect for a beautiful Winter sunset and I left the house just after 4:00 to explore the possibilities.  I started off at this familiar spot and made it here just in time as the sun's angle was spilling golden light on Redd's Pond.  I shot three frames with my camera before heading back to the car to grab the Phantom 4 Pro.  It wasn't long before I found the composition I wanted which showcased the close proximity of Redd's Pond to Old Burial Hill, Gerry Island, Fort Sewall and Marblehead Neck. One of my favorite aspects of [...]

By | 2017-02-20T20:47:42+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |23 Comments

Breakfast after the Blizzard at the Driftwood

In February 2013, a blizzard passed through Marblehead and I ventured out to capture scenes of the historic downtown distract in its aftermath.  Whether it was great timing or dumb luck, I ended up in front of a familiar red restaurant as the good light passed - just in time to grab breakfast after the blizzard at the Driftwood.

By | 2017-02-15T22:47:05+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Categories: Snow|Tags: , |13 Comments

Playing with Shadows on Old Burial Hill

I'm curious what you think of today's image of shadows on Old Burial Hill after a recent snowstorm.  One of the aspects of shooting with my new Phantom 4 Pro is the ability to capture Marblehead from new angles and perspectives. I captured this image looking straight down on an early morning at the intersection of Old Burial Hill and Redd's Pond.  I tried the accentuate the long shadows cast by trees and gravestones at Old Burial Hill created by the angle of the sun and the fresh coat of snow. Let me know what you think in the comments.

By | 2017-02-15T09:14:41+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |19 Comments

Old Town House in the Snow

The past few days haven't lacked for snow but wether it was the poor light or timing of the fall (and pauses between), I hadn't been able to capture views of our town blanketed in white.  Thankfully, I've been out many times in the snow and often came back with views of the same landmark from different angles resulting in very different perspectives. Today's image of Old Town House in the snow comes from a picture perfect snow fall on the morning of January 24, 2015.  There had been a light but sticky snow overnight and the plows had made [...]

By | 2017-02-12T23:15:47+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Flying over Old Town House

It's good to be back...  My family and I just returned from a week long stay in the Turks and Caicos where we basked in the warmth of perfect weather.  It was a treat to shoot my kids on the sandy beach of Grace Bay and to fly my Phantom 4 Pro over the turquoise waters.  But it also made me excited to do the same over Marblehead as soon as this Winter ends. So far, this Winter hasn't been very photogenic with little snowfall and mostly drab light.  However, on the morning of January 8th, I had headed to [...]

By | 2017-02-08T08:59:49+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Winter Wonderland on Washington Street

As this Nor'Easter departs, I wanted to continue with scenes of snow on this snowless Marblehead winter.  After our first real snowfall of the season took place overnight on January 7, I decided to head downtown to capture aerial scenes of the winter wonderland on Washington Street.  I flew the Phantom 4 Pro at varying heights and directions until I found this composition with Washington Street leading the viewer's eye to Abbot Hall and further out to the distant Boston Skyline.  Historic downtown Marblehead shines in its blanket of white on this early January morning.

By | 2017-01-24T21:34:49+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Greystone Beach on a Snowy Morning

As this Winter without snow continues, I thought I would look back in my 'to be posted' archive for images from past Winters.  Today's shot comes from the morning of February 15, 2014 and a short drive over to Greystone Beach to capture the view of snow covered ground reflecting the soft light of sunrise.

By | 2017-01-23T06:55:53+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Snow|Tags: , |2 Comments

Snowy Morning in Marblehead

After 9 inches of snow fell on Marblehead this past weekend, I couldn't wait for dawn and a chance to capture the views of historic downtown Marblehead from the air.  I woke early and drove down to Washington Street from where I launched the Phantom 4 Pro and took in the views of our town on a snowy morning. It's one thing to compose an image in 2 dimensions but quite another to add height to the equation.  I'm still learning a lot when it comes to creating dramatic compositions with aerial photography but this image with Old Town House in [...]

By | 2017-01-11T07:03:02+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

A Blanket of Snow over Redd’s Pond

Exactly one year ago, Marblehead was buried under feet of snow as wave after wave of snow storms added up to a record setting Winter.  As we make our way through the mildest Winter in memory, it may finally be time to share some of those images of snow captured during the Winter of 2015. On Wednesday, February 25th, I made my way around town to try to capture images that could convey the incredible snowfall that had descended on Marblehead.  As luck would have it, a fresh coating of snow had fallen the night before and I was able to [...]

By | 2016-11-06T12:03:39+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Sunset After the Storm at Crocker Park

Once in a while, a snow storm departs just as the sun begins to set leading to perfect conditions and incredible light.  Such was the case on this day one year ago - February 10, 2015 - when one of the countless storms departed as the sun began to set. I was at Crocker Park shooting a favorite composition of Abbot Hall when I turned and saw the golden light spread over Marblehead Neck.  I quickly changed position and composed this image including the barren branches of a tree to help frame the final scene. I haven't had a chance [...]

By | 2016-11-06T12:03:41+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , |0 Comments