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Empty Harbor 2 – First One In

Alright, so I guess Marblehead harbor isn't completely empty as I found this boat on a mooring in front of the Boston Yacht Club. It appears that, apart from the working boats, this may be the 'first one in' to harbor. Won't be long before this boat is joined by many others to take their spot on the moorings.  I wasn't able to spot the boat's name - if you know it, please add it in a comment below.

Star and Steeples under a Pink Sky

Today's image comes from late December and a sunrise outing to capture the setting moon. While waiting for the moon to drop in the sky, I kept myself busy shooting scenes of the Marblehead skyline from across the harbor. I first shot (and shared) a wider view of a pink-purple sky but then decided to zoom in and focus on the star atop the crane standing between the St. Michaels steeple and that of Grace Community Church. If you look carefully, you'll notice the star glowing in the dawn light with a seamless pink sky serving as a perfect backdrop.

By |2019-03-10T20:44:48-04:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Snowy Sunset

With a surprise March storm dropping seven inches of snow on Marblehead on Sunday night, I held out hope for photographing the town blanketed in white after finishing up work on Monday. I spent Monday in the clinic while my kids enjoyed the first snow day of the season (enjoyed might be a stretch as the boy was in charge of clearing the heavy snow from our driveway). As soon as the last patient left, I got in my car to head home and grabbed my camera bag on the way to Foster Street. With sunset now happening at 5:30pm, [...]

By |2019-03-06T09:41:06-04:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Shining Star at Sunrise

On December 23rd, I had headed out before dawn to capture the full cold moon setting with a plan to capture it besides the shining star atop the crane at the State Street Landing (watch for that image tomorrow morning).  Before the moon could descend into frame, I found this composition of St. Michael's Steeple, Grace Community Church and that shining star in between with the perfect colors of dawn painting the sky above. As luck would have it, two birds came into the frame and broke up the otherwise empty sky.

By |2019-01-02T20:34:29-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Valkyrie and the Jackson Cup

On the last weekend in April, I headed across to the Neck and captured these one design boats vying for the Jackson Cup. The sailboats crossed in front of familiar landmarks such as St. Michael's steeple and the Grace Community Church while competing inside of Marblehead Harbor. The harbor has started to fill with boats just in the past week. Can't wait to start shooting sunrises and sunsets over moorings finally filled with boats for the season.

Looking Down on Historic Downtown Marblehead

As I flew over historic downtown Marblehead on the Wednesday morning after a blizzard, I couldn't help but stop at the intersection of Washington and Hooper to take in the view.  I had an image of St Michaels steeple in mind from this intersection but, with a slight adjustment, was able to take in the Lee Mansion, St Michaels, Grace and numerous examples of classic architecture from this one spot in the sky. The gentle curve of Washington Street and the stark contrast between the black asphalt of the road and undisturbed snow from the blizzard made for a perfect [...]

By |2018-03-15T21:52:03-04:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

Historic Downtown Marblehead on a late March evening

This view of historic downtown Marblehead was taken just before the full panorama I shared on Monday.  The clouds in the late March sky were reflecting the colors of sunset while I positioned the Phantom 4 Pro almost 200 feet above Union Street and composed this image to include three of Marblehead's familiar steeples - St. Michaels, Grace Community Church and Old North Church. It takes a while to get your bearings in these aerial views of historic downtown Marblehead but, once you do, you can spot some familiar stores along Washington street in the left lower section, Crosby's in [...]

Moon and Star over Marblehead

On Wednesday morning, I left the house at dawn with two goals in mind - capturing the setting full moon over Marblehead and a few images using my new Phantom drone.  I started by crossing the causeway and saw the beautiful full moon in my rear view mirror.  I had charted out its descent the night before but, when faced with the moon that morning, I found myself struggling with the right shooting spot.  I ended up driving down Foster Street, up Harbor Avenue, down Corinthian Lane, back up Nahant Street, down Ocean Avenue and finally deciding on Harvard Street. [...]

By |2016-12-15T20:56:36-04:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Sunrise over Marblehead Neck

Please read/share - updates on future postings Since starting Wednesdays in Marblehead in August 2008, I've shared over 1,500 images of this incredible town.  For the past few months, I've felt my creativity dwindling and have begun to feel the need to keep up with daily postings as more chore than enjoyment.  I know I still have much to explore but feel that to do so, I need to stop the daily morning postings (at least for now).  For the foreseeable future, I plan to share a favorite image (or more) soon after an outing but the timing of those [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:27-04:00October 9th, 2016|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

Racing in Marblehead Harbor

With the perfect weather that we've been having, I figured some of my readers might like to see an image of sailboats in the waters of Marblehead.  Today's shot comes from April 23rd and a view of sailboats participating in the Jackson Cup.  This is by far my favorite event of the season as the moorings in the harbor remain empty for the most part allowing the boats to pass in front of several Marblehead landmarks. I've shared one image from the races on this particular afternoon with the boats crossing in front of Abbot Hall.  I watched the sailboats [...]