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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I had planned to share images of Friday night's spectacular sunset this week but last night's full moon offered an opportunity I couldn't miss. With that captured, shared and voted on (the final shot with the face won by a landslide), it's time to turn back to Friday night's show. On Monday night, I shared an image taken at the peak of the pink and purple color and Tuesday night featured an image showcasing the incredible clarity that developed early on. Tonight's image was taken at 6:35pm - in between the first two shared images. As the sun set lower [...]
Recently, I received an email asking me if I had the chance to photograph the tree in front of St. Michael's Church decorated in holiday lights. While I had captured the trees at Abbot Hall and National Grand Bank in past Decembers, I had never noticed the tree at St. Michael's lit up for the season. On Tuesday, I headed out before sunset hoping the clouds would break in time for me to capture a beautiful tree against an equally stunning sky. I set up and waited, and waited but the tree never lit. I captured a number of images of the [...]
Okay so St. Michael's new steeple isn't technically on Washington Street. Ever since it went up, I have wanted to capture an image of the new steeple rising above the shops and houses lining Washington Street. I finally had a chance on Saturday morning under perfect conditions. You can make out the light of dawn reflecting in the windows facing East.
I can't imagine a better start to the day than capturing this image on a perfect morning in Marblehead yesterday. The road to this shot was long and convoluted - I hope you don't mind a bit of a backstory... A few years ago, I happened upon an image by Ulrike Welsch of Abbot Hall and Old North Church juxtaposed so that one couldn't quite tell which was in front of the other. The composition was nothing short of brilliant and I tried in vain to figure out where it was taken from. Fast forward to a recent Farmer's Market [...]