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From the Rooftops – St Michaels and Abbot Hall

Another image from my trip to the top of Grace Community Church where Michael Kehn is currently doing some much needed repairs to the steeple. With my harness on and rope attached, I was free to roam the temporary platform and found some interesting and unique views. Here you can see the new steeple of St. Michael's church juxtaposed against the rising facade of Abbot Hall with lush foliage hiding the houses and street below. While drones have made these shots easier to get, they have fixed focal lengths that make for limited compositional options. It's also nice to slow [...]

By |2022-07-13T22:12:27-04:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Rooftop|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Spring is in the Air – Grace, St Michaels and Crocker Park

Continuing with images from the last tech dinghy race of the season which took place on Sunday, April 10th. Here a group (gaggle?) of dinghies mixes with lasers crossing in front of St. Michaels, Grace Community Church and Crocker Park as the sun reflects off the white sails.

By |2022-04-10T18:05:41-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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.

By |2019-03-31T20:11:14-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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 |2019-03-06T09:41:06-05:00March 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 |2019-01-02T20:34:29-05:00January 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 [...]