State Street

First Snow of the Season

I was looking back at my 'to be posted' archive last night and stopped at this image from December 9th and the first snow of the season. It's hard to believe that we were already seeing snow at this time last year given this year's strange wet fall and cold but dry early winter. I had gone out at noon on this Saturday to capture the falling snow and ended up at this spot on State Street from which I could compose an image to capture the star on the crane (hard to see with it not being illuminated yet). [...]

By |2018-12-12T16:19:24+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , |6 Comments

Shadows and Reflections on State Street

I shared an image of State Street last week looking down toward the water. That image was taken a few minutes after this one taken near the opposite end of State Street and looking back up toward Washington Street. I had been drawn out of the house by the deep blue sky punctuated by clouds and was thrilled to find them overhead from this spot along State Street. The long shadows helped cut down the shine of the road and drive the eye up toward the houses and sky. I was thrilled to see the light of the windows breaking [...]

By |2018-09-09T17:25:29+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , |3 Comments

Shadows on State Street

On Monday, in the middle of an incredibly hot Labor Day, I ventured out of the house having spied some clouds.  Shooting in the middle of the day can be difficult with harsh light and strong shadows. I decided to head to historic downtown Marblehead first and noticed the mid-days sun casting shadows on State Street. I watched the traffic and crossed into the middle of the street briefly to capture the view of these historic home leading towards the landing where a large flag was caught in a gust of wind. From this direction, the sky held few clouds [...]

By |2018-09-03T20:11:23+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , |10 Comments

Sunset Light over State Street

As the calendar inches closer to June, I took a peak forward at images taken in past Junes. I quickly settled on this image of sunset light over State Street to share today from my 'to be published' folder. I remember going out that night in hopes of good light and deciding to hang out at State Street rather than crossing the causeway to shoot back from the Neck. I was rewarded with a long sunset that arrived in the perfect location in the evening sky. The sunset light added a soft glow to the houses that make up State [...]

By |2018-05-28T21:54:24+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , , |3 Comments

First Light on State Street

On Sunday, I headed out after the first snowfall of the season and made my way from Little Harbor to Grace Oliver Beach and then Redd's Pond before heading to historic downtown Marblehead.  I shot a few frames of Old Town House and then walked down State Street to explore some new compositions. I ended up about halfway down the street eyeing this lonely lit street lamp the entire time.  I knew I wanted to make that a focal point of the image and then found the right position to include the gently curve in the street, the pure white [...]

By |2017-12-11T20:09:58+00:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Marching to the Beat on State Street

Another incredible Marblehead Christmas Walk is in the books and, as has been the case for the past few years, I set up along State Street to capture Glover's Regiment leading the annual parade.  This year I decided to bring along a single 35mm lens and set it to its widest aperture in the hopes of focusing on just one part of the parade.  As luck would have it, the drummer was on my side of the street and I captured this image of him drumming while the rest of the regiment was marching to the beat on State Street.

By |2017-12-04T21:22:30+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Best of Show – Marblehead Festival of Arts

I am thrilled and humbled to announce that one of my entries 'In a Fog on State Street' has been awarded Best of Show at the 2017 Marblehead Festival of Arts.  Both this image and 'Light Dawns on Marblehead' will be on display at Old Town House beginning on Friday, June 30th after the awards ceremony at Abbot Hall.  The photography display ends on Tuesday, July 4th. This year's entry was the third in a series of black and white fog landscapes in Marblehead that began with 'A Walk in the Fog' which won Best of Show at the 2012 [...]

By |2017-06-24T16:54:29+00:00June 28th, 2017|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , , , |42 Comments

Marblehead Christmas Walk

The Marblehead Christmas Walk is this weekend and I thought I would share this image of Glover's Regiment walking down State Street at the conclusion of the 2011 parade to spread the word.  If you are new in town or haven't participated in the Marblehead Christmas Walk festivities, make sure you head to historical downtown this weekend. This year marks the 46th version of the annual event sponsored by the business community.  Tonight, there will be a Tree Lighting at the National Grand Bank lot from 6-7pm as well as a lobster trap tree lighting in front of Mud Puddle [...]

By |2016-11-30T00:13:17+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Patriotism on State Street

One hour after capturing yesterday's view of Riverhead Beach from the causeway, I found myself walking down State Street which was bordered on both sides by incredible cloud formations.  I started off near Maddie's shooting up toward Washington Street as the sun set and set the sky ablaze in color.  As the sunset settled, I moved up the street looking for other views. I had noted an American flag on display on a house across the street and was thrilled when I found this one near the top of State Street.  I set up this composition to include the two [...]

By |2016-06-28T06:51:43+00:00June 28th, 2016|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , , |5 Comments

State Street at Sunset

Five years ago, I captured an incredible sunset from this exact spot on State Street.  The sky exploded in bright pink colors that bathed the classic houses on this street and made the entire street come to life.  Ever since then, I've tried to recreate that image with varying levels of success. On Wednesday night, I headed out in hopes of capturing one of the many great sunsets that had been taking place in town over the past few weeks.  As luck would have it, clouds ended up blocking much of the sunlight and I ended up packing up without [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:30+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , , , |3 Comments