State Street

Topside at Maddie’s

I've been capturing images of Marblehead for over 10 years now and this is the first time I have shot Maddie's on its own rather than as part of a State Street scene. With the falling snow, I had walked the length of State Street and stopped across the street to capture this simple shot of Maddie's. I had a project years ago called 'Keep it Local' in which I shared images of storefronts around town on Fridays. This feels like a throwback to that series so make sure you keep it local and enjoy a drink at Maddie's this [...]

By |2022-02-16T21:47:47-05:00February 18th, 2022|Categories: Keep it Local|Tags: |0 Comments

A New Take on State Street

I promised more images from Sunday's beautiful snow; though it went on far too long to be considered picturesque after the fifth hour or so... Shortly after capturing the view of Old Town House, I walked down State Street and shot from each side of the street before stopping here at the site of the old King's Rook and getting this new composition. I wanted to include the sign of all the establishments that had set up at this location against the backdrop of Maddie's signage. Also that blue door worked well with the green, yellow and blues in the [...]

By |2022-02-13T22:51:53-05:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Snow Falling on State Street

On the same January morning in which I captured Mud Puddle, Arnould Gallery and Old Town House, I also decided to walk along Washington Street and stopped when I looked down State. The light dusting of snow (well before the more recent impressive snowfalls) had coated the roofs and sidewalks of these homes. That white coat only served to amplify the vibrant colors of the houses standing side by side along this historic street. I stepped into the street to get the angle just right and made sure to include the tree branches breaking up the otherwise monotone sky. A [...]

By |2021-02-09T21:36:18-05:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , |12 Comments

State Street, Marblehead

I have reworked this 17-image panorama of State Street on at least four occasions since capturing it on June 23, 2016 but have never been happy with the end results until tonight. It was a tough scene to shoot with the last light of day in the sky and deep shadows between the stately homes along this historic street in downtown Marblehead. I think I finally got to a point that I'm happy with and hope you agree that this image captures the feel of standing in the middle of State Street and taking in the view of these beautifully [...]

By |2020-06-08T22:24:40-04:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cold Moon over State Street

Yesterday offered picture perfect conditions in Marblehead with about an inch of snow sticking to every branch and partly cloudy skies. It was a perfect day to explore Marblehead on a Wednesday and yet, I had to work (covering for a colleague). I actually drove home from my Salem office at lunch to grab my camera in the hopes of catching the moonrise but arrived at my chosen spot too late for the shot I had in mind. As a trade off for having to cover Wednesday, I had today free and so I got up a bit early and [...]

By |2019-12-12T08:04:06-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

On the Corner

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I had rented a lens to try on our recent trip to the Turks and Caicos and had gone out on this morning to put the glass through its paces. After capturing the brilliant sunrise from State Street Landing, I retreated to this spot along Washington Street hoping to capture more good light looking down State Street. By the time I was set up on the corner, the sun had risen too high to be reflected by the morning clouds but I still enjoyed this view of historic downtown Marblehead. The lens did not [...]

By |2019-03-04T20:00:31-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , , |13 Comments

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 |2018-12-12T16:19:24-05:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , |8 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 |2018-09-09T17:25:29-04:00September 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 |2018-09-03T20:11:23-04:00September 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 |2018-05-28T21:54:24-04:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , , |3 Comments