sunrise

Corker of a Sunrise

I can't recall what led me to wake up at 5am on April 14th but, as soon as I was up, I headed straight for Crocker Park and was rewarded with a corker of a sunrise. This is my third (and final) image from this morning where the sky shifted through red, pink and purple and the calm water reflected the light in the sky. I played with the composition of Marblehead Light, Childrens Island and the lone sailboat with wider and tighter shots but this was a really nice in-between that stayed in the 'to be published' folder until [...]

By |2019-08-21T21:00:11-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |24 Comments

Fort Sunrise

I hadn't been back to Fort Sewall since the day after the storm that took down large pieces of what I affectionately called the Giving Tree. I had woken up early this morning for a different shoot after noticing the Hotel Marblehead's new paint job (watch for that shot tomorrow). I finished shooting from Pleasant Street and was disappointed in the lack of fog or a nice sunrise and was all set to turn back home when I decided to continue down to Fort Beach and see what had become of the tree. Last time I turned onto Front Street, [...]

By |2019-08-07T06:37:35-04:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |29 Comments

Doliber Sunrise

On July 1, 2015, I headed out to Doliber Cove at sunrise hoping for a solid showing. I arrived just after 5am and found perfect cloud cover from this spot along Beacon Street from which I composed this panorama to encompass the whole of Doliber Cove, Grace Oliver Beach and Brown's Island.  I lucked out with this 'Doliber sunrise' and shared one image from the shoot as soon as I returned home. This panorama took a bit more work and ended up relegated to the 'To be Published' folder for exactly 4 years as the harbor illumination and fireworks show [...]

By |2019-06-23T13:59:03-04:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |7 Comments

October Sunrise

How about a beautiful October sunrise from 2017 to start this Friday? With some of these photos, I need to look back and see why I had not chosen them to share first. In this case, the image was taken literally 20 seconds before the peak light when I zoomed in and captured what felt was the stronger photo. Enjoy this one that has been sitting in the To Be Published folder since October 7th 2017.

By |2019-06-07T06:40:22-04:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Dreaming of the Sunrise

I had a dream last night that I missed an incredible sunrise. One of those dreams where you can't quite walk fast enough and the destination just seems to get further and further away. Then I woke and stared out my window to see amazing light filling every window in the house from an awesome spring sunrise... I was too late to capture this morning's show (hopefully someone out there did) and so I decided to look back at recent 'unpublished' photos for a day when everything worked out and I was able to make it in time to shoot [...]

By |2019-04-10T06:24:39-04:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |5 Comments

Ocean Sunrise

On the morning that I set out to capture the full moon setting over Old North Church, I couldn't help but shoot the sun as it came up as well. It was a clear morning with very little haze in the air and the sun appeared as a perfect bright spot in this ocean sunrise.  The surround sky took on a deep orange-red hue and I had to stop myself from shooting at this point to make sure I didn't damage the sensor on my camera.  Luckily, a bird flew by to break up the sky just enough and add [...]

By |2019-03-27T21:15:49-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |19 Comments

Purple Harbor – Back from Hiatus

This year has gotten off to a slow start with only four photo outings to date. The lack of snow played a major role as winter scenes seem to lack a needed element without a bit of white coating. As I write this, we are due to have our largest snow storm of the season so the irony is definitely not lost on me.  Besides a New Years sunrise shoot and heading out for the Epiphany tree burning, I had only gone out one other time prior to this particular morning. As it happened, I had rented a lens for [...]

By |2019-03-03T22:18:58-04:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

Breaking Waves at Sunrise on New Years Day

Each year on New Years Day, I wake before dawn without an alarm clock and head out to capture the first sunrise of the year. I had missed out on a great sunrise the day before (the last one of 2018) and hoped for a repeat performance. With temperatures in the upper 40's, I figured no matter what the morning brought, it would be nice to be out shooting for the first time since the Christmas moon. I drove down Atlantic Avenue and decided to stop at Devereux Beach. The tide was high (and rising) and I had figured out [...]

By |2019-01-01T19:43:17-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |29 Comments

Sunrise on Frozen Pond

This will be the last new image I share in 2018 (I think) as I plan to start my Top 10 of 2018 countdown on Monday.  That will lead up to the annual New Years Day slideshow looking back at all of the images shared on Wednesdays in Marblehead in the past year. Today's image comes from the morning after yesterday's first snow of the season. We ended up getting quite a bit of snow that day and I was surprised to find Redd's Pond to have nearly frozen when I arrived to shoot the sunrise the next morning.  As [...]

By |2018-12-12T16:24:04-04:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |33 Comments

Making Waves at Sunrise

I don't make it up early enough to catch most sunrises in the summer but when I do and when conditions turn out this amazing, I try to make the most of it. Today's image comes from the sunrise that wouldn't end on June 30th. I've shared a number of images from that morning including 'Sunrise Like Gold' that I just finalized as the June image for my 2019 Marblehead Calendar (going to press this week). After shooting several frames, a passing boat's wake created subtle waves that helped accentuate the reflections of light in Marblehead Harbor.

By |2018-08-19T19:29:16-04:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |11 Comments