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Morning Light – part 2

This was my second view of sunrise this morning (and no, you did not miss part 1 - I'll share that tomorrow)... I had missed the incredible sunrise on Monday morning and the other really nice one on Tuesday and made sure not to miss the possibility of a decent one on this Wednesday in Marblehead. I started off on Front Street shooting toward Marblehead Light with some nice clouds overhead but left there before the sun rose as I had a hunch about the light in the other direction. I drove to Devereux and pulled over in the parking [...]

By |2021-12-15T17:11:27-05:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tuckers Wharf Dawn

I was looking for an image to share and happened upon this one captured as the sun appeared over Marblehead Neck just after dawn on October 3rd. I was standing at Tuckers Wharf to try to maximize the number of boats seen in the harbor. I lucked out with the light on this morning as it transitioned from a yellow-orange dawn to a pink sunrise.  I love these late sunrises in the fall solely for the opportunity to get out and capture them at a reasonable hour.

By |2021-11-02T23:37:32-04:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Anticrepuscular Sunset

On October 20th, I headed out to capture the moonset and was disappointed by the small band of low lying clouds that obstructed my view. Less than 30 minutes later when I actually would have loved to have clouds reflecting the light of the rising sun, they were nowhere to be found. Instead I lucked out when I spotted these thin anticrepuscular rays behind Crocker Park. With the light hitting Abbot hall, St. Michaels and Grace Community Church, the rays added just enough interest to the otherwise empty sky on this fall morning in Marblehead.

By |2021-10-31T22:58:34-04:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

GameDay Sunrise

And I almost missed it... I woke up this morning just after 5 for no good reason and decided to take advantage of the early wake up with a photo outing. I quickly scouted out the location of the sunrise as well as predicted cloud cover and didn't hold too much hope for a nice showing but drove down to the State Street landing anyway. I arrived too early but was treated to a nice orange dawn that then seemed to fizzle out just as the sun rose into a bank of clouds. I picked up the tripod and camera [...]

By |2021-10-03T10:10:00-04:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Storm’s A Coming

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I had gone out to Crocker Park on that Wednesday at dawn hoping for a bit of red sky that might precede the coming storm. In the wide view I shared, the hints of red could only be seen close to the horizon. I took advantage of my zoom lens to compose a tighter shot that encompassed the patch of red sky and ignoring the blue surrounding it. At its peak (15 minutes before the wider shot), there was a bit of that fiery glow to alert sailors that a storm's a coming to [...]

By |2021-09-01T21:19:25-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Remembering the Sunrise

It's been over three months since I last woke up in the pre-dawn hours to chase a sunrise. For the most part, the last month has offered little in the way of good light to make up for any lost sleep. However, I noticed that I missed a nice sunrise this past weekend which made me want to look back and see just how long it had been since I had last shot the sun rising up from the horizon. This outing on April 15 turned out to be one of my more memorable sunrise shoots. I came away with [...]

By |2021-07-25T20:04:13-04:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |3 Comments

Spring in the Park

Two weeks ago on Wednesday, April 14th, I had visited Crocker Park with the hope of shooting a nice sunrise. I lucked out with the shot I shared this past Monday of the sun coming up behind Marblehead Light but when I turned my head, I spotted this incredible sky behind me and ran to capture images of it as well. I shared my first image from that morning as soon as I returned home but had a chance to visit the other shots from that morning and worked on this one last night. In the first shot, I had [...]

By |2021-04-28T22:04:27-04:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Spring|Tags: , , , , |33 Comments

Chandler Hovey Sunrise

I'm going to try to be better about getting back to regular morning posts and this seemed like a great way to kick things back into gear... Normally, getting the sun (or moon) perfectly placed behind Marblehead Light would have been planned out ahead of time by using at least one (and likely two) apps to determine location and angles and...  But on this particular April morning, I lucked out. I had gotten up on April 14th to shoot the sunrise as promised storms hinted at a nice sunrise and I made my way somewhat blindly toward Crocker Park. I [...]

By |2021-04-25T22:20:31-04:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , |18 Comments

Wake Up Call

Two great sunrises in a row! So I wasn't entirely sure if it was worth setting an alarm for 5:30am again. I had checked my weather apps and saw some cloud cover predicted but then I recalled that age-old saying 'Red Sky in Morning, Sailors Take Warning' and figured, with rain coming later today, it was worth it. I woke and headed out with a single destination in mind - Doaks Lane. With the tide low, I knew the natural land bridge to Gerry Island would be at least somewhat visible and serve as a great leading line to the [...]

By |2021-04-15T06:48:35-04:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , |24 Comments

Spring Sunrise at Crocker Park

A brand new photo from this morning's really fun outing! I wasn't sure how the morning would pan out when I set the alarm for 5:30 but had three locations in mind for shooting the sunrise. As I got in the car only 10 minutes before sunrise, I was disappointed not to see any color in the sky and quickly decided on Crocker Park as the best vantage point as the high clouds seemed to be moving west.I parked at the State Street landing and headed up to find a nearly empty park and a bit of color behind Marblehead [...]

By |2021-04-14T07:00:18-04:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Spring|Tags: , , , |22 Comments