sunset

After the Rain – Crocker Park

So before the orange sky and before the rainbow I shared yesterday, I was huddled under the covered benches at Crocker Park waiting for some brief showers to pass. I was focused on the view of Abbot Hall the whole time and watched as the clouds shifted and then began to reflect the light of sunset. After the rain stopped, I stepped out and captured this image I had been composing in my head while the rain had fallen. I liked that the wet path shone brightly and reflected some of the light in the sky. I used the granite [...]

By |2019-09-11T19:36:18-04:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Park|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Sunset Rainbow over Marblehead Harbor

On any other night, being able to capture a sunset rainbow would have made me giddy and want to rush home to share the image on my site. On this particular night, the sky would end up exploding in color only ten minutes later and this otherwise beautiful view of a rainbow and pink cloud over a full Marblehead Harbor become relegated to the 'to be published' folder. I plan to spend this Wednesday in Marblehead working on the rest of the images from this evening one week ago as well as dropping off my first shipment of calendars at [...]

By |2019-09-10T22:36:23-04:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Taking Flight at Devereux Beach

On August 3rd, I was at Devereux Beach grabbing ice cream with my wife when a very nice sunset formed. It was low tide so I was able to get fairly far down the beach and took several images facing back toward the causeway. I then turned and noticed the first birds taking flight and headed toward me so I fired off a few shots hoping to catch them. I will often clone out a random bird or plane in an image if it doesn't offer anything to the composition. In this case, I thought the birds taking flight at [...]

By |2019-08-25T20:38:18-04:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

That One Summer Sunset

It seems that every year, there's that one summer sunset that explodes in the sky and changes color so quickly that it ends up creating numerous composition possibilities. Such was the case on July 19th when I returned home from a boat ride around the harbor and pulled over at the Village Street dock as the light began to form. I spent this weekend catching up on images in my 'to be processed' folder and ended up finding five images from this night in addition to the one I already shared. This one was actually a panorama of two images [...]

By |2019-08-25T20:06:58-04:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Sunset Gull

After nine years of capturing images of Marblehead, this might be a first. If you look closely at the sky, you'll see a sea gull lit up in fiery red light as the last of the sun's rays reflect off its feathers. The sunset gull added an interesting highlight to an otherwise pleasant sunset reflecting in the water of Marblehead Harbor. The one truly depressing aspect of this image captured on October 5, 2018...sunset took place at 6:06pm!  Enjoy the long warm days while you can.

By |2019-08-21T07:18:21-04:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Fort Beach Sunset

I'm not sure if this summer has had fewer amazing sunsets or if I've missed them with travels and other plans but I was amazed to find one incredible sunset after another in my 'to be posted' archive when I scrolled to last summer. This is a shot from July 3, 2018 and one of the most incredible displays of light I have encountered since moving to Marblehead. The light changed so fast and cycled through so many colors and cloud formations that each shot of the Fort Beach sunset was different and, at least in my mind, worth sharing. [...]

By |2019-08-18T21:48:49-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , |9 Comments

Glowing Sand at Devereux Beach

I mentioned in yesterday's post that my wife and I had headed down to Neck Run for ice cream on Saturday night when a nice sunset began to form. After capturing the image looking back toward the parking lot, I wandered along the water line and stopped for this shot. Low tide created a beautiful reflection on the glowing sand at Devereux Beach with the pink clouds mirrored in the water and wet sand.  The beach was fairly deserted for such a nice summer evening.

By |2019-08-05T21:11:40-04:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Low Tide Sunset

On Saturday night, my wife and I headed down to the Neck Run Cafe for after-dinner ice cream and a walk along the causeway. I had thrown my camera in the car (just in case) - the clouds did show some promise. As we finished up the scoops and turned back, I spotted the first hint of color in the evening sky. I grabbed my camera from the car while my wife stayed behind and headed down to the water's edge. The tide was at 0 feet and I had plenty of space to capture the whole of this low [...]

By |2019-08-04T20:29:35-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , |16 Comments

Sunset View from Corinthian Lane

Near the end of May, I was fortunate to end up on the Neck as a beautiful sunset took shape over Marblehead harbor.  This sunset view from Corinthian Lane developed slowly and hit its peak a few minutes after 8:00. We've had a few really nice sunsets lately and hopefully will get a few more with the warm weather and occasional storms predicted for the week.

By |2019-07-30T22:54:09-04:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Fire in the Sky – Heat Wave is Coming

I had missed out on a surprisingly vibrant sunset on Wednesday night and made up for it with tonight's fire in the sky that erupted over the Village street pier. We had been out on a friend's new boat for a tour around the harbor and just returned when I spotted the makings of a nice sunset. At exactly the same moment, my son asked for a ride home so he could meet up with friends. I had my camera with me for shooting the harbor and drove back with an eye to the sky the entire time. As we [...]

By |2019-07-19T21:10:28-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |40 Comments