I hate to follow one sunset shot with another but these did end up being my two favorite images of 2019. Today's shot was captured on September 4th as a storm passed over Marblehead and then the Neck. I had gone out to Crocker Park to chase the clouds and actually had been hoping for a rainbow. I remember waiting for the rain to pass under the covered benches near the seal sculpture and then, as the rain ceased, the sky took on an odd orange glow. I couldn't take in the full scene even with my widest lens and [...]
On July 19th, Marblehead was facing its first heat wave of 2019 and, luckily, we had been invited onto a friend's boat. We motored around the harbor and ate dinner as the temperature rose and any wind dropped. At around 7:30pm, we arrived back at the dock on the Salem Harbor side of Marblehead and hung out for a bit there. As luck would have it, my son was invited to hang out with friends and I offered to drive him home. As we drove, I noticed the sky building in color and, when we hit Village Street, I made [...]
What a great Thanksgiving this was - started with a Friendsgiving brunch, then a come-from-behind win for the Marblehead Magicians and a pre-dinner Thanksgiving sunset! I had spotted sunlight streaming across the street as I worked on my upcoming Kickstarter campaign and then pulled up some webcams around town to find a very promising set of clouds. With that (and an hour before dinner), I headed out and towards Riverhead Beach. I started shooting from near the water before heading back up to the causeway and capturing the vibrant pink sky over the Neck. I lucked out with little traffic [...]
I'm not quite sure what color I'm looking at in this September sunset over Marblehead harbor. This was the view I had from Crocker Park on September 4th when a storm passed just before sunset and I witnessed a huge orange sky and incredible clouds over the Neck. I had to use my widest lens in a vertical orientation and shoot a multi-image panorama to take in the full scene. I was still shooting as the light changed and, five minutes later, I was staring at this. Is it still orange? Or pink? Or pink-orange??? Whatever the color, the sky [...]
Sorry for the lack of images last week - I was in Los Angeles with my kids visiting my parents and sister for Rosh Hashanah and then drove down to New York with my son for a Bar Mitzvah this past weekend. Between work, life and the odd fall season, I haven't had a chance to shoot anything new in the past few weeks. The fall season seems to be off to an odd start with many trees around town already changed and having dropped their foliage. Meanwhile, peak foliage season should still be a few weeks away. I decided [...]
The Crocker Park float was pulled out over the weekend and today marks the last day of summer. Since I just finished going through all of my photos from an outing at Crocker Park on September 4th, I thought I would share this one of the float as the sky began to take on unearthly hues leading up to an incredible orange sky over Marblehead Harbor. This photo seemed a perfect way to say 'goodbye summer'. I've started to notice leaves changing colors throughout town but, with the incredible warm and dry weather, the displays appear fairly muted so far. [...]
On September 4th, an orange sky exploded over Marblehead harbor and I was fortunate to have chased the clouds to Crocker Park for a front row seat to the show. I shared a panorama from that night but hadn't looked back at other shots captured during the 30 minutes spent exploring other compositions. This shot came about as the last of the evening color washed over the crescent moon and created a perfect nightcap on what was a very enjoyable photography outing at Crocker Park.
It seems like forever ago but on July 19th I was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time to witness and capture a spectacular sunset over Salem harbor. I shared one panoramic shot that took in the full scene as soon as I came home but this view has sat in the 'to be published' folder until now. I struggled with a title and ended up zooming in the signage of the Richard H Rockett Landing to settle on '30 Minute Tie up'. Hopefully the image makes up for the boring title...
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 [...]
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 [...]