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 [...]
On July 5, 2016, fog rolled into Marblehead just before sunset and created the most beautiful light I have seen. The light and fog created a mood and effect that seemed like it was created out of a paintbrush. The end result was a naturally sepia toned view of Marblehead Harbor unlike any I had witnessed before.
I spent the weekend catching up on almost 1,500 photos taken over the past few weeks (mostly of the kids including lots of baseball and lacrosse shots). I also had a few landscapes hidden amongst them including this one of Cove Beach at the end of the public way at Cove Lane on the Neck. I visited this spot on June 2nd, 2019 when the clouds promised to break just right and create a nice sunset. The light show wasn't quite what I had hoped for but it did cast some nice golden light on the water and shore of [...]
On September 10, 2017 I flew my drone from Chandler Hovey Park and skimmed over the water to the green channel marker. Having captured that shot, I rose a few hundred feet in the air and took in the full view of Marblehead Neck. As the sun set, I noticed its light reflection off the window of a home along the water and captured this image. That lone cloud was later joined by a second and created nice light over the Neck. I shared three images from this night previously but saved this one in my To Be Published folder. [...]
I can't remember the last time I flew my drone over Marblehead to capture an aerial landscape but I was definitely doing it on a fairly regular basis in 2018. This image comes from May 23rd when I launched the drone from Crocker Park and took in the aerial view of a sunset while making sure to keep that chestnut tree in the frame.
On July 3rd 2018, I made my way from the concerts at Crocker Park to this spot along Front Street just in time to capture magical light on Fort Beach. This is the fourth image from that night that I have shared with each one being a bit different with a change in composition, cloud shape and light.
Tonight marked my third outing this week which is a huge improvement over the rest of the month of May. I had spotted a red sun setting behind the clouds and haze tonight and headed out with my longest lens to the Pleon pier on the Neck. I arrived just in time to capture a few frames of the red sun at night before it was hidden by thicker cloud cover. It was hard to balance the light of the sun with that of the foreground while keeping the red glow evident. This was my best attempt of the evening.
I mentions on Wednesday night that I had run out of the house when the sky threatened to do something other than be gray...again. I shared the shot of Castle Rock from after sunset when the light shifted. This was the scene where I started shooting off Harvard Street. At one point, the clouds overhead must have thinned out and let through a little sunset light which then reflected off the water in Marblehead Harbor. I was fortunate to find a single boat moored in the glow of that strange evening light.
Did anyone look out their window tonight and the absolutely crazy light in the sky??? I spotted something other than drab grey skies from my home office window and quickly ran out with gear in hand. I ended up on Harvard Street where I captured a few nice images of the sunset and an interesting formation of light and clouds. As that light petered out, I turned towards the car and saw this crazy bright pink-purple sky overhead. I made a beeline for Castle Rock and arrived just in time to capture this image. I did not play with colors [...]
That might have been the most perfect Memorial Day weekend that we have had in years. After all the rain and clouds that have battered Marblehead in April and May, this long weekend proved to be a literal breath of fresh air with temperatures above 70, a gentle breeze, and hardly a drop of rain (at least, none during daylight hours). We had just finished grilling last night when I looked up and noticed the cloud cover and hints of color. I quickly checked the radar and decided on a quick trip out to capture the sunset. I drove down [...]