Last night I decided to look through all images captured in November that were stuck in my 'to be posted' folder and rediscovered this shot captured on November 18, 2012. I had come away with a couple of keepers from this outing to Devereux Beach on a warm November evening but decided to go with another image over this long exposure shot at the time. I decided to reset and start over in processing this shot captured over 1/4 of a second with a small aperture to capture the movement of the November surf pulling back from shore into the [...]
And this was the view looking to the left from my spot along Foster Street from the night of October 30th. I normally would compose the image to focus on Abbot Hall and the distant skyline but noticed that the sunset was perfectly reflecting off the water between the pylons of the Pleon pier. I times this shot to capture the white surf in the foreground and pink-red hue of sunset light reflecting. The focal point quickly shifted to the pier and Abbot Hall and the distant houses fell into the backdrop.
On October 30th, after more than the expected amount of snow fell in Marblehead, I headed out in the hopes of a nice sunset. I decided to shoot from along Foster Street and took turns with compositions of Abbot Hall and the harbor to the left with others of the Corinthian and Marblehead Light to the right. Here the coating of snow on the roof of the Corinthian added a bit of contrast to the building with Marblehead Light's green beacon shining at a more reasonable 5:35pm sunset all while the sky behind turned into shades of pink.
I was at my office in Salem today when I started to notice the light change and took a quick peak at the webcams lining Marblehead harbor to find an incredible combination of fog and light developing. I was stuck til 5pm and with sunset before 4:30 I could only sit and watch the sunset unfold. With that in mind, I wanted to revisit my foggy shots in my 'to be published' folder and immediately stopped at this one captured on July 5, 2016. One of my all time favorite outings with countless 'keepers' took place on this night. At [...]
Remember how I was lamenting Thursday's mediocre sunrise in this morning's post? Tonight's sunset after the first snow of the season more than made up for that morning! I arrived home after work and grabbed my wife and kids to drive down Pleasant Street and view Tom Saltsman's latest Halloween masterpiece...King Kong. After that we headed home and I quickly turned around to drive across the neck as I had spotted a small opening in the cloud cover near the horizon. I arrived on Foster Street and, sure enough, sunset light had snuck through and lit up the clouds. The [...]
This was the sunset view I was chasing with my drone while also capturing the October Sky I shared yesterday morning. It's hard to believe but this was the first time I had flown my drone in over a year (and I had only one outing in 2019 as well). I made my way from Riverhead Beach to this point staying fairly low in the sky to avoid the high wind gusts while also trying to keep all the important elements in the final composition - the boats in the harbor, the soft color reflected in clouds overhead and that [...]
Having gone out Wednesday during the day and again for the moonrise, I wasn't feeling up to another outing on Thursday night but then the sky started to break in just the right spots and I found myself driving towards the causeway to find the right angle for a shot. I ended up crossing the causeway and promptly turning back towards Riverhead Beach. I had charged my drone which I hadn't flown in a while and launched that after setting up the real camera on a tripod. I was able to capture images through a remote while flying over the [...]
It was too early to have to deal with 40 degree mornings so I'm glad to see that summer is back at least for a few days of warmth. To celebrate, here is one of my favorite sunsets from last summer when I lucked out with perfect light after a boat ride around Marblehead harbor. Captured on July 19, 2019 at 8:24pm (hard to imaging with sunset now taking place around 6:30), I shot at the end of Village Street for only 5 minutes as the light peaked but came away with 6 keepers. This is the fifth one of [...]
With fires raging along the west coast, it was only a matter of time before the fine particulates made their way across the country to our next of the woods. Thankfully the result was limited to cloud-like conditions during the day. I had a hunch that the haze might create perfect conditions for capturing the sun as a red ball tonight so I drove across the causeway right after dinner to chase this image. As I drove, I spotted the sun in my rear view mirror and was please to find the red ball I had hoped for. From there [...]
I found this shot in the To Be Posted archive last night and figured it was about time it saw the light of day. I captured this shot almost exactly 4 years ago (Sept 20, 2016) from the low tide area accessible from Corinthian Lane. I walked the length of this stretch of the Neck until I found the composition I was looking for with the sun setting aside Abbot Hall, a pier to the left with its flag limp due to lack of wind and layers of boats in the harbor. The mix of fog and late sun created [...]