I hoped to have new landscapes or seascapes to share by now but, while I've had weekly photography outings in the past month and a half, they have been solely to capture my son and his teammates on the Marblehead Magician's freshman football team. Those moments have been a lot of fun to capture but I've been looking for opportunities to shoot new scenes of this town as well. I'm hoping to capture some blossoms as early as this Wednesday so stay tuned... In the meantime, here is one of my few new images from the winter that wasn't normal [...]
This was my favorite outing of the 2020. On June 24th, I headed to Devereux Beach and the causeway chasing the tail end of a rainstorm at sunset to find an incredibly vibrant rainbow and then a sunset that exploded in light and color lasting almost 30 minutes before it was done. I have many favorite images from this evening but I kept going back to this one of peak color in the sky creating a gold coast from the sands of Devereux. For the perfect color in the clouds, the reflections in the sand, that small wave coming to [...]
We had a fairly active pattern of storms at the end of August with this image being captured on August 23 (4 days after the outing with storms and rainbows). I had gone out to a favorite spot along Corinthian Lane to watch this storm coming towards Marblehead just as sunset approached. I set up to try to capture lightning while also keeping the shutter speed fast enough to keep the boats in sharp focus. There's a lot of luck when it comes to lightning shots and I definitely lucked out when I saw this huge bolt just as the [...]
First, thank you to everyone who purchased a 2021 Calendar, the Wednesdays in Marblehead book and/or prints over the past week - I really appreciate your support of my work! And if you haven't yet, my 25% off sale continues until Monday, Nov 30th. Today being Small Business Saturday, I wanted to mention that you can also purchase my calendars at Crosby's, Shubies, Arnould Gallery and Scribe. Today's image was captured on October 1 when I flew the drone for the first time in a while and stopped around mid-harbor for this view of a fall sunset. With boats nearly [...]
This was the view last Thanksgiving from a spot along Riverhead beach when pink clouds created a perfect Thanksgiving sunset over Marblehead Neck. If you missed yesterday's announcement, I started my annual Thanksgiving sale on Sunday night and it will continue until Nov 30th. 2021 Calendars, Books and all Prints are 25% off with Free Shipping. Thank you to all who ordered in the past few days. I really appreciate your support.
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 [...]