What an incredible sunset! I had my eye on the clouds for most of the afternoon and had a gut feeling that the clouds might break just right for a solid sunset. Having not shot much in the past few weeks, the timing seemed to work out to get out and see about capturing some new scenes in Marblehead. I drove across the causeway onto Marblehead Neck and over to Peabody Lane where I set up along the rocks on the beach. I started to shoot as the sun lowered and was fairly pleased with early shots until the sun [...]
On Friday evening, we decided to go to the Dolphin Yacht Club for dinner before going to the high school for the first football game of the season. I had brought my camera bag with me in large part to take photos of my kids near the water before the game and was glad I had done so when a break in the clouds allowed the sun to wash Marblehead Harbor in beautiful sunset colors. The light almost perfectly covered the rows upon rows of boats moored in the harbor and I was able to pull up the shadows in [...]
On a mid-June evening, I headed to Harvard Street while chasing this sunset over Marblehead Harbor. I arrived in time to set up and decide on this composition that encompassed Abbot Hall to Grace Community Church with boats stacked up for sunset under the pink sky with golden light on the water. The focal length compressed and accentuated the feel of boats packed tightly in the harbor and captured the feel of a mid-summer evening in Marblehead.
What does it say about this town when I look at this image taking on the evening of August 1st and the first thing that pops in my head is 'just another Marblehead sunset'? This image was captured a few minutes before two others that I shared from this night including 'the kids are alright'. I've often shot sunsets with a slight change in position of Abbot Hall from the left to right third of the frame and noted that the subtle shift can create a wildly different composition. We've had a paucity of nice sunsets with the recent rains [...]
Funny story... Not two minutes after taking the image of sunset that I shared on Wednesday night, a boat comes along with a group of kids who spot my camera and immediately pose. As they slowly motor past, they tried to figure out how to contact me. I shouted back to look up Wednesdays in Marblehead and got a bunch of exclamations along the lines of 'you're that guy!' and 'I follow you on Instagram'. I received a nice Facebook message from one of the kids on the boat last night which prompted me to jump to this photo and [...]
For the past few days, I have been sharing images from our long weekend on Nantucket. While there I felt energized with new places to visit and came back feeling unsure if I would be able to find that same drive back home after 10 years of photographing this town. Well, it took less than 48 hours before Marblehead answered with a combination of picture perfect clouds, a harbor filled with boats, Abbot standing tall in the distance and a sailboat approaching its mooring. There really is nothing better than a Marblehead sunset!
On June 30th, I had gone out to shoot both the sunrise and sunset. For the latter, I had decided on the pier at the Pleon Yacht Club and kept looking in front of me (towards Abbot Hall) and behind me (at the Eastern Yacht Club) as the sun dipped lower in the sky. At this point, the sun was casting a perfect golden glow over the EYC and I captured this frame just as a small group was taking the launch out to their boat moored in the harbor.
This corker of a sunset took shape over Fort Beach twenty minutes after yesterday's image and, the kicker is, that it wasn't even the best light to come out of this evening's outing. I had already shared the incredible pink-purple light that followed this golden glow by five minutes. However, this color was too good not to share as well. At this point in the evening, I was set up on Fort Sewall Lane with a tripod and had watched as kids came and went from the waters below. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the cloud formations seemed [...]
On July 3rd, I chased a promising cloud formation to Fort Beach and started to shoot it from atop Fort Sewall. As the cloud moved and picked up more light from the setting sun, I made my way down Fort Sewall Lane and stopped at this overlook for a bit. I watched as kids headed into the shallow water on a hot summer evening and captured a few frames of them splashing water at each other. The sunset created picture perfect light overhead that reflected nicely in the waters of Fort Beach. I was pretty happy with this shot until [...]
Thank goodness for good friends and last minute plans or else I would have missed the incredible sunset sky over Fort Beach that erupted last night... I had come home from work just before 6 and touched base with friends who invited me to join them at Crocker Park to take in the Festival of Arts music while eating dinner. My wife and kids are off in Chicago so I was thankful for the invite and a chance to relax outside with good company - Thanks Mabrys!!! I picked up some Howling Wolf and then headed to Crocker where I [...]