A few days ago, I decided to start sharing prior images on a regular basis on my social media pages. I called the series 'On this Day in Marblehead' and would share every image captured on that particular day. I only had one image to share on November 15th that I had captured in 2009 but, as I drove back from the UPS store (matted print on its way to Maine), I spotted a break in the clouds and figured there was a 50:50 chance of a decent sunset. I grabbed my bag and headed out across the causeway and [...]
A funny thing happened when I returned from capturing the Marblehead high school football game on Friday night. I had been shooting with two cameras and, upon importing photos from the second, I discovered this 'forgotten sunset'. I had gone out on Saturday, August 26th after spending that hot afternoon on the field in Lynn shooting the boys' football scrimmage. On the way home, I noted some incoming clouds and ventured out again as soon as the light started to change. I made it across the causeway and parked on Flint Street before doubling back and walking down Harbor Avenue [...]
A few more images from that unexpected sunset on August 30th as I awaited the rise of the super blue moon from Front Street. I shared a tighter composition of the Corinthian which you can make out in the two shots that include Marblehead Light but ended up fascinated by the cotton candy sky over Marblehead neck as I pointed the camera deeper into the harbor. There are two very similar photos looking straight across the harbor from Fort beach but I couldn't decide which I preferred so figured would share both rather than relegating one to the 'to be [...]
I spent a good part of this Saturday catching up on photos taken over the past week during a high school football scrimmage, an attempt at capturing the super blue moon rising (and then succeeding far more with its setting) as well as portraits of all 40 members of the Marblehead high school cheer team. As I worked through the images, I found some gems from the night of August 30th as I stood along Front Street with at least 30 others waiting for the moon to rise. I had spotted some clouds near the horizon that my gut told [...]
That was a fun night!!! I had been watching the radar all afternoon wondering if I might have a chance at capturing lightning with yet another summer storm. As the storm approached, I made my way to Devereux Beach and lucked out with a few bolts there before packing up and heading to Fort Beach. I had been watching the radar and thought I might be able to get a large bolt over the harbor but never expected the shot I got. At that point, I headed home figuring the coming rain would ruin any chance of rainbows or sunsets. [...]
As challenging as the fireworks show was to capture, my perch atop the Corinthian Yacht Club afforded me an unparalleled view of the harbor illumination. At its peak with red flares ringing the harbor, the low clouds/fog opened up just enough to let through a bit of sunset light. The end result was magical and, as it would turn out, the sunset illumination far surpassed the views during the fireworks show itself.
I headed out tonight to drop off my daughter at Crocker Park and was thankful I had thought to bring my camera (just in case). I took several photos of the sunset from Crocker before making my way to the car. Before I got in, I decided to glance up State Street and was thrilled to see #24 State with a huge American flag draped on its siding. The Stars and Stripes were perfectly lit by the lamp post and the hint of sunset color in the night sky made for a classic Fourth of July scene.
I bought a new photography related gadget and had gone out on Saturday night to test it out with the sunset cannon. The device worked fairly well but I had some more issues to work out so I headed out again with a plan to capture the Corinthian's cannon fire. As I crossed the causeway, I spotted a setting red sun in the rearview mirror and decided on a quick stop in front of the Eastern. I had a perfect spot from which to capture the setting sun and fired away as it made its way through cloud cover. At [...]
I went out last night as my now two sunset predicting apps had very different ideas about whether I could expect a nice showing. I crossed the causeway and kept driving until Harvard Street where it seemed the sun would set immediately behind Abbot Hall. As I watched the sun descend and the clouds turn an orange hue, I was surprised to see hundreds of birds flying before me. Normally, I would wait for a break in the bird flight to capture the scene but the seagulls were so plentiful that I thought I would try to capture a frame [...]
I recently purchased a subscription for a service that was supposed to help predict nice sunsets and sunrises based on a wealth of meteorological data. It had been right once in the two months since I purchased it and I was growing increasingly frustrated with it until Friday night when I watched from home as the sky exploded in color. My frustration led me to checking weather conditions for myself last night and I found that conditions were somewhat promising for sunset so I hopped in the car and drove. The high clouds that favor a nice sunset initially showed [...]