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Summer is Back

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 [...]

By |2020-09-22T21:58:42-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , |7 Comments

Smoky Sunset

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 [...]

By |2020-09-16T19:28:48-04:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

Foggy Sunsets on the Harbor

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 [...]

By |2020-09-15T22:08:05-04:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Bathing in Light

Back from a week's staycation with this shot from that mid-August outing which featured the most varied light conditions I've seen in some time. From the same evening in which I captured the ominous sky over the causeway and Tinkers as well as the rainbow at Castle Rock and the vibrant sunset from the Pleon, I also found this scene of Marblehead Neck and Chandler Hovey Park bathing in light from the setting sun.  This was a surprisingly tough shot to capture and process with the sunlight on the Neck so bright and yellow that it seemed fake even while [...]

By |2020-09-07T21:59:50-04:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Afterglow of a Summer Storm

This was my last stop of the night on Wednesday August 19 after shooting at Riverhead, the Causeway, Fort Beach and Castle Rock. By the time I arrived at the Pleon Yacht Club, the sun had dipped below the horizon and I thought I had missed the best light. As I set up and composed a tighter shot, the afterglow of the summer storm seemed to breathe a second wind into the evening light and I captured this view of the harbor and Abbot hall in the distance.

By |2020-08-25T21:15:27-04:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Lightning Sunset over Marblehead Harbor

That was quite the lightning storm that passed over Marblehead tonight and I feel very fortunate to have lucked out with capturing this one bolt from along Corinthian Lane. Earlier in the evening, I watched as the storm approached but did not dare venture out based on the radar signature of deep reds and purples. I held hope that after the main storm passed, I still might have a chance to capture some of the action and, given the hour, maybe, just maybe a lightning sunset. As I left the house, I spotted a huge rainbow overhead but by the [...]

By |2020-08-23T20:53:16-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

September Sunset

I spent this weekend at a virtual photography workshop put together by Sony and learned several new ways of processing images that I hadn't appreciated previously. As the instructors went over various tools in Lightroom, I chose some images from my 'to be posted' archive that I had never been all that happy with and tried my hand at reprocessing them. This September sunset captured last year from the end of Peabody Lane was one such image. The original edit of this shot was way too dark with much of the color in the evening sky lost and, my favorite [...]

By |2020-08-17T07:02:31-04:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , |0 Comments

Little Harbor Sky

On July 30th, I headed out to chase after a rainbow with a storm passing overhead and found myself near the Little Harbor Lobster Company waiting to see what might come of the sunset. I was losing hope as the clouds seemed to be racing away but then spotted a huge cloud to my right heading towards the lighthouse just as another had come in from the left headed towards Gerry Island. I watched and waited as the clouds converged and then the sun dipped below the cloud cover and bathed the scent in soft sunset light. I was pretty [...]

By |2020-08-09T22:50:07-04:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Little Harbor – After the Storm

That was quite the storm that passed overhead before sunset! Our home weather station recorded rainfall of 3 inches per hour before the storm finally departed and, as soon as it did, I was in my car and headed out in search of a rainbow. I drove to Hammond Park and then decided to visit Little Harbor where I spotted the faintest rainbow overhead. It wasn't the image I hoped for but I spotted some interesting clouds coalescing behind Gerry Island and decided to watch and see if the sun might shine at the right moment to illuminate the scene. [...]

By |2020-07-30T20:58:54-04:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Sunset|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gold Coast, Marblehead

Hard to believe that it was one month ago when I captured the best light of the summer at Devereux Beach. This was the night that I caught a full rainbow over the causeway and thought that would be the peak of light only to discover this incredible view of the Gold Coast on the shores of Devereux Beach twenty minutes later. This is the sixth image I will have shared from the hour spent running back and forth between the causeway and beach on June 24, 2020. I shot these two clouds from various angles and with differing compositions [...]

By |2020-07-28T21:46:16-04:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments