On July 12th, I was fortunate to witness (and capture) a great sunset over Marblehead Harbor. This is the fourth image from that outing which began with golden light over the harbor and exploded into a pink-red glow. At this point, crepuscular rays formed with the sunlight pushing through clouds and being broken up into these rays of light. It was tough to decide how to frame the shot to showcase the incredible sky but not sacrifice the golden glow of Marblehead Harbor. Side Note: I started Wednesdays in Marblehead to share my images of this town. I was thrilled [...]
My parents were visiting this weekend and, on Saturday, we jumped in the car with my daughter and headed out looking for something to shoot. We drove to Devereux Beach and struggled with the decision of which direction might bring a better show - west toward the setting sun or east where some clouds promised to reflect the golden light. We ended up driving across the causeway and onto the Neck then to Foster Street and a quick walk to the end of the pier at the Pleon. As it turned out, the light was far better towards the east [...]
Today's image comes from a June sunset with another shot from this set now featured in the 2023 Marblehead Calendar (available for Pre-Order now at wednesdaysinmhd.com). After capturing that wider angle, I moved to get this tighter shot setting the chestnut tree in full bloom against Abbot Hall in the background with golden light filling the sky and the blossoms.
Back to sharing images of Marblehead after last week's talk of Kickstarter and the new 2023 Calendar. As a quick update, the Kickstarter seems to have plateaued. I think there are many reasons for that but will let the campaign run its course and see where it ends up. In FAR better news, I should get my calendar proof later today and will share it when it arrives. PreOrders are open on my website now at the price of $19.95 (scroll halfway down the homepage) and will be available directly on Facebook/Instagram when the calendars arrive but will be at [...]
I've shared two previous images from this outing that were instant favorites including that huge rainbow from Front Street and a vibrant sunset behind Marblehead Light. As such, this shot from July 2nd was placed in the 'to be posted' folder until today. The view from Chandler Hovey Park is awesome but, in order to take it all in with a camera, one needs to go wide. With that wide view, the boats tend to look small, far away and spaced too far apart which detracts from the scene. In this case, there are enough elements in the sky, the [...]
This is definitely not the image I had in mind as I drove across the causeway ahead of an incoming storm. The darkening skies at 7pm made me check the radar and I spotted a large cell headed our way. As soon as dinner was finished, I headed out not exactly sure where I might capture the storm from. I ended up at Foster Street as it seemed to be in line with the coming cell. I set up just in time to capture a few frames of golden light against the deep blue of the stormy weather headed our [...]
A nice comparison to Tuesday's image is this one captured from the Boston Yacht Club on July 14th as the sun was starting to set over Marblehead Harbor. As opposed to Tuesday's tight crop at 224mm causing the boats to appear stacked, this one taken at a very wide 28mm sets them further apart. The light in the sky was just starting to form at this point and would become far stronger as the night progressed but there was something about this image and the way the light reflected on the water below that made it a keeper in my [...]
On the Fourth of July, I had decided to set up along Fort Beach for the harbor illumination and fireworks show. I arrived with plenty of time to explore options along the rocks and made sure to race back up to Front Street as a subtle sunset formed between Fort Sewall and Marblehead Light. There was just enough water to reflect the pink hues. Unfortunately, this angle highlights the missing tree lost to a storm several years ago.
So 12 minutes after Monday's image of that golden sunset light, the sky had transformed into a pastel pink hue that was strongest in the opposite direction. I was standing on the float at the end of the Pleon Yacht Club from where I had a perfect angle on these two launch boats belonging to the Eastern. The boats were awaiting some members who were just out of the frame at this point and seemingly headed out to their boat to enjoy the light and warm temperatures on this summer evening.
Just imagine having to sit through dinner at the BYC with me while this sky was taking shape over Marblehead Harbor... Thankfully, our hosts have known me since the day we moved to Marblehead in May 2008 and both they and my wife gave their approval every time I looked out over the water. For this shot, I decided to move the camera just above water level to maximize the sunset reflections in the calm harbor water.