Each year on New Years Day, I wake before dawn without an alarm clock and head out to capture the first sunrise of the year. I had missed out on a great sunrise the day before (the last one of 2018) and hoped for a repeat performance. With temperatures in the upper 40's, I figured no matter what the morning brought, it would be nice to be out shooting for the first time since the Christmas moon. I drove down Atlantic Avenue and decided to stop at Devereux Beach. The tide was high (and rising) and I had figured out [...]
In late January, I noted some kite surfers at Devereux Beach as I drove across the causeway and made a beeline for home to grab my gear in order to capture images of them jumping waves and catching air. With my new camera, I also captured some video and ended up sharing that before any stills. As it happened, storm after storm followed and I am only now sharing the first image of this surfer flying over Tinkers Island.
That was a surprisingly nice moonrise. I had little hope for seeing let alone capturing the full worm moon tonight given the cloud cover and timing of the moonrise (5:17pm). I left my Danvers office at 5:00pm and drove straight to Surf Street where I had mapped out the moon rise to take place over Tinkers Island. As luck would have it, I hit every green light and arrived at my location at 5:29pm just as the full moon was rising above the cloud cover. I had enough time to setup my camera with its longest lens on the tripod [...]
We have had an incredibly dry Summer in Marblehead which has translated into very few opportunities for chasing rainbows. I have only had once chance thus far when a storm cloud passed through town (conveniently on a Wednesday evening) and I ran out of the house to the nearest vantage point. I arrived at the edge of Bass Rocks Lane as the light began to fade and had only seconds to capture this view of a rainbow, storm clouds and the white haze of falling rain over the ocean and Tinkers Island. I'm hoping for a few more chances to chase rainbows [...]
In the Summer of 2012, we were invited by friends to their rental home on the Neck. As I walked the grounds, I spotted this view of Tinker's Island framed by an archway. I had left my tripod at home thinking I would only take photos of my kids so I braced myself against a wall and fired off two shots (one for Tinker's Island in the distance and the other for the archway). I later blended the two together so that both were in focus in the final image.
The third entry in this week's Where in Marblehead series is easily the toughest yet as it was taken from the backyard of a private residence (with permission) on a cold Winter morning. Any guesses where this cold dawn image in Marblehead was taken from? Answer:
In the Summer of 2013, we were invited to a certain house on the neck being rented by friends (now neighbors). It was actually our second time to this property on Fishing Point Lane and so I made sure to bring my camera as I had spied some interesting possibilities on our last time out. As the kids clambered on rocks, I wandered the property and found this shallow pool of water overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Tinker's Island in the distance. At the right angle, the small collection of water took on the appearance of a natural infinity pool [...]
I just couldn't wait to share this image until Monday so here is a rare Sunday shot showcasing an incredible moment capturing sea smoke off Devereux Beach as the sun rose behind Tinker's Island. After the storm blew through and left us with almost two feet of snow, an arctic air mass was due to envelope Marblehead and with the near zero degree temperatures came the chance of seeing sea smoke. I had only seen sea smoke on a few occasions since moving to Marblehead and have never missed a chance to go out and capture the fleeting phenomenon. On [...]
This weekend's Strawberry Moon (aka Rose Moon, Flower Moon) was also designated as the Supermoon marking the closest that the moon would come to Earth in all of 2013. This particular supermoon would appear to be the largest full moon of the year owing to its proximity to Earth. With that in mind, I scouted out the moonrise and moonset beginning on Saturday night. As luck would have it, other plans and weather removed the Saturday night and Sunday morning opportunities to shoot the supermoon. I was determined to head out on Sunday however and was armed with a borrowed [...]
On May 24th, the grey clouds that had covered us for days finally parted and, as they left, a storm churned off the coast. I went out after work while the light was strong and stopped at a number of spots to capture the not too distant storm. This image came from a stop at a home along Ocean Avenue. I've photographed from this spot before and am always amazed at how much the same scene can vary based on weather conditions. This time, I decided to focus on Tinkers Island in the distance as the light was best at [...]