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Ware in the World

Once more to Ware Lane and peak foliage along this tiny dirt road in Marblehead. I mentioned in Monday's post that I had happened upon this scene while walking the dog with my wife and returned with camera gear in tow to capture its beauty. I shot with a 200mm lens at first to focus on the tree and pond but then switched to a 16mm lens for a wider vertical view and one of those sun stars. When I shared the first image, I was struck by all the comments of those who grew up in this section of [...]

By |2018-11-05T20:26:47+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , |16 Comments

The Road Curves

As small as Marblehead is, it still amazes me when I notice small scenes that seem like they belong somewhere else rather than in this New England town. This black and white image of the canopy of snow covered trees was captured on the same day as yesterday's shot of Old Town House. I had driven up towards Beacon Street after exploring downtown Marblehead and parked my car facing this section where the road curves and climbs a small hill under a canopy of trees. The scene would be as likely in Vermont or Colorado as steps away from Grace [...]

By |2018-04-03T22:12:10+00:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , |22 Comments

Fresh Snow on Pond View

Fresh snow in December is a magical thing...snow in March is nature's cruelest joke. With some forecasts of over a foot of snow due to arrive in Marblehead on Tuesday, March 13th, I struggled with an image to share today. This one of the red house named Pond View blanketed in white with the snow perfectly accentuating the branches on the trees was an instant favorite when I captured it just after dawn on December 10th. From the perfect snow to the partly frozen pond, the image had all of the elements I could hope for. Hopefully you find its [...]

By |2018-03-11T22:04:42+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Perfect Morning at Redds Pond

As I went to bed on Saturday night, I looked out the window and noted the freshly fallen snow was sticking firmly to the tree branches with very little wind that might ruin the effect by morning.  With that in mind, I set an alarm hoping for a few snow-filled scenes to shoot on what promised to be a perfect morning. I was out of the house by 6:30am and headed straight to Little Harbor to see what the Peach's boat looked like with some snow atop the small Christmas tree. The view did not disappoint and I shot a [...]

By |2017-12-10T21:48:37+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Snow|Tags: , , , , |43 Comments

Spotting Foliage on the Neck

I mentioned yesterday that I had gone out for a second time on Sunday in the hopes of spotting foliage from above and flew my drone from Riverhead Beach.  I spotted a tree sporting bright orange leaves almost immediately and headed across to Marblehead Neck for a closer look. I explored the tree you can see near the water between piers from various angles and heights.  This one was taken at nearly 400 feet above the ground and offered a view of the full depth of the Neck with some foliage apparent near the bird sanctuary.  I made sure to [...]

By |2017-10-22T22:17:50+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

Budding Trees under Purple Skies

After capturing the image shared earlier this week at Crocker Park, I headed up the path and toward my car.  As I looked over my shoulder, I found this scene before me and decided I needed to capture at least one more image of the purple skies over Marblehead Harbor. I composed this image to include the budding trees which line the path leading towards the harbor.  Can't wait for the float to be installed for the Summer at the end of this path.  Seems like only a few more weeks before Crocker park is filled with people and dogs [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:34+00:00April 21st, 2016|Categories: Park|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Road to Tedesco

  In early April 2014, I received my modified Canon 50D from a shop specializing in infrared photography.  They added a filter in front of the camera's sensor that only let infrared light in.  As green objects reflect a lot of infrared and blue absorbs a significant amount, a black and white infrared image features dark black skies and brilliant white grass and foliage. With this in mind, my very first stop was the Tedesco Country Club.  I stopped here and found a composition with the road to Tedesco passing a beautiful crop of trees.  The end result was exactly what [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:18+00:00November 14th, 2014|Categories: Infrared|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Foliage at Sunset from Leggs Hill

All images shared this week have come from two very different outings on Sunday, November 2nd.  Monday's came during the first snow of the season but, what followed, was an incredible sunset which always seems to follow such a storm. I shared an image yesterday from Forest River which had been my first destination when the light show began.  Immediately after capturing that image, I drove back up Leggs Hill Road to the parking lot of the YMCA.  Once there, I found that the young trees were still holding onto their leaves which had changed to a bright orange hue.  I [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:19+00:00November 5th, 2014|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fall in Marblehead – Crowninshield Road

All of this week's images were captured over a few hours span on Sunday morning.  I had started out along Beacon Street hoping for a solid dawn and sunrise and having that wish fulfilled (more of those images next week). As the sun rose above the horizon, it began to light up the trees along Crowninshield Road and, in particular, one tree showing off its Fall colors.  With the expansive view of Doliber Cove and the orange color of this one tree lit up by the morning sun, the scene seemed to sum up Fall in Marblehead quite well.

By |2016-11-06T12:04:20+00:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Infrared Marblehead – Along the Rail Trail

I haven't shared an infrared black and white image of Marblehead in some time and figured it would be a nice change of pace from the recent sunsets. In mid-June I went out on a bike ride around town with my modified infrared camera and found perfect conditions for capturing infrared images of Marblehead.  This image comes from the start of the bike ride when I found a great tree trunk bent at a funny angle along the Rail Trail.  The beauty of infrared is found when capturing foliage and seeing the leaves take center stage with brilliant whites.  The [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:24+00:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: Infrared|Tags: , , , |0 Comments