It seems like forever ago but on July 19th I was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time to witness and capture a spectacular sunset over Salem harbor. I shared one panoramic shot that took in the full scene as soon as I came home but this view has sat in the 'to be published' folder until now. I struggled with a title and ended up zooming in the signage of the Richard H Rockett Landing to settle on '30 Minute Tie up'. Hopefully the image makes up for the boring title...
It seems that every year, there's that one summer sunset that explodes in the sky and changes color so quickly that it ends up creating numerous composition possibilities. Such was the case on July 19th when I returned home from a boat ride around the harbor and pulled over at the Village Street dock as the light began to form. I spent this weekend catching up on images in my 'to be processed' folder and ended up finding five images from this night in addition to the one I already shared. This one was actually a panorama of two images [...]
I had missed out on a surprisingly vibrant sunset on Wednesday night and made up for it with tonight's fire in the sky that erupted over the Village street pier. We had been out on a friend's new boat for a tour around the harbor and just returned when I spotted the makings of a nice sunset. At exactly the same moment, my son asked for a ride home so he could meet up with friends. I had my camera with me for shooting the harbor and drove back with an eye to the sky the entire time. As we [...]
For the first few years, my family lived in a rental on Willow Road mere steps from the Village street launch (otherwise known as Rockett Landing). After moving to the Clifton Area, I've returned to this area less often than I would have thought given its beautiful scenery. In early August, the sky filled with a picture perfect mix of white clouds and dark blue skies. I stopped at a number of locations on this day to capture scenes of Marblehead on a Summer day and couldn't resist walking the length of the float at the end of Village Street [...]
I mentioned in yesterday's post that I had gone out on Monday night as elements in the sky lined up nicely and seemed ready to add up to a solid sunset. Having lived off Village Street for our first few years in Marblehead, I knew the Rockett Landing (or Village Street Landing) well and had spent many sunsets capturing the light reflecting off the waters of Salem Harbor. It had been at least a year since I had returned to this spot and so I decided to drive here on this particular evening. I reached Rockett Landing just as the [...]
Back to the archive for this image taken in April 2011. At the time, we were renting an apartment off Village Street so this spot had become a favorite from which to shoot the sunset. I could look out our window to check conditions and then make a mad dash down the hill to try to capture some of the beautiful sunsets that would take shape over the waters of Salem harbor from this spot at Rockett Landing. This particular image sat in the queue but never seemed to be good enough to warrant a share. I spent about an [...]
Wednesdays in Marblehead resumes after the brief hiatus to shoot foliage in Vermont (if you missed the iPhone sneak peak, click HERE for the final shot - it's the first on the page). I have been meaning to post this image for a while now but other shots kept cutting ahead of it. This was taken at the end of August and I still remember how warm and humid it was on this night and how many mosquitoes kept buzzing around me as I shot this. I had noted the colors developing as the sun set and decided to drive [...]
This will serve a bit as a 'where I started' post. As many of you know, we moved to Marblehead in May 2008 so that I could start work as an Allergist at the Asthma and Allergy Affiliates in Salem and Danvers. We had just gotten here from Washington, DC where I had been working and moved to a rental house off Village street. My wife had found the house and I had only seen it once. On this night, one of the very first spent here, I witnessed the first of many beautiful sunsets. As it began to take [...]