I struggled with with fall image would end up in my top 10 and put it to a vote but still torn afterwards. There was a perfectly lit maple at Seaside and another maple at peak foliage from Waterside but this image kept pulling me back. In early October, I had driven down Cemetery Road past where I would normally stop to capture scenes in Waterside Cemetery. I found myself staring at this tree forming a perfect frame for the back side of the cemetery and became very excited about a new view to capture and share. I would end [...]
Back to Waterside Cemetery for this shot taken under the shade of a maple tree with a sunstar captured at the edge of the frame. It's rare to get nice light and peak foliage so I made sure to exhaust the compositions at Waterside before heading off to the next location in town.
And back to Waterside where I found that huge maple tree had reached peak color just after capturing the view at Hawthorne Avenue. I've captured this tree from a few different angles but never from Cemetery Road as I did on Sunday afternoon. I had to get the camera between the iron bars and find just the right angle to capture the sunburst through the tree's branches. Between the leaves on the tree and those already fallen to the ground, it was a sea of red at Waterside on this sunny afternoon.
I started Wednesdays in Marblehead twelve years ago and have tried to explore every part of this town but, two weeks ago, I happened upon a new spot on the back of Waterside Cemetery. I found this amazing composition with a tree's branches perfectly framing the view of gravestones and revisited this spot four times until I found peak color on Sunday. With the different shades of yellow and orange layered in the canopy and the side light casing long shadows from the gravestones, this may be my favorite fall view of Marblehead. If you look at this on a [...]
On Wednesday, I headed out to capture foliage at Waterside Cemetery and found several trees nearly at peak foliage. I tried to get as many compositions as I could knowing the wind and rain predicted might bring an early end to this leaf hunting season. Here red leaves lay under the shade of one of my favorite trees in town. I'm curious how it will look this weekend...
I hadn't been out shooting for a couple of weeks but I have been scouting locations and finding some of my favorites, like the Harris Street cemetery, to have a lackluster showing this spring. As I drove down West Shore Drive the other day and looked to my left, I spotted a tree in full spring blossom just past the entrance to the Waterside Cemetery and decided I had to capture that scene in better light. Finally, on this Wednesday in Marblehead, the sun and clouds cooperated for this scene which may be my one and only shot of spring [...]
My sixth favorite image of 2018 is also the one taken most recently. On October 17th, I visited Waterside Cemetery and found this tree at peak foliage. I decided to capture a shot of it backlit by the morning sun and, by decreasing the aperture to f/22, was able to create a sunstar effect from the sun poking through the leaves. For this year's very short foliage season and the backlighting of this tree at peak foliage, this is my sixth favorite shot of 2018.
On Wednesday, I visited Waterside Cemetery to capture a tree displaying peak foliage. As I explored various angles and compositions, I happened upon a gnome in Marblehead. The little statue was standing among fallen leaves and seemed to have been there for years as he had developed a large vertical crack at one point. I was so enamored with this Marblehead gnome that I shot him twice that day and with different lenses. I couldn't decide which I liked better so here are both images of the gnome I found on a Wednesday in Marblehead. [...]
It's been a while since I actually went out on a Wednesday in Marblehead to capture images around town. The name of the site got its name from my day off of my 'real' job but I tended to shoot whenever the light was good and it worked out between the home and work schedule. Yesterday, I dropped the kids off at their respective schools and headed out to Waterside Cemetery where I had scouted a tree nearing peak foliage a few days previously. I found the tree to have reached its peak color with very little in the way [...]
As the calendar turns to October, I've started to look for signs of foliage around town. The maple at Gatchell has long since turned and started to lose its leaves while the one at Seaside Park has a dull burnt look so far this year. I found this brilliant display of foliage from Waterside Cemetery taking in mid-October 2012 and thought I would share it today. Have you found any good displays of foliage around town yet? Please let me know where in a comment below. Thanks!