Last night I had a bit of writer's block (or whatever the equivalent is called). I sat in front of my computer scrolling through the 383 images of Marblehead that are in my 'to be posted' folder and just could not decide on a theme, let alone an image. I put the question up on my FB page and the first five responses were for: sun, fog, foliage, ocean, architectural detail. Given the time of year, I opted to go with foliage and found this image with some fog and (it's a stretch) architectural detail in the form of the [...]
Hope you aren't tired of the bright colors of Fall yet. This year's foliage seemed to take forever to get going and then was hampered by rain and wind before finally ending with Superstorm Sandy. In the midst of that, I tried to capture the color that appeared for the shortest of times in town. On this particular day in mid-October, I was due to drive up to Portsmouth for a conference. When I saw the fog roll in that morning, I just knew that I would have to add a few stops to the drive. One of the first [...]
This is a photo I took last year while exploring Waterside Cemetery on Memorial Day. I posted two other images from that day last year but revisited the archive and found this image of the eternal flame. I hadn't shot flames in daylight before and found that it took a lot of trial and error to get the flame 'just right'. If you look at this image in large size, you'll notice one hint of flame that escaped from the larger fire emanating from the torch in the remembrance pool.
Fall is finally showing its true color in Marblehead and I have been fortunate to catch a few areas at their peak. On Saturday, I was driving down West Shore when I saw this brilliant tree in Waterside Cemetery. I quickly turned around and grabbed my camera for a few shots. The trouble was that many of the trees in the background had already lost their leaves so the lone tree looked a bit depressing rather than vibrant. I chose to process this photo using the Orton effect (which I also used on the Welcome to Marblehead sign a while [...]
As part of Marblehead's Memorial day tributes, flags are placed at the gravesites of soldiers who gave their lives defending this country. I visited Waterside cemetery after the flags were placed and found myself in this square plot dedicated to Post 82 and lined by two cannons at the entrance and two others flanking it. I received this information from Sean via Facebook: John Goodwin Post 82 was the local chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the veteran's organization of, by, and for Union Civil War Veterans. Through most of the latter part of 19th century and [...]
It seems that Fall is finally coming to town! Found this tree as I made my way back from a sunrise shoot at Redd's pond (see yesterday's post). The light was right and the wind died down long enough to get a few shots in. If anyone has great trees showing their colors in their neighborhood, please contact me. Technical: Canon 50D and EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 lens. 6 Bracket exposure.