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Breaking Waves at Sunrise on New Years Day

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 [...]

By |2019-01-01T19:43:17-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |29 Comments

Top 10 of 2018 – #5 Oceanside at Front Street

I'm not sure if this image is necessarily a 'best of' or more of a memorable shot for the amount of power (and subsequent damage) that it captures.  On March 3rd, a major Nor'Easter was finally moving offshore after slamming New England with record wind and storm surges. This area of Front Street would end up sustaining incredible damage as did other ocean facing spots around town. Before anyone could assess the damage from the storm however, it's waves were on full display at high tide and many people had gathered on Front Street to marvel at the power of [...]

By |2018-12-16T13:02:19-05:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Remembering Castle Rock

As I was looking for a photo to share today, I found this one of Castle Rock captured on a foggy morning in February 2017. That prompted me to check when I last captured an image of these granite shores and pebble beach only to realize I have not shot a single frame at Castle Rock in over a year. It amazes me that in a 4.4 square mile town, I could go a year without shooting this beautiful location and not even realize it. I like to think that it speaks to the beauty to be found in Marblehead [...]

By |2018-08-07T22:54:38-04:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Shelter from the Storm

My first stop on Saturday was Devereux Beach and, even at two hours before high tide, Ocean Avenue leading to the causeway was beginning to fill with ocean water from spillover. I parked on Beach Street instead and walked carefully across to the Riverhead side and onto one of the floats.  From there I waited for breaks in the light rain and used my longest lens to shoot the shelter at Devereux Beach. The shelter served as a perfect subject to frame the power of the ocean and oncoming waves. I watched as the waves barreled up the incline of [...]

By |2018-03-06T21:16:38-05:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Dancing Waves at Flirtation Rock

After exploring the causeway, Front street and the Landing, I made my way to a favorite spot on Surf Street looking down at the small cove bordered by Flirtation Rock and Bass Rock. This is a great vantage point for watching waves crashing against the sea wall and I took plenty of shots of that. However, as I watched one wave recede from the wall and meet another oncoming wave, the sheer power of the two met in the middle to create explosions of water. The small cove seemed to come to life with these dancing waves that reached incredible [...]

By |2018-03-05T21:13:08-05:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Taking the Measure of a Storm

With every significant Nor'Easter, one can count on a group to gather along Cliff Street near Red Steps to watch the waves explode along the causeway. Based on the height of the crash relative to the lamp posts, one can get a good measure of a storm and it's power.  This is a popular stop and I wasn't alone here at high tide on the Saturday after the storm.  I didn't even have the longest lens of the group ;-) Nevertheless, I watched the waves and chose my compositions while waiting for the breaks in clouds that would offer some [...]

By |2018-03-05T08:14:39-05:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |16 Comments

The 12:30 Show at the Barnacle

You can always count on a good show at the Barnacle with every Nor'Easter that comes through town and yesterday's showing was no different. The restaurant was full for this well timed 12:30 show and I joined the others gathered to watch the beauty of the ocean's waves crashing against the restaurant. This wasn't the highest waves I've seen from this spot but the clearing skies made for some great light on those awesome waves.

By |2018-03-04T07:17:01-05:00March 4th, 2018|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Oceanside at Front Street

That was an incredible storm with the power to uproot enormous trees and cause major infrastructure issues with lost power and damage along the coast. In the aftermath of the storm, there was beauty to be found in the raw power of the ocean and I set out before the noon high tide to capture scenes around Marblehead. I began the day shooting waves exploding behind and above the lamp posts along the causeway then made my way to Hammond Park, the Landing, Front Street before exploring Greystone and finally Surf Street. By the time I returned home, I had [...]

By |2018-03-03T19:59:56-05:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Storm|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

Pink Sky over Purple Waves at Devereux Beach

Today's image comes from the incredible dawn that took place on October 29 before the storm (literally) blew through town.  I had started off with a tight crop of the ocean waves and wet sand reflecting the building colors in the sky.  As the dawn reached its peak, it created a pink sky over purple waves washing ashore at Devereux Beach.  After capturing this image, I began to zoom out and captured a much wider view as the entire sky took on pink hues (I shared that one as soon as I got home). I'm curious which you prefer - [...]

By |2017-11-01T22:01:57-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

Coming Ashore in the Fog – Waves at Castle Rock

Years ago, I was thrilled to be interviewed by the Marblehead Reporter about my photography and was pleasantly surprised at the headline calling me a Fog-tographer.  I had expressed my love of foggy conditions and, with the quality of light in this image, it really is no wonder that many of my favorite images were captured in the fog. This is another image from the morning of February 25th and was taken near the end of my journey from Little Harbor to Castle Rock.  The fog was picture perfect at this point and created a painterly light that washed over [...]

By |2017-02-26T19:44:03-05:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , , |0 Comments