Every year since publishing my Wednesdays in Marblehead calendar, I have tried to figure out when the Marblehead High School graduation would take place. Instead of the Doctor Seuss books that often accompany young graduates to college, I thought that a more unique gift would be the Marblehead book and/or Marblehead calendar to allow these soon-to-be freshmen with a small piece of home to take with them. The actual date of graduation isn't readily available - I was finally able to find it on the high school website by clicking on the calendar of events. When is the Marblehead High [...]
I will be back at Shubie's on Sunday from 12-2pm with framed/canvas/metal/standout/thinwrap prints on display along the front of the store as well as a selection of matted prints available for purchase. I will also have a preview of my 16-month 2017 calendar.
In June of 2012, I had gotten it in my mind that I could capture waterfalls in Marblehead by climbing out to the ledge at Castle Rock and focusing on the rock edge as waves broke upon it. As the water cascaded over the edge it formed (ever briefly) a small waterfall. By extending the shutter speed to 1/5th of a second, the water droplets were smoothed to form that familiar shape of water falling. Processing the final image in black and white allowed those textures to take center stage in the photo.
Though we moved to Marblehead in 2008, it wasn't until December 2011 that I happened upon the incredible holiday lights of Riverside Drive. My wife had spotted them first after leaving the YMCA one night with the kids and told me about the display. I found time on this night to visit the scenic street and capture a panorama of every house lit up with holiday lights. I actually shared a version of this shot before which I had transformed into a globe by folding it up on itself. I decided the full panorama was actually more impressive and reworked [...]
For the past 15 years, Heather and Roy Martin have been creating incredible displays to celebrate Halloween in Marblehead. I had heard stories of High Street as the destination for trick or treating in town but had not yet ventured there with my wife and young kids. In advance of this Halloween, I posted a question of the All Marblehead Happenings Facebook page and received some great advice about the street and this house. We arrived a little before 6pm and I stood in line while my wife took the kids around houses to collect candy. From the street, one [...]
Wednesdays in Marblehead will be going on hiatus for the next few weeks. I will not be posting to the website or Facebook as I take time to renew the creative drive that led me to start this exploration of the beauty to be found in the town of Marblehead. The five year anniversary of Wednesdays in Marblehead is coming up on August 14 and I hope to have new material to share by then. I will continue to fulfill print orders as well as those for books and the 16-month 2016 Calendar. See you soon...
I am honored to receive the Peoples Choice Award at the Marblehead Festival of Arts 2015 for the second consecutive year! This year's image Hooper to the Harbor was an overwhelming favorite when I first shared it and that sentiment seemed to be shared by the thousands attendees of this years 50th Marblehead Festival of Arts. A bit of background on the image: During the Summer of 2014, scaffolding went up around St. Michaels’ Church as a new steeple was raised on the building. I managed to make my way to the top of the scaffolding one August evening with the [...]
I was honored to receive the Peoples Choice Award at the Marblehead Festival of Arts 2014 for this image - Storm Chasing at Chandler Hovey Park. Here is a bit of background on the image: I was down at the Pleon Yacht Club shooting across the harbor and hoping to capture the great cumulus clouds over the harbor when the sky turned ominously dark. I quickly left and headed to Chandler Hovey Park where I switched to an ultra wide angle lens and stood on a bench to capture the 7 images that would make up this final panoramic shot. [...]
The end of May has arrived and, with it, the monthly look back slideshow. At the end of the show, you'll see a slide about my Dad & Grad Sale. Now that my second printing has arrived and I am fully stocked with books, I wanted to extend a discount for all those looking for gifts for Dads and Grads. You can order books online or find me at the Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 6 from 9am to 12pm at the Veterans School. [KGVID width="854" height="480"]http://wednesdaysinmhd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/May-2015-web.mp4[/KGVID]
A public service reminder that polls are open and voting is taking place today for a number of seats in Town government as well as one override. This town election has been mired by one of the ugliest campaigns in recent history. I hope that all registered voters will make their voices heard loud and clear that Marblehead is too beautiful a town to be made ugly by a select few.