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An Exploration of the Beauty of Marblehead, Massachusetts
An Exploration of the Beauty of Marblehead, Massachusetts

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Fog on the Harbor
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/23/fog-on-the-harbor/
Last Monday evening, fog developed in Marblehead ahead of a warm front. I had an idea in mind for the drone that would only work with patchy fog concentrated around the harbor. I had checked out conditions by flying my drone straight up over my house and noticed that conditions seemed to be perfect and promptly headed out to Devereux Beach.

I arrived to find patchy fog overhead and flew my drone up above the fog which took on the appearance of cloud cover. I explored different compositions with the unique effect of fog on the harbor creating the illusion of a higher altitude flight over clouds.  When I returned home, I found that the effect was made more interesting with a black and white image prompting this final version.

I have a few more images from this night to share in the days to come.
#BlackAndWhite, #Boats, #Fog, #MarbleheadHarbor, #MarbleheadNeck
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Taking the Launch from the Eastern Yacht Club
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/20/taking-the-launch-from-the-eastern-yacht-club/
On June 30th, I had gone out to shoot both the sunrise and sunset. For the latter, I had decided on the pier at the Pleon Yacht Club and kept looking in front of me (towards Abbot Hall) and behind me (at the Eastern Yacht Club) as the sun dipped lower in the sky.

At this point, the sun was casting a perfect golden glow over the EYC and I captured this frame just as a small group was taking the launch out to their boat moored in the harbor.
#EasternYachtClub, #Launch, #People, #Sunset
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Tied Up for the Fourth
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/19/tied-up-for-the-fourth/
On the Fourth of July, I set about shooting aerial images of various beaches in Marblehead as the hot, humid weather seemed to bring out the largest crowds I had witnessed in those spots. I had actually started my day scouting out shots from the ground and hit upon this scene in Little Harbor just after noon.

I have seen Little Harbor fill with boats in the summer but never to this extent. I shot several frames including varying compositions but favored this one with the American flag flying from atop a crane while people walked between boats in the waist-high water.
#AmericanFlag, #Boats, #LittleHarbor, #People
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Corker of a Sunset over Fort Beach
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/18/corker-of-a-sunset-over-fort-beach/
This corker of a sunset took shape over Fort Beach twenty minutes after yesterday's image and, the kicker is, that it wasn't even the best light to come out of this evening's outing. I had already shared the incredible pink-purple light that followed this golden glow by five minutes. However, this color was too good not to share as well.

At this point in the evening, I was set up on Fort Sewall Lane with a tripod and had watched as kids came and went from the waters below. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the cloud formations seemed to explode with golden light that reflected as a deeper orange glow in the still water of the harbor.

It goes to show that these summer sunsets really can keep building in color long after the sun has officially set.
#Boats, #FortBeach, #Reflection, #Sunset
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Splashing Water at Fort Beach
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/17/splashing-water-at-fort-beach/
On July 3rd, I chased a promising cloud formation to Fort Beach and started to shoot it from atop Fort Sewall. As the cloud moved and picked up more light from the setting sun, I made my way down Fort Sewall Lane and stopped at this overlook for a bit.

I watched as kids headed into the shallow water on a hot summer evening and captured a few frames of them splashing water at each other. The sunset created picture perfect light overhead that reflected nicely in the waters of Fort Beach.

I was pretty happy with this shot until the sunset really took off...that shot is coming tomorrow.
#Boats, #FortBeach, #People, #Reflection, #Sunset
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Blue Sky and the Painted Sunrise
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/16/blue-sky-and-the-painted-sunrise/
I've only shared one image from this sunrise that took place on June 30th but the sky went through so many shades of color that I was left with many more in my 'to be published' folder. This was one of the first shots I took from the float at the end of Commercial Street.

I started to shoot as the first light of dawn created what looked like a painted sunrise that reflected perfectly in the still waters of Marblehead Harbor. I decided to compose the image to include a boat docked nearby and only later saw the name of the boat...Blue Sky.
#Boats, #MarbleheadHarbor, #Reflection, #Sunrise
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At the Crocker Park Float - July 4, 2018 - 4:40pm
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/14/at-the-crocker-park-float-july-4-2018-440pm/
This is the last in my series of aerial images over Marblehead's favorite watering holes captured around high tide on Wednesday, July 4th.

After capturing aerial photos of the core Marblehead beaches, I headed to Old Town to pick up one of my framed photographs from the Festival of Arts exhibit. Afterwards, I headed to Mariners Lane from where I could safely launch the drone and circle around the harbor to capture an image of the Crocker Park float at peak activity.

If you look closely, you can just make out a girl caught in mid-air after jumping off the bridge into the refreshing water of Marblehead harbor.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this series as much as I did capturing it!
Full series with options to purchase:
Marblehead Beaches on the Fourth of July
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#Aerial, #CrockerPark, #Float, #People
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At Grace Oliver Beach - July 4, 2018 - 2:50pm
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/13/at-grace-oliver-beach-july-4-2018-250pm/
On Wednesday, July 4th, I decided the conditions were perfect to try a new series of aerial photographs of Marblehead beaches filled with sunbathers trying to escape the hot and humid weather. The July 4th weekend with its perfect combination of hot weather, clear skies, calm water and well timed high tide created the perfect opportunity.

In this image at Grace Oliver Beach, I positioned the drone just off shore and watched the waves and participants in the water to time this capture. I think it perfectly represents a hot summer day in Marblehead and the lure of the beach.
Full series with options to purchase:
Marblehead Beaches on the Fourth of July
[envira-gallery id="20937"]
#Aerial, #GraceOliverBeach, #People
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At Brown's Island - July 4, 2018 - 2:40pm
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/12/at-browns-island-july-4-2018-240pm/
On Wednesday, July 4th, I decided the conditions were perfect to try a new series of aerial photographs of Marblehead beaches filled with sunbathers trying to escape the hot and humid weather. The July 4th weekend with its perfect combination of hot weather, clear skies, calm water and well timed high tide created the perfect opportunity.

In this image of the beach at Brown's Island (apparently unnamed), I positioned the drone over the water of Little Harbor and sought to include the numerous boats anchored and/or tied up together in the calm waters. I had never seen this area so full of boats and people. I think the image perfectly represents a hot summer day in Marblehead and the lure of the beach.
Full series with options to purchase:
Marblehead Beaches on the Fourth of July
[envira-gallery id="20937"]
#Aerial, #BrownSIsland, #People
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At Gas House Beach - July 4, 2018 - 2:30pm
https://wednesdaysinmhd.com/2018/07/11/at-gas-house-beach-july-4-2018-230pm/
On Wednesday, July 4th, I decided the conditions were perfect to try a new series of aerial photographs of Marblehead beaches filled with sunbathers trying to escape the hot and humid weather. The July 4th weekend with its perfect combination of hot weather, clear skies, calm water and well timed high tide created the perfect opportunity.

In this image at Gas House Beach, I positioned the drone over the water of Little Harbor and watched the participants in the water to time this capture. I think it perfectly represents a hot summer day in Marblehead and the lure of the beach.
Full series with options to purchase:
Marblehead Beaches on the Fourth of July
[envira-gallery id="20937"]
#Aerial, #Beach, #People
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