Following a late afternoon appointment in Danvers, I zipped on over to the Marblehead area to grab some pics of the Super Snow Moon that was due to rise a little after 5:30pm. With little to no commuter traffic to contend with thanks to school vacation week, I was in the area with a little time to kill. First stop was Devereux Beach. The beach was deserted, which was perfect to get a few interesting shots of a closed down beach blanketed with snow.
The main destination for the early evening, Marblehead Light, had a few folks awaiting the arrival of the Super Snow Moon, but not the usual amount that visit the spot during both warmer times of the year or during other Super Moon appearances.
A few pics below were experiments of sorts, playing around with shapes, shadows, light and color. As with my photos from the week before taken at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, I wanted to combine these elements to help convey feelings of isolation and, often, tranquility that a cold winter’s day in New England can bring. I also threw in another photo of the Super Snow Moon for good measure (it was well worth freezing one’s butt off for).
I hope you like the pictures presented below.
I am happy to announce that my fourth book of photography, Here, There and Elsewhere, is now available for purchase on Blurb.com! A collection of photos taken over the past few years, Here, There and Elsewhere is my most ambitious book to date, one I hope you will enjoy. To order the book, or simply check out a preview of it, click here.
An eBook edition of Here, There and Elsewhere is currently in production and should be available by the end of November.
Happy New Year to one and all!
What better way to start the New Year than with the first Supermoon of 2018, which appeared over the horizon in Marblehead, MA just after 4:30 this afternoon. It was a remarkably chilly night to witness the event – the temperature on my phone stated it was about five degrees out-, but the sight made it well worth it.