fleeting and atmospheric low tide vistas photos: c. ryan, 7/17/2022
Good Harbor Beach | Long Beach
Thinking about 19th and 20th century painters and printmakers including Ben Shahn, Laura Knight, Peter Hurd, George Tooker, Caspar David Friedrich, Eric Ravilious, Hopper, Morandi, others
Good Harbor Beach, May 29, 2022
a busy, beautiful sunny Sunday! Residents and visitors adapted to the new system.
Good Harbor Beach yodel parking lot reservation purchase link here
views from midday about 11am – 1:30
Pre-season vs. today
preseason May 23, 2022 (or any quiet off peak time or inclement weather day) vs. busy day
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April 3, 2022 – sunrise behind Milk Island, views from Long Beach, and Good Harbor
On Sunday was windy but such a pretty day to go and take a walk. Good Harbor as usual was very pretty. Loved how the sand blows.
Winter walks and drives after snow storms February 15 and February 26, Gloucester, Mass.
Feb. 26 Powdered roofs and streets
on the morning after snowstorm left 8-10″
Feb. 26 – Boulevard and beaches
Feb. 26 Shades of Blue and powder
February 15, 2022 sunrise
February 15, 2022 Looking for Hibbard
Thinking about all the colors in snow with light and shadow, and artists impressions of white, prompted a brief mission to Cape Ann Museum followed by a Rockport confirmation pass. (I know the Motif has been rebuilt and situated, and the Hibbard hill is fancy. Still. The thrill of tracing is immediate here!)
Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Vistas, CAM temporary exhibition did not disappoint and marked a rare stop since pre-covid. In January 2021 I was masked and looking at another Hibbard on display at CAM.
artists specific to this post – Aldro Hibbard, Henry Martin Gasser, Don Stone
On Wednesday went over to Good Harbor Beach. The temperature was almost 70 degrees. Again New Englanders can adapt very quickly to weather changes. Love the photo of people in the ocean and someone talking to them in a parka.
Feb. 5, 2022 Long Beach (Rockport and Gloucester, MA.) snapshots about 8am.
How much snow?
Stone and metal surfaces are ice blasted with a fresh snow dusting 1/2″ – 2″ between Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach. By daylight, the coastal rocky shoreline between the beaches would normally reveal a highway of wildlife tracks and drama. There were none today which means the rocks are thick slick coated. Instead it’s the natural surfaces- -grass, sand, brush– worn and riveted. When they’re not icy, wildlife favor those bare surfaces.
View out the windows- glazing is ice blasted
ice, ice railing | pics show metal, glass and stone vs. grass, sand, etc to give an idea of what’s out there
Want to identify local wildlife from winter tracks in the snow?
Wonderful children’s picture book
Let’s Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow! by Diane Polley with illustration by Marion Hall
and pocket guide by http://www.masswildlife.org
stunning winter morning, February 1, 2022, about 7:30 am. Gloucester, Ma.
incl. snapshot motifs: backshore, Centennial & Stacy Boulevard, Stage Fort park, Good Harbor Beach
Jan. 31, 2022 – open with sidewalks and snowbank cuts ready for customers
Father and Son
January 30, 2022. Gloucester, Ma. 730am. Snapshots. C.Ryan: Long Beach, Cape Ann Motor Inn, Thacher Road, Brier Neck Good Harbor Beach, Salt Island Road, Great Marsh oxbow behind Good Harbor Beach , Centennial, Boulevard, Duncan, Fitz Henry Lane / Harbor Loop,
Everywhere city and residents digging out.
FHL sledding 😉
–More coming —