Another Freighter made its way into town to unload more salt onto the “White Mountains of Portsmouth”. I stopped to watch some of the action as the cranes on the waterfront unloaded some salt into new piles. The blur of the lights is from the movement of the crane, and you can see a faint remnant of some orange lights from the loader that was moving the salt around on the ground. I’ll put up a video later today that captured some of the action as it was happening.
Entries from October 2009
October 31, 2009
October 28, 2009
October 27, 2009
As the daylight disappears over the horizon and underneath the Memorial Bridge, the construction cranes at the former Pier II can be seen as work progresses on the new condos being built. It will be interesting to see the structure continue to grow and how it complements the waterfront, replacing the old dilapidated Pier II restaurant. Harbor Place, now an office building, sits on the banks of the Piscataqua River and has a storied past as various uses including a brewery, coal storage and power plant. Check out some cool vintage photos and read more about its past over at SeacoastNH.com.
Today’s shot was taken with a tilt-shift lens rented from BorrowLenses.com.
October 26, 2009
This weekend, two special guests arrived on the Portsmouth waterfront, the Lois Ann L. Moran and the Jennifer Turecamo. Since I missed posting yesterday, thought I’d treat everyone to 4 shots today.
These two tall tugboats joined the Moran Towing fleet of 3 tugs. The only thing better than everyone’s beloved Portsmouth tugboats are more beloved tugboats. The above shots were taken from the Portsmouth Harbor Cruise deck and just above the Harpoon Willy’s deck …while the night shot below was taken from the upstairs window of The River House.
I just thought the little pumpkin head scarecrow fella was darn cool, so I snapped a few extras of him as well. Here’s a closer shot below:
October 24, 2009
This shot was taken on Route 1B (Portsmouth Avenue) looking back towards Portsmouth and the Naval Shipyard off to the right. This narrow roadway leads to and from the island of New Castle, and off to the right (out of frame) sits the Portsmouth Naval Prison. Taken at dusk, some lasting rays of sunlight can be seen on the horizon with some wispy rain clouds in the distance, with a few cars motoring by.
Treat yourself to the full size image, posted on black HERE.
October 23, 2009
I’ve posted many shots from time spent in Prescott Park…and here’s another to add to the series. Across the Piscataqua River you can see the orange glow of sunset against the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
This was one of my earlier shots taken not long after getting my new camera back in March. Despite the cold weather, I spent hours roaming town and experimenting. I was quite pleased with how this one turned out…even though I didn’t quite know what I was doing just yet.
October 22, 2009
The Dolphin Striker is one of the true institutions among Portsmouth restaurants and bars. This shot captures the walkway as it was a couple weeks back, before the City began its Ceres Street improvement project. The bricks have since been removed and large pieces of granite have been installed between the walkway and Bow Street. From the looks of the progress, it’s going to be a much different feel to this corner (and hopefully safer too). Check back for updates.