I’d been down to this set of public docks before – but never had I lucked out with such an interesting sunset over the Memorial Bridge, with enough daylight to make it a shot worth capturing and sharing. I love the numbers on the dock, and the fact that it’s still pretty quiet without too many boats tied up on the various spots…save for the bigger ones across the water here. Hope you enjoy this one – it’s one of my favorites from my walk on Monday evening.
Entries from June 2010
June 16, 2010
June 15, 2010
I enjoyed a nice walk around Peirce Island and the South End this evening. The sunset was unexpectedly gorgeous and dynamic – with more shots from the walk to be featured throughout the week. Today I thought I’d share a shot of the Fisherman in the fountain in Prescott Park. I love the rich colors of the bricks and the vibrant greens of the trees, and the hint of the bright blue liner of the fountain. I hope you like it too – this one is a return to the colorful and saturated processing….
June 14, 2010
I didn’t let the rainy day on Saturday morning keep me from making a quick trip over to Great Island Common to see what I might find. I found a steady drizzle and some interesting clouds – and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse across the way. A subtle shot….later this week I’ll feature a video I made of little snippets of the water rolling on shore and some other neat seacoast scenes. It was too bad the sun didn’t want to break for a minute or two while I was out there – I guess I’ll just have to head back.
June 13, 2010
What a difference a day makes. The shot above was taken on Friday evening, a relatively quiet hour….especially compared to the crowds that were expected (and that arrived) on Saturday morning for the 33rd annual Market Square Day. I think locals have a love/hate relationship with Market Square Day – it’s great exposure for the city and for those who invest in booths…but traffic gets seriously clogged and if you’re not in the mood for navigating crowds, it’s definitely not the kind of day to head into town.
This year, despite the drizzly morning, it seems like a lot of people showed up to see what it would be all about…with music playing in front of the North Church – and vendors of all kinds were doing their best to make sales & give stuff away to those who ventured out. The shot below captures a flavor of the umbrellas and balloons etc. that seemed to be the theme of the day.
June 12, 2010
I went to the River House for a late dinner on Friday night with my brother to celebrate his birthday. You can sort of see us in the shot above – both with iPhones cranking away, a familiar site for those of you who know us.
I wanted to feature the changing look of the River House’s deck, with the new 2nd-level outdoor deck looking like it’s well on its way to completion. The steel structure that overhangs the alley is up, and I was told last time over there that there will be a great outdoor addition (think cold beer) to the new setup. They’re also working on a second indoor dining room to expand their space. This has become one of my favorite spots for outdoor dining & adult beverages during the spring/summer….and it’ll be interesting to see everything once it’s all finished. Check out the shot below for a “before” of the outdoor area.
June 11, 2010
Today features two views of Prescott Park on the Piscataqua River – taken on different afternoons in different lighting conditions. The shot above was snapped during a cloudy and ominous rainy evening (you can see the rain in the distance above the Sheafe Warehouse. The shot below was taken during the Tall Ships visit on a partly cloudy afternoon with the Memorial Bridge in the distance with the Sheafe Warehouse sitting in front. In each shot you can see where the other was taken from…giving a nice flavor of the waterfront scene.
June 10, 2010
This weekend marks the annual festivities of Market Square Day, one of the busiest days in downtown Portsmouth all year. Alongside Market Square Day, Portsmouth’s cultural commission (Art-Speak), sponsors a tradition known as Overnight Art. (Head HERE for more background on Art-Speak and Overnight Art)
Two of this year’s exhibits are “Moose Myth” (shown being constructed by artist above…more to follow this weekend) and “603/207″ (shown below)….descriptions are included below the photos.
Moose Myth: “Moose Myth is sapling sculpture created by the artist team, Donna Dodson of Boston, MA and Andy Moerlein of Bow, NH. “I think we are inspired by each other’s works, and really wanted to collaborate to see what would happen,” Moerlein said. They are using Moerlein’s sapling construction method and Dodson’s vocabulary of animal headed human figures to make a 12-foot tall moose headed male figure called Moose Myth. “We want it to be really natural and really organic and look like it just walked right out of the woods,” Dodson said. The Moose Myth represents a bridge between human and animal, wilderness and civilization. This piece will be installed in Market Square.”
603/207: “Carly Glovinski and Matt Wajda of Dover will create 603/207 in the alley between Stonewall Kitchen and North Church (between Pleasant and Church Streets). This installation is meant for public use as a walkway. Collected phonebooks from 603 and 207 area codes will been assembled to achieve the appearance of wood grain through the organization of striated, stacked layers of yellow and white pages. As referential objects that provide users access to a network of people, phonebooks can be considered guidebooks to connectivity. By using 603 and 207 area code phonebooks to build this “wood flooring” surface, this interactive walkway becomes symbolic of the physical joining of two states and the networks of people between them.”