A vista of downtown Portsmouth and its historic Ceres Street and Bow Street waterfronts. The dark and ominous sky made for a moody scene – but didn’t keep a few rays of sunlight from reaching through.
This is probably one of the last few evenings where the traffic (pedestrian and vehicular) will be nearly nonexistent in Market Square at 6:45 in the evening. I love how the light peeks over the tops of the buildings along Congress Street to mark the North Church clocktower and the buildings on the opposite side of the street.
The North Church is one of the most photographed landmarks in Portsmouth. It’s easy to see why, it’s beautiful, striking, easily identifiable (from all of Portsmouth), it captures light in a hundred different ways depending on the time of day, cloud cover, etc. It’s been a fun challenge of mine to shoot it in as many different interesting ways as possible. It’s so tall, that every time I walk nearby I find myself magnetized to looking up. This shot is no exception, and I went with a dramatic black & white processing to give it a distinct feel.
Calabash Cove is a small resort near the northernmost point of Saint Lucia. It’s a beautiful property that hugs the coastline, full of natural lush greenery and plantings that compliment the facility and the private cottages that dot the coastline. One of the features of the property is this lovely little gazebo that overlooks the shoreline and has an unbelievable vantage point towards the west and sunsets every night. I loved the flowers and the colors throughout the property, and the rich blue sky and amazing clouds that always seemed to hang around. Just at the left corner of the gazebo, a faint hit of a rainbow can be seen as a result from the rainstorm out on the horizon.
This evening was one of those nights where you are thankful that you witness such incredible natural beauty. This ridiculous cloudscape was moving around the seacoast, with some intense late afternoon light filtering through and making landscapes at every corner into capture-worthy visions. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera handy for most of them – but managed to capture this scene from the Wentworth Marina in New Castle.