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.
The Portsmouth waterfront along Bow Street is a unique little spot in this world. In the summertime, it is a lively and bustling place filled with restaurant patrons and good food & beverage, usually with a gorgeous waterfront sunset and a front row seat to industrial river traffic.
As seen from Maine, the waterfront is a more peaceful and distant place. This was taken following an intense thunderstorm in the late afternoon, with towering clouds hovering over the city. The Martingale Wharf can be seen mid-construction with its iron framing in plain site, after the original building was demolished.
One of my favorite things to do in town has always been to enjoy a drink and a meal on the waterfront. Not many places in this world get to enjoy a beautiful waterfront spot, with interesting industrial activity and a lively crowd. In this image, the new Martingale Wharf building can be seen across the water from the Portsmouth Harbor Cruise dock. You have to click this one to see it large.
One of my favorite parts of my photographic adventures are the people I get to meet, and the places I get to shoot. I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to shoot sunrise from the roof of the new Residences at Portwalk project that has been in the news so much lately. The roof of the building in the heart of the Northern Tier is uniquely positioned above Hanover Street and the city’s parking garage, with a nice clear view towards Bow Street and the Memorial Bridge.
I was greeted by a soft orange glow in the sky, about 15 minutes before the sun made it over the horizon and the rooflines. The early day light was all that was needed to give a hint of detail in the Bow Street buildings and the power lines, with the cranes of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard visible in the background. A beautiful morning and a memorable view.