Route 1B | Portsmouth, NH

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.

Route 1B | Portsmouth, NH

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.

Boat Ramp | Prescott Park

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.

Boat Ramp | Prescott Park

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.

The Dolphin Striker

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.

The Memorial Bridge Is Closed….

For those who haven’t heard (or those who haven’t driven to the end of the bridge and seen the blockade) – the Memorial Bridge is Closed.  It is deteriorating to the point where it can not currently support automobiles…at this point it’s only open to pedestrians and cyclists at least for 4-6 weeks (through the end of November).  A pretty surreal thing to see this normally busy bridge completely desolate other than other folks who are walking the deck for the first time.  Quite (eerily) peaceful and beautiful to go for a stroll and look back on the skyline.

Click on each image for a new format, with a true large format image on a black background. enjoy.

The Wentworth By The Sea | New Castle, NH

The Wentworth By The Sea is one of the seacoast’s true historic gems.  Originally opened for business in 1874, this grand hotel still stands perched atop the oceanside overlooking Portsmouth Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.  The hotel nearly saw the end of its life in the 1980s and 1990s before a local group undertook a Herculean effort to save and restore the property.  The massive structure, originally designed and constructed to model the elegant ocean liners of its day, remains striking (at least to me) and as a tribute to the history of the region.

Local Seacoast historian J. Dennis Robinson recently wrote a book on the property’s history, which can be purchased locally in downtown Portsmouth at River Run Bookstore or online at Amazon.  Read more about the hotel at historichotels.org.