I enjoyed a nice walk around Portsmouth earlier in the week, with some great early evening light and traffic. This week marked the return of warmer weather…very early in the season (before spring officially started!), with Saturday being one of the busiest days downtown that I can remember. The light streaks seen in the shot above are from the Coast Bus traveling up Market Street before stopping at the Congress Street stop in front of Starbucks. It made for some great light streaks in an otherwise beautiful and quiet scene.
For today’s post, we head a bit north to the coast of Maine. I’m sure that Nubble Light on Cape Neddick in York, Maine is one of the most photographed places in the country. This doesn’t stop many people, including myself, from enjoying its beauty and going to shoot it anyway…the crashing waves on the rocks and the grandiose island setting of the lighthouse are incredibly appealing and make for infinite possibilities when shooting. It didn’t take much convincing for my Dad to come along and make the trip (despite the cancellation of a Friday night concert) to shoot the place he’s probably shot 50 times before.
Here’s a shot from dusk, just as the sun was finishing setting on the final day of winter…which left some beautiful blue sky with natural lighting on the lighthouse…and a cooler feeling in the rest of the frame. I was lucky to bump into some new friends from Connecticut who made the trip north to go shooting all weekend – and honored me by taking a visit to the Portsmouth Art Exchange gallery to see some of my work. (and they were even daring enough to return for sunrise in the morning). Later this weekend I’ll upload a video and a link to their sunrise shots too.