One of the many projects that the City has taken on since the start of the Spring was the replacement of the sidewalks on Market Street with new brick sidewalks. I think that some of the older sidewalks were brick anyway, but thankfully this month marked the completion of the project in this section of town – with fancy new brick sidewalks for all to enjoy, and more importantly, a smooth road surface (with new yellow lines to keep everyone on their side). Things are looking good on this section of Market and the sidewalks are currently being replaced and widened next to the salt piles and the Sheraton. I can’t wait for everything to be complete and for all the orange cones to be retired for the season.
Time has been of the essence recently, and I haven’t been able to stray off my usual path too much. Thankfully, we’ve had some very interesting weather to spice up some familiar scenes. Tonight, on my way home, the sky was pretty overcast and though I wanted to snap off a few shots – I didn’t find too much that was really getting me in the zone. I have a few ideas that I’ll come back to in the next week or so, but I thought it would be a loss for the evening and I’d go to some older material…
Well – on my way back to the car, mother nature must have felt generous because the sun started to peek through a crack in the clouds, making the Bow Street rowhouses glow along with the tugboats on the waterfront. This was taken from the Portsmouth Harbor Cruises dock next to The Oar House….one of my favorite places to shoot. I love all of the variety that summer evenings have to offer, with the extra daylight and the intense clouds/storms that come with the change in New England weather.
Today I wanted to feature a few of my favorite bridges on this planet we share. Above, is one of my shots of the Brooklyn Bridge from a recent trip into the city. I wanted to get a somewhat fresh take on the bridge that thousands of people have photographed thousands of times..it’s definitely one of those shots on every photographer’s bucket list. I plan to get back and shoot more, but this was another one I’m happy with in the meantime…and I thought I’d give a bit of an antique treatment to honor the age and timelessness of the structure.
Below you can enjoy one of my simple shots of a beautiful late evening over the Piscataqua River. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the view…I enjoyed the deep blues in the evening sky with the faint hint of orange from the setting sun. The freighter and the lights on the bridges and the reflections add a peacefulness to the shot that keeps me coming back.
As promised, today features two closer views of the Portsmouth waterfront under the beautiful and immense cloud formations from Thursday night’s storms. The blue of the evening sky highlights the North Church steeple while the sunlight grazes one of the layers of clouds in the image below. This was truly one of those rare afternoons where the natural beauty of sunset matched the allure of the waterfront. Some of my favorite captures to date.
As a follow up to yesterday’s close up of the Memorial Bridge abutments, here’s another shot from the gorgeous evening. This time you can see the Portsmouth skyline off in the distance along with the Memorial Bridge and the North Church, while some plant growth in Kittery, ME can be seen at the bottom of the frame.
On Sunday check back in for two more images featuring the beloved skyline up close with the Moran Towing tugs and the North Church…under the setting of the gorgeous evening sky. Thanks for visiting – hope you have a great weekend! Get out and enjoy the weather 🙂
Many people have been wondering what Portsmouth’s waterfront might look like without the Memorial Bridge. I’m one of those people too, …while I’m sure that day will come, I’ll be sure to take as many photos of the historic structure as I can in the meantime.
Tonight’s sunset was simply beautiful, with the gift of tall storm clouds from earlier in the evening together with vibrant sun rays…add in a decrepit bridge, and you’ve got a pastel beauty. There will be plenty more shots over the next week featuring some intense cloud formations (and maybe even a brief video).
Today features two of the most recognizable skylines in the United States. Above you can see the Prudential Building and the Hancock Tower with the Charles River in the foreground.
Below, you can see a beautiful sunset on the facades of the Upper East Side overlooking Central Park in Manhattan. Two beautiful cities with incredibly rich history, both overlooking beautiful natural settings. Happy Summer to everyone!
Today’s post is in honor of the iPhone 4 that should arrive sometime during the day today…a day earlier than the initially anticipated arrival on the 24th.
In our New York City adventure on Friday, we stopped for a quick snapshot of “the Cube” – aka the Apple Store on 5th Avenue. The store isn’t all that dissimilar from other Apple stores you’ve probably been to, other than the fact that the real estate was probably ridiculously expensive, and the store is underground with an attractive (and very Apple) glassy exterior. Looking forward to the new toy!
It has been a busy spring/summer for Strawbery Banke, I’m sure, with the visit of the Tall Ships over Memorial Day weekend and all of the in-season tourists and visitors that make their way into Portsmouth. I snapped a few shots of this colorful evening on the grounds of Puddle Dock in the midst of the historic buildings.
I am incredibly excited to share with you today a project that has been in the works for the past month. As many of you know, the Portsmouth Regional Hospital undertook a $63 million expansion project to enhance and extend the high level of healthcare provided to greater Seacoast residents back in 2007. The multi-year, phased expansion, which was formally approved in April by the state of New Hampshire, will add nearly 68,000 square feet of new construction and more than 88,000 square feet of renovations to the existing facility.
I am very privileged and appreciative to announce that I have been working with the design team including local architectural firm JSA, Inc. on an art display that will be featured in the new atrium space in the new wing!! In total, there will be twelve pieces totaling OVER 100 SQUARE FEET OF PRINTED CANVAS featuring entirely Philip Case Cohen originals!! All of the pieces we selected for the installation have a tie to the waterfront or the seacoast…featuring lighthouses, the commercial fish pier, tugboats, historic waterfront…etc. The install should be taking place in the next week or so and will be available for viewing to hospital visitors. A grand opening will likely follow later in the Fall.
Also working with JSA, Inc. is David Maurand of designPhase:3 – who has envisioned and artfully put together the rendering shown below and coordinated to have the infrastructure constructed that will hold the canvas prints that will be on display. Working in concert with David is Image4 of Manchester will be constructing the hardware and infrastructure of the display.
Local printing firm Infinite Imaging has done an incredibly beautiful job bringing the photography you’re used to seeing here at The Daily Portsmouth to life on the canvas pieces (against the orange wall in their new HQ at the top of the post and below), with beautifully rich color and accuracy (and also very quickly!). What’s exciting is that of the 100+ square feet of canvas, there will be two pieces that are 7′ wide and several others 4′ wide. I cannot wait to see them hanging in the new space, which is incredibly inviting and fitting for placement in Portsmouth’s hospital – complete with a gigantic nautical map featured on the wall that will be holding the prints. I hope you’ll visit the space to check out the gorgeous design (and of course the canvas prints that will complement the space!).