Happy Halloween to all! Today we’re featuring my favorite Scarecrow of the Port situated atop Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe (one of my favorite spots in Portsmouth for a great meal). Each year businesses around the city are invited to get creative and put up a scarecrow in October to get a bit festive once the fall has rolled around. I thought this one was great…sitting at the light at Middle/Congress Street last month it caught my eye…it took me a while to realize it was probably for Halloween. I love how the dude is fishing and caught Jumpin’ Jay’s fish sign…while his buddy is getting chomped by a monster fish.
On a more somber note, I thought I’d share with everyone a video I quickly put together recently after learning my Grandmother’s beloved family home in Connecticut would be sold. I shot this footage earlier this year during June while my family was all gathered in West Hartford. It’s a bit eerie and appropriately spooky for a Halloween post. Shot on my Canon 5d Mark II and a few wide angle lenses. I hope you enjoy.