The Ramp

The Peirce Island Boat Ramp is always a favorite – although most of the time it is from the viewpoint below.  Heading in one day from a walk after getting a light coat of fresh snow, I decided to head to the ramp to see if the South End was looking good…and of course it was, but nothing extraordinary so I planned to pack it in.  Well, as has happened before, I decided to take a quick turn, to see what the scene looked like behind me and decided to snap the other end of the boat ramp.

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In the Blizzard | The Dolphin Striker

Another one of my favorite storefronts in Portsmouth – the wooden door of The Dolphin Striker nestled into the brick walkway beneath the deep red facade of the building at the corner of Market Street and Bow Street.  This shot was taken in the midst of the blizzard that struck in mid January, bringing the most fresh snow that the area had seen since the beginning of 2011.

A New York Scene

Today’s image is a guest post from the streets of New York City.  This was shot on the fringe of Bryant Park…we were in town to check out Rockefeller Center and I was pleasantly surprised when we got out to the streetscape from the subway, and The Chrysler Building was there to greet us.  I love the movement of the cab and the stoic presence of one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the US.

The Morning Calm

Two of my favorite places in Portsmouth: 1) the public docks at Prescott Park and 2) the Memorial Bridge.  The calmness of the water this morning was just awesome, and the reflection of the bridge on the river underneath the puffy cloud covered sky was enough for me to try and capture the scene.  It’s great to have an inspiring start to the day…I should get myself out of bed more often…harder though with the intense cold that’s found its way to NH lately.

Above the I-95

Above the I-95 roadway on the Piscataqua River Bridge, the intense morning light illuminates the moisture being fired into the air by the gypsum plant on the river.  The silhouetted bridge is a fun change of pace for me, with some interesting clouds and some cool colors.  Another vantage point of a familiar landmark for anyone who has traveled up I-95 to Maine or Portsmouth, and for anyone who has enjoyed a view upriver from The Decks in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

A simple shot of a perfectly New England scene – Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse at dusk.  The day’s last night is just kissing the window of the lighthouse as it watches over Portsmouth Harbor.  Kittery can be seen in the distance with some of the late afternoon’s rich sunlight hitting the homes on the shore.  Another shot from the inspiring Great Island Common in New Castle.

A Cold Day Upriver

It looked like a very cold day to be out on the water of the Piscataqua River.  It was frigid enough on the shore where this shot was taken…on the deck of The River House.  The Moran Towing tugs brave the winter storm while The Old Ferry Landing deck is perched precariously over the river.  The Middle Bridge and the Piscataqua River Bridge can be seen in the distance.