I thought a good series to work on over the coming year would be Freighters of Portsmouth. These behemoths come to our little port here in New Hampshire from all over the world, to load/unload sand, salt and scrap metal at the various terminals. I’ll always be fascinated when I time an arrival/departure and get to witness the ship navigate under one of our lift span bridges, and watch as the tugs try to coerce the vessel into port. In this shot, the Maori Maiden visits from its home in Manila. I like this shot a little more than usual since I took it on my birthday back in March.