There has been much talk of bridges lately, especially here in the seacoast with the newly unveiled design for Portsmouth and Kittery’s own Memorial Bridge. As part of the public presentation made on the design of the bridge, a reference was made to the George Washington Bridge in New York and its beautiful uplighting at night. Let’s hope that whatever bridge finally makes its way to the banks of the Piscataqua, that it is something we can all be proud of and enjoy from near and far.
This image was taken on the western bank of the Hudson River in Piermont, NY. In the distance the Tappan Zee Bridge can be seen between the glassy water and the clear sky.
The elevation change on Congress Street isn’t always noticeable. I usually find myself enjoying the view when I’m heading across the crosswalk at the lower portion of the street at the Fleet Street intersection, and whenever I have my camera I’m sure to capture the moment. I loved the crystal clear blue skies and wispy clouds hanging out over Market Square. The arrows that lead the way for drivers are getting worn out, but I always enjoy when arrows can lead a viewer through a frame of a photo.
I most often enjoy shooting the Moran Towing tugboats from the Portsmouth Harbor Cruises pier or from The River House’s deck on the waterfront. This particular afternoon last winter, I decided to try and sneak my camera over the fence to the Moran Towing yard for a side profile. The fresh tracks in the snow make this cold and empty scene a bit more human. (Be sure to click the image to enjoy it on a nice large background)
Evening comes early these days, so I’m looking forward to experimenting with night shooting all over again. The long shadows of the Middle Bridge reach towards the decks in this night shot, with the salt piles illuminated off to the left.
I have much to be thankful for this year – but I wanted to be sure to thank everyone for continuing to support The Daily Portsmouth!! It’s been an amazing year with many twists and turns, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Looking forward to the Holidays and to seeing what next year has in store!
Stay tuned for more information on the relocation of The Daily Portsmouth’s office as well as a new collaborative gallery space that I’ll be working on downtown! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Drop a note to let me know what you are thankful for!
It doesn’t take a boat to be a fisherman. This gentleman was strolling up and down the shore in Ogunquit, Maine in an effort to catch something. It was both enjoyable and fascinating to watch, as the sun set on the east coast. Taken with a 100-300mm older zoom lens, I was trying to get out of my usual pattern of grand landscape shots. I like the vignetting on the lens from being wide open as I tried to try and freeze the fisherman’s cast.
Colors and simplicity are two of the things I’m always on the hunt for when taking a picture. Simplicity in a scene helps to convey a feeling or a moment, and the colors make it interesting to your eyes and your brain. This has been one of my favorite shots, taken from the Memorial Bridge, for quite some time – hope you like it too.
I’ll never tire of watching the cranes unload materials from the freighters at Granite State Minerals’ Market Street terminal. Sunset adds another element to the process, contributing a rich glow to the crane structure and the sand as it falls out of the crane’s claw.
Great Island Common is one of New Castle’s gems. It provides opportunities for everyone to enjoy a slice of the oceanfront – and on this particular afternoon, the moody sky and stormy sea was a nice offset to the natural colors of the massive rock formations on the coastline.