Bow Street is one of my favorite streets in all of Portsmouth, for many reasons. One of the reasons is the beautiful curve that the street takes from the Memorial Bridge towards Market Street, highlighting the curve of the waterfront and the decks that adorn the opposite side of the buildings seen in this panoramic photo.
A beautifully calm afternoon by Portsmouth’s working waterfront with the Moran Towing tugboats and a guest freighter, the Atlantic Pearl. Last moments of the day’s sunlight gleam on the Middle Bridge towers.
One of the benefits of the changing seasons is the movement of light. The sun sets at a different angle in the winter than in the summer, and on this particular evening, the horizon was light with the last rays of the day’s sunlight in a way that perfectly complimented the shoreline. The cool and crisp air helped to bring atmosphere into the shot with the different tones of color in the sky.
Portsmouth’s First Night celebration was a success despite the cold weather. The ice sculptures and fireworks helped to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome the new year. I’m looking forward to what is to come in 2013 – eager to explore new opportunities, take more photographs, and work hard to solidify new partnerships. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who has continued to watch The Daily Portsmouth and offer their support, feedback, and energy.
Happy New Year!
Fort Foster is a phenomenal waterfront park in Kittery, Maine full of rocky coastline, fields and a pier. Fort Foster also has a front row seat for east coast sunrises and for Whaleback Lighthouse as seen in the distance.