Yesterday’s Storm is tied up in Rye Harbor, New Hampshire. I love a good waterfront scene, and I’ve always been drawn to the boats that have character from working out on the sea day in and day out. I thought that this calm afternoon shot from Rye was a nice portrait of one of Rye’s fleet.
From a distance, a night on the waterfront in Portsmouth seems tranquil and inviting. This same scene from the decks themselves reveals a busy and vibrant night life, where it’s normal to have to wait for a table – but it’s usually all worth it if you can time it perfectly and enjoy a summer sunset out over the Piscataqua River on a warm night.
I love being able to walk to/from Kittery so easily now that the Memorial Bridge is back in action. This scene on Badger’s Island has always been one of my favorite scenes along the waterfront – the lobster boats at rest with the shacks and the skyline in the background.
The Aquarius sits anchored just off the shore of New Castle, NH basking in the rich orange hues of a gorgeous sunset.
I was fortunate enough to get an in depth preview of the new Memorial Bridge on its opening day, and I wanted to share another one of my favorite images from the tour. This is one of the massive gears that works to operate the massive lift system for the center span. I thought the gear was incredibly imposing and the intricacy of the pulley lines were equally impressive.
Today’s image is another composition from a recent harbor cruise out on the Piscataqua River. As we were heading in to dock at the end of our sunset cruise, the city’s evening lights started to overpower the day’s natural light, creating long reflections in the river’s surface and a great glow. This is one of my favorite times of day – just after sunset when the sky is usually still doing amazing things.
The North Church of Portsmouth stands in front of a distant moon in Market Square.
Now that the Memorial Bridge is open for business, it has re-opened a world of options for shooting on foot. In my first walk back over the bridge after work, I took a nice stroll along the Kittery waterfront and enjoyed seeing many familiar old structures that I haven’t seen in some time. The Morrison’s Lobsters warehouse on the Piscataqua River has always been a favorite subject – and I’m drawn to the clean lines of the piers and the new Memorial Bridge along with the linear wall of metal on the building itself.
The new Memorial Bridge was opened to the public with great fanfare on August 8, 2013. It was rejuvenating to see so many members of the community come together to celebrate an achievement that will benefit so many people. It was a truly memorable event, and when the presentations were finished and the ribbon cut by the legendary Eileen Foley, pedestrians and cyclists were able to enjoy strolling around the bridge before any vehicles had a chance to take to the new roads. The structure is very impressive from afar, yet streamlined and surprisingly enjoyable to walk along. I’m looking forward to many sunrises and sunsets from the inviting sidewalks and bump outs along the sides of the fresh pavement.