Hazy Sunset Over Portsmouth

Hazy Sunset Over Portsmouth

Thanks to the perfect conditions, the sun appeared as a fiery orange ball over the South End waterfront in Portsmouth.   On our way home from a Great Island Common picnic and dessert at The Ice House, we were welcomed back into Portsmouth by this incredible and memorable scene.

The Heritage and The Tugboats

The Heritage and The Tugboats

The M/V Heritage and the Moran Towing tugboats sit amidst a thick fog in the Piscataqua River.  Another iconic coastal New England scene with fog so thick that the Memorial Bridge can barely be seen in the background.

Tugboats in The Fog

Tugboats in The Fog

This week’s weather has given us some beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and some intense fog over the river.  One afternoon on my way home from work I decided to take a quick detour past the Moran Towing tugboats to see if they were engulfed in any fog.  I always love a moody New England type waterfront scene, and for me – this was perfect.

The Spiral Staircase on The Waterfront

The Spiral Staircase on The Waterfront

The spiral staircase that climbs the building on the waterfront side of Bow Street has long been a favorite of mine.  The lighting is usually dramatic at the waterfront, and this bright afternoon was no exception.  The tugboats can be seen in the background as well as the waterfront deck of the Martingale Wharf.  It’s the little details around town that I always enjoy seeing, in all types of weather and in all types of light.

Whaleback at Sunset

Whaleback at Sunset

While waiting for the arrival of the full moon last month, I enjoyed playing around with some long exposures of the ocean and Whaleback Lighthouse off the coast of New Castle, NH.  I love the rich colors from the moisture in the air at sunset along with the smooth glassy surface of the atlantic ocean.