Portsmouth Beneath Fresh Snow on Thanksgiving Day
This winter’s first snowstorm left just in time to leave behind a beautiful coating of fresh snow beneath clear skies. The earliest light of the morning was the most intense with the base of the clouds lit up with bright oranges and pinks, but by the time I made it over to the Kittery waterfront for a clear view of the Portsmouth skyline, the clouds had almost entirely blown out to sea. It was a real treat to watch the skies change and the clouds clear out and transition into a beautiful day. I have very much to be thankful for this year and this was one more reminder as I headed home to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family.
Magical Sunset in Market Square
This was an incredible surprise on the eve of 2014’s first major snowstorm (according to the forecast) – a warm red sky with the bottom of the clouds kissed by the setting sun as the downtown lights began to brighten.
Tugboat in The Fog
Another simple profile of a Moran Towing tugboat amidst a thick morning fog in the Piscataqua River.
The Lighthouse at Sunrise
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse sits along the New Hampshire coastline in New Castle – within the confines of Fort Constitution. Some of the lasting colors of fall can be seen on the Maine side of the river behind the lighthouse, complimenting the red roofs of the fort.
The Weathervane & The Steeple
The steeple of the North Church beneath some late day fall clouds.
Calm Waters of the Piscataqua
It’s not often that the powerful waters of the Piscataqua River appear to be so calm. A late afternoon visit to one of my favorite Portsmouth scenes revealed a peaceful scene of the Moran Towing tugboats.
South End Sunrise
A colorless sunrise over the South End ended up highlighting the natural New England beauty of the historic neighborhood.
Thank You Veterans
In America, we wouldn’t enjoy the freedoms that we experience every day without the veterans who sacrifice so much to serve and protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Today I am remembering all of those veterans who are no longer with us, and recognizing with gratitude those who are currently serving abroad and those who have served in the past.
Sunset in Market Square
It was a beautiful sunset that I was watching from my office window and spontaneously decided to go and see what the horizon looked like from Market Square. In this wide angle shot you can see the Portsmouth Athenaeum, the North Church and its iconic steeple, and the glow of sunset down the corridor of Congress Street in the distance.
On a recent trip out to Great Island Common in New Castle, I was hoping to get some intense sunrise clouds and sky towering over the Atlantic Ocean. What greeted me was a cloud filled sky and a peaceful more subdued scene. As the sun rose over the horizon in the distance, it peeked through the clouds in the distance to create this fiery glow behind Whaleback Lighthouse during this 90+ second exposure.